Immunization helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and 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 to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from serious diseases.
- Encourage people in your community to get the flu shot every year.
- Invite a doctor or nurse to speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about immunizations to your newsletter.
- Tweet about National Immunization Awareness Month.
- Host a community event where families can get together and learn about immunizations.
- Add this Web badge to your Web site, blog, or social networking profile.
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services http://www.healthfinder.gov “National Immunization Awareness Month” http://healthfinder.gov/nho/AugustToolkit.aspx Accessed December 2, 2015.
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