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Immunization

Opinion: BIO CEO Jim Greenwood on ‘Don’t Let Fear Trump Science – Vaccinate Your Child’

Jim Greenwood

Washington, DC, August 24, 2017Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood wrote the following op-ed that was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on August 23:

The nice lady had sugar cubes. My classmates and I lined up, single file, at Richboro Elementary School more than half a century ago, waiting for our taste. For a kid, it was a serendipitous moment — our parents were actually ordering us to consume sweets to keep us healthy.

These were no ordinary sugar cubes, though. We were in line to take the new oral polio vaccine. Continue reading

New Jersey Department of Health Celebrates Power of Immunizations Throughout August

Trenton, NJ, August 1, 2017 — During National Immunization Awareness Month, the New Jersey Department of Health is encouraging residents to make sure they are up-to-date with their immunizations to protect themselves and others from serious and sometimes deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines are needed throughout the lifespan, from birth through adulthood.

“One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is to stay up-to-date with the recommended childhood immunizations,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett said. Continue reading

New Jersey Department of Health Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week

Trenton, NJ, April 23, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Health and local health partners are promoting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) with events across the state.

NIIW, an annual observance highlighting the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities, will be celebrated April 22 through 29.

“The best way to protect infants from 14 serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles, is to make sure they receive recommended immunizations,” Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett said. “This week serves as a reminder for parents to be sure their child is up-to-date on all recommended vaccines.” Continue reading

National Infant Immunization Week Highlights Importance of Childhood Disease Protection

Trenton, NJ, April 21, 2015 ― Raising awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations in protecting children, families and communities, New Jersey Department of Health State Epidemiologist Dr. Tina Tan will visit the Center for Health Education, Medicine, & Dentistry (CHEMED) during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), an annual observance held since 1994.

CHEMED, a federally qualified health center, will focus on boosting immunization rates in their clinic for those children birth through age two years with a goal of vaccinating approximately 600 children by the end of NIIW.

This event will be held on April 22 at 11:30 am at CHEMED, 1771 Madison Avenue, Lakewood. Continue reading