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
- Haemophilus Influenzae B
- Pneumococcal Conjugate
For adolescents, a different set of vaccinations is suggested:
Finally, there are certain vaccinations recommended for adults:
- TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis)
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
J. Glen Smith Health Center
11100 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44108
To learn more about services provided by the Cleveland Department of Health, you can go to clevelandhealth.org
or call 216-664-3609
We also recommend going to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/overview.html to learn more on National Infant Immunization Week.