National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.

NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

More information from the American Academy of Pediatrics can be found here.

Each week of #NIAM18 focuses on a different stage of the lifespan:

July/August Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!
August 5-11 Pregnant Women: Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby.
August 12-18 Babies and Young Children: A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.
August 19-25 Preteens & Teens: Ensure a healthy future with vaccines.
August 26-31 Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids.

Healthcare Professionals are key to raising awareness about the importance of vaccination. NIAM is great opportunity to remind your audiences about the benefits of immunization and the safety of vaccines. Next month, show your support and spread the word about the importance of vaccines for people of all ages.