National Immunization Month: August 2023


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

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