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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:06 am

As we observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the Pima County Health Department would like to recognize local child care providers who have scored between 95-100 percent on their first immunization data report, which is a record of children immunized within their centers.

Vaccines are among the most successful and cost- effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases.

Young children rely on the champions in their lives to keep them safe and healthy. Those champions may include parents who keep a record of their child’s

vaccinations and ask at each doctor appointment whether their child is up-to-date on immunizations. Those champions may also be doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who share scientifically-accurate, up-to-date information about vaccines with parents. During this week, communities across the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia celebrate these CDC Childhood Immunization Champions.

“We would like to recognize the childhood immunization champions here in Pima County child care programs who are working hard to ensure a safe and healthy environment in which children can thrive and grow,” said Dr. Francisco García, Public Health Director.

On the following page is a list of local child care providers who have achieved between 95-100 percent rate of immunization within the center on their first immunization data report.

For more information about National Infant Immunization Week, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/index.html.

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