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    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

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August 2009 National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

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Immunization Branch

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August 2009
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

National Immunization Awareness Month 2009 logo

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations from infants to the elderly.  August is the perfect time to remind family, friends, co-workers, and those in the community to catch up on their vaccinations.  Communities are encouraged to plan local events and other related immunization outreach efforts during August to promote immunizations. 

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Immunization Branch, reminds everyone this is the perfect time to remind family, friends, co-workers, and those in the community to catch up on their vaccinations. 

“Immunization is one of the single most important steps parents can take to help assure their children grow up to be strong and healthy. We prevent millions of cases of disease and thousands of deaths in children each year through immunization,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of CDC′s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.


 

For 2009 NIAM, the theme and tag line are:

Theme:

Timeliness

Tagline:
Vaccinate For Life

Suggested Literature for NIAM 2009

The following brochures are recommended for use during 2009 NIAM. View samples and descriptions below. To order these or any other Immunization brochures, please use our Online Order Form. Some brochures are only available by download.

 


Infants/Children

These Are the Times You Will Want to Remember

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These Are the Times You Will Want to Remember 1

Stock # 6-205 (English) (Rev. 01/08) View Item Here PDF Icon
Stock # 6-205A (Spanish) (Rev. 01/08) View Item Here PDF Icon

  • Description:  Appealing tri-fold pamphlet features portraits of infants and children to emphasize the timing and sequence of vaccination.  Easy-to-read text lists and describes vaccine-preventable diseases and their effects.
  • Target Audience: description goes here

Vaccines Provide Protection When your Baby Needs It Most

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Vaccines Provide Protection When your Baby Needs It Most 2

Stock # 11-11117 (Bilingual) (Rev. 07/08) View Item Here PDF Icon

  • Description:  Compelling, eye-catching brochure gives parents information about the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program.  It  is easy-to-read.  It describes the program and eligibility criteria.   It includes a “simplified” recommended schedule for vaccines. 
  • Target Audience: Parents, providers, government

Protect Your Entire Family Against Pertussis

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Protect Your Entire Family Against Pertussis 3

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  • Target Audience: description goes here

Little kids Get the Flu Too

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Little kids Get the Flu Too 4

Stock # 11-12811 (Bilingual) (Rev. 10/08) View Item Here PDF Icon

  • Description:  The tragic story of Emily Lastinger has inspired parents to ensure their babies receive the flu shot.  The brochure provides parents with answers to the most frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine for children.  It also describes symptoms of which parents must be aware.  The information includes advice on steps to take and as well as actions to avoid.
  • Target Audience: Parents, providers

Adolescents

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule

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Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 5

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Stock # 6-105A (Spanish) (Rev. 01/09) View Item Here PDF Icon

  • Description:  Tri-color three-section chart lists the vaccines and the recommended ages for vaccination.   The first section lists the vaccines for persons aged 0-6 years.  The second section lists the vaccines for persons aged 7-18 years.  The third section is a “catch-up” schedule for persons aged 4 months to 18 years who start late or who are more  than 1 month behind the recommended vaccination age.  Detailed  footnotes for each vaccine provide information and instructions
  • Target Audience: Parents, providers, child-care facilities, schools, government

Good Health Can Last a Life Time

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Good Health Can Last a Life Time 6

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  • Description:  Attractive, colorful brochure reminds parents and adolescents of the need to keep up to date with vaccines.  It features pictures of adolescents engaging in activities to which they can relate.  The brochure is easy-to-read.  It addresses concerns and answers frequently asked questions.
  • Target Audience: Parents, providers, child-care facilities, schools.

Adults

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

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Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 7

Stock # 6-104 (English) (Rev. 01/09) View Item Here PDF Icon
Stock # 6-104A (Spanish) (Rev. 01/09) View Item Here PDF Icon

  • Description:  Tri-color chart lists the recommended age for each vaccine for persons 19 to more than 65 years.  A second section lists the vaccines recommended based on medical indications.  Footnotes for each vaccine give information and instructions.
  • Target Audience: Providers, adults, government

For a complete listing of immunization literature, please visit our online order form.


Immunization Schedules

Vaccines are not just for children.  Protection against dangerous, even fatal diseases, is necessary throughout our lives.  Vaccines provide that protection.  “Interactive Schedulers” to assist in learning which vaccines are recommended at different ages have been developed:

1. Children:

Childhood Immunization schedule (for children 6 years of age and younger)

Get the best protection for your child—make sure your child is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, visit: 


2. Adolescent Schedule (7 to 18 years old):

Vaccinate before you graduate

As children get older, the protection provided by some early childhood vaccines can wear off. Children also generally develop risks for more diseases as they approach their teen years. For these reasons, older children – including teens - need to receive recommended vaccinations. Don’t assume that your child received all recommended vaccinations in the past. Talk to your child’s health care provider about your child’s current health and need for vaccinations.  To learn more, visit: 


3.  Adults and Adolescents (for people age 11 years and older):

What Vaccines do you need?

Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents 11 years or older? Take the quiz to find out which vaccines YOU may need.   Visit:


Statewide Activities:

  • E-Mails to School Nurses and Regional Educational Staff

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Last updated April 01, 2011