August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) which focuses on the importance of vaccinations for every age group. NIAM was created to educate individuals of what vaccines are needed to remain current for every age. They also stress the importance of vaccines as a preventative measure for serious and sometimes deadly diseases.
National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is the proud sponsors of NIAM. NPHIC and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined forces and created communication toolkits that help with discussing vaccines with any audience. The communication toolkits are separated by age groups and can be easily downloaded. Fortunately, each week in August features a different age group:
- July and August: Back to School
- July 31-August 6: Babies and young children
- August 7-13: Expecting mothers
- August 14-20: Adults
- August 21-27: Pre-teens and Teenagers
Allen School of Health Sciences Medical Assistants and Nursing Assistants are you and your loved ones current on your vaccinations? If you would like to learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) then click here.