AUGUST IS NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH... AND IT HAS MORE SIGNIFICANCE AS THE WORLD IS HYPER-FOCUSED ON VACCINES DURING THE ONGOING GLOBAL PANDEMIC. HEALTH EXPERTS SAY GETTING MORE PEOPLE VACCINATED WILL HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS. AND AUGUST IS ALSO BACK TO SCHOOL TIME... WHICH MEANS UPDATING MORE TYPICAL VACCINES FOR KIDS.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE IMPORTANCE OF VACCINES THIS YEAR... WITH BANNER HEALTH CENTER FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN DR. COLTON REDDING.
Banner Health Center is in Loveland
--According to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunizations prevent four to five million deaths every year. Yet, in 2020, as the world was facing an unprecedented global pandemic, an estimated 19.7 million children under the age of one did not receive basic vaccines.
-- With August being National Immunization Awareness Month, this a great opportunity to remind the public of the importanceof vaccinating themselves and their children, especially if they missed last year.
--The CDC also notes that some of the most critical vaccines are given during childhood, including hepatitis A, polio, measles, mumps and more.