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Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

NIAM draws attention to immunization in August each year.

NIAM draws attention to immunization in August each year.

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being vaccinated against infectious diseases. In 2015, the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) is coordinating NIAM activities.


Get Toolkits to Help You Raise Awareness About Immunization

The National Immunization Awareness Month Communication Toolkit is being developed by NPHIC, in collaboration with CDC, to help you communicate the importance of vaccination throughout the lifespan. Each week of NIAM will focus on a different stage of the lifespan:

  • Preteens and Teens (Aug. 2-8)
  • Pregnant Women (Aug. 9-15)
  • Adults (Aug. 16-22)
  • Infants and Children (Aug. 23-29)

There will also be a Time for School toolkit available in advance of NIAM to assist you with communicating about vaccines children, preteens, and teens need before the school year starts.

The toolkits include key messages, sample media materials, social media content, and event ideas. There will also be eye-catching NIAM logos and banners for each weekly theme to place on your websites and social media platforms. These branding elements highlight your participation in NIAM.

A key message for our nation

Collage of faces.

People of all ages can protect their health with timely vaccination.


Find CDC Resources for National Immunization Awareness Month

CDC develops immunization materials our partners can use in local outreach and education efforts during NIAM and year-round. Below are links to materials you can use during NIAM to

Check with your state or local health department to see if they have additional immunization resources you can use during NIAM, or plans to celebrate the month.

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