August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
During the first week of NIAM, The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) focused on young children and ensuring they are registered in ImmTrac2, the state’s immunization registry. Additionally, many children you see may be eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program. You can find information about TVFC and ImmTrac2 to share with families from the comprehensive list of Immunization Literature & Forms.
There are additional resources that can be downloaded or ordered from the Immunize Texas website: ImmunizeTexasOrderForm.com. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has resources available for download from the CDC NIAM webpage that you may find helpful for materials for your practice. NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). Find out more on the CDC website.