August is National Immunization Awareness Month and is the perfect time to promote immunizations and remind family, friends and coworkers to get caught up on their shots. Immunizations aren’t just for babies and young children. We all need shots to help protect us from serious diseases and illness. Today there are vaccines for a variety of diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, meningitis, diphtheria, influenza, pneumococcal disease, chickenpox, shingles and even cervical cancer. The Georgia Department of Public Health is encouraging Georgians to protect every adult and child – and get immunized.