Prizes for immunization participation
Immunizations can protect children from 14 serious diseases by 2 years old. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Provention (CDC) vaccines will prevent an estimated 855,000 deaths in the lifetime of children born betwen 1994 and 2016.
The diseases vaccines prevent can be dangerous or even deadly. Vaccines reduce a child’s risk of infection by working with their body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease, the CDC explains about the importance of immunizing.
“What an amazing thing that we have vaccines to be able to protect our kids, we need to utilize what we have so we can protect them and create a brighter future,” Cynthia Mattinson, Vaccine Coordinator, said. “As a parent and grandparent, vaccinations help give me peace of mind knowing all that they do to protect those I love.”
Before making the decision to immunize a child, parents may want to know more about how vaccines work, how vaccines work with the child’s immune system, side effects or risks, ingredients or safety. Parents can learn more information at www.cdc.gov or visit TriCounty Health Department to speak with one of the experienced, skilled nurses.
TriCounty Health Department in Roosevelt and Vernal is holding a coloring contest and drawing for children that receive immunizations in April. TriCounty Health is located in Vernal at 133 S. 500 E. and in Roosevelt at 409 E. 200 N.