Children First: Immunization Awareness

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Each year the Center for Disease Control says around fifty thousand people in the US die of some sort of disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine. Health officials say preventing those deaths starts at an early age, by getting our children immunized.

The Barren River Health Department held a birthday party for a group of toddlers Tuesday morning. The idea behind the party was to celebrate the fact that all of the children are up to date on their shots. Health workers say it’s important that parents keep their children immunized to keep diseases away. The party was held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week scheduled for the last week of April.

For more information on keeping your child immunized, you can call the Barren River Health Department at (270) 781-2490 or log onto the Center for Disease Control at