Immunization—or vaccination—helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids; to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get vaccinated too.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines in order to remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.
How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference?
We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates with our community.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Talk with friends and family members to let them know that vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from serious diseases.
- Encourage your community to get the flu vaccine every year.
- Invite a pharmacist, doctor, or nurse to speak at a community center about the importance of vaccinations.
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