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.

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