It’s National Infant Immunization Week, On-time Vaccinations Are Crucial For Your Baby
It’s National Infant Immunization Week and we strongly urge you to stay on track with your child’s vaccinations.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24 – 30, 2022. Each year, NIIW celebrates the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children and families — and this year we’re reminding parents of the importance of staying up to date with routinely recommended vaccines following disruptions from COVID-19.
As a parent, protecting your little one from harm is a top priority. Vaccinating your child according to the recommended immunization schedule gives him or her the best protection against 14 serious childhood illnesses — like measles and whooping cough — before the age of 2.
CHC encourages you to make sure your child is up to date on vaccines by ensuring that they haven’t missed any check-ups. Well-child visits are essential.
You can also review the 2021 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines.
For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources:
- The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan: 6 Reasons to Follow CDC’s Immunization Schedule
- CDC’s vaccine website for parents and Infant Immunization FAQs
- CDC’s series of three 1-minute videos
- The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which provides free vaccines to children who qualify
- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children website
- Vaccinate Your Family
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
If you have questions about vaccines, talk to your child’s medical provider.
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