A 3-year-old boy receiving an immunization injection in his right shoulder. (CDC_James Gathany)
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National Infant Immunization Week Takes Place April 27 to May 4

A 3-year-old boy receiving an immunization injection in his right shoulder. (CDC_James Gathany)

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) will take place from April 27 to May 4. It’s an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

In 2019, the Center for Disease Control will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of NIIW. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health.

Learn more about National Infant Immunization Week including activities and events, promotional materials and educational resources at the CDC website.  

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention