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 August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Immunization has been the most successful public health program of the 20th century. ~ Renee Jenkins, M. C., American Academy of PediatricsNIW

Remember when you were little and had small pox? Probably not as the last U. S. case was in 1949 and the last case in the world occurred in 1979. Thanks to vaccines, diseases like small pox that once devastated communities and wiped out entire families are now very rare.  

August is a good time to remind ourselves of just how important immunizations are. They can prevent serious illnesses like tetanus, flu, measles, pneumonia and even cancer.  Keep yourself and your family members up to date on vaccines.
  • Adolescents and adults click here to learn which vaccines you should discuss at your next visit office visit.
  • Parents of kids age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.   
  • Pregnant? Find out which vaccines you and your growing baby need, here.
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National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Feeding our kids with breast milk is one of the best things we can do for them. For everything you've ever  wanted to know about breastfeeding, check out Breastfeeding: Medline Plus.

Did you know certified lactation counselors are at your disposal on the first and third Wednesday of each month right here in Canandaigua? Visit the Baby Cafe at Child and Family Resources, 514 S. Main Street, from 10 - 11:30 am. It's free and it's fun!

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Mary L. Beer, RN, MPH
Public Health Director 
3019 County Complex Dr.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:30 am-5:00 pm
Ph: (585) 396-4343
Fx: (585) 396-4551

After Hours Emergencies
Contact the Ontario County Sheriff's
Departmet at (585) 394-4560 and
ask for Public Health Nurse on call.
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