National Infant Immunization Week is April 21-28 and the DuPage County Health Department is reminding parents to follow the recommended immunization schedule to protect their children from disease.
Each year, approximately 170,000 babies are born in Illinois and they need to be immunized against 14 diseases before the age of two.
Immunizations not only provide individual protection to each child, but protect the health of the entire community. Vaccines have been so successful that parents may not have heard of some of today’s vaccines or the serious diseases they prevent. Read more