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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 8, 2023 3:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN

National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages.


niam-23-babiesFor patients across the lifespan, immunizations provide protection from a wide range of diseases and conditions. According to the CDC, fewer than 1 in 4 adults age 19 and older got all their routinely recommended vaccines in 2019 and minority populations have even lower immunization rates.  Only 15.9% of Black adults and 17.3% of Hispanic adults get their routine immunizations compared to 23.7% of their White counterparts. 


Health care professionals can encourage their patients to stay up to date on vaccines by emphasizing why immunizations matter and sharing information to help people get the vaccines they need.

The inflation reduction act improves coverage and lowers out-of-pocket costs for recommended vaccines in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.


Learn more and access resources from CMS and the CDC!

Back to School with Routine Vaccines

Routine Immunizations on Schedule for Everyone (RISE)

Immunization and Vaccine Resources (CMS)


Tags: Primary Care, Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination, internal medicine

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