Tuesday, July 28, 2015

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Holly Harmon

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). NIAM is an annual observance to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan, and they need your help to promote it. Partners are key to raising awareness among consumers about the importance of vaccination, and NIAM is another great opportunity for you to raise awareness among your residents, family members and staff about the benefits of immunization.

The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is sponsoring NIAM in 2015. NPHIC, in collaboration with the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), has developed communication toolkits to help promote vaccinations. As part of these toolkits, you will find sample key messages, ready-to-publish articles, sample news releases, sample social media messages, FAQs, and web links among other resources. You can also get NIAM logos and banners for each weekly theme to highlight your participation in NIAM and spruce up you social media profiles.

Feel free to contact NPHIC or CDC with any questions or to share your plans and activities for NIAM. You can email Brad Christensen at bchristensen@nphic.org or Ian Branam at yfi1@cdc.gov or visit NPHIC’s NIAM Website for more information.

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