Immunizations (also called vaccinations or shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunization isn’t just for kids — adults also need to get vaccinated to stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia.
National Immunization Awareness Month in August 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, healthcare providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like immunization awareness.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Share this information about shots for children.
- Add information about immunizations 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, blog, or social networking profile.
By raising awareness about the importance of vaccines, we can all work together to help prevent serious illnesses and diseases.