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Immunizations: Do Shots Hurt?
posted on: February 25, 2015
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

Shots may hurt for a moment but they will protect your child for a lifetime. High immunization rates in a community will protect those who cannot be vaccinated, including infants under 12 months. These infants and unvaccinated children are at a high risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death due to measles and other preventative diseases.  Call Naples Alliance for Children, Collier County Health Department (239-252-8218) or your pediatrician for tips on how to prepare your child for less frightening experience.  More information can be found at American Pediatric Association web site. 

If you have a young child in your family make certain that he or she has the necessary immunizations.  Call: Collier County Medical Society (239-261-6560)  if you have no family physician or the Collier County Health Department (239-774-8200) if you need financial assistance.   

Naples Alliance for Children addresses the issue of Immunizations in our recent video which airs February 23 through March 23 , 5:00 PM on the Education Channel 99.  Our guests are David Fee, Operations and Management Consultant, Department of Health Immunization Section, Fort Myers Field Office and Cynthia Whetsell, RN, Executive Community Health Nursing Director, Director/Family and Personal Health Florida Department of Health – Collier County

Naples Alliance for Children is Your Navigation & Guide as you are seeking information and resources you need.  Call 239-649-5260 or e-mail info@napleschild.org.  Watch NAFC: 5:00 pm on Education Channel 99.

 

Children’s Health: We Cannot Say Tomorrow
posted on: February 02, 2015
posted by: Naples Alliance for Children

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“Many things we need can wait, the child cannot.  Now is the time his bones are formed, his blood made, his mind developed.  To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.”  Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Poet

Our children cannot wait.  The American Pediatric Association , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Collier County Health Department all recommend children receive the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at age 12-15 months, and again at 4-6 years. High immunization rates in a community will protect those who cannot be vaccinated, including infants under 12 months of age. These infants are at the highest risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death due to measles.

If you have a young child in your family make certain that he or she has the necessary immunizations.  Call: Collier County Medical Society (239-261-6560)  if you have no family physician or the Collier County Health Department (239-774-8200) if you need financial assistance.   As citizens of Collier County we must work to save tax dollars by investing in our children now.

Naples Alliance for Children is Your Navigation & Guide as you are seeking information and resources you need.  Call 239-649-5260 or e-mail info@napleschild.org.  Watch NAFC: 5:00 pm on Education Channel 99.