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National Infant Immunization Week & Toddler Immunization Month 2017
Last year saw 26 mumps cases reported in the County, the highest reported number in years. A measles cases was reported here in March of this year. Pertussis continues to occur locally and influenza continues to make San Diegans sick.
Infants and toddlers are among those most vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases and their complications. It's never too early to start protecting babies' and toddlers' health with immunizations.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), is April 22 through 29, and is followed by Toddler Immunization Month (TIM) in May. These observances are celebrated each year to remind everyone of the importance of routine immunizations for children from birth to 2 years of age.
Immunization is one of the best ways to protect your children's health. Children need shots at birth, 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months and 1-2 years of age to protect them against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. This is a great time to check your children's immunization records to make sure they are up-to-date. Contact your doctor or other regular source of medical care now to make sure your children are protected!
For additional information on immunization and the diseases it prevents, please explore this website. You can also visit these other websites/pages:
Links to a number of downloadable NIIW/TIM materials are on the right side of this page. More links to materials are shown below. Please use them to celebrate NIIW and TIM and to spread the word about the importance of childhood immunization.
Immunization. Power To Protect.
National Infant Immunization Week Infographics
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