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National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote immunizations and remind family, friends, and coworkers to get caught up on their shots.

Immunizations (or vaccinations) aren’t just for babies and young kids. We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases and illness. This awareness month highlights the need for improving national immunization coverage levels and encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.

In support of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases have highlighted recent, topical articles, which are freely available throughout the month of August. Both journals are publications of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Clinical Infectious Diseases articles

Invited Article: Progress Toward a Staphylococcus aureus Vaccine

Editor’s Choice: Recurrent Guillain-Barré Syndrome Following Vaccination

Unexpectedly Limited Durability of Immunity Following Acellular Pertussis Vaccination in Preadolescents in a North American Outbreak

Editorial Commentary: Accounting for Pertussis

The Journal of Infectious Diseases articles

Identification of Strains of RotaTeq Rotavirus Vaccine in Infants With Gastroenteritis Following Routine Vaccination

Pneumococcal Conjugate and Plain Polysaccharide Vaccines Have Divergent Effects on Antigen-Specific B Cells

Effectiveness of 1 Dose of 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine at Preventing Hospitalization With Pandemic H1N1 Influenza in Children Aged 7 Months–9 Years

Randomized Trial of Type 1 and Type 3 Oral Monovalent Poliovirus Vaccines in Newborns in Africa

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