Monday, March 30, 2015

Immunizations can save your child’s life . . . Infant Immunization Week is April 18 – April 25, 2015

Thanks to immunizations, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. In fact, some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction– primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. Take polio for example, this was once the most-feared disease in America, causing death and paralysis across the country, yet today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the U.S.
Despite advances in immunizations, too many children in Jefferson County, Colorado and in the U.S. still get vaccine-preventable diseases. In fact, we have seen resurgences of measles and whooping cough (pertussis) over the past few years.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from January through July 2013, more than 11,000 cases of whooping cough were reported in the U.S.  Pertussis can be life threatening, especially for infants.

JCPH urges everyone to be sure their children have the vaccinations they need. 

  • Please call 303-239-7078 to schedule an immunization clinic visit at our Lakewood clinic. 
  • For more information about the importance of infant immunization, visit

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