The Friday Five – National Immunization Awareness Month
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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. This week’s Friday Five includes new approaches to ensuring children and adults receive required vaccinations, why vaccination is important and what you need to know about vaccines.
BioIQ to Provide Immunization Solutions to Employers Leveraging Walmart and Sam’s Club Pharmacies Locations
BioIQ (@BioIQ), a healthcare technology company driving the shift to value-based care, announced it is working with Walmart and Sam’s Club to expand BioIQ’s immunization offering for employers across the U.S. BioIQ’s comprehensive employer immunization solution includes a high-quality, national network of pharmacists and clinicians and sophisticated tools for coordinating and delivering vaccinations to help keep people healthy. BioIQ will manage scheduling, set up and delivery of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended immunizations for employers at onsite employer events. If an employee is unable to attend an onsite event, or if the employer doesn’t meet the minimum vaccine requirement to warrant an onsite clinic, the employee is able to visit a Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy for a vaccination. This approach enables an employer to drive program participation and keep its workforce healthy.
Pediatricians Weigh in on Vaccination
The American Academy of Pediatricians (@AmerAcadPeds) asked pediatricians across the country to share why they vaccinate and why they believe it is important.
It’s National Immunization Awareness Month! Watch pediatricians from across the country share why they vaccinate in their practices and why they trust vaccines with their own families. #IVax2Protect #VaccinesWork #NIAM18 pic.twitter.com/cgVUjtVlGV
— Amer Acad Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds) August 6, 2018
NPHIC Project Director Tom Schafer’s NIAM Radio Interview
Tune in and listen to NPHIC Project Director Tom Schafer’s NIAM interview with Charles Ellison of Reality Check on WURD radio. The two discuss the importance of vaccines and the challenges the healthcare community faces when trying to ensure that all community members have convenient access to vaccines.
CDC’s Interactive Guide on Vaccines & CDC Immunization Schedule
Check out this handy interactive and printable guide all about vaccines courtesy of CDC (@CDCgov). Learn why vaccines are important, the diseases they protect against and which ones are needed from pregnancy through preteen years.
Vaccination is an important part of keeping kids healthy at every age. During National Immunization Awareness Month, learn about the #vaccines your child needs, from birth to graduation, with the help of this interactive guide from @CDCgov. #NIAM18 https://t.co/cW5VQJwd1I pic.twitter.com/7j8CLk36cB
— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) August 7, 2018
Once again CDC comes through with more helpful, user friendly information with their 2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Vaccines give parents the power to protect their children from serious diseases. Is your child up to date? Use @CDCgov‘s instant immunization schedule to find out. #NIAM18 pic.twitter.com/g7os07m8M8
— MEDNAX (@MEDNAX) August 13, 2018
Five Things to Know about Vaccines from MedExpress
Ever wonder how vaccines are made, why they work, if they work or when and where to get them?MedExpress (@MedExpress) offers five interesting and helpful facts about vaccines just in time for National Immunization Awareness Month.
— MedExpress (@MedExpress) August 13, 2018