Staying on top of Immunizations can keep your family healthy August is National Immunization awareness month, a great time to discuss the importance of staying up to date on vaccines.

According to Julie Tutt, manager of quality and infection prevention at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital, "The best way to prevent disease is through vaccines rather than getting sick and having to manage symptoms. The need for vaccines starts at a young age, so we encourage parents to work closely with their pediatrician or primary care provider to understand what immunizations are needed for your yourself and your family members. She also recommends checking out the CDC’s website about immunizations so you can stay informed: Vaccines and Immunizations | CDC