August 2016 
Health Observance

August is  National Immunization Awareness Month.

National Immunization Awareness Month is  an  a nnual health observance designed to promote the value of vaccinations for age groups across the lifespan - adults, pregnant women, babies and young children, and preteens and teens. Making sure that you and your loved ones are properly immunized against preventable diseases is a fundamental step in protecting individual, family, and community health.

Immunizations play a critical role in preventing serious, sometimes fatal, diseases.  National Immunization Awareness Month  is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), in partnership with the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.Click here for the NPHIC communications toolkit for National Immunization Awareness Month.

Visit the CDC's State Vaccination Requirements to learn more about immunizations.

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