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National Infant Immunization Week



National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States and Oregon.


During NIIW the United States celebrates the CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. Dr. Joel Amundson (Dr. Joel), MD, FAAP is Oregon’s recipient of the 2018 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award in recognition of his work to improve public health through childhood immunizations. Learn more about Dr. Joel.


Immunization is the safest and most effective public health tool for preventing disease and death

  • Vaccinating our families according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended immunization schedules not only protects our loved ones, but our entire community as well. 
  • Improving immunization rates is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
  • National Immunization Awareness Month is held every year in August. See how Oregon gets involved.

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