NIIW

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NIIWNational Infant Immunization Week (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the country have joined together each year during NIIW to promote infant immunization.
During NIIW, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, and health care professionals will conduct parent outreach, clinician education activities, and other events to highlight the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and to call attention to immunization achievements.
NIIW provides an opportunity to celebrate immunization achievements, recognize partners and volunteers dedicated to childhood immunization, and revitalize community efforts to maintain high vaccination levels.
During NIIW, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, and health care professionals will host events and educational activities for parents and clinicians.
NIIW and VFC were initially created in response to a measles epidemic in which thousands of persons became infected as a result of low vaccination coverage among children aged <2 years (1).
For the second consecutive year, NIIW will be observed simultaneously with World Immunization Week, an initiative of the World Health Organization to promote immunization and advance equity in the use of vaccines and universal access to vaccination services.
This year, NIIW will be observed simultaneously with World Immunization Week (WIW), the first ever global immunization observance, an initiative of the World Health Organization to promote immunization and advance equity in the use of vaccines and universal access to vaccination services.
NIIW is now part of a broad global initiative that is held in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) Vaccination Week in the Americas.
To support NIIW and VWA events nationwide, CDC provides annually updated English- and Spanish-language planning guides, campaign materials, and public relations tools.
During NIIW, states and communities will sponsor activities designed to highlight the need to achieve and maintain high childhood vaccination coverage rates.