National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.
NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). For more information on the observance, visit NPHIC’s NIAM website.
Below is a list of OCCHD clinics near you:
|Gary Cox Partner Building
2700 NE 63rd Street
OKC, OK 73111
|South Regional Health
and Wellness Campus
2149 SW 59th Street, Suite 104
OKC, OK 73119
|OCCHD West location
4330 NW 10th Street
OKC, OK 73107
Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a child, a family, or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world. It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like pertussis, mumps, and measles can and do occur in this country
You can also consult the Easy-to-Read Childhood Immunization Schedule and the Easy-to-Read Teen Immunization Schedule. Learn more about who sets the immunization schedule, how vaccine recommendations are made, and why they are important.