AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. A specific population is featured each week of this month. We are excited to be a part of the educational campaign to get all persons, from every age group immunized. Below is information on each week's featured population, along with promotional items and articles to download. For more information on what you can do to bring more awareness to the benefits of immunization, please contact the Wyoming Immunization Unit at 307-777-7952 or go to the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) website for more information.
August 3-9, 2014 - A Healthy Start
Vaccines give parents the power to protect their babies from 14 serious diseases before they turn two.
Facts About Whooping Cough
Immunization Schedules for 0-6 years of Age
Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
Make Your Child's Shots Less Stressful
Vaccinating On Time is Important for Disease Prevention
Nurses Essential in Easing Parental Concerns about Vaccination
Tips to Prepare for Your Baby’s Next Well-Child Visit
Vaccine Information - NIAM Week 1
Healthy Start Poster
August 10-16, 2014 - Back to School
Vaccines are important for protecting children from serious and sometimes deadly, diseases. Immunizations create a shield of protection at school and at home. Vaccines protect the whole family. Some diseases, like whooping cough, can be deadly for newborns or infants.
Do You Have a Preteen or Teen?
Preteens and Teens Need HPV Vaccine Now to prevent HPV-related Cancers Later
How Do Vaccines Work?
Vaccine Scheduling Tool
Vaccine Information - NIAM Week 2
Back to School Poster
August 17-23, 2014 - Off To The Future
Getting vaccinated is an important action to take to protect yourself from serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives. Young adults need vaccines too. Preparing for the future means making sure you’re up to date with your vaccines. Without that protection, you’re at risk for a number of serious vaccine-preventable diseases.
Health Care Professionals Are Key to Boosting Adult Immunizations
Vaccine Information - NIAM Week 3
Off to the Future Poster
Off to College or a Chosen Career? Click HERE to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines
recommended for you.
August 24-30, 2014 - Not Just For Kids
The need for immunizations does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions and previous vaccines. Vaccines are recommended for adults to prevent serious diseases such as influenza, shingles, pneumonia caused by pneumococcal bacteria, hepatitis, and whooping cough.
Adults Need Vaccines, Too!
Adults: Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
What We Do Not Want to Pass on to Loved Ones
Healthcare Provider Vaccine Recommendations Protect Patients
Immunization Protects All of Us
Adult Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions
Vaccine Information - NIAM Week 4
Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids Poster
Other Immunization Information & Resources
Resources for Pregnant Women
CDC Spanish Language Immunization Website
ShotByShot.org: Stories of Vaccine Preventable Diseases