National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is celebrated in August. This annual event focuses on the importance of life-long immunization. Immunization plays a significant role in maintaining the health of yourself, your family, and your community. Vaccination helps prevent the spread of the disease, especially among the most vulnerable people.

National Immunization Awareness Month gives us the opportunity to reflect on the evolving science of immunization and its implications for public health.

The vaccines you need in adulthood are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, health status, and vaccines you have already received in your lifetime. Ensure you get the vaccinations you need to stay healthy.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plays a crucial role in immunization by assessing the safety and efficacy of vaccines made available to the public.  As a result, clinical trials are the primary means of generating actionable evidence to identify safe and effective vaccines and therapies.

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