National Immunization Month: Which Vaccines Do You Need?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Why are vaccines important for all age groups?
Air Date: 8/5/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hillDr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has five children.
National Immunization Month: Which Vaccines Do You Need?
Each year, August is celebrated as National Immunization Month, and experts all across the nation discuss the importance of immunization.

This includes highlighting the importance of getting vaccinated, as well as encouraging people to take those steps to get vaccinated.

Health experts educate adults, college students, pregnant women, and parents on what vaccines you and your child may need.

For example, if your child is 18 and going to college in the fall, he or she may have to get certain vaccines in order to live in a dorm room.

David Hill, PhD, discusses what National Immunization Month is, and why you and your family members should consider getting vaccinated.
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