National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to assist you in communicating to healthcare professionals, parents, and patients about immunization during August and throughout the year.

Doctor talking with patient

Find key messages, sample social media content, and educational resources for healthcare professionals.

'How do you address parent misconceptions about flu vaccine?' #HowIRecommend

The #HowIRecommend video series includes short videos on how healthcare professionals can effectively recommend vaccines and answer common questions.

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Find key messages, sample social media content, and educational resources for parents and patients.

Featured Resources for Parents and Patients

NIAM Events

WEBINAR: Strengthening Vaccine Confidence in Pediatric and Family Practice Offices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 19, 2020 from 3:00-4:00pm EDT

This webinar will discuss how to strengthen vaccine confidence among parents and ensure safe well visits. Register hereexternal icon.

 

Instagram Q&A for Parents: Childhood Vaccination

August 24, 2020 from 12:00-2:00pm EDT

CDC experts will provide near real-time answers to questions about staying up to date on childhood vaccines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Tune into CDC’s Instagram feed to join the conversation.

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NIAM Graphics

Graphics are sized for various social media platforms and use on websites, newsletters, and other materials.

Sample Newsletter Content

Use or customize these sample newsletter announcements to spread the word about NIAM to your network.

Page last reviewed: July 13, 2020