The Friday Five – National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages. WHO (@WHO) Director, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, citing the following statistics in his opening remarks at a briefing in July. 4 million more children received immunizations in 2022 than in 2021. Despite this, more than 20 million children did not receive one or more vaccines and almost 15 million were unvaccinated completely. Today’s Friday Five focuses on the importance of vaccines on public health and resources to make sure you and your loved ones can become up-to-date on all immunizations.
Welcome to the Vaccine Resource Hub
The Partnering for Vaccine Equity Resource Hub is a great place to start to gain access to hundreds of free and accurate educational materials to support vaccination in your community.
Vaccines save lives & can prevent or reduce the severity of many infectious diseases. We invite you to visit the Vaccine Resource Hub to access over 1200 accurate, free and downloadable resources about vaccines in 50+ languages. #NIAM #iVax2protect https://t.co/o3aChzpV2G pic.twitter.com/bHaAKzpirn
— CDC Foundation (@CDCFound) August 4, 2023
CDC Recommended Immunization Schedules
The CDC (@cdcgov) recognizes National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to help you discuss routine vaccinations with your patients and parents during NIAM and throughout the year. Consult the Parent-Friendly Vaccine Schedules in the following categories: Birth to 6 years and 7 to 18 years.
Vaccines are Safe
If safety is a concern to you and a reason you have not been vaccinated or had your child immunized, check out the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ (@NFIDVaccines) 10 Reasons to Get Vaccinated.
— NFID (@NFIDVaccines) August 7, 2023
Immunization Month Vax Chat
The American Academy of Family Physicians (@AAFP) held a #VaxChat this week answering important questions about vaccinations. Scroll through their twitter feed to see the chat’s questions and answers in total.
— AAFP (@aafp) August 9, 2023
Vaccination Resources for Schools and Communities
Alliance for a Healthier Generation (@HealthierGen) helps protect students from preventable diseases by ensuring they are up to date on routine and recommended vaccinations. Take a look at their featured resources, checklists, and call to actions. Explore resources on childhood vaccines and help spread the word.
You can help protect students from preventable diseases by ensuring they are up to date on routine and recommended vaccinations. Get started here: https://t.co/URwrM11maT #NIAM #iVax2Protect #ImmunizationAwarenessMonth pic.twitter.com/BpkEQYyl6N
— Alliance for a Healthier Generation (@HealthierGen) August 9, 2023