National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) highlights the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. To commemorate NIAM, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed toolkits with key messages, sample social media, graphics and educational resources to highlight the benefits of immunization across the lifespan.
It is critical to ensure that routine vaccination is maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect individuals and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks. Routine vaccination prevents illnesses that lead to additional medical visits, hospitalizations and further strain on the healthcare system. This year, CDC is calling on its partners to amplify these important messages when communicating with parents, pregnant women, adults and healthcare professionals.
For NIAM 2020, the CDC has launched two updated toolkits:

Featured Event
This webinar will discuss how to strengthen vaccine confidence among parents and ensure safe well visits.
NIAM 2020 Featured Resources
The #HowIRecommend video series features short, informative videos from clinicians.

Vaccinating Adults with Chronic Conditions: Recommendations and Lessons Learned​ is an archived webinar featuring two physicians discussing vaccine recommendations and strategies for increasing immunization rates among adults with chronic conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. 

The Great Plains QIN team will continue to share and promote resources, stories and learning opportunities throughout the month of August. Also, if you have not joined the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition, we encourage you to do so. Learn more and get signed up todayBetter Together.