County Health Departments offer free Immunizations this week
In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is offering free routine immunizations for infants and children through 18 years of age at all county health departments the week of April 22-26.
MSDH, along with the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, recommends immunizations for infants and children from birth through 18 years of age for protection against childhood diseases.
Vaccinations in this promotion include protection for infants, children and adolescents against the following diseases:
* Varicella (chicken pox)
* Tetanus * Hepatitis A
* Pertussis * Hepatitis B
* Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Mississippians are strongly encouraged to call their local county health department to check availability before arriving at the clinic. For more information on recommended and required childhood vaccinations, visit the MSDH website at www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations or call 1-866-458-4948.