August is National Immunization Awareness Month
August 7, 2019
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life.
Immunizations are important for every age group. Protection from vaccine-preventable diseases starts before birth with the pregnant woman. Expectant moms should receive the flu vaccine and the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine, also known as Tdap. By receiving these vaccines, pregnant women develop antibodies and pass them on to the unb...