August is National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (@nphic), is observed each August in order to highlight the importance of vaccination at all ages. Check out the most up to date news about vaccinations during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Providers can access their patients’ immunization records through IHDE, making sure they are on track and staying healthy. For more information on service offerings such as IRIS data, please see our website: https://t.co/ABrLdygKBO pic.twitter.com/KSWpQSfk59
— IHDE (@idahohde) August 14, 2020
Now is the time: Catch-up to Get Ahead on Childhood Immunizations
During National Immunization Awareness Month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) is urging healthcare providers and parents to “catch-up to get ahead” on childhood immunizations.
American Academy of Pediatrics Opposes HHS Action on Childhood Vaccines; Calls It ‘Incredibly Misguided’
The American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) opposes the above announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) authorizing state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer all vaccines to children and adolescents ages 3-18 years.
CDC Vaccination Video Series
The #HowIRecommend video series from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov) features short, informative videos from clinicians. These videos explain the importance of vaccination, how to effectively address questions from parents about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and how clinicians routinely recommend same day vaccination to their patients.
Vaccination Guidance During a Pandemic
This season more than ever flu vaccination remains a critical part of protecting the public’s health. For resources to help with planning for this upcoming flu vaccination season, check out CDC’s resources to help healthcare and public health professionals with their vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has a collection of federal resources designed to guide vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic including links to the importance of immunizations, strategies for catch up immunizations, and considerations for the flu vaccine.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. CDC is hosting an Instagram Q&A event for parents on August 24th from 12:00-2:00pm ET to answer questions about the importance of maintaining routine immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents can tune in and participate on CDC’s Instagram feed. CDC also has updated the NIAM digital communication toolkits with resources for partners, including key messages, social media content and graphics and more.
WHO Warns Coronavirus Vaccine Alone Won’t End Pandemic
The World Health Organization (@WHO) stated that a vaccine will be a “vital tool” in the global fight against the coronavirus, but it won’t end the COVID-19 pandemic on its own and there’s no guarantee scientists will find one. We cannot go back to the way things were.
USA Today (@USATODAY) reports that Americans are already are calling their doctors and pharmacists to schedule a flu shot appointment before the start of the 2020-2021 season. Experts say it’s crucial to get vaccinated this year as it coincides with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that continues to overwhelm hospitals in parts of the country and has taken the lives of more than 170,000 people in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins data.
Don’t Delay Getting Vaccinated Because of COVID-19
March of Dimes (@MarchofDimes) urges moms that vaccinations you get during pregnancy help keep your baby safe from infection during the first few months of life until he/she gets his/her own vaccinations. It’s important now more than ever not to delay getting vaccinated. This vaccination chart shows which routine vaccinations are recommended before and during pregnancy. It’s based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Are your kids up to date on their vaccinations? If the answer is no or that you’re not sure, call your pediatric health provider today to make a plan and schedule a catch-up appointment. #WellChildWednesday #ivax2protect pic.twitter.com/eXP6JC8PFZ
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) August 5, 2020