National Immunization Awareness Month


National ​Immunization Awareness Month​

Updated August 2018​

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!

Social M​edia

The AAP will have an active social media campaign. Use the hashtag #Ivax2Protect 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

July & August
Back to School: Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

August 5-11
Pregnant Women: Protect yourself and pass protection on to your baby

August 12-18
Babies and Young Children: A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations

August 19-25
Preteens & Teens: Ensure a healthy future with vaccines

August 26-31
Adults: Vaccines are not just for kids

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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