National Infant Immunization Week 2012 Is Here!
Getting children immunized on time is one of the best ways to keep them healthy. April 21-28, 2012 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a time when the nation highlights the importance of timely childhood immunizations. Since 1994, NIIW has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, and health care providers to make sure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s theme, Immunize. On time. Every time., reminds us that babies need a series of immunizations between birth and 18 months of age. NIIW is a great time to recognize and thank the people who provide and promote timely immunizations. It’s also a good time to remind parents, older siblings, and grandparents that they need to be fully immunized, as well. Vaccinating older children and adults help protect children who are too young to be fully immunized. For more information about immunization and NIIW, visit http://www.cityofpasadena.net/publichealth/childimmunization/.