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It's National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases (like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, and pneumonia) through on-time vaccination.

During NIAM, MPCSD encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure that you, your child and your family are up to date on recommended vaccines.

We also encourage you to visit CDC’s Interactive Vaccine Guide, which provides information on the vaccines recommended during pregnancy and throughout your child’s life.

As your children head back to school this fall, make sure vaccination is at the top of your checklist. August is also a key time to make sure you are up to date on all the vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.

Stay healthy and be happy.

Your MPCSD Nurses

Alpha vs Delta: How Protected Are We?

Many vaccines have been shown to provide strong protection against COVID-19. Now, growing evidence finds that they also reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 by more than 80%. However, the studies were done before the highly transmissible Delta variant became prevalent — and scientists say it might be more easily spread by vaccinated people than earlier variants (see the full article in Nature Portfolio)