Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have been prevented by childhood immunizations. Countless more miss time from day care and school because they are not immunized as recommended.
National Infant Immunization Week will be observed from April 20 – 27, 2013. It is a joint annual observance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization/Pan America Health Organization. Immunization campaigns to highlight the need for routine and timely vaccinations for infants and children are launched simultaneously in the United States and in other countries of the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific, Africa and Europe.
The week of April 22, the City of Lubbock Health Department will offer state-supplied children’s immunizations at the following locations:
April 22 St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 3708 45th St. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 23 Groves Library 5520 19th St. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 24 Dream Center 30th St. & Ave L 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
All children must meet Texas Department of State Health Services’ guidelines to receive state supplied vaccines.
An immunization record is required at the time immunizations are requested.