August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 2, 2021

Every year, local and national health officials such as the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the New York Department of Health (“NYDH”) observe August as a time to recognize the importance of staying up-to-date on your vaccinations. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the message is more important than ever.

Immunizations are a safe and reliable way of staying healthy and preventing illness. This process begins at a very young age. By age two, if following the recommended vaccine schedule, a child may be protected from 14 serious diseases1. Vaccines are important in protecting against infectious diseases like the flu, measles, and pertussis (whooping cough), which can be life threatening for newborns and young babies.

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