Rep. Maloney Statement on National Infant Immunization Week
"On Monday, the first day of National Infant Immunization Week, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that at least 704 people in the United States have been sickened this year by measles. This is the greatest number of cases in a single year in 25 years, and makes it clear how absolutely vital it is for parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. More than 500 of the people infected were not, and more than one-third of the cases are children younger than 5.
"The best way to protect your child from these preventable diseases is to vaccinate them. Delaying or refusing vaccines leaves your child vulnerable and puts other at risk. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting yourself and your family vaccinated. I’m vaccinated, my kids are vaccinated and I believe everyone who can get vaccinated should. Vaccines are safe and effective, and I implore all of my constituents to vaccinate their children to make sure they are keeping their kids and other kids safe and healthy."
For more information on how vaccines help save children’s lives, visit cdc.gov (with link to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/#ivax2protect)