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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)?

National Immunization Awareness MonthThis month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against: flu, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, shingles, pneumococcal, HPV, etc.

For more information, visit the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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