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Valdosta - Health Officials say getting your infant vaccinated is the best way to protect them from disease but not all children are up to date on their shots.

The South Health District in Valdosta is using National Infant Immunization Week to promote vaccination awareness.

They say not getting proper shots could effect the health of your child and others. 

"Children who get infections are then at risk of passing infections to other people in our community who are not immune. Think about people on anti-cancer treatment, pregnant women and other people who have compromised immune systems," says Debra Adams, Nursing and Clinical Director at the South Health District.

They say most shots are covered by insurance.

Others can be paid for by grants through your local public health office.

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