National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance emphasizes the importance of protecting yourself and fellow community members against vaccine-preventable diseases. Between the new BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19, delays in getting routine vaccinations due to the ongoing pandemic, and the upcoming flu season, it’s more important now than ever for everyone to get the vaccines available to them. You have the power to protect against vaccine-preventable diseases.
“Neglecting vaccines could lead to an outbreak of dangerous illnesses in Virginia. Timing and action are important for the best possible protection from vaccine-preventable diseases”
- Dr. Carolyn Moneymaker, Chair of ImmunizeVA, Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and Virginia Chapter Immunization Representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics
Flat Tracker Contest
We've all heard of Flat Stanley, but meet Flat Tracker! For the entire month of August, take Tracker around with you and document your adventures together. Share them with us for a chance to have your entry spotlighted on social media, and to even win some fun educational prizes.