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August is Immunization Awareness Month

There is a push this month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get people in specific age groups in-the-know on which vaccines need to be updated and when.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 8:17 AM

There is a push this month from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get people in specific age groups in-the-know on which vaccines need to be updated and when during the month of August as it's Immunization Awareness Month.

We spoke with nurse, Marina Kistner from the Oneida County Health Department on August 1st about why it's important to keep those immunizations up-to-date. 

Kistner says it's important to make the appointment now in order to get the vaccinations for your children ahead of the school year. 

If your primary care doctor is not able to get you in for an appointment, you can make an appointment with the clinic. The number to call is (315) 798-5747.

According to a study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, nationally, 23 percent of children are still not getting the CDC-recommended seven-vaccine series within the first three years of life. The study found missed well-child visits were the largest reason for under-vaccination.

The study, “Early Childhood Vaccination Trends in America,”  looked at  U.S. claims data for 843,610 children, born from 2010-2013, and commercially insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. This study followed their care continuously from birth to 3 years of age, focusing on completion rates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended seven-vaccine series for children. The study found that nationwide 73.5 percent of children were up-to-date, while only 64.2 percent in New York state were up-to-date on their CDC-recommended vaccinations during the seven-year span. 

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