Explore National Immunization Awareness Month with the NNLM Reading Club
Posted by Darlene Kaskie on August 5th, 2019
Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, NNLM Reading Club, Outreach, Public Libraries
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.
ABOUT Darlene Kaskie
Darlene Kaskie, MLS, is the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). She supports the National Library of Medicine (NLM) by providing health professionals with access to biomedical information as well as improving public access to consumer health information. She also supports the NIH All of Us Research Program to advance medicine and improve individual treatment, prevention, and care for all by inviting libraries to engage with the network, connecting them with health information community partners, and providing training and funding to help raise awareness of the program. She has her Consumer Health Information Specialization from the Medical Library Association.
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