To highlight the importance of immunizations across the lifespan, NFID is launching an inaugural National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) blog relay, featuring a guest post each week from an immunization champion and/or organization. Each week of #NIAM16 focuses on a different stage of the lifespan.
Special thanks to Amanda C. Cohn, MD, MPH, Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), for this guest video post about the importance of vaccines for individuals of all ages, as the final installment of the NIAM 2016 guest blog relay.
Read all of the #NIAM16 guest blog relay posts:
- The Perfect Time for On-Time Vaccination (7/25/16)
- Making the Case for Adult Vaccines (8/1/16)
- Immunization is Crucial for Pregnant Women and Their Babies (8/8/16)
- A Healthy Start Begins with On-Time Vaccination (8/15/16)
- Protect Your Preteens Today from HPV-Related Cancers Tomorrow (8/22/16)
- Meningococcal Disease: Are College Students Protected (8/25/16)
- Why On-Time Vaccination is So Important (8/29/16)
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CDC recommends vaccinations from birth to adulthood to provide a lifetime of protection. Yet many adolescents are not vaccinated as recommended, leaving them unnecessarily vulnerable. International Adolescent Health Week (March 20-26, 2022) is a perfect time to make sure that pre-teens and teens are up to date on all recommended vaccines …
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of public health, the prevalence of medical misinformation online is making it harder than ever for young people to tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to protecting their own health