August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). NIAM is a yearly observance in
August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages from infants to elderly.
Vaccination is a key public health priority; important because it not only protects the vaccinated
person, but also prevents the spread of disease in our community.
Throughout your life you need vaccines! Everyone, from infants to the elderly, should regularly
have their vaccination needs looked at by their healthcare provider. Certain vaccines are
recommended based on a person’s age, job or health conditions. To learn more about the
vaccines recommended for yourself and your family, visit, speak with
your healthcare provider, or call the Monroe County Health Department at 608-269-8666.
Are you due for a shot? If so, call and make an appointment today. Talk with your doctor, or a
public health nurse with Monroe County Health Department to ensure that you, your child, and
family are up to date on recommended vaccines. If you would like to look up your vaccine
record, visit the Wisconsin Immunization Registry website at
During NIAM, the health department will be sharing information and resources on social media
to highlight the importance of vaccines. Help us spread the word! Follow the conversation on
the Monroe County Health Department Facebook and Instagram.

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