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National Infant Immunization Week (April 24-30, 2023)

National Infant Immunization Week (April 24-30, 2023)

National Infant Immunization Week April 24 – 30, 2023    

Key Facts

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • COVID-19 has caused many disruptions in families’ lives – and in some cases, it has meant that children have missed or delayed their wellness checkups and vaccination, which are a critical part of ensuring children stay healthy.
  • Giving babies the recommended vaccinations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough (pertussis) and measles.
  • Among children born during 1994-2018, vaccination will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 deaths over their lifetimes.

National Infant Immunizations Week

Immunization saves millions of lives and is one of the greatest and most successful public health initiatives. Regardless, more than 23 million infants worldwide have insufficient access to vaccines, which puts them at serious risk for potentially fatal disease.

Therefore, DHD#10 asks you to join them in celebrating National Infant Immunization week from April 24th to April 30th by learning the importance of protecting infants from vaccine preventable disease and raising awareness of the lack of access to protective immunization.

Children can be protected from 14 different serious diseases when vaccinated. Reach out to your health care provider or DHD#10 today, and make sure your child/children are immunized on time and are up-to-date to protect them from serious infectious disease.

If you are unsure if your child is up-to-date on their vaccines, or you would like to schedule a vaccine, please give DHD#10 a call at 888-217-3904.

Remember, DHD#10 can bill most insurances to cover the cost of vaccination. Don’t let the cost of vaccines prevent you from receiving vaccination. DHD#10 uses a sliding-fee scale for the cost of vaccine administration. Administration fees may be waived by the nurse in cases of financial hardship. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them.

Quick Links

DHD#10 Families Immunizations Info

DHD#10 Men and Women Immunizations Info

DHD#10 Teens Immunization Info

CDC | Vaccines & Immunizations

CDC | National Infant Immunization Week

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