CDC and HHS will collaborate with state and local health departments, the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on NIIW events across the United States, including events in Nevada; Colorado; Hidalgo County, Texas, and communities along the United States-Mexico border to promote and provide infant vaccinations.
NIIW's continuing theme is "Love them. Protect them. Immunize them."
"We can now protect more children from more vaccine-preventable diseases than ever before," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's
Every day, 11,000 babies are born in the
"The suffering or death from a vaccine-preventable disease is an unnecessary human tragedy," said Schuchat. "Let us renew our efforts to ensure that no child, adolescent or adult will needlessly suffer from a vaccine-preventable disease."
CDC has English and Spanish-language public education campaign materials available to communities, including television public service announcements, posters, print advertisements, informational articles, and educational materials for parents and providers. Additional information about NIIW-VWA and childhood vaccination is available from CDC's