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)