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Explore National Immunization Awareness Month with the NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on August 5th, 2019 Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, NNLM Reading Club, Outreach, Public Libraries


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August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a National Health Observance which provides a key opportunity to highlight the importance of getting recommended vaccines at all ages.

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reminds us that every year children and adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of diseases that vaccines can help prevent, like whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV and pneumonia. This year’s measles outbreaks are a key reminder of how quickly diseases can spread when people aren’t vaccinated.

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of National Immunization Awareness Month:

  • On Immunity by Eula Bliss
  • Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism by Peter Hotez
  • The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman

To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding vaccine and immunization information, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the Book Selections and Health Resources: Vaccine Health.

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Image of the author ABOUT Darlene Kaskie
Darlene Kaskie, MLS, is a Community Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). She connects libraries to community health partners and provides training and funding to help communities access quality health information while also discovering All of Us, an NIH precision medicine research program. She has her Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from the Medical Library Association. When she is not advocating for health literacy, she is cheering on her two teenage daughters at their soccer and volleyball games.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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