National Immunization Awareness Month: Keeping our kids and community healthy
We had the pleasure of hosting Governor Northam, Secretary Carey, Dr. Danny TK Avula, the Virginia Department of Health and other immunization champions from across the state to discuss the importance of vaccines. Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough was among the experts urging families to get caught up on vaccines in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month.
Vaccines save lives
COVID-19 has disrupted many family routines, including regular well visits and immunizations. While the COVID vaccine has gotten the bulk of the attention over the last several months, all vaccines are essential in keeping illnesses at bay. Devastating diseases like meningitis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria and now HPV and others – 16 diseases in total – are preventable through vaccination.
If you think your child may be behind on vaccines, please contact your pediatrician or family practice doctor to schedule a visit and get your child updated. Your child's pediatrician or family medicine doctor is ready and equipped to answer your questions and understands the science behind immunizations. Whether you're worried about the pain from the injection or something you've come across on social media, please bring us your questions and let us partner with you to have your concerns addressed.
Protect your family, help your community
The last thing we need during another COVID surge is an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease. As kids head back to the classroom, protect their health by making sure they’re up to date on their immunizations. It’ll help keep illnesses from spreading throughout the community too!
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