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August Is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 19, 2014
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With the kids heading back to school, it’s time to get caught up on vaccines for the year! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and there’s no better time to brush up on your knowledge of these potentially life-saving vaccinations.

  • Vaccines aren’t just for children. Everyone, ranging from infants to seniors, can benefit from age-appropriate immunizations. Find out more about vaccines for babies or take a quiz to see if you need to get caught up as well.
  • August is a great time to get the flu vaccine. Get a leg up on flu season! Head on over to Flu.gov and find out more about how this immunization can preserve your well-being.

  • Measles are more common now than anytime in the past 15 years. There’s a shot for that! Read about getting an MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine.

You don’t even have to make a trip to your doctor’s office to get your shots these days. With the widespread popularity of walk-in clinics in retail stores, you can get most of the vaccines you need by simply heading down to your local pharmacy. Type your ZIP code into the Vaccine Finder box and see where the most convenient location would be for you.

For more information about getting vaccinated in Georgia, check out the Department of Public Health page about immunizations or learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

 

About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.