Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations Are Essential
April 24-30, 2022 is National Infant Immunization Week
Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations are essential and help make sure children stay healthy. Children who are not protected by vaccines are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.
On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.
Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html