Diaper banks, We Can Do This campaign team to protect children as young as 6 months from COVID-19 | Your money

New Haven, July 06 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Representative Rosa DeLauro, who represents Connecticut’s 3rd congressional district; and other officials gathered in New Haven, Conn., today to kick off HHS’ We Can Do This campaign’s partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network to educate parents about COVID-19 vaccines, which are now available and recommended for children aged 6 months and older.

“Thanks to the rigorous, comprehensive, and independent review of data by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and their strict commitment to following the science,” Secretary Becerra said in a statement. earlier statement, “We are reaching another major milestone in our efforts to protect more children, their families and our communities as we strive to end the pandemic. We are following the data and the science as we ensure that all Americans are eligible for and have access to COVID-19 vaccines and boosters to prevent serious illness and save lives.Based on the actions of the CDC and FDA, we now know that vaccinating our children 6 months through 5 years is safe and effective and we are ready to immunize millions of children.

HHS partners with the National Diaper Bank Network and other community organizations to ensure evidence-based vaccine information is available to all families, especially those in medically underserved communities.

“Connecticut is so proud to be home to the National Diaper Bank Network,” said Rep. DeLauro, “which strives to provide children in all 50 states with the diapers and supplies they need to thrive. This partnership means that timely information about COVID vaccines and young children will be available in the communities that have suffered the most from the pandemic.

Today’s launch event took place at the Fair Haven Community Health Center, which provides vaccines for children aged 6 months and older. Children under 5 receive their first COVID protection at the clinic.

“We are dedicated to the idea that every family should have the things they need to thrive,” said Joanne Goldblum, CEO of National Diaper Bank Network. “The zip code in which a baby is born should not affect their right to be clean, dry and healthy. Diaper banks across the country will include immunization information sheets and other resources in every pack of diapers they distribute.Some diaper banks will partner with community health centers to create the kind of clinic that families enjoy today.

“During the pandemic,” said Janet Stolfi Alfano, executive director of The Diaper Bank of Connecticut, “we have increased our distribution of diapers, menstrual supplies and other basic material necessities to meet a growing need here in the Connecticut. Being part of We Can Do This is another way we are making sure young children are safe and cared for during this difficult time.

About the National Layer Banking Network

The National Diaper Bank Network is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the need for diapers in America, leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families, including the access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods.

About We Can Do It

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 Public Education Campaign is a national initiative aimed at increasing public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while strengthening basic prevention measures.

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