In Recognition of National Infant Immunization Week, April 18-25, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Offers Tips for Parents About Infant Immunization and Its Importance
Infant Immunization Protects Children From Preventable Diseases
COLUMBIA, S.C.— In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week, April 18-25, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital offers tips for parents about infant immunization and its importance. Palmetto Health encourages parents to protect their young children through immunization. According to the Center for Disease Control, every day nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized before age two against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.
Anna-Kathryn Rye, M.D., infectious disease physician at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, lists tips for parents, explaining why immunization is so important. Tips also can be found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website.
For more information about infant immunization, visit www.cdc.gov. If your child needs to be immunized or you would like to speak with a physician to receive more information about immunization, visit PalmettoHealth.org/ChildrensHospital or call 803-296-2273.
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About Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was South Carolina’s first pediatric hospital. Each year, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital treats more than 80,000 sick and injured children. As a major pediatric referral center, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital maintains more than 30 medical subspecialties devoted strictly to children. For more information, visit PalmettoHealth.org/ChildrensHospital.