August is National Immunization Awareness Month (#NIAM17) and the California Coalition partners with individuals and organizations around the country to maximize our collective voices in support of vaccines and immunization. This first week is focused on keeping babies and young children healthy by ensuring on-time vaccinations.

Our immunization programs represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of #NIAM17 is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  The California Immunization Coalition will be focusing on the following themes of protecting our  families and our entire community across the lifespan.

2017 Themes:

July/August – Back to School:

Ready for school? Make sure those vaccine records are up to date!

July 31-August 6 – Babies and Young Children

A Healthy Start Begins with On time vaccinations.

August 7-13 Pregnant Women

Protect Yourself and Pass Protection On To Your Baby

August 14-20 – Adults

Vaccines Are Not Just For Kids

August 21-27 – Preteens/Teens

Ensure a Health Future With Vaccines


You can download the #NIAM17 media toolkit at the National Public Health Information Coalition website. Check back on our CIC websites, our Twitter pages (@ImmunizeCA and @VICNetwork) and associated Facebook pages for more ideas to help promote immunizations in August and throughout the year.



Resources – Outreach Campaigns

Learn more about how to develop relationships with media representatives. Review and download sample press releases, proclamations, graphics and other great stuff that can be used locally to promote immunization events or join a State or national event, like National Infant Immunization Week. Click below to access information on:

Feb 2011 – Preteen Vaccine Week

Dec 2010 – National Influenza Vaccination Week





Preteen Vaccine Week
Preteen Vaccine Week – Jan 17-23, 2010
Pre-teen Vaccine Campaign Materials:
Native American


Wash your hands
Wash your hands (holiday flu season)

National Infant Immunization Week
Toddler Immunization Month – 2009
I Choose to Stay on Track for a Lifetime Health!


National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
Immunization: Supporting a Healthier Life Throughout the Lifespan

National Infant Immunization Week
Toddler Immunization Month
Immunizations: Stay on track for a lifetime of good health!
Statewide Immunization Campaign Planning Final Report


Adult Immunization Week: It’s Your Best Shot

Preteen Immunizations: Immunizations are your best shot

Other resources

How-to information on partnering with media representatives developed by CIC, the State Immunization Branch, and other local coalitions.

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