Daytona Beach— The Florida Department of Health in Volusia recognizes April 21-28
as National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). The annual observance promoting
the benefits of immunizations for children from birth to two years old
also celebrates the milestones achieved in controlling vaccine-preventable
diseases among infants worldwide.
No-cost child immunizations are available without an appointment at all
three DOH-Volusia locations:
· 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach
· 717 W. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach
· 775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Orange City.
Information on child and adult immunizations is available online at
NIIW is a call to action for parents, caregivers and health care providers
to ensure that all children are protected from birth against 14 serious
childhood illnesses. It is important that parents and health care providers
work together to follow the recommended Advisory Committee on Immunizations
schedule to protect infants and children by providing immunity early in
life, before they encounter potentially life threatening diseases.
The department is committed to increasing the rate of immunization among
Florida’s children under two years of age. Recently, the department
worked with a diverse group of public and private partners to update the
State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Over the next five years, the department
and partners will work to increase access to immunizations for infants
and pregnant women and increase access to vaccine-preventable diseases
in children and teens.
To learn more about the department’s immunization-related goals,
Source: DOH-Volusia County