TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognizes National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 20-27. The Department reminds parents about the benefits of immunizing children against vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunizations are one of the most effective ways to protect infants and children from potentially serious diseases.
“In recent years vaccines have been very successful in helping to keep our children healthy,” said Charles H. Alexander, administrator of DOH’s Immunization Section. “It is important to promote the recommended immunization schedule to protect infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.”
For information about immunizations, visit www.immunizeflorida.org or contact your county health department. Parents may also sign up at http://www.flshots.com/ to keep an online record of their child’s immunizations.