Agosto es el Mes Nacional de la concientización sobre la Vacunación.
Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. August is the month to create awareness and remind everyone that they need to check if they are on schedule with their vaccines.
Of course most parents already know what shots their kids need (because when they go to the yearly check ups or more often if you have an infant or toddler the Dr will remind you that they kids are due for their vaccines).It is not the same for adults, that sometimes forget that they need to have a booster to continue with the prevention given by the initial shot they had when they were kids.
And although the topic of vaccines do not come without controversy, most studies show that the benefits are bigger than any of the risks. So the advice for parents is to follow the vaccination schedule and have their kids immunized to avoid disease epidemics.
Vaccines are safe, effective, and critically important for young children, who are especially vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).