BPHC Bulletin: Celebrate #WellChildWednesday and Help Promote Childhood Vaccinations

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Each Wednesday for six weeks, HRSA is publishing information on its social media accounts to encourage parents and stakeholders to keep up with important well-child visits and immunizations, as CDC data shows that fewer children are receiving timely immunizations this year compared to last year. Declines in vaccination coverage can leave young children and communities vulnerable to otherwise preventable diseases like measles.

Today, join HRSA in promoting the importance of vaccinations: Visit HRSA’s Facebook page or Twitter account and share this very important message to your health center’s social media. Be sure to use and follow #WellChildWednesdays to stay involved in the conversation.

Consider using one of these messages:

#WellChildWednesdays reminder: #Pediatric #providers are there for you and your #child during this #COVID19 crisis, so use your #WednesdayMotivation to schedule a well-child visit #today! View the benefits of such visits: https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics/child-health/bright-futures.html

The #COVID19 pandemic is a reminder of the lifesaving power of #vaccines. Remember to keep your #children's #vaccinations up to date for deadly #vaccine-preventable #diseases: https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics/child-health/bright-futures.html  #WellChildWednesdays

Join #HRSA in celebrating #WellChildWednesdays by scheduling an appointment with your #pediatric #provider today! Your provider’s office is a safe place to ask questions about children’s health, to discuss #COVID19-related concerns and to get #immunizations for your child. #LearnMore: https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-topics/child-health/bright-futures.html

For more information on these efforts, view last week’s Primary Health Care Digest.