Each year in August National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Actitivies are focused on encouraging all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. In 2014, the National Public Health Information Coalition is coordinating NIAM activities. The NIAM Communication Toolkit, developed by NPHIC in collaboration with CDC, focuses on four weekly themes:
• A Healthy Start (Aug 3-9)
• Back to School (Aug 10-16)
• Off to the Future (Aug 17-23)
• Not Just for Kids (Aug 24-30)
The toolkit includes key messages, sample media materials, social media content, and event ideas. CDC develops immunization materials partners can use in local outreach and education efforts during NIAM and year-round. To view materials to use during NIAM, please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html.
Ottawa County Safety Council will be holding their monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug 20, at Magruder Hospital Conference Center. Lunch and networking are from 11-11:30 a.m. and the meeting and presentation are from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The speaker for the meeting will be Julie Reynolds, BWC Consultant and she will be discussing how to apply for a safety grant.
To RSVP for the event or for more information about the Ottawa County Safety Council call Jessica Kowalski at 419-898-6242.