Orange County health officials encouraging residents to immunize infants

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is encouraging all residents to immunize their infants.

As part of National Infant Immunization Week, which takes place from April 24 to April 30, FDOH will use this week to educate parents, caregivers and health care providers on the importance of immunizations for children from birth to two years old.

The week is also a “call to action” to ensure that all children are protected from 14 serious childhood illnesses, according to officials.

In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a significant drop in childhood vaccinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That trend continues to be low, which is why it’s so important to stay on top of your children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccine schedules,” reads a press release from FDOH in Orange County.

For parents that are interested in scheduling immunizations but lack a health care provider, visit the FDOH Immunization Program webpage to schedule an appointment or call 407-723-5004.

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