April 30, 2021 / By Molina Healthcare
Staying on Track: Childhood Immunizations
By Molina Healthcare
It’s been an unusual year, to say the least. Thankfully, the end of the pandemic is getting closer. Now it’s time to get back on track with your child’s scheduled immunization. Each year, we observe National Infant Immunization Week and in 2020, the CDC reported that due to the stay-at-home order, there was a drop in routine childhood vaccinations.
As in-person learning and socializing resumes, immunizing children two and under is more important than ever. Remember, you’ll protect them from 14 serious diseases: Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Flu, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hib, HPV, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Polio, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Rubella, Tetanus and Whooping Cough.
According to the CDC, routine vaccinations for children born between 1994 and 2018 have prevented 419 million illnesses, 8 million hospitalizations, and 936,000 early deaths over the course of their lives.
Here’s a list of reasons why immunizations are important for your baby:
For more information on vaccines, call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines.