August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Immunization Awareness Month is intended to help “promote the importance of immunizations,” and spread accurate information about the safety and risk factors associated with all types of CDC-recommended vaccinations.
Suggested Themes for National Immunization Awareness Month
In addition to providing a number of resources and suggestions for taking part in National Immunization Awareness Month, the NPHIC has also published “suggested themes” for each week during the month of August. Each theme focuses on vaccination-related issues specific to a different segment of the population:
- All of August: “Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!”
- August 5 through 11: “Pregnant Women: Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby.”
- August 12 through 18: “Babies and Young Children: A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.”
- August 19-25: “Preteens & Teens: Ensure a healthy future with vaccines.”
- August 26-31: “Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids.”
You can find more information and recommendations relating to each of these themes in the left sidebar of the NPHIC’s National Immunization Awareness Month website.
Learn More about the CDC’s Vaccine Recommendations and Vaccine-Related Illnesses and Injuries
For individuals interested in learning more about vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month or helping to educate others about the benefits and risks of vaccination, making sure you have up-to-date information is a good place to start. To learn more, we encourage you to read:
- Are Vaccines Safe? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Vaccines – Fact or fiction? Learn the truth behind some of the common misconceptions about vaccine safety.
- Signs That a Loved One May Have a Vaccine Injury – Learn about common symptoms of some of the most-common vaccine-related illnesses and injuries.
- What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries? – Learn about two of the most-common types of vaccine illnesses and injuries: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA).
- Federal Government Resources for Individuals Diagnosed with Vaccine Injuries – Find out where to locate additional information about vaccine recommendations and securing financial compensation for vaccine-related illnesses and injuries.
- Back to School Means It’s Time to Update Your Vaccinations – Learn about the CDC’s vaccine recommendations for your children and make sure they are up to date on their immunizations before going back to school.
If you have questions about vaccine safety or whether you or a loved one should receive a particular immunization, the best thing you can do is consult with your physician. If you or a loved one is experiencing pain following a vaccination, you should see a doctor and consult with a vaccine injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Learn More about Seeking Compensation for a Vaccine Injury
Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is a national law firm that exclusively represents individuals who have diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. If you have been diagnosed and would like to speak with an attorney, please call (202) 800-1711 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation
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