August is National Immunization Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention calls immunizations one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the Twentieth Century. Each week of August will feature a specific theme, relating to infants and children, pregnant women, adults, preteens and teens, with the last week focusing on “back to school immunization issues. Visit DPH’s blog and twitter account throughout the month to see the corresponding information for each week. DPH is also participating in the American Cancer Society National HPV Roundtable “We’re In!” campaign – a national call to action for organizations to show their commitment to HPV vaccination to decrease HPV-related cancers.