Medical Monday: Immunization Awareness month

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - August is National Immunization Awareness month. It's a time to educate you and your family members about recommended vaccines, including the flu shot.

Doctors urge parents to talk with their child's pediatrician about the recommended vaccines.

The flu season typically begins in October, but medical experts recommend getting the flu shot before the season begins to build up immunity.

Click on the links attached to this article for a vaccine guide from the Centers for Disease Control and information about the flu shot from Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.

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