To celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout our lives, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.
“Children who don’t receive recommended vaccines are at risk of getting the disease or illness and of having a severe case,” said Dr. John Arnold, who provides pediatric care at The Children’s Center of DCMC. “Every dose of every vaccine is important to protect your child and others in the community from infectious diseases. I always ask parents if they have questions and I am happy to discuss the proven benefits of childhood vaccination.”
Immunization protects future generations by reducing the prevalence of serious diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their family and community. Parents can find out more about the recommended immunization schedule at cdc.gov/vaccines/parents or call 920.743.5566.