Infant Immunization Week begins Saturday

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Infant Immunization Week begins Saturday

Infant Immunization Week begins Saturday Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 5:13 PM EDT By Samantha Jeffreys - email WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) - In celebration of National Infant Immunization Week, the Winnebago County Health Department is reminding parents to follow recommended immunization schedules to protect their infants and children from disease. Certain diseases, like measles and mumps, are making a comeback as more and more parents choose to either delay or decline vaccinations for their children. Last year, New York City saw the highest reported outbreak of measles in the country since 1996, with 58 cases. The WCHD says vaccines are the most successful and cost-effective way to prevent disease and death in not only vaccinated individuals, but the entire community by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccines can protect against diseases like chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella, tetanus, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, rotavirus, haemophilus influenza type b, pneumococcus, and influenza. You can find a full 2014 infant immunization schedule at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child.html. You can learn more about vaccines in general at www.wchd.org.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX) - In celebration of National Infant Immunization Week, the Winnebago County Health Department is reminding parents to follow recommended immunization schedules to protect their infants and children from disease.

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