that this week (April 23-30) is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)??? Well it is!
Bet you didn't even know there was such a week
Well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that the United States will join about 100 other nations world-wide in events that educate and encourage immunization. I have written about immunizations here before, and would like to continue to urge my readers to make certain that your children are appropriately immunized against preventable communicable diseases.
This would be a good time to review your child's immunization record and make sure to call your child's primary care provider to "catch up" on any that may have been missed. While immunizations are important throughout life, it is critical that children under the age of 2 years receive all the immunizations they require. The youngest children are most at risk for serious complications of contagious diseases.
If in doubt about what your child may need, call the doctor's office, or check with the health department to see what your child needs when, or check out the AAP's website developed for parents (healthy children.org--or click the link on the sidebar), and specifically the information on immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases.