August National Health Observances: Immunization, Children’s Eye Health and Safety, and Breastfeeding

Help spread the word about National Immunization Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and National Breastfeeding Month in August.

Each month, we highlight a selection of National Health Observances (NHOs) to spread the word about important health issues that affect Americans every day. August’s NHOs help raise awareness about immunization, children’s eye health and safety, and breastfeeding.

Below, you’ll find links to resources that will help you spread the word about these NHOs — use them to join the conversation!

  • National Immunization Awareness Month
    Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Immunization Month is an opportunity to highlight the importance of vaccination. Use CDC’s promotional materials to encourage people to stay up to date on recommended vaccines. You can also share MyHealthfinder’s vaccine resources to help people of all ages learn about the vaccines they need to stay healthy. And to read about national objectives to increase immunization rates, check out the Healthy People 2020 topic area.

We hope you’ll help us promote these important NHOs on your channels to help us improve the nation’s health!

Categories: National Health Observances, Spotlight