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National Immunization Awareness Month

Overview

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, sample social media, 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 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. This year, CDC is calling on its partners to amplify these important messages when communicating with parents, pregnant women, adults and healthcare professionals.
 
For NIAM 2020, CDC has launched two updated toolkits:

NIAM Featured Event
 
NIAM 2020 Featured Resources
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Connect with us
Follow PHF’s social media accounts for shareable information throughout the month and use #ivax2protect to share NIAM resources and messages. 
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Visit PHF’s Immunization Center for information, tools, and trainings to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases in your community or join PHF’s Immunization Partner Network.
 
For questions about NIAM, or to share your NIAM activities, contact Vanessa Lamers at vlamers@phf.org.
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National Immunization Awareness Month