August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

COVID-19 disrupted both in-person learning and routine well-child visits for many children. CDC’s public sector vaccine ordering data show a 14% drop in 2020-2021 compared to 2019, and measles vaccine ordering is down by more than 20%.

As kids are catching up on perfecting secret handshakes and creating dances, make sure they are caught up on routine vaccines. Help protect their health. Talk to their doctor. #VaccinesWork

 

Growing Up with Vaccines: What Should Parents Know? (Download the pdf here)