National Infant Immunization Week

April 21st marks the annual start of National Infant Immunization Week, which is celebrated alongside World Immunization Week. Since 1994, the last week in April has been dedicated to highlighting the positive impact of childhood and adult vaccinations.

We’ll be taking this time to highlight an episode of Healthy Cleveland where host Leah Haslage sat down with Nurse Annette from the Cleveland Department of Public Health to discuss the importance of immunization and vaccination.

For newborns, the following vaccinations are recommended:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus Influenzae B
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate

For adolescents, a different set of vaccinations is suggested:

  • Menactra
  • HPV

Finally, there are certain vaccinations recommended for adults:

  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis)
  • Zostavax

There are two immunization clinics in the city of Cleveland, where you can take you or your children to receive immunization shots:

McCafferty Health Center 
4242 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Telephone: 216-651-5005

J. Glen Smith Health Center
11100 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Telephone: 216-294-4100

To learn more about  services provided by the Cleveland Department of Health, you can go to
or call 216-664-3609

We also recommend going to to learn more on National Infant Immunization Week.

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