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4/29/2014

With this year’s observance of National Infant Immunization Week, the Mecklenburg County Health Department would like all parents to provide their children a good head start with vaccinations.

Currently, the State of North Carolina requires a series of benchmark vaccines to be given within the first 24 months.

But why wait?

The required vaccinations are available 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, at both health department locations, 249 Billingsley Road and 2845 Beatties Ford Road. You can call (704) 336-6500 for more information.
National Infant Immunization Week is an annual event intended to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have done their part to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children.

Starting this year, the North Carolina Immunization Program (NCIP) will add pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to the measured required series of vaccines. For a complete list of required vaccinations, contact the health department or call your doctor or physician.

Mecklenburg County is in the process of scheduling this summer’s Big Shot Vaccination Clinics. Those dates will be posted on the County webpage when the plans are finalized.