The National Infant Immunization Week Begins


The week of April 24-30 is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year is a critical year to ensure that families stay on track for children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccinations following disruptions from COVID-19. A Center for Disease Control & Prevention report (CDC Report) released in May 2020 found a troubling drop in routine childhood vaccination because of families staying at home. On-time vaccination is critical to provide protection against potentially life-threatening diseases. Click here to learn more about NIIW.