Immunizations (also called shots or vaccines) help 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 and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like getting vaccinated.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about vaccines 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 website or blog.
By raising awareness about the importance of immunization, communities, organizations, and health professionals can help increase immunization rates in their communities.
In addition to the toolkit, ODPHP and the National Vaccine Program Office have just released a series of fun, animated videos about different diseases and the shots that protect you from them!
Watch all the videos in the Your Best Shot series: