August is National Immunization Awareness Month
It provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunizations across the lifespan.
Shots are not just for kids
The mission of the IAP is to ensure that children in Suffolk County are fully immunized by their second birthday, and that all infants born of hepatitis B positive mothers are appropriately identified, treated and tracked. To comply with this mission, the Department holds immunization clinics, conducts immunization audits in private provider's offices and nursery/day care centers, conducts educational programs for health care professionals and stakeholder members in the community and responds to immunization questions.