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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized, and some die, from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination.  Children, adolescents and adults can avoid serious diseases by receiving scheduled immunizations at the appropriate times.


National Immunization Awareness Month is observed throughout August to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and to highlight the importance of adhering to regular vaccinations for people of all ages!


To get the most from immunizations, APhA recommends that patients "protect yourself, your family, and your community by keeping your immunization record-up-to-date" and be proactive after receiving a vaccination by doing the following:

  • Ask your pharmacist and other health care providers to update your immunization record card
  • Ask your pharmacist and other health care providers to report the vaccination to the immunization registry
  • Carry and share your updated immunization record/ card with every member of your health care team

Click here for an informational flyer.

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