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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance that highlights the importance of receiving recommended vaccines throughout our lives. We have the power to protect ourselves and our families from serious diseases by ensuring that we all receive the right vaccines at the right times.  Vaccines are safe, effective and the best protection…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Is Your Child Protected? Don’t Risk a Preventable Nightmare The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Back-to-school season is fast approaching. Parents have begun gathering school supplies and shopping for new clothes. Now is also the perfect time to…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Why Risk It? Vaccines are Not Optional Curiously, vaccine safety continues to be a topic of debate, which may be why vaccination rates for some diseases do not meet national public health goals. The fact is, immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases and medical professionals want to remind people that…

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