August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination for people of all ages! The COVID-19 disrupted a lot in our lives, including in-person learning and routine doctors visits for many children. As a result, the CDC is reporting a 14% drop in vaccine ordering in 2020-2021, and a 20% decrease in measles vaccine orderings.
That is why, as we all continue to reconnect with one another, we ensure that we do so safely by getting routine vaccinations and update our COVID-19 vaccines, including getting your boosters when eligible. You can find COVID-19 vaccines and boosters near you by following this link, calling 1-800-232-0233, or text your zip code to 438829.
To help you and your loved ones get informed on immunization, we wanted to highlight some of the resources available at the library. Stop by to check out any of these titles, or place a hold online by following any of the corresponding links below:
- A shot in the arm! by Don Brown
- Stuck : how vaccine rumors start – and why they don’t go away by Heidi J. Larson
- Vaccine hesitancy : public trust, expertise, and the war on science by Maya J. Goldenberg
- The vaccine race : science, politics, and the human costs of defeating disease by Meredith Wadman
- Vaccines : what everyone needs to know by Kristen A. Feemster
- The end of epidemics : the looming threat to humanity and how to stop it by Jonathan D. Quick, MD, with Bronwyn Fryer
- Sofia and the Shot by Sarah Wilson, PNP
- How to prevent the next pandemic by Bill Gates