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Monthly Archives: April 2022

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World Immunizations Week

World Immunizations Week (4/24-4/30) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally: Vaccines are available for 20 life-threatening diseases. Immunizations prevent 2-3 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles. 23 million infants have insufficient access vaccines, which highlights the need for public awareness events such as World Immunizations Week…. Read More

Celebrate National Public Health Week with DHD#10

Celebrate National Public Health Week with DHD#10 This year’s National Public Health Week (NPHW) theme is Public Health is Where You Are. This means that the places where we are physically, mentally, and societally, affect our health and our lives. DHD#10 staff work every day to ensure that our communities are safe and healthy. From… Read More

STI Awareness Week

STI Awareness Week (4/10-4/16) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion In 2018, there were 1,758,668 cases of Chlamydia, 583,405 cases of Gonorrhea and 115,045 cases of all stages of syphilis reported in… Read More

National Infant Immunizations Week

National Infant Immunizations Week (4/25-5/2) Fast Facts about National Infant Immunizations Week and Infant/Child Vaccines: The first National Infant Immunizations Week was observed in 1994 with the support of the CDC Designed to increase visibility of the need for infant immunization programs Beginning in 2020, the CDC found a troubling drop in childhood vaccination due… Read More