August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Kids are getting ready to head back to school. Along with new books, pencils, and back bags, your kids may have to get immunization shots.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Kids are getting ready to head back to school. Along with new books, pencils, and back bags, your kids may have to get immunization shots. Katie Smoak from Community Health Works stopped by Daybreak to tell us more.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

Smoak said Community Health Works is dedicated to three main focus areas: health and wellness, disease management, and health care delivery. She said you can promote health and wellness by getting your immunizations.

Smoak said immunizes help prevent against some very serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

Smoak added you are not only protecting your kids, but also the people around them. She said it is less of an personal issue and more of a shared responsibility.

She also said it is important for adults to get immunizations and boosters.

For more information, visit Community Health Works' website.

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