Click on the image to the right to view NJDOH and NJIN’s latest webinar, Positive Approaches for Managing Vaccination Fears and Misinformation, as presented by Jennifer Smith, MPH, CHES, and Jenish Sudhakaran, MPH.

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    The Bergen County Jail will continue its quarantine for another week after last month’s mumps outbreak, officials announced Monday. “To err on the side of caution, the quarantine will remain in place through the end of the week, at which time the active status will be revisited by officials in the Bergen County Department of Health […]

  • A UN high-level event to champion children’s right to immunization

    Tackling misinformation & building trust to achieve universal health coverage UNICEF and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations are holding a high-level event to bring together decision makers, the global health community, governments, civil society actors, and the private sector, including technology companies to take action in combating misinformation on vaccination, building […]

  • Insurers Are Not Paying Enough For HPV Vaccines — And Our Kids Are Paying The Price

    A majority of American teenagers, boys and girls, are reaching adulthood without the full protection of the vaccine. Sometimes they don’t get vaccinated because they or their parents are opposed to the vaccine (for reasons that irk me too much to dwell upon right now). To increase vaccination rates, we need to overcome people’s resistance […]

  • 275 Mumps Cases Reported During March 2019

    April 9th, 2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported 426 mumps virus infections during the January to March 29, 2019 timeframe. These mumps cases were reported by 34 states and the District of Columbia on April 9, 2019. This news is actually a positive trend when compared with the 2,251 […]

  • Measles warning letters: Chicago-area hospitals will tell anti-vaccine parents their kids are at risk

    Chicago-area doctors are ratcheting up pressure on local families that opt not to vaccinate their children, following measles outbreaks here and across the country. In coming weeks, at least three local health systems – NorthShore University HealthSystem, Advocate Aurora Health and Lurie Children’s Hospital – plan to send letters to parents of children who aren’t […]

  • Lawmakers Move to End Religious Exemption for Mandatory Vaccinations

    The New Jersey Assembly passed a measure late last week removing the religious exemption as a reason parents can refrain from having their children vaccinated. While the measure was just an amendment to a larger bill on mandatory immunization (A-3818), it signaled a new position state officials may be taking in the controversial vaccination debate.  […]

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