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  • Apr 24, 2023

April 24-30, 2023 is National Infant Immunization Week

CHA celebrates National Infant Immunization Week to highlight the importance of keeping your child up to date on their vaccinations.

Protect your child from serious illnesses this National Infant Immunization Week. 

Once your baby is born, their immune system can fight off most germs, but there are some diseases they can’t handle on their own. Giving babies recommended vaccinations is the best way to protect them from serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles. Vaccinating your child strengthens their immune system and keeps them safe throughout their life. 

How do vaccines work?
Babies encounter germs everyday from their toys, food, and even from the germs you bring home. Vaccines have a small amount of these germs (antigens). Once the child is immunized, the immune system sees those more harmful germs and fights against them, preventing serious illness.

Are vaccines safe?
Yes, vaccines are very safe. Most vaccines have been around since the late 1940s and continue to be developed today. The U.S. has a long-standing vaccine safety system that makes sure they are as safe as possible and effective for children. As new research and science become available, vaccine recommendations are updated, and improved. Click here to learn more about vaccine safety.

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available to prevent disease and death. They help protect people and communities by stopping the spread of infectious diseases. 

Your child’s health depends on being up to date on their vaccines. Make an appointment with your CHA pediatrician or family medicine provider through MyCHArt and protect your child today from serious illness.

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*Information provided by the CDC

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