National Immunization Awareness Month

The summer is winding down, and school is just around the corner. What better time to ensure the continued good health of your family? August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends reviewing vaccination records to ensure that everyone is up-to-date. Particularly at a time when outbreaks can appear without warning, immunizations are an important means of preventing and controlling the spread of infection. Learn more from the CDC about immunization schedules by clicking here. For additional information about vaccines and infections, check out these titles from the DC Public Library:

  • Tanya Remer Altmann. Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions about Babies and Toddlers, 2009. 618.92 R386
  • Harley A. Rotbart. Germ Proof Your Kids: The Complete Guide to Protecting (Without Overprotecting) Your Family from Infections, 2008. 616.9041 R842
  • Arthur Allen. Vaccine: the Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver, 2007. 614.4709 A4251