Southwest weekly health notes
April 15, 2012 8:50AM
Updated: May 17, 2012 8:03AM
Check your baby’s vaccine records
MORRIS — National Infant Immunization Week (April 21-28) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities in the United States.
Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious disease; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunization.
So, check your child’s immunization record to see if they are up to date with their immunizations.
If you are not sure or have any questions, call the Grundy County Health Department Immunization Coordinator at 815-941-3417.
If you need to schedule an appointment, the department has immunization clinics on Wednesday; call the nursing secretary at 815-941-3419.
Vaccines are given to children ages 2 months through 18 years who meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible for this program one of the following must be met: enrolled in Medicaid, does not have health insurance, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or has health insurance that does not pay for vaccines.
The department asks for a $15 donation per vaccines, but no one is turned away if unable to pay.