August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 06, 2015
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health Vaccination 

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month provides an opportunity for providers to highlight the value of immunization across all ages. Activities focus on encouraging people to protect their health by being vaccinated against infectious diseases.

The National Public Health Information Coalition has developed, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Awareness Month Communication Toolkits to help providers communicate with their patients about the importance of vaccination.


Toolkits are available for four separate age spans:



There is also an abbreviated “Ready for school” toolkit to help you communicate about the importance of vaccines for schoolchildren of all ages.


The toolkits include key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases and articles, social media messages, and other resources. There are also logos, web banners, posters and graphics to use with social media.


The CDC has also developed immunization materials that providers can use in local outreach and education year-round, that will:


For more information on National Immunization Awareness Month, visit www.nphic.org/niam.



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