August is National Immunization Awareness Month! This annual observance highlights the importance of on-time vaccination for people of all ages.
Use this month as an opportunity to ensure that routine vaccination is maintained even during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACOG encourages you to start preparing your practice and yourself for the 2020–21 flu season. Although a vaccine for COVID-19 will likely not be available for some time, annual flu vaccination is critical to help protect vulnerable populations, including pregnant people.
The below resources will help you prepare your practice for flu season and communicate with your patients about the benefits of vaccination.
- Committee Opinion 772: Immunization Implementation Strategies for Obstetrician–Gynecologists
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programs Tip Sheet
- Influenza FAQs for Health Care Professionals
- CDC NIAM Tool kit