With students getting ready to go back to school, and the upcoming flu season fast approaching, August marks the annual observance of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations, and to reach the thousands of people in the U.S. and the hundreds of thousands around the world who go unprotected from vaccine-preventable diseases that claim the lives of countless people each year. It has been proven that the best defense against contracting common viruses and diseases is for both children and adults to be immunized. In addition, a healthier population reduces healthcare costs, and results in fewer missed work and school days.
5 Key Reasons to Support Immunization Programs:
1. Immunization Saves Lives
Immunization saves more than 3 million lives worldwide each year, and it saves millions more from suffering illness and lifelong disability.