National Infant Immunization Week is April 27-May 4. To help educate the
Campbell County, Wyoming community on the importance of immunizations,
Campbell County Health experts at the Campbell County Medical Group
Kid Clinic and
Pediatrics Clinic have put together some videos and blog posts.
Francesca McCaffrey, a pediatrician in the Campbell County Medical Group
Pediatrics Clinic, outlines some steps you can take to help your child's vaccination
visit go smoothly in this video.
Check out some more information from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how vaccines strengthen your baby’s immune system below.
Your child is exposed to thousands of germs every day in their environment.
This happens through the food they eat, air they breathe and the things
they put in their mouth.
Babies are born with immune systems that can fight most germs, but there
are some deadly diseases they can’t handle. That’s why they
need vaccines to strengthen their immune system.
Vaccines use very small amounts of antigens to help your child’s
immune system recognize and learn to fight serious diseases. Antigens
are parts of germs that cause the body’s immune system to go to
work. Vaccines contain only a tiny fraction of the antigens that babies
encounter in their environment every day.
Francesca McCaffrey, DO, MPH, works with Dr.
Hollie Stewart, and
Valerie Amstadt, PA-C, at the CCMG
Pediatrics Clinic located in the
Main Clinic at 501 S. Burma Avenue in Gillette, Wyoming, on the south side of Campbell
County Memorial Hospital. Learn more about this practice at