Protect Me With 3+ is an annual poster and video contest, and a collaboration between The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health. We believe your health is worth a shot. Targeting youth in middle and high schools, the contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations among preteens, teenagers and parents, and increase vaccination rates for several important vaccines. More information here
Submission now being accepted through January 27, 2019
Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people vaccinated against a known infectious disease, such as measles? A new research study from Dartmouth College shows that past problems with vaccines can cause a phenomenon known as ‘hysteresis’. Hysteresis means creating a negative history that stiffens public resolve against vaccination, says these Dartmouth researchers. Read On
Ensuring you have enough vaccines for your eligible patient population is a priority. In this issue of the NJ VFC Program Announcement, we address your frequently asked questions and review the steps for successful vaccine ordering. Read the VFC Announcement to learn more.
Infants born to hepatitis B-positive women must receive the accurate doses of HBV vaccine and HBIG to ensure
Prevention of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
The 2018 statement incorporates guidance for vaccination and testing of people at occupational risk for hepatitis B virus exposure (such as healthcare providers), including persons vaccinated as infants or adolescents who now test negative for anti-HBs.
Vaccinate Your Family: The Next Generation of Every Child By Two, has prepared this second annual State of the ImmUnion
report to examine how strong our defenses truly are against vaccine-preventable diseases and what we can do, as public health
advocates and legislators, to make our country stronger and more resilient in the face of emerging health threats. Read the full report HERE
The 2018 adult immunization schedule has also been approved by the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Read On.