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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Remind the community of the importance of immunization, across the life span, from infants to the elderly.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This observance provides the opportunity to remind the community of the importance of immunization, across the life span, from infants to the elderly.  A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals that less than half of the adults polled were familiar with diseases like shingles, meningitis, hepatitis b and whooping cough; all potentially fatal diseases that could be prevented with vaccines.  The Society for Women’s Health Research reports that many parents who ensure that their child’s shots are up-to-date often neglect themselves.   According to the CDC, the recommended adult immunization schedule includes Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap), Human papillomavirus (HPV), and Varicella. For a complete adult immunization schedule, please visit the CDC website.