CCHD Celebrates National Infant Immunization Week!
The Cascade City County Health Department is celebrating National Infant Immunization week April 16th-23rd. Since their licensure, immunizations have proved to be a vital weapon in fighting disease. Hundreds of communities across the nation and the world will be celebrating the role immunizations have in protecting our communities and most importantly, our families.
Come celebrate with CCHD! Parents can stop in at the City County Health Department to get their children immunized, no appointments are needed. CCHD Public Health Nurses are immunization experts who receive continued education throughout every year. They will be available to answer questions about vaccinations and help parents determine if their kids’ shots are up to date.
Vaccines are among the most cost-effective public health tool in preventing disease and death. They not only protect the individual, but they protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Among children born between 1994-2013, vaccines will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.
“Immunizations protect our children from diseases that were so prevalent in the past. Most parents today have never seen the effects that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a child, family, or community” says Jill Furan, CCHD Public Health Nurse.
The City County Health Department offers immunizations on a walk-in basis. All forms of payments and insurances are taken. No child will be denied vaccinations for an inability to pay.