National Immunization Awareness Month

This August, Golden Valley Health Centers is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of vaccines and immunizations not only for children, but for people of all ages.

Vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect our communities from preventable diseases such as whooping cough, measles, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia and many others.

Since the start of vaccines, there has been a remarkable drop in diseases that had previously been responsible for thousands of deaths in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and healthcare organizations worldwide, work tirelessly throughout the year to promote awareness of immunizations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes the safety of vaccines as one of the safest and well-studied public health tools that are available. Did you know that the measles vaccine has protected millions of people from suffering since it was first introduced over 50 years ago?

GVHC is committed to the health and safety of the communities and patients we serve. We encourage everyone to talk to their healthcare professional about the recommended vaccines for all age groups, including pregnant women and the elderly.

You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones. Call or text 866.682.4842 to make an appointment today.