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August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of life, including your ability to attend important appointments and receive routine vaccinations. During NIAM, we encourage you to talk to your primary care provider to ensure you and your family are protected against serious diseases by getting caught up on routine vaccinations. While you may have heard a LOT of talk about the COVID-19 vaccine (which is offered right here at Medical Center Barbour if you still need to get your vaccine), it's important to note all of the other lifesaving vaccines you need to stay healthy. Vaccinations play a major role in our lives and prevent a plethora of life-threatening diseases such as polio, smallpox, hepatitis, and of course, COVID-19. Staying up to date on vaccinations is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the spread of disease and maintain good health.

As your children head back to school this fall, it’s particularly important for you to work with your child’s doctor or nurse to make sure they get caught up on missed well-child visits and recommended vaccines.

Remember to take care of yourself too! Make sure to receive any vaccines you need to stay healthy. Use CDC’s adult vaccine assessment tool to see which vaccines might be right for you.

August is also a critical time for those who are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccination, check out the following websites:

To schedule your COVID-19 vaccine at Medical Center Barbour, please call our Central Scheduling Department at 334-688-7002 or 334-688-7007 to make your appointment today!


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