August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Get back on track with routine vaccinations.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccination.

We also encourage you to visit CDC’s Growing Up with Vaccines interactive guide, which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy, throughout childhood, and into adulthood.

Parents; your children head back to school this fall, it’s particularly important for you to work with your child’s doctor or nurse to make sure they get caught up on missed well-child visits and recommended vaccines.

Remember to take care of yourself too! Make sure to receive any vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.

August is also a critical time for those who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination, check out the following websites:

During NIAM, Pike County Health Dept. Home Health & Hospice will be sharing information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Help us spread the word! Follow the conversation on our facebook page, and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate.

2 thoughts on “August is National Immunization Awareness Month

  • September 5, 2021 at 11:54 pm
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    When will the Health Department be given Moderna Booster Shots. My husband & I received our second shot February 2021. We are elderly folk. He is 85 & I am 78.

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    • September 9, 2021 at 1:10 pm
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      Hi Mary! We are offering them now by appointment on Wednesdays for the moderately to severely immune compromised. We hope to open the boosters up to the general public by late September or early October.

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