August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted on August 5, 2014 14:22 pm CDT

Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do.

National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.

How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates with our community.

 

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from serious diseases.
  • Encourage people in your community to get the flu shot every year.
  • Invite a doctor or nurse to speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated.
  • How can I help spread the word? See www.healthfinder.gov for more information.

  • Here is a link to the CDC recommended vaccinations for adults for 2014: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf
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