Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination in the United States The progress report shows how the nation is doing in reducing the burden of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. Read More Here.
News and Highlights (Adult Immunization)
Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled […]
The Adult Immunization Sourcebook, developed by the New Jersey Immunization Network, in partnership with the American College of Physicians, is now available electronically. The sourcebook has valuable information for health care providers and professionals on topics such as vaccine safety and administration, recommendation guidelines, and vaccines for special populations. You can view the sourcebook in […]
Read the Policy Statement from the October 2015 issue of Pediatrics.
NJIN was featured in the December 2015 issue of CDC’s Influential News for launching the ACP I Raise the Rates initiative during the Adult Immunization Summit in November. The initiative, which aims to increase adult vaccination rates in the state, was recognized as a National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) activity.
Representative Gene Greene of Texas and Dr. Litjen Tan discuss barriers contributing to our countries stubbornly low adult immunization rates, and provide a call to action to make adult immunization one of the crowning public health achievements of the 21st century in this April 18th Op-Ed piece from The Hill.
The New Jersey Dept. of Health has issued New Guidance for Clinicians caring for patients in the context of the meningococcal disease outbreak at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. View the Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheet for more information. Related Links FDA Approval Letter Trumenba Web Page on FDA Website Trumenba Package Insert
On November 4th the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted an Adult Immunization Summit at Princeton University. The Summit brought together leaders in healthcare, business, government, academia and medical research to discuss how increasing adult immunization rates can improve public health in New Jersey. The Summit featured nationally recognized […]
Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. Every year thousands of adults in the U.S. still suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, and even die due to diseases […]