National Immunization Awareness Month

ImmunizationsNational Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC).

July/August Ready for school?  Check those vaccine records. (school-aged children)
August 1-7 Vaccines are not just for kids (adults)
August 8-14 Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby (pregnant women)
August 15-21 A healthy start begins with on-time vaccination (babies and young children)
August 22-28 Ensure a healthy future with vaccines (preteens and teens)
CDC also has a number of links and resources to help you promote immunizations:
National Immunization Awareness Month Page
2016 Immunization Schedules for Children, Adolescents and Adults
Parent-Friendly Vaccine Website
National Infant Immunization Week Resources
Adult Vaccination
Vaccines for Pregnant Women
Seasonal Influenza Resources
Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
CDC: Spanish Language Immunization Website