National Infant Immunization Week
April 24 – 30, 2022
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). This year, in particular, it’s critical to ensure that families stay on track for children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccinations following disruptions from COVID-19.
Research has consistently shown that healthcare professionals are the most trusted and influential source of vaccine information for parents. All staff in healthcare practices, including non-clinical staff, play important roles during NIIW.
To highlight childhood immunizations this NIIW:
- Build a culture of immunization in your organization by fostering a culture of immunization.
- Learn simple tips for talking with parents about childhood vaccines.
- Provide educational materials for parents.
Additional resources are available from the CDC:
- Parent friendly schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf
- Childhood Immunization Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/partners/childhood/index.html