August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and AAHI would like to take this opportunity to highlight the benefits of vaccination and the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications such as infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.
Not sure what vaccines you may need? The CDC offers a short quiz at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adultquiz to help you find out which vaccines you might need. You can take the results of your quiz to your provider to discuss which vaccines are right for you.
The Asian American Health Initiative encourages you to connect with local, state, and
government agencies to find the services that can help you get vaccinated. For assistance
accessing County services, call Montgomery County’s information line at 240‐777‐0311 or visit
www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. You can also contact the Asian American Health Initiative for
more information at 240‐777‐4517 or info@AAHIinfo.org.