TAMC fair focuses on immunization

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Leslie Shen (left) and Diana Adimoolah, TAMC nurses from the Department of Army Public Health Nursing, prepare to educate the community at the Immunization Health Fair.

Leslie Shen (left) and Diana Adimoolah, TAMC nurses from the Department of Army Public Health Nursing, prepare to educate the community at the Immunization Health Fair.

 

Lesley Shen (right), Public Health nurse, TAMC, provides informative materials to a community member during the Immunization Health Fair, held by the TAMC Department of Army Public Health Nursing, Aug. 21.

Lesley Shen (right), Public Health nurse, TAMC, provides informative materials to a community member during the Immunization Health Fair, held by the TAMC Department of Army Public Health Nursing, Aug. 21.

Story and photos by
2nd Lt. Brittany Friend
9th Mission Support Command
HONOLULU — Tripler Army Medical Center hosted an Immunization Awareness Fair, Aug. 21, in support of National Immunization Awareness Month.

TAMC leaders launched the event to stress the importance of keeping immunizations up to date.

“We have charts here from the Centers for Disease Control that show which immunizations to have at all the different ages,” said Lesley Shen, Army Public Health Nurse, TAMC.

During the fair, participants received multiple health-related educational resources, such as pamphlets, an immunization chart schedule, and pictures displaying signs and symptoms of certain illnesses that attendees could take home with them.

Shen encouraged parents to look at the immunization schedule to ensure kids meet enrollment requirements and to also keep in mind the importance of adult vaccinations, as well.

“People need to be aware of diseases that are preventable by immunization,” said Diana Adimoolah, Army Public Health Nurse, TAMC, who shared information on preventable diseases during the event.
“Knowledge is your friend,” Adimoolah added.

Learn More
If you and your loved ones are unsure about which vaccinations you may need, visit www.cdc.gov/
vaccines.

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