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