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National Infant Immunization Week Highlights Importance of Protecting Infants from Life-Threatening Diseases

Posted in News by Skepdude on April 23, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will launch National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) with events beginning April 25 and continuing through May 2, 2009. Parents, caregivers and health care providers will be reminded of the benefits of vaccination and the importance of routine childhood vaccination.

“Immunization is one of the single most important steps parents can take to help assure their children grow up to be strong and healthy. We prevent millions of cases of disease and thousands of deaths in children each year through immunization,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of CDC′s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “NIIW provides a chance for us to remember how important vaccines are and renew our efforts to make sure no child needlessly suffers from a vaccine-preventable disease.”

This year marks the 15th anniversary of NIIW. Washington state and Cook, DuPage, and Lake Counties of Illinois will host special NIIW kick off events. They will be joined by hundreds of communities from across the United States in celebrating NIIW through community awareness, health care provider education, and media events to promote infant immunizations.


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  1. Sabio said, on April 23, 2009 at 8:10 PM

    Ironically, I think vaccine resistors also serve us a benefit though they may harm themselves. See my post today and tell me how you disagree .

  2. […] antivaccers play a social function? April 24, 2009 — Skepdude I received a comment on my last posting which directed me to a blog entry titled “The Social Function of Vaccine […]

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