To promote the importance and achievements of vaccines, especially in protecting the health of infants and children, there is an annual National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) every April. This year, NIIW is scheduled to be held April 21-28, 2018. Vaccines are very safe and effective. They are an important step in protecting yourself and the people around you from harmful diseases – ones that are especially serious for our little ones.
Immunizations are a shared responsibility. As a parent, big brother or sister, uncle or auntie, you can help keep our young ones on track with their immunizations. Making sure they receive the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles.
You can view the 2018 recommended vaccines here so you can help our youngest ones stay on track.
Have questions about vaccines? Want to know where your kiddo, little brother, or sister or niece or nephew can receive free vaccines? Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/Features/VFCProgram/index.html