National Immunization Awareness Month 2021

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM)! This month, we like to remind everyone of the critical role vaccinations play 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 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.

Vaccines are available to help prevent many diseases. 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. 

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

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

 

Social Media Messages

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Vaccines are needed throughout your life. Make sure you are up to date on your vaccines!

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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We all have a role to play in keeping our community healthy. Help prevent illness and make sure are up to date on ALL your vaccines. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Are you pregnant? Some vaccines are recommended during pregnancy to help protect you and your baby. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

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Protect your baby against 14 serious childhood illness by getting all the recommended vaccinations. See the list of CDC recommended vaccines. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month 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. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month 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 vaccines. 

#ivax2protect #NIAM

Learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month 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 about National Immunization Awareness Month 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 about National Immunization Awareness Month at https://tinyurl.com/ImmunizationMonth-SD

Resources for Healthcare Providers

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

Website Resources
 

Printouts

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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.