7Aug, 2016

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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The days of roaming barefoot and free through summer afternoons are almost over, which means millions and millions of children will be back in school…that is, back in confined spaces with more than 20 other kids at a time. It’s the perfect breeding ground for all sorts of viral and bacterial illnesses. It’s no wonder that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), according to the CDC. NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (you guessed it, NPHIC). NPHIC worked with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization […]

8Aug, 2014

National Immunization Awareness Month

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Medical research has advanced tremendously over the years, and new measures have been developed to prevent us from suffering from diseases. Immunizations are part and parcel of this preventative process, and August is celebrated as National Immunization Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at this in a little bit more detail. Why National Immunization Awareness Month? The purpose of National Immunization Awareness Month is to raise public awareness regarding the availability and uses of vaccines in preventing disease. Contrary to popular belief, immunizations are not just for children; many adults […]