To the editor:

National Infant Immunization Week was held recently.

It is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children 2 years old or younger.

Five important reasons to vaccinate your child:

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates, and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?

Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children are no longer common in the U.S.—primarily due to safe and effective vaccines.

(Please see the June 15 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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