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County Health Departments Offering Free Childhood Immunizations

April 24, 2009
 
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Starting Monday April 27 through Friday May 1, at all county health departments, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is offering free routine immunizations for infants and children through 18 years of age.

“Immunizations are essential to give infants and children a healthy start in life,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary Currier. “Statistics show dramatic declines in sickness and death from vaccine-preventable diseases.  Immunizations are the best protection we can offer our children against these often deadly diseases.”

MSDH – along with the Advisory Committee on 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.

This promotion is held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week, an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievement of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities.

Mississippians can visit any county health department during regular working hours for vaccinations.


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Last reviewed on Apr 24, 2009
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U web@HealthyMS.com

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