MHS Reminds Members about Infant Immunization Week
MHS wants to remind members about the importance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), which takes place April 21-28, 2012.
NIIW is an annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.
Since 1994, NIIW has served as a call-to-action for parents, caregivers and healthcare providers to ensure infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.
Each year, states find unique ways to use this week to call attention to infant immunizations in their communities. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) often launches new resources for states to use not only during NIIW but year-round.
During NIIW this year, CDC will be launching new childhood immunization communication resources and campaigns (in Spanish and English), highlighting Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents and recognizing the recipients of the inaugural CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award.
Join MHS in the observance and celebration of National Infant Immunization Week! For additional resources, check out our website at mhsindiana.com.