August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of immunizations in protecting people of all ages from preventable diseases.
- Immunizations are safe and effective. Vaccines have been rigorously tested and are one of the safest and most effective ways to prevent disease.
- Immunizations are essential for protecting children. Vaccines protect children from serious diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, and whooping cough.
- Immunizations are important for adults. Adults need to stay up-to-date on their immunizations to protect themselves from diseases, such as tetanus, diphtheria, and pneumonia.
- Immunizations are important for pregnant women. Vaccines can protect pregnant women and their babies from diseases, such as whooping cough and flu.
We encourage everyone to get vaccinated and help protect themselves and their loved ones from preventable diseases.
Here are some specific immunization recommendations for different age groups:
- Infants and children:
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis)
- IPV (inactivated polio vaccine)
- MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- HepB (hepatitis B)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- PCV13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
- HepA (hepatitis A)
- Influenza (flu)
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
- MenACWY (meningococcal conjugate vaccine)
- MenB (meningococcal B vaccine)
- Pneumococcal (PCV 20)
- Influenza (flu)
- HPV (for women up to age 45)
- Shingles (zoster)
- Hepatitis B
- During Pregnancy:
If you have any questions about immunizations, please talk to your doctor. They can help you determine which vaccines are right for you and your family.
Let’s work together to protect our community from preventable diseases!
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