As the end of summer approaches, parents are preparing to send their children back to school during unprecedented times. With so much attention being paid to controlling the spread of COVID-19, it is important to remember that there are other viruses and diseases that can potentially spread from child to child. Thankfully, many of them can be controlled through vaccines.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and today’s vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools for preventing disease and death.
This annual observance is a reminder to all parents to keep a record of what vaccines your child has received and when. Check with your physician to make sure your child’s immunization schedule is current.
By vaccinating your child today, you are not only ensuring their protection against a wide variety of illness, but you are also helping to eradicate these diseases for future generations.
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