Immunization, 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.
- 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.