Infant immunization week under way - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Infant immunization week under way

National Infant Immunization Week runs until April 30.

The Coastal Health District urges parents and caregivers to make sure that their children are up-to-date on vaccinations. By age 2, a child should be up-to-date on their first series of infant immunizations, according to a district news release.

There are 10 childhood vaccines that protect children from 14 different diseases, according to the Coastal Health District:

  • Tdap: Protects against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
  • MMR: Protects against Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • HepA: Protects against Hepatitis A
  • HepB: Protects against Hepatitis B
  • Hib: Protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Flu: Protects against Influenza
  • PCV13: Protects against Pneumococcal disease
  • Polio: Protects against Polio
  • RV: Protects against Rotavirus
  • Varicella: Protects against Chickenpox

For more information on immunizations schedules, go to www.gachd.org and click on Immunizations and Vaccinations under the Quick Links menu.

Copyright 2011 WTOC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly