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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, Nevada’s toddler immunization rates have increased to 71.9 percent, placing the Silver State above the U.S. national average and 24th in the nation; 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, when people are unvaccinated, outbreaks of diseases like Pertussis (whooping cough) and Measles can, and do, return; and

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

WHEREAS, National Infant Immunization Week is an opportunity to encourage and educate parents, caregivers and healthcare professionals of the importance of immunizing children before their second birthday;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of April 21 - 28, 2018 as

 Infant Immunization Week in Nevada

 

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