National Immunization Awareness Month/ HPV Vaccine Week 2022

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM), and August 1st - 7th is HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine Week! The County of San Diego wants to remind everyone of the critical role vaccinations have in protecting our health and the health of the community. 

We have all experienced what it’s like to be vulnerable to illness. The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of how serious diseases are and the impact they can have when people do not have protection through natural immunity or vaccines. Diseases affect our health, our well-being, and our community.

Persons ages 6 months and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for Pfizer-BioNTech (Pfizer) and Moderna, and ages 18 years and older for Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Novavax. To learn more visit, the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility webpage.

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Make sure you are protected and up to date on your vaccines. Now is a great time to contact your healthcare provider and make sure you are up to date with your vaccines. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 2-1-1 San Diego to find a healthcare provider near you. 

Learn more about immunizations, get vaccinated, and help us promote National Immunization Awareness Month. 

What vaccines do you need?

Vaccines are recommended for people of all ages and stages in life. Learn more about the vaccines you need by clicking on the buttons below.  

Help Promote National Immunization Awareness Month and HPV Vaccine Week

The following materials are available for you to use to help promote National Immunization Awareness Month.

CA HPV Vax Week Activities
CIC Summit 2022 Final
  • Adolescent HPV Vaccination in California: Where Do We Go From Here | Wednesday, August 3rd 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm PT | Webinar Registration Link
Vaccination Clinic
Annual Backpack Giveaway

Social Media Messages

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and August 1st-7th is HPV Vaccine Week. Vaccines are needed throughout your life. Make sure you are up to date on your vaccines!

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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It's HPV Vaccine Week! Protect your teen and those around them from vaccine-preventable illnesses. Make sure your teen gets their HPV vaccine and is up-to-date on all other recommended vaccines.

#CaHPVvaxweek #CaliforniaHPVFree

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Did you know that women vaccinated during pregnancy can provide protection to their baby up until 6 months of age?

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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COVID-19 vaccines are now available for kids 6 months+ and can help keep the whole family safer from serious illness and hospitalization. Give yourself peace of mind & help loved ones get vaccinated.

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Help keep your growing children strong. Vaccines help provide immunity before they are exposed to life-threatening diseases. Teach your children the importance of vaccinations

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Protect your teen and those around them from vaccine-preventable illnesses. Make sure your teen is up-to-date on their vaccines. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Did you know the protection provided by vaccines wears off over time? Adults need additional vaccines and boosters to stay protected. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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As we get older, our immune system weakens. Give your immunity a boost and make sure you are up to date on vaccines 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

Resources

Resources and tools to help healthcare providers encourage their patients to get vaccinated. 

Printouts

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Website Resources
 

Videos

  • Making Effective Vaccine Recommendation Videos #HowIRecommend—This series of videos explain the importance of vaccinations, how to effectively address questions from parents about vaccine safety and effectiveness, and the importance of routinely recommending same day vaccination to patients.

For more information or to request materials,
contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call us at (866) 358-2966.