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Vaccines are critical tools in the health care arsenal, with a long, successful history of fighting or eradicating disease. During National Immunization Awareness Month, we want to remind patients that vaccines have saved more lives around the world than any other medical invention.

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Immunization Awareness Infographic

Suggested Social Media Message: "August is immunization awareness month!. #COVID-10 caused many kids to miss recommended childhood vaccinations. Talk to your child’s health care provider about getting up to date! Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/CDC webpage #immunization #MillVax"


Immunization Infographic - Introduction

Suggested Social Media Message: “Vaccines are safe, tested and save lives. Learn more about the processes vaccines go through to show they are safe and effective:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.htmlCDC webpage  #immunization #MilVax"


Immunization Infographic  Schedule

Suggested Social Media Message: “There are 14 preventable disease immunizations that are essential components for in-person school attendance in the fall. Parents can check out https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/coverage/schoolvaxview/groups/parents.htmlCDC webpage #immunization #MilVax”


Immunization Infographic – Catch-up

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting extra doses of a vaccine doesn’t necessarily increase the risk of side effects, but the spacing of vaccines can create discomfort after getting certain shots. Check out https://www.cdc.gov/cdc-info/vaccines-immunizations.htmlCDC webpage if you have questions. #immunization #MilVax”


Immunization Infographic – Documentation

Suggested Social Media Message: “An incomplete shot record can lead to duplicate immunizations or appearing to not meet local or host country requirements. Parents can check out some tips for saving their child’s immunization records at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/records/find-records.htmlCDC webpage #immunization #MilVax”


Immunization Infographic – Pneumococcal

Suggested social Media Message: “Getting at least 1 shot of pneumococcal vaccine protects 8 in 10 babies from getting a serious infections called invasive pneumococcal disease. Talk to your pediatrician, and find more information here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/index.html CDC webpage#immunization #MilVax”


Immunization Infographic – Combo Vaccines

Suggested Social Media Message: “Combination vaccines bundle multiple vaccines together, like the common DTaP, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Combination vaccines offer the same protection with fewer shots. Learn more at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/combination-vaccines.htmlCDC webpage #immunization #MilVax”


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