Welcome to the Kankakee County Health Department
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION WEEK
APRIL 18 – 25, 2015
- Several milestones have been reached in controlling vaccine-preventable diseases among infants worldwide. Vaccines have drastically reduced infant death and disability caused by preventable diseases in the United States.
- Through immunizations, infants and children are protected from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
- It’s easy to think of these as diseases of the past. But the truth is they still exist. Children in the United States can –and do—still get some of these diseases. That is why it is very important to get your child immunized.
If your child needs immunizations, please contact your child’s physician or the Kankakee County Health Department for an appointment—(815) 802-9400.
Reliable sources relating to immunizations:
The Kankakee County Health Department believes that it is the right of all citizens to have access to a broad continuum of community-based services that protect, maintain and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community, and provide a safe and healthy environment.
The department continually assesses the health needs and resources available, promotes development of appropriate needed programs and assures that quality services are acceptable, available, accessible and accountable. These services are delivered in a manner that respects individual and community dignity, values and rights as well as established federal, state and local standards.
Adopted March 6, 1995