August: Immunization Awareness Month
August is Immunization Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to increasing consumer awareness that vaccinations are not just for young children. Immunizations are one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th Century. While immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases, vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals. And not everyone realizes that immunizations are not just for children – they are needed throughout our lifetime.
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