Friday, August 03 2012 12:44

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is typically recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), highlighting the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.  It's a great reminder to our nation that people of all ages require timely immunization to protect their health.

Immunizations (or vaccinations) aren’t just for babies and young kids. We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases and illness.  NIAM is the perfect time to promote immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots.

SWGACAC supports and encourages the efforts of state and local health departments and other immunization partners to celebrate NIAM and use this month to promote back to school immunizations and remind everyone that the influenza season is only a few months away.

Check out the following links for more information.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/augtoolkit.aspx
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52750

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