National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. 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 through on-time vaccination.

Discovery Center encourages you to talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure you and your family are 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.

Throughout the month of August, we’ll 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 using #ivax2protect.

Here are some great resources to learn more:

14 Diseases You Almost Forgot About Thanks to Vaccines

Child Immunization Schedule: Why Is It Like That?

How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccine Safety: The Facts