Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia] through on-time vaccination.
During NIAM, Memorial Hospital encourages you to talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure your family is up to date on recommended vaccines.
We also encourage you to visit CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide, which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy and throughout your child’s life.
As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist. August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.
During NIAM, Memorial Hospital will be sharing information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Help us spread the word! Follow the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate.
To schedule your vaccinations, contact one of our clinic locations: Chester Clinic 618-826-2388 or Steeleville Family Practice 618-965-3382.