National Immunization Awareness Month, week two: Keep mama and baby safe during pregnancy

Tags: NIAM, immunizations, DSHS

By Perdita Henry

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and this week’s focus is on immunizations that keep pregnant women and babies healthy across the state. The Texas Department of State Health Services offers resources to help you educate your patients on the importance of vaccines during pregnancy. The Pertussis Cocooning brochure, Protect Two from the Flu brochure, and the ImmTrac newborn consent are just a few of the documents currently available for download at

If you are planning an NIAM activity or event and would like to have it featured on the Regional Events and Activities map, fill out the NIAM activity form and email it to Linc Allen, Coalitions and Partnerships Coordinator at

For more information about immunization month, programs, and support visit the DSHS National Immunization Awareness Month website.

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