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"I Choose" Parent Campaign ~ 2009

National Infant Immunization Week
April 25 - May 2, 2009 &
Toddler Immunization Month
May 2009

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and Toddler Immunization Month (TIM) are annual observances that highlight the need to fully immunize children age 2 years and younger against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. This year’s campaign themed “I Choose to Stay on Track for a Lifetime of Health,” encourages a lifetime of health with timely vaccinations.

Are your children up-to-date with their immunizations? Babies need shots at birth, 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, and 18 months of age. NIIW/TIM is the perfect time to check your children’s immunization records to see if they are on track. Immunizing your children is one of the best things you can do to protect them against serious diseases.

Babies are not the only ones who should be vaccinated. Did you know that if you are not up-to-date with your vaccines, you could pass on dangerous diseases that could harm your baby? Parents, babysitters, older siblings and grandparents also need to be up-to-date! Infants, toddlers and adults can receive immunizations in a range of settings including county clinics, community health centers, and private doctor’s offices.

So climb aboard with baby’s first shots and stay on track for a lifetime of protection from dangerous diseases. Check with your health care provider to see how your family can stay healthy.

For more information about infant/toddler immunizations, please visit the San Diego Immunization Branch website: www.sdiz.org.

You can also contact Mildred Flores at the San Diego Immunization Branch: (619) 692-5556 or mildred.flores@sdcounty.ca.gov

Click on the links below to learn more about NIIW/TIM activities and to find additional resources:

Click on image to visit CDC's NIIW~VWA web page

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