COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -This week is National Infant Immunization Week.
National Infant Immunization Week brings awareness of the importance of having infants immunized on the recommended schedule. This week gives an opportunity to highlight the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially to infants and young children.
"It's just really important to have your children immunized because that's the one way that you can keep them healthy, keep them safe, and keep them from getting sick unnecessarily," said Pam Kirkland, public relations and information coordinator at the Columbus Health Department.
Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in the United States.