The annual observance of National Immunization Awareness month (NIAM) highlights the efforts of physicians and healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.
This year, NIAM serves as an important reminder to catch up patients on routine visits and vaccinations that may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those patients who are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, you play a critical role in helping vaccine recipients understand the importance of vaccination and that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
The Public Health Foundation and CDC have developed a digital communication toolkit with messages and graphics tailored to your role as a physician emphasizing the importance of vaccination for your patients. Show your practice’s support of vaccination throughout the month by using this content on your website and on social media. During NIAM and beyond, you can engage with CDC and other healthcare professionals on social media by using #ivax2protect in your posts.