This April, make sure you and your family are up to date on your immunizations. April 23-29 is World Immunization Week and National Infant Immunization Week is April 22-29.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Learn more about NIIW(https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/overview.html).
Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health.
But it’s not just infants and children that benefit from vaccination. Without the proper immunization, adults are also at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases, which can cause serious illness, hospitalization, disability and in some cases, death, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
To learn more about immunization rates in Colorado, view the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Immunization Rates and Data web page. JCPH urges everyone to be sure they and 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 http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines