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Protecting our babies: National Infant Immunization Week, April 22-28

Full immunization fends off 11 childhood diseases, says Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Is your child fully immunized? Health officials urge parents and caregivers to check their children’s immunization records during National Infant Immunization Week, April 22-28. Governor Gary Locke has proclaimed it Childhood Immunization Week in Washington state.

The most recent immunization survey (1998) showed that 22% of 2-year-olds in Snohomish County are not fully protected against serious diseases including measles, mumps, diphtheria, polio, chickenpox and hepatitis B. Vaccines are needed against all of these illnesses by a child’s second birthday, and booster shots later in life are necessary for some of them.

“Our recent close encounter with measles in Island County underscores the need to protect children of all ages from preventable disease,” said Stacy Kiyasu, RN, Clinic Manager at Snohomish Health District. “We urge all parents to keep their children healthy by seeing to their timely immunization,” she said.

For more information about childhood immunizations: Call your health care provider; the Snohomish Health District clinics; the Washington State Department of Health “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies” line, 1.800.322.2588; or check the Web site for Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/niiw.

Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works to improve the health of individuals, families and communities through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats.

[sidebar] Snohomish Health District operates two clinics:

Main Clinic – 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 108 -- Everett, WA 98201
Visits by appointment:
Monday & Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To schedule Main Clinic appointments: 425.339.5220
Walk-in visits:
Monday & Wednesday, 1 - 5:30 p.m.

South County Clinic -- 6101 200th SW -- Lynnwood, WA 98036
Visits by appointment:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday &Thursday, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To schedule South County appointments: 425.775.3522
Walk-in visits:
Tuesday & Thursday, 1 - 5:30 p.m.

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