National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

April 18 - 25, 2015

An annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

HHS, CDC National Infant Immunization Week April 21-28, 2012 button image

On this page:
Parent Resources

Provider Resources
CDC Childhood Immunization Champion

Parent Resources


  • Vaccinate your baby: Video FAQs
    These videos provide answers to frequently asked questions from experts in the fields of immunization and autism. Attention: Non-MDH link


  • Immunization stories
    Minnesota parents share personal stories about why they feel immunizations are important.
  • For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
    A website specifically for parents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with information on vaccines and parent-friendly immunization schedules. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Vaccinate your baby
    Information about vaccines including videos of experts answering common questions about immunization. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Moms Who Vax
    This blog offers stories from parents who have decided to vaccinate their children. Attention: Non-MDH link

Provider Resources

2014 NIIW Toolkit (PDF: 926KB/13 pages)

Immunization Posters
Order free immunization posters from MDH to hang in waiting rooms, exam rooms, lobbies, etc.

Poster image of My influenza vaccine protects my son. Poster image of Protect those you love. Immunize. with pregnant woman.

NIIW Coloring Sheets
Print these coloring sheets for waiting rooms or other events. The sheets also include some infant immunization facts and resources.

Immunization Word Search
Print this immunization word search game for waiting rooms or other events. The sheet also includes additional immunization facts and resources.

Images for waiting room monitors
These images can be added to monitors or digital displays in clinic waiting rooms to promote infant immunization.*

*Note: These are large files, so they may take longer to download. You can also save the files and open them in another program. To save an image, right click on the link and select "Save Target As..."


  • Making the CASE for Vaccines: Communicating about Vaccine Safety
    This webinar from the VIC Network features Alison Singer, founder and president of the Autism Science Foundation, discussing strategies for talking to parents about vaccines and autism and some of the new work being done to find the cause of autism. Attention: Non-MDH link


  • Talking About Vaccines
    This site from the Immunization Action Coalition provides resources, websites and journal articles related to vaccine safety issues. Attention: Non-MDH link

CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award

Updated Monday, December 22, 2014 at 09:59AM