National Infant Immunization Week 2021

NIIW

National Infant Immunization Week (#NIIW) is April 24th-May 1st! National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting children two years old and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important to ensure that children stay up-to date with routine childhood checkups and recommended vaccines.

Vaccine preventable diseases such as whooping cough, chickenpox, and mumps threaten the health of our children and our community. National Infant Immunizations Week raises awareness about the critical role vaccinations play in protecting the health of our children, families, and our community. This week the County of San Diego reminds parents and caregivers of young children of the importance of childhood vaccinations.

Materials are available for download to help promote National Infant Immunization Week. 

Make sure your child is up to date on vaccines!

Contact your child's healthcare provider or call 2-1-1 San Diego to find a healthcare provider near you

CLICK EACH TOPIC TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INFANT IMMUNIZATIONS

schedule
age
disease
resources

Why Vaccinate? 

Parents work hard to keep their babies healthy and safe. But even healthy babies need vaccines to protect them from serious diseases. By vaccinating them according to CDC's recommended schedule, parents can protect their babies from 14 serious diseases before they turn 2 years old. 

Recommended Immunization Schedule 
for Children from Birth-6 Years Old

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children Age 0-6 Years Old

Diseases
(Vaccine Needed)

Click on the name of the disease to visit the CDC web page and learn more about each disease; vaccine abbreviations are listed to indicate which vaccine protects against each disease. 

disease-icon-diptheria

Diphtheria
(DTaP)

disease-icon-hepatitisA

Hepatitis A
(HepA)

disease-icon-hepatitisB

Hepatitis B
(HepB)

disease-icon-hib
disease-icon-flu

Influenza
(Flu)

disease-icon-measles

Measles
(MMR)

disease-icon-mumps

Mumps
(MMR)

disease-icon-pertussis
disease-icon-pneum

Pneumococcal
(PCV13)

disease-icon-polio (1)

Polio
(IPV)

disease-icon-rotovirus

Rotavirus
(RV)

disease-icon-rubella

Rubella
(MMR)

disease-icon-tetanus

Tetanus
(DTaP)

disease-icon-chickenpox

Chickenpox
(Varicella)

CDC Recommended Vaccines by Age

Doctor Visit

 

Handouts for Parents and Families

Immune System
Whooping Cough
Measles
Mumps

Videos

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Vaccine reminder postcards are available. Send us an e-mail to request materials. 

It's Time

IMM-794
English/Spanish

Congratulations

IMM-681ES
English/Spanish

Off Schedule

IMM-729
English/Spanish

It's Time

IMM-403
English

Infant

Childhood Vaccine Resource Links


Other Vaccine Resources

 

For more information or to request materials,
contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call us at (866) 358-2966.