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August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Are you up-to-date?

8/1/2016, 3 p.m.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, ...
Rosalynn Allen, RN, of the Baltimore City Health Department, immunizes Ja’Quan Buckhanon, a student at Booker T. Washington Middle School in Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo/University of Maryland, Baltimore))

— August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to make sure everyone is up-to-date with their vaccination schedules, particularly children headed back-to-school.

Different ages and communications are susceptible to different diseases. Knowing what vaccines you have received and which you need is crucial.

While it’s a great idea to keep your own records up-to-date at home, you can always check in with your physician, too.

To learn more about the importance of vaccines, visit cdc.gov/vaccines.

Vaccinations save lives and prevent serious illness. Be sure to stay on top of this crucial aspect of your family’s health.