Updated July 2020
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. See more about the AAP's Campaign this year and access videos describing vaccine support!
View the AAP Campaign page and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sample Social Media for Encouraging Healthcare Professionals to Make Strong Vaccine Recommendations for current hashtags and other social media strategies.
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.
The CDC offers toolkits for both Communicating with Healthcare Professionals and for Communicating with Parents and Patients.
For more resources to share during NIAM, please see the CDC Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) page.