MSU Health Care Celebrates National Immunization Awareness Month

August 21, 2022

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. It is important for everyone to stay up to date with their vaccinations, especially with the continued spread of COVID-19 and flu season approaching.

MSU Health Care Pharmacy offers vaccines for COVID-19 to those 12 and up, flu, shingles, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, and pneumonia. These vaccines are covered by most insurances and patients must schedule an appointment. Flu shots will be available to MSU Health Care patients in September.

“We know how vital it is for our patients to get the vaccines they need,” said Sandra Campbell, PharmD, MSU Health Care Pharmacy director. “We encourage the MSU community to get vaccinated to keep the community safe and healthy.”

Vaccine schedules for those 18 and under are common to make sure vaccinations are administered in a timely manner. These schedules are especially important for infants and school-aged children. MSU Health Care Pediatrics uses vaccine schedules to keep babies, children, and adolescents up to date with their vaccines. These schedules are provided by the CDC and the Michigan Department of Human and Health Services. Not only are vaccines vital in protecting all patients, but many are also required for daycare and school entry.

“We understand how stressful it can be for parents to keep track of their child’s vaccination record,” said Amanda Frederick, BSN, MSU Health Care Pediatrics clinic manager. “We work closely with parents to ensure their child is properly vaccinated.”

If you have questions about vaccinations, contact your health care provider.