Orange County health officials urge parents to vaccinate their kids against 14 illnesses

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — This week is National Infant Immunization Week, and the Florida Department of Health in Orange County is promoting the benefits of immunizations for children from birth to two years old.

NIIW focuses on educating parents, caregivers, and health care providers on the importance of childhood vaccinations

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A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released in 2020 showed a significant drop in childhood vaccinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the CDC, the downward trend continues and suggests staying up to date with your children’s routine checkups and recommended vaccine schedules.

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In a news release, the FDOH in Orange County said there are 14 serious childhood illnesses that children should be vaccinated against.

According to the release, the FDOH in Orange County said it is committed to increasing the rate of immunization among Florida’s children under two years old and encourages parents and caregivers to contact their doctor to schedule their child’s vaccinations.

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If you don’t have a health care provider, you can contact the Immunization Program to schedule an appointment at 407-723-5004 or schedule online by clicking here.

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