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Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. However, we cannot take high immunization coverage levels for granted, to continue to protect America's children and adults, we must obtain maximum immunization coverage in all populations, establish effective partnerships, conduct reliable scientific research, implement immunization systems, and ensure vaccine safety.
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Check out the National Infant Immunization Week events and activities!
NIIW events, activities, and materials (posters, radio and TV public service announcements, etc.) are available on-line...more
Instant Immunization Schedule for children 5 years old and younger
Get the best protection for your child - make sure your child is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child's birth date...more
Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunization
This 94-page booklet introduces parents to 12 childhood diseases and the vaccines that can protect children from them. Availalbe in English and Spanish...more
Revised standards for immunization practices
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) recently released revised standards for immunization practices. The revised standards recommend making vaccines easily accessible and implementing strategies to improve vaccination rates...more
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Flu Vaccination Campaign
Flu vaccine is the best way to prevent infection with the flu virus and the complications associated with flu. But everyone must be re-vaccinated each year because the flu viruses change each year. For more information, explore our pages about flu vaccine.
National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
Immunization: Building a path to a healthy tomorrow
National Immunization Awareness Month (August)
Engage local organizations in immunization efforts and create brochures for outreach efforts ...
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
Immunizing infants against 12 vaccine-preventable diseases by the age of two ...
Racial and Ethnic Adult Disparities in Immunization Initiative (READII)
Designed to improve influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates for African-Americans and Hispanics 65 years of age and older.
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