National Infant Immunization Week 2021
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
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.
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
Vaccine reminder postcards are available. Send us an e-mail to request materials.
CDC Flyers and Posters
Additional materials available to download and print.
CDC—Vaccines for Your Children
- Why Vaccinate—On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.
- Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them—Thanks to vaccines, your child is protected from these diseases.
- Vaccine Schedule— View the recommended vaccine schedule provides your child with the best protection from potentially serious diseases.
- Vaccine Visit—When the time comes for your child to get his or her vaccines, here are some useful tips about what to expect and how you can prepare.
- CDPH Immunizations Branch—Vaccines for Babies and Young Children
- Shots for School—Required for Child Care/Preschool
Other Vaccine Resources
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center—The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date, and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.
- ShotbyShot— View videos of people affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Vaccinate Your Family—a national nonprofit organization committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases.
for Vaccines: Parents Speaking up for Immunization—Voices for
Vaccines is a parent-led organization that supports and advocates
for on-time vaccination and the reduction of vaccine-preventable
- PKIDs—Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases: Supporting families/safeguarding public health
For more information or to request
contact the San Diego Immunization Unit via e-mail or call us at (866) 358-2966.