National Infant Immunization Day Event
National Infant Immunization Day is Saturday, April 26, celebrating the successes of immunization programs around the country and highlighting the importance of immunizing. Join us in the Gallatin City-County Health Department parking lot (215 West Mendenhall in Bozeman) from 9am-1pm. Bozeman Deaconess Hospital will have their Community Care Bus set up to provide a number of services and special immunizations for all ages. It’s a great time for back to school vaccinations too!
Services will include:
- Immunizations for infants through adults
- Free adult preventive health screenings
Did you know?
In Gallatin County, approximately 70% of Gallatin County children ages 24-35 months are caught up on all age appropriate vaccines (from the 2012 Gallatin County Community Health Profile). The Gallatin City-County Health Department recommends that all parents get their infants vaccinated. But why?
When you and your children are immunized you are not only benefiting your own family’s health, but you are also protecting the overall health of your community. It may seem as if many of the diseases we vaccinate against are no longer a threat, but it’s important to understand that if we stopped vaccinating, many diseases that are almost unknown today would likely reappear, potentially turning into an epidemic. By vaccinating, you are also helping to protect those in the community who suffer from weaker immune systems, such as babies and older adults who are more vulnerable to diseases that can cause further complications and even death.
For more information about what Immunizations you or your child may need, see the immunization schedules here.
For more information and immunization appointments, call the Gallatin City-County Health Department at (406) 582-3100.
For more information about National Infant Immunization Week, go here.