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WHEREAS, giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases; and

WHEREAS, it is important to vaccinate children on time, according to the childhood immunization schedule, to provide the best protection early in life, when babies are vulnerable and before they are likely to be exposed to diseases; and

WHEREAS, vaccine-preventable diseases still circulate in the United States and around the world, so continued vaccination is necessary to protect everyone from potential outbreaks, and even when diseases are rare in the U.S., they can be brought into the country, putting unvaccinated children at risk; and

WHEREAS, the United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in its history; and

WHEREAS, National Infant Immunization Week encourages parents, caregivers, and A health care professionals to participate in events to increase the awareness of the importance of immunizing children before their second birthday; and

WHEREAS, National Infant Immunization Week will be celebrated as Dart of World Immunization Week, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) during which all six WHO regions will promote immunization, advance equity in the use of vaccines and universal access to vaccination services, and enable cooperation on cross-border immunization activities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of April 22-29, 2017 as

 Infant Immunization Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson