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 to COVID-19 quarantine and isolation requirements
- National Infant Immunizations Week is a great time to remind families how important it is for children to stay on track with their vaccinations
- 23 million infants have insufficient access vaccines, according to the WHO
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 25th to May 2nd 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.