04 May The Importance of Infant Immunization
Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, USAID
Over 150 countries, including the U.S., observe April 25-30 as Infant Immunization Week, as occasion for raising awareness about the importance of immunization and, in some places, intensifying vaccination activities. MCHIP recognizes National Infant Immunization Week because we are dedicated to ensuring that every infant and woman of childbearing age in the developing world is fully immunized. To achieve this goal, MCHIP is working with global, regional, and national partners to strengthen health systems by building local capacity to offer effective and sustainable vaccination services. Immunization is encouraged during routinely provided service as part of maternal, newborn and child healthcare packages at the community health center level.