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 Safety

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