Happy August! August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). After living through a global pandemic, it is essential to remember the importance of yearly immunizations. This month highlights the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages. Immunization currently prevents 3.5-5 million deaths yearly from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles.
Other notable celebrations in the month of August include…
- Back to School Month
- American Artists Appreciation Month
- Family Fun Month
- Purple Heart Day
- The Perseid Meteor Shower
“August was first called Sextillia – the Roman word for “sixth”, as it was the sixth month of the Roman year. It was later changed to August by the Emperor Augustus, named a