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“Immunization is one of the most important tools parents have to protect their children from serious, preventable diseases,” said Health and Senior Services Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.
“These diseases are a constant threat – as the current mumps outbreak in the
A list of local events is available on the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) web site at www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/njiiw_06schedule_events.pdf.
National Infant Immunization Week, sponsored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is being held in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization’s Vaccination Week in the
Childhood immunization coverage levels in the
Immunizing a child protects not only that child, but entire communities by reducing the spread of disease to those who have not been vaccinated for medical or other reasons.
The department distributes more than one million doses of vaccine to more than 2,500 physicians participating in the federally funded Vaccines for Children program. Through the program, free vaccine is available to infants and children whose families are uninsured, underinsured, on Medicaid or FamilyCare. Free vaccine is also available to Native Americans and Alaskan natives.
Once trained, providers find that the registry system is easy to use, saves time, and allows them to share needed immunization information with others. The registry also has been enhanced to allow providers to download an official childhood immunization record directly from the NJIIS site.
In addition, the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program has been involved in promoting and supporting new partnerships with community based initiatives, statewide coalitions, and provider education activities to ensure more children are immunized on time, every time.
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