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National Infant Immunization Week April 22-29

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You have the power to protect your child from dangerous and deadly diseases.

-Giving babies the recommended vaccines by age 2 is the best way to protect them from 14 serious diseases, like whooping cough and measles.

                -Protecting your baby can even start before birth by getting whooping cough (pertussis)and flu vaccines during pregnancy.

 -Vaccines are thoroughly  tested before they can be recommended and used, and they are continually monitored to make sure they remain safe and effective.

                -Some babies may experience mild side effects, such as low-grade fever or fussiness, but severe side effects are very rare.

 -Cost should not be a barrier to getting immunized.  The Minnesota Vaccines for Children (MnVFC) program provides free or low-cost shots to children (18 years of age and younger) who don’t have insurance or whose insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines.  Go to the Can My Child Get Free or Low Cost Shots at http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/howpay.html  to see if your child is eligible for the MnVFC program.

 

Todd County Health & Human Services offers immunization clinics and is a MnVFC provider.  For more information on vaccine safety go to: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html

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