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Legislation #: 050454 Introduction Date: 4/21/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Declaring April 24-30, 2005, as “Kansas City Infant Immunization Week, Bee Wise - Immunize”.

Legislation History
4/19/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/21/2005 Adopted

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Declaring April 24-30, 2005, as Kansas City Infant Immunization Week, Bee Wise - Immunize.


WHEREAS, immunizations are safe and protect our children, families, and community making them one of our most cost-effective public health strategies; and


WHEREAS, nearly 1 million children in the United States are not adequately immunized; and


WHEREAS, each day 11,000 children are born in the U.S. and they are in need of protection from eleven childhood diseases before the age of two; and


WHEREAS, in the first 24 months of life, children need more than 80 percent of their vaccinations to protect them from diseases, disabilities, and death; and


WHEREAS, your healthcare provider can tell you if your child is up to date with their vaccinations; and


WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is committed to ensuring the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes to the greatest extent possible; and


WHEREAS, National Infant Immunization Week is a national effort to educate parents, caregivers, providers, and communities on the importance of timely infant immunization; and


WHEREAS, the Mayor, the City Council of Kansas City, the Kansas City Health Department, the Mid America Immunization Coalition and others are committed to fully immunizing all children by the age of two; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 24-30, 2005, as Kansas City Infant Immunization Week, Bee Wise - Immunize."


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to the Mid America Immunization Coalition, and Donna Alvarado, R.N., Kansas City, Missouri Health Department, and with the encouragement of the Mayor and Council to all children, parents, and communities to immunize their children.