August 2021 – National Health Observances

Coronavirus Disease 2021 (COVID-19) 

Influenza (FLU)

Shots & Vaccines

Medical Screening Tests

National Immunization Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsors National Immunization Awareness Month in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use CDC’s educational and promotional resources to encourage people to stay up to date on recommended vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also share our MyHealthfinder vaccine resources to help people learn about vaccines they need to stay healthy. And it’s a great time to explore Healthy People 2030 Vaccination objectives to learn about national efforts to increase vaccination rates. 

National Breastfeeding Month

The United States Breastfeeding Committee celebrates National Breastfeeding Month each August. You can share our easy-to-understand MyHealthfinder resource on breastfeeding — along with tips for eating healthy while breastfeeding. And be sure to check out the Healthy People 2030 Infants objectives to learn about national efforts to increase breastfeeding rates. 

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

The American Academy of Ophthalmology sponsors Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August to highlight the importance of protecting children’s vision. Use these kid-friendly resources from the National Eye Institute (NEI) to help children learn about eye health. You can also share our MyHealthfinder resource to encourage parents to get their kids’ vision checked. Finally, explore the Healthy People 2030 Sensory or Communication objectives to learn about efforts to improve the visual health of all Americans, including children and adolescents

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“Source: National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.”

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)

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