As a parent, you want to protect your little one from harm. Vaccinating your baby according to the recommended immunization schedule gives him the best protection against 14 serious childhood illnesses—like measles and whooping cough—before he is 2 years old. National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 25-May 2, 2020. During NIIW, communities across the country will celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children, families, and communities.
SACHWA encourages you to make sure your child is up to date on vaccines by reviewing the 2020 easy-to-read immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Wondering why the schedule is so important? Read The Ultimate Babyproofing Plan: 6 Reasons to Follow CDC’s Immunization Schedule. If you’re pregnant, now is a great time to find a doctor for your baby and schedule a visit to discuss any questions you have about vaccines. You can also learn more about how vaccines work by watching CDC’s new series of three 1-minute videos.
For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit these resources:
- CDC’s vaccine website for parents and Infant Immunization FAQs
- The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children website
- Vaccinate Your Family
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
If you have questions, talk to your child’s doctor.