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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Each year in August, National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the need for improving national immunization coverage levels. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. In 2013, the National Public Health Information Coalition is coordinating NIAM activities.

For more information about NIAM, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site.(External Link)

Did You Know?
You may be eligible for a variety of free screenings and medical checkups under Medicare. View the New York State Office for the Aging's Medicare Prevention Benefits page to find out what you qualify for.