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Child getting a vaccine in her arm from a nurse wearing blue protective gloves.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Vaccines play a crucial role in preventing life-threatening diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), a yearly observance to bring awareness to the importance of vaccinations. Why are vaccines necessary? Vaccines protect you from severe, sometimes even deadly, diseases. Vaccines protect the person receiving the vaccine and help prevent