National Immunization Awareness Month Promotes Prevention

Do you know that we are currently in the midst of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)? With students getting ready to go back to school and the upcoming flu season fast approaching, the month of August is a great time to get the topic of immunizations back on peoples’ brains.

The availability of immunizations against serious and potentially deadly viruses and diseases was one of the most significant advancements in twentieth century healthcare, and new vaccines continue to become available as twenty-first century technology continues to race forward.

The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations and to reach the thousands of people in the United States who go unprotected from vaccine-preventable diseases that claim the lives of countless people each year. It has been proven that the best defense against contracting common viruses and diseases is for both children and adults to be immunized. Additionally, a healthier population reduces healthcare costs and results in fewer missed work and school days.

The National Health Information Center recommends that vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. To ward of preventable diseases, the department stresses the importance of getting the appropriate vaccines in the proper doses at the recommended time.

Because new breakthroughs in the field of immunizations continue to occur, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issues an annual update of vaccination guidelines.

The goal of NIAM is to reduce the risk of deadly viruses and diseases, and, as a dental caregiver, Dr. Randy LaFrom stands behind prevention 100 percent.

Stay tuned for more information about vaccinations in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month. For more information about caring for your teeth and gums to prevent the onset of serious oral and overall health conditions, call LaFrom Dentistry in Cupertino, California at (408) 996-8595.

~ by cupertinodentist on August 28, 2011.

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