2017 National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week is April 22-29, 2017 

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance, from April 22-29, 2017, 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. Learn more about infant immunizations.

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News For Parents:

Low-Cost Immunizations Now Available for Uninsured Children

No Health Insurance?
We've Got You Covered.

Your child may be eligible for low-cost immunizations through the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program, which provides vaccines to children age 18 and younger.

Learn More About the Texas Vaccines for Children Program

Finally, Your Child's Doctor & Day Care on the Same Page

ImmTrac is Used by Child-Care Facilities to Verify Immunizations  

ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, allows child care facilities to use the same record keeping system as family doctors and other healthcare providers.

Learn More About ImmTrac

Keeping Children Healthy is a Shared Responsibility

Protect Your Newborn Infant by Vaccinating Family Members  

Did you know that immunizing all family members helps to protect infants too? When parents and siblings are immunized, infants contract fewer illnesses.

Download Immunization Schedules

Protect Babies with Vaccines

This PSA shows the many ways parents keep their babies safe and healthy, including through immunization. By vaccinating their children according to CDC's recommended schedule, parents can protect their little ones against 14 serious diseases before they turn two years old. Immunization gives parents the power to protect their babies.

News For Healthcare Providers:

ImmTrac: The Texas Immunization Registry

It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

The Texas Legislature, under Health and Safety Code 161.007(d), has mandated that all healthcare providers who administer vaccines to children under 18 years of age must participate in data reporting to the immunization registry.

Become a Registered Provider

Vaccines Prevent Childhood Diseases

Don't Let Cost Prevent Vaccinations  

The Texas Vaccines for Children Program offers no-cost vaccines to healthcare providers who serve uninsured and low-income populations. Learn more about how your practice can make an impact on improving community health.

Learn About TVFC Participation

Add the 2017 NIIW Logo to Your Email Signature Block

Show your support of the 2017 Observance and help raise awareness by adding the NIIW logo to your email signature block.

See the detailed instructions for the most popular email clients, including Outlook, iOS, and Gmail.

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National Infant Immunization Week is from April 22-29, 2017  

Regional Activities & Events

Each year, several events and activites are planned by local health departments and immunization coalitions across the state. If you are interested in posing your event on this website, please contact the Coalition Coordinator.

NET Health Immunization Coalition

Event: Texas Vaccines For Children Provider Appreciation Luncheon

Audience: TVFC Providers in Smith County

Date and Time: 4/24/2017 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Notes: Invitation Only

NET Health Immunization Coalition

Event: NIIW Promotion Vaccinations and Promotion on TV and Radio

Audience: Families with TVFC Eligible Children

Dates and Times: 4/24-28/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; 4/26/2017 - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: 815 N. Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75702

Notes: TVFC Eligible Children Only

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Event: Baby Happy Hour

Audience: Families with TVFC Eligible Children

Date and Time: 4/27/2017 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Location: 1226 NW 18th Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207

Notes: TVFC Eligible Children

Marshall-Harrison County Health Department

Event: Provider Recognition

Audience: TVFC Providers in Marshall-Harrison County

Date: 4/19/2017

Notes: Invitation Only

Marshall-Harrison County Health Department

Event: Display and Education

Audience: Families with TVFC Eligible Children

Dates: 4/17-21/2017

Location: 805 Lindsey Drive, Marshall, Texas 75670

Notes: TVFC Eligible Children

Comal County Office of Public Health

Event: Kids Health Fair

Audience: General Public

Date: 4/22/2017

Location: 801 W. San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center

Event: NIIW Outreach

Audience: Families with TVFC Eligible Children

Dates and Times: 4/24-25/2017 - Afternoons

Location: 902 West 12th Street, Texarkana, Texas 75501

Notes: TVFC Eligible Children

Additional Resources

The US Centers for Disease control offer a wide range of promotional products that may be reused or modified as you see fit for the purposes of improving public health.

For Your Newsletter

CDC hosts a collection of drop-in articles that can be re-used on your website or blog. Most are written for an audience of parents, however some are also written for healthcare professionals.

Printable Materials for Your Office

These materials may be printed on your office printer, or you may request full-size professionally printed copies from the Immunizations literature order form.

Last updated April 24, 2017