National Immunization Awareness Month: 2018

August is here, which means it’s that time again……..National Immunization Awareness Month (sponsored by NPHIC, the National Public Health Information Coalition)!

With the new school year just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking not only about making your school-aged kiddos are up-to-date on their vaccinations but also to think about the rest of the family as well. Vaccines play an important role in preventing illness across the lifespan, not just in little ones.

Here’s some general information on immunizations from the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC,

OHA: https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/PREVENTIONWELLNESS/VACCINESIMMUNIZATION/GETTINGIMMUNIZED/Pages/index.aspx
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html

Additionally, each week we’ll spotlight a specific group (pregnant women, babies/young children, tweens/teens, and adults) and post information related specifically to vaccinations for these populations on our Communicable Disease Immunizations page.

Author: Bailey Burkhalter

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