National Immunization Awareness Month

August, National Immunization Awareness Month, is the perfect time to remind family, friends, and co-workers, to get up to date with their vaccinations to protect themselves from serious, life-threatening infections.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the need for protection is underscored by current outbreaks of pertussis, also known as “whooping cough,” which has killed six infants in California this year, as well as recent outbreaks of Hib meningitis in Minnesota and measles in the San Diego area.

Check out these great sites for more information, including a must-see video with Dr. Jasjit Singh:
http://chocspace.org/choco/page/2/
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam/default.htm

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