The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is speaking up about the importance of infant immunizations on several fronts during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 16-23.
Tell Us Why You Vaccinate!
Throughout the week, HealthyChildren.org will share personal parent stories and testimonials on the topic, sparking conversations about how families and children benefit. Six moral concepts will be addressed by parents including: care, fairness, authority, sanctity, loyalty, and liberty.
The AAP and HealthyChildren.org will feature social media, blog posts, and videos on the topic of vaccines. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to share these messages on social media and join the conversation using the hashtag #WhyIVax.
Campaign messages will continue on HealthyChildren.org, as well as on AAP.org, through the end of the month during World Immunization Week, April 24-30. Click here to learn how the AAP promotes global immunization.
Observed annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health organizations since 1994, NIIW has celebrated the successes of immunization programs around the country and highlights the importance of immunizing. The AAP joins in urging parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases , including influenza. Visit the CDC website to learn more.
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