National Infant Immunization Week April 27-May 4, 2019

Giving babies the recommended vaccines by age 2 is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases.

The week of April 27-May 4, 2019 has been declared National Infant Immunization Week. The Columbia County Dept. of Health is joining communities across the United States to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families and communities.

Because of the success of vaccines in preventing disease, parents may not have heard of some of today’s vaccines or the serious diseases they prevent. These diseases can be especially serious for infants and young children.

Most parents choose the safe proven protection of vaccines. Giving babies the recommended vaccines by age 2 is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, such as whooping cough and measles.

Vaccination is a shared responsibility. Families, Health Care Providers, and Public Health Officials need to work together to help protect the entire community.

For more information on Adult, Adolescent, or Pediatric vaccines, or to make an appointment, contact The Columbia County Dept. of Health at 518-828-3358, or visit the links below:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/overview.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/visit/birth-6-vaccine-schedule.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child-easyread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/index.html