Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and Northwest Georgia Public Health officials are using it as an opportunity to remind area residents that those of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.

In a media release from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District, every adult in Georgia is advised to follow the recommended immunization schedule by age and medical condition.  Vaccinations not only protect those vaccinated; they also protect others, such as individuals who are not able to be immunized or have weakened immune systems.

Janet Eberhart, Immunizations Coordinator for the 10-county NWGA Public Health District, indicates, “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine- preventable diseases. This National Immunization Awareness Month, we urge parents to think ahead and get themselves and their families up to date on their vaccinations, especially those required school vaccinations.”

Northwest Georgians who would like to know more about immunization are encouraged to visit


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