NATIONAL INFANT IMMUNIZATION WEEK
It’s that time again. How time flies when you’re having fun giving immunizations to millions of screaming babies while pacifying the sobbing new moms! As a nurse, it’s a challenging task giving pediatric immunizations; especially when they are either, holding their breath, kicking you in the crotch, or screaming so loud you know damage is occurring to your eardrums. And sometimes the kids will do all this stuff too!
“BUT IT IS SOOOO NECESSARY TO IMMUNIZE YOUR CHILD!” ~Nurse Mommy
“This year marks the first time that National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, is joined by World Immunization Week,” reports the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)** This shows you how more organizations are backing this urgent movement.
Check with your child’s provider to see if he or she is up-to-date and here is the current requirement list for go-getter parents:
AAP is one of many partners with ONE campaign and The Million Moms Challenge. For additional information, check out these fabulous sites:
- Shot@Life http://www2.aap.org/immunization/about/globalshotatlife.html
- ONE Campaign http://www2.aap.org/immunization/about/globalONE.html
- Million Moms Challenge http://www.millionmomschallenge.org/
(Source: AAP, April 23, 2012)
**The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.