National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to learn about the vaccines your baby needs! Most parents choose the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving babies the recommended vaccinations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough (pertussis) and measles. Talk to your child’s doctor to make sure they are on track with routinely recommended vaccinations. You can also visit CDC’s site to learn about the 14 diseases vaccines prevent, view the latest immunization schedule, and get tips on how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits: https://go.usa.gov/xEspJ
Vaccines are also important for the family surrounding infants. Protecting babies from whooping cough and flu begins before a baby is born. All pregnant women are recommended to receive the whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) and inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) during each pregnancy. Up to date vaccines are also important for the family surrounding the infant.
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