August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases [like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia] through on-time vaccination.

During the Pandemic it is especially important for adults 65 or older, children 2 years or younger, and persons with certain medical conditions to receive the Pheumococcal Vaccination.During NIAM, BCHRAC encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are up to date on recommended vaccines.

We also encourage you to visit CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide, which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy and throughout your child’s life.
As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist. August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.
Help us spread the word! and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate.