National Infant Immunization Week April 25 - May 2, 2020
What is National Infant Immunization Week?
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs who promote healthy communities throughout the U.S.
How do vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system?
Babies are exposed to thousands of germs every day. This happens through eating, breathing, and putting things in his/her mouth.
Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most germs, but there are some deadly diseases they can’t handle. That is why they need vaccines to strengthen their immune system.
Vaccines use very small amounts of antigens to help strengthen your baby’s natural immune system. They teach their immune system how to recognize and fight diseases. Antigens are parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system to go to work.
For more information about vaccines for babies and children visit cdc.gov/vaccines/parents
You can also call your child’s healthcare provider or call Schuyler County Public Health at 607-535-8140 or Yates County Public Health at 315-536-5160