As health care providers and officials, we are parents too, and we vaccinated our children, and ourselves. Vaccine preventable diseases are still a threat – that is why we want you to vaccinate. There are outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, and other preventable diseases all around the United States. We live in a global society. These diseases still proliferate in other countries and are often just a plane ride away from our children.
For more information on vaccines, visit our website at www.co.wood.oh.us/healthdepartment or talk to your health care provider. Immunization appointments are now available at Wood County Health Department. Please call 419-354-5556 or 419-352-8402 to set an appointment (walk-ins are also welcome).
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, NIIW has served as a call to action for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to ensure that infants are fully immunized against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. In 2011, NIIW is observed April 23-30.