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Infant Immunization Awareness Week

Now through May 5, it's National Infant Immunization Week, a time when those who work on the front lines to keep our families safe when it comes to communicable disease remind parents of the importance of vaccination guidelines.

Posted: Apr 29, 2019 8:22 AM
Updated: Apr 29, 2019 8:43 AM

Now through May 5, it's National Infant Immunization Week, a time when those who work on the front lines to keep our families safe when it comes to communicable disease remind parents of the importance of vaccination guidelines.

Click for a link to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for parents for a safe vaccination schedule to adhere to.  as to the vaccination schedule.

Here's the CDC's vaccination schedule for 7-18 year-olds.

New York State has its own schedule for vaccination guidelines, which also explains which vaccinations are needed before a child enters school at different ages. This is important especially for parents who have children entering school for the first time.

We spoke with Rebecca LaPorte, Oneida County Public Health Nurse, who specializes in communicable diseases.

Oneida County is urging parents to offer their children the power of protection by vaccinating their children during National Infant Immunization Week.

LaPorte told us on-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect babies early in life, when they are vulnerable and before it is likely that they will be exposed to diseases. It can protect children from 14 serious and potential-deadly diseases before their second birthday.

According to the CDC, routine childhood immunization among children born 1994-2018 will prevent an estimated 419 million illnesses, 26.8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 early deaths over the course of their lifetimes, at a net savings of $406 billion in direct costs and $1.9 trillion in total societal costs.

Oneida County operates a public health clinic through the Department of Health, where children and adults can be immunized and parents can receive immunization counseling and education.

Immunization Clinics are by appointment only. Call 315-798-5747 for an appointment.

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