National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.
Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. For more information about vaccinating your child at every stage, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/
About the Immunization Program
The mission of the Immunization Program is to reduce or eliminate all vaccine preventable diseases.
There are approximately 342,000 children under age 19 in NH for whom vaccine is provided through this program. The program also promotes immunization initiatives for children and adults to assure the opportunity for a lifetime of protection from vaccine preventable diseases.
Immunization of children for selected diseases is required for school and day care entry in accordance with NH Statutes. These laws currently require immunizations for the following diseases:
- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) required for child care only
- Hepatitis B
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
The Immunization Program is a resource for healthcare providers and the public regarding the importance of vaccination for all vaccine-preventable diseases.
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