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Category Archives: The Importance of Immunizations

Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule Posted on Apr 23

Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

Most parents vaccinate their children according to CDC’s recommended immunization schedule, protecting them from 14 potentially serious diseases before their second birthday. We are lucky in Massachusetts that we have high vaccination coverage for the majority of recommended vaccines. In fact, for children 19-35 months of   …Continue Reading Parents: Why It’s Best to Follow the Recommended Immunization Schedule

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Posted on Jan 2

HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Imagine if you could protect your child against cancer. Turns out, you can – with the HPV vaccine. What you need to know about HPV and HPV-related cancers HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very   …Continue Reading HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu Posted on Nov 6

Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

As the busy holiday season approaches, now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you haven’t already. It’s the best protection against the flu for you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine   …Continue Reading Protect Your Family and Yourself Against Flu

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases Posted on Aug 28

Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

It’s Back To School season so make sure your child is up to date on all recommended vaccines. Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly   …Continue Reading Send Your Children Back to School Protected from Serious Diseases

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines Posted on Aug 22

Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases? As   …Continue Reading Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines

Adults – Why Vaccines Are Important For You Posted on Aug 14

Did you know you need vaccines throughout your life? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines you received can wear off over time and you may need a booster. There also are specific vaccines that you may need   …Continue Reading Adults – Why Vaccines Are Important For You

Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby Posted on Aug 7

Vaccines are an important component of a healthy pregnancy and there are a few things to you need to know to protect yourself and your baby from vaccine-preventable diseases. Women should be up to date on their vaccines before becoming pregnant, and should receive vaccines   …Continue Reading Pregnant? What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself & Your Baby

Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection Posted on Jul 31

Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of   …Continue Reading Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection

Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time! Posted on Apr 24

Don’t Fall Behind - Vaccinate On Time!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. This year, NIIW is April 22-29, 2017. One of the   …Continue Reading Don’t Fall Behind – Vaccinate On Time!

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award Posted on Mar 15

DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award

The Department of Public Health is delighted to announce that the Director of the state’s  Immunization Program, Pejman Talebian, has won the 2017 Natalie J. Smith, M.D. Award for excellence in program management from the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), a national organization which represents   …Continue Reading DPH Immunization Program Director Wins National Award