National Immunization Awareness Month

Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccines

bandaid forming a heart - National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to assist you in communicating about vaccinations during August and throughout the year.

Resources:

This week Polio was found in an American city. That’s crazy, we had wiped out Polio in this country.

Vaccines are more important today than ever. Not only do we need a yearly Flu shot, but we need a wide range of vaccines like Polio, Measles, and Covid, All the required vaccines for kids of school age. As we reach 65 years old, you will need a Pneumonia and Shingles shot.

If you are immune-compromised your doctor may have you take your Pneumonia and Shildgles shots early. I had to take mine early because of my health. Both are a two-shot dose and the Shingles hurt for a couple of days but are much better than getting Shingles.

Melinda

References:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/index.html

One comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s