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WHEREAS, Immunization Awareness Month highlights the importance of the use of vaccines to protect against infectious diseases, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared as one of the top ten public health accomplishments of the 20th century; and

WHEREAS, continued immunization is necessary to ensure healthy futures protected from devastating illnesses and potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases; and

WHEREAS, the sustained immunization efforts of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and health care professionals has significantly reduced the threat of many infectious diseases; and

WHEREAS, vaccines are recommended throughout our lives as well as during pregnancy to ensure babies are born with protection until they can get their own vaccines; and

WHEREAS, the annual observance of Immunization Awareness Month is to celebrate the benefits of vaccines, highlight the importance of immunizations for people of all ages, and increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  August 2018 as

 IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Sandoval, Barbara Cegavske and Craig Kozeniesky