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Health departments highlight effort to immunize infants against life-threatening diseases

By   /  April 13, 2012  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Written by Carolyn Maschke   Southwest Health District’s 14 county health departments are joining with counterparts across the globe this month to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. National Infant Immunization Week is an annual observance that since 1994 has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, [...]

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mmunization Awareness Month makes point that vaccines aren’t just for children

By   /  August 16, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Everybody over the age of 6 months needs a seasonal flu shot each year, says Southwest District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. But that’s one of the points she is stressing during August – National Immunization Month.

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Public Health: Make sure infants are fully protected against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases

By   /  April 27, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

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Tweet Last year’s cases of whooping cough in Southwest Health District were a reminder that children are at risk of serious and life-threatening diseases and continue to need the protection provided by vaccines, says Southwest District Health Immunization Coordinator Sue Dale. “The annual observance of National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants [...]

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