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Cooperative Extension’s Collective for Health Equity and Well-Being is a community of Extension personnel and their partners united by their shared commitment to advancing health equity and well-being. Members work together to support the implementation of Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health Equity and Well-Being (2021) to ensure that all people can be as healthy as they can be.

CDC Childhood Vaccination Toolkit


April 22 – 29 is National Infant Immunization Week  It highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases. The new Partner Vaccination Toolkit for early care and education providers explains how early care and education professional can help. Together, we can help raise awareness about the importance of vaccines for infants and young children and encourage parents and caregivers to talk their child’s doctor about staying up to date on their child’s vaccinations.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer children are up to date on all their vaccines, especially children living in poverty and rural areas. A recent uptick in global and domestic measles cases and outbreaks underscores that children who are not vaccinated, or not up to date on their vaccines, are at risk for serious illness.

In support of this week, CDC invites you to:

Being up to date on vaccinations plays a vital role protecting children and communities from serious diseases.

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