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August 5, 2009

Dear Colleague,

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This time of year is appropriate as kids are getting ready to go back to school and we are all preparing for the upcoming influenza season. This year, due to the H1N1 influenza pandemic, increasing awareness is more important than ever.

Peruse the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's resource on vaccines and immunizations and access immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults. Remind patients that immunizations have eradicated diseases such as smallpox and reduced the number of cases of measles, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis and other diseases. Also, encourage patients to follow recommendations for influenza vaccination this fall.

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