National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) April 22-29, 2017 is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger.
NIIW will be celebrated as part of World Immunization Week (WIW), an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). During WIW, all six WHO regions, including more than 180 Member States, territories, and areas, will simultaneously promote immunization, advance equity in the use of vaccines and universal access to vaccination services, and enable cooperation on cross-border immunization activities.
Our local communities are well-vaccinated populations and create environments of health and resilience. It's easy to think of these illnesses as diseases of the past. But the truth is they still exist. Children in the United States can—and do—still get some of these diseases.
The Madison Health Department in partnership with many area health professionals and organizations strive to keep our residents protected through vaccination of children and their families. This is achieved through education and actual vaccine administration. Make sure you and your child are up to date with all recommended vaccines.
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Public Health Week April 3rd- 9th
American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States each April to observe National Public Health Week. During this time we recognize the public health's contributions to the population and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. To see how you can become more involved and participate in the 1 billion step challenge visit the APHA site by clicking HERE.