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niamImmunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.

How can National Immunization Awareness Month make a difference?

We can all use this month to raise awareness about vaccines and share strategies to increase immunization rates with our community.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Talk to friends and family members about how vaccines aren’t just for kids. People of all ages can get shots to protect them from serious diseases.
  • Encourage people in your community to get the flu vaccine every year.
  • Invite a doctor or nurse to speak to parents about why it’s important for all kids to get vaccinated. How can I help spread the word? We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today.

For example:

  • Add information about immunizations to your newsletter.
  • Tweet about National Immunization Awareness Month.
  • Host a community event where families can get together and learn about immunizations.
  • Add a Web badge to your Web site, blog, or social networking profile.

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