Infants are at high risk of serious diseases. It is important that infants be protected by getting all of the recommended immunizations (vaccines) to build defense against serious diseases. National Infant Immunization Week is recognized during the week of April 27 – May 4, 2019. Parents are encouraged to talk to their child’s doctor to make sure that their baby is up-to-date on vaccines.
Immunizations protect the individual as well as families and communities. Infants who are not up-to-date on their immunizations increase their risk of disease and put others at risk. While there may be some minor side effects from immunizations, all licensed vaccines are rigorously monitored for efficiency and safety. If you have questions about vaccine safety, your health care provider remains the most trusted source of information about vaccines.
Take time during National Infant Immunization Week to be certain your baby is up-to-date on their immunizations. For more information about vaccine preventable diseases and the importance of immunizations, contact your health care provider or visit the Onondaga County Health Department website at http://ongov.net/health/vaccinesimmunizations.html.