National Immunization Awareness Month


National ​Immunization Awareness Month​


What is NIAM?

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is campaign held each August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use NIAM to raise awareness in your practice, about why vaccines are important and how they prevent serious, sometimes deadly, diseases.

Social M​edia

The AAP will have an active social media campaign. Use the hashtags #NIAM17 #VaccinesWork when you share vaccine information on your social media accounts. View the AAP Immunization Social Media Toolkit for access to guidance and sample posts, tweets, memes, and videos.

AAP Interactive​​ Immunization Map

AAP also continues to promote its interactive immunization map, Child Vaccination Across America. This map highlights vaccination rates in each state for recommended childhood vaccines, including vaccines that protect against measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, and influenza.​

NIAM T​hemes

Babies and young children (July 31-August 6)
A healthy start begins with on-time vaccination

Pregnant women (August 7-13)
Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby.

Adults (August 14-20)
Vaccines are not just for kids.

Preteen/Teen (August 21-27)
Ensure a healthy future with vaccines

NIA​​M Toolkit

View the toolkit, developed by the and the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and the National Public Health Information Coalition.​

Additional Resources

For more resources to share during NIAM, please see the CDC Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) page



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