Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Protect yourself and your community by making sure your family's immunizations are up-to-date. Vaccines are proven to be safe and effective and are available through your health care provider and the Fairfax County Health Department clinics.
Each week during the month of August, we will highlight the importance of vaccines in every stage of life. Stay tuned to the Health Department's Facebook page and Twitter feed for more important information about immunizations:
1. Aug. 3-9:
A Healthy Start. Vaccines give parents the safe, proven
power to protect their children from 14 serious diseases before they
turn 2 years old.
2. Aug. 10-16: Back to School. It's the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.
3. Aug. 17-23: Off to the Future. Young adults need vaccines, too.
4. Aug. 24-30: Not Just for Kids. Most adults have probably not received all the vaccines they need.