National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug 2, 2012

The Fall semester begins soon for area schools and Kentucky State Epidemiologist Dr. Kraig Humbaugh says it is a good time for children and adults to check with their doctors about keeping up to date on their immunizations. Humbaugh says health officials are suggesting more people get vaccinated against whooping cough or pertussis.

“Now, it used to be that we just had pertussis shots mainly for children. But now there’s a vaccine for adolescents and adults that’s a booster vaccine.”

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and Humbaugh also encourages people to talk to their doctors about getting a flu shot to prepare for the coming winter.