Updated August 2019
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!
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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also offers sample
tweets and posts.
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.