We all need vaccinations/immunizations to help protect us from serious diseases and to keep communities safe. Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis (TB). Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization. It’s also important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
The CDC provides a quick reference guide to help determine who and when individuals should be vaccinated. If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs by going to: http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/ Or, find out which shots adults and teenagers need by going to: http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched/
If you are an employer and wish to educate and encourage responsible vaccinations, you can get a complete communication toolkit which provides key messages, sample media materials, social media content, and event ideas. You can also get eye-catching NIAM logos and banners, External Web Site Icon for each weekly theme to place on your websites and social media platforms. Simply go to: http://www.nphic.org/niam-toolkit