National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
2017 National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated across the United States. NIAM is a great time to promote vaccines for people of all ages, and to remind family, friends, and co-workers to stay up-to-date on their shots.
NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases.
This year the activities have been divided into 5 week-long areas of focus:
- Week 1 – July/August School-aged Children - Ready for School? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!
- Week 2 – July 31 to August 6 Babies and Young Children - A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.
- Week 3 – August 7 - 13 Pregnant Women - Protect yourself and pass protection to your baby.
- Week 4 – August 14 - 20 Adults - Vaccines are not just for kids.
- Week 5 – August 21 - 27Preteens/Teens - Ensure a healthy future with vaccines.
For more information about NIAM and to download a toolkit that includes logos and banners, social media graphics and customizable posters to help you raise awareness about immunizations, please visit CDC's website.