To help local health departments and other agencies promote childhood immunization during National Immunization Awareness Month in August and year round, the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at CDC has printed additional copies of several childhood immunization posters. Limited quantities of these materials are available to order for free from the CDC warehouse. These materials were developed based on formative research with parents and are co-branded with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Order copies of these materials at CDC-INFO On Demand – Publications (http://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/CDCInfoOnDemand.aspx).
Additionally, the National Public Health Information Coalition, in collaboration with NCIRD, has developed communication toolkits including sample key messages, ready-to-publish articles, sample news releases, sample social media messages, logos and banners, FAQs, web links, and more to help promote vaccinations. Each toolkit focuses on a different stage of the lifespan:
- Preteens and teens (August 2-8)
- Pregnant women (August 9-15)
- Adults (August 16-22)
- Infants and children (August 23-29)
For more information about National Immunization Awareness Month, visit http://www.nphic.org/niam.