Thursday, August 6, 2009

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the life span, from infants to the elderly.

August is the perfect time to remind family, friends, co-workers, and those in the community to catch up on their vaccinations. Parents are enrolling their children in school, students are entering college, and healthcare workers are preparing for the upcoming flu season.

Call 2-1-1 or visit our website at www.211tampabay.org to find out where you can get free or low cost immunizations for your children before school starts.

For more information from the CDC on immunizations, click here.