National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 21-28. During NIIW, communities across the United States will celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families and communities. Most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles.
During NIIW, Optimal Care Pediatrics encourages you to make sure your child is up to date on vaccines by taking the CDC’s childhood vaccine quiz, reviewing the 2018 easy-to-read immunization schedule and talking to your child’s doctor. If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines. NIIW is also the perfect time to learn more about vaccines and the diseases they prevent by visiting credible websites, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine website for parents.
*Optimal Care Pediatrics has a parent friendly and printable vaccination schedule available too.