Health District to Observe National Infant Immunization Week

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance held April 16-23, 2016. The purpose of the observance is to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger.

Dr. William Burgin, the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District's Local Health Authority states, "In observance of NIIW, the Health District would like to call attention to the positive impact of vaccinations on the lives of infants and children."

Immunizations can save your child's life. Because of the 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, have bee eliminated completely and others are close to extinction-primarily due to safe and effective vaccines.

An example of the great impact that vaccines can have is the elimination of polio in the United States. Polio was once America's most-feared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States.

The Health District’s Immunization Clinic will hold a NIIW Information Fair at Cole Park, located at 1526 Ocean Drive from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. For more information contact Public Information Officer Noelia Rodriguez at (361) 826-7220 or via email at