National Infant Immunization Week is observed from April 21-28 this year. This observance highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.
For centuries, babies and young children were very susceptible to infectious diseases for which there were no cures. It was common for young children to die during infancy when epidemics moved through communities. Today we are fortunate to have vaccines that were created to prevent these diseases from infecting babies at their most vulnerable time in development. Talk with your child's pediatrician about the vaccines your child needs at each step in their development. To learn more, read on: