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2014 National Immunization Awareness Month

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We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, [your organization] is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis (TB). It's important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu shot every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.

•  If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.
   (http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/kidstuff/newscheduler_le/)

•  Find out which shots adults and teenagers need. (http://www2.cdc.gov/nip/adultImmSched/)

•  Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots. (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf)

•  If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule. (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_preg_chart.pdf)

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need. For more information, contact one of our offices to speak with a immunization nurse.



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