August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

​​​​National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. To commemorate NIAM, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have developed toolkits with key messages, graphics, and educational resources to highlight the benefits of immunization across the lifespan.

It is critical to ensure that routine vaccination is maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic, and after, in order to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. Routine vaccination prevents illnesses that lead to additional medical visits, hospitalizations, and further strain on the healthcare system. Every year, CDC calls on its partners to amplify these important messages when communicating with parents, pregnant women, adults, and healthcare professionals.

You’ll find these NIAM Toolkitson their homepage(hyperlink in 1st paragraph):

There’s lots of great resources as well so please take a few minutes to explore that website.