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Vaccination

Congressional Health Committee Leaders from Both Parties Write: ‘Vaccines Save Lives’

Washington, DC, February 23, 2017 — Jessie Hellmann reports in The Hill that top lawmakers from both parties are signing onto a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter to members of Congress to say that “vaccines save lives.”

While the letter did not mention President Trump, he has publicly questioned the effectiveness of vaccines and whether they are linked to autism.

The letter was signed by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate’s health committee, respectively. Continue reading

NJ Department of Health: 900 Ocean County Area Children May Need to Be Revaccinated

Vaccine kid surprise faceTrenton, NJ, January 9, 2017 — Approximately 900 children who participated in a free or low-cost vaccine program in Ocean County may need to be revaccinated because the vaccine they received may not have been properly refrigerated.

The children participated in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, a federally funded, state operated program that provides 1.6 million free or low-cost vaccines to eligible low-income children at more than 1,000 medical offices around the state each year. Continue reading

NJ Department of Health Recognizes National Infant Immunization Week Is April 16-23

Vaccine kid surprise faceTrenton, NJ, April 18, 2016 ― During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the New Jersey Department of Health is highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrating the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

“Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death,” Acting Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett said.  “Vaccines not only help protect immunized individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases.”

Each year during NIIW, the Department supports public health agencies and health care providers across New Jersey as they hold special events to promote the critical importance of vaccinating infants and improve the health of children.

To view a full listing of events, visit http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/index.shtml. Continue reading

WHO Says ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Is Growing Challenge for Immunization Programs Around Globe

WHO LogoGeneva, Switzerland, August 19, 2015 ― According to the World Health Organization (WHO), People who delay or refuse vaccines for themselves or their children are presenting a growing challenge for countries seeking to close the immunization gap.

Globally, 1 in 5 children still do not receive routine life-saving immunizations, and an estimated 1.5 million children still die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines that already exist.

In a special issue of the journal Vaccine, guest-edited by WHO and published today, experts review the role of vaccine hesitancy in limiting vaccine coverage and explore strategies to address it. Vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of safe vaccines despite availability of vaccination services. Continue reading

August Is National Immunization Awareness Month; NJ Residents Encouraged to Make Sure Vaccinations Are Up to Date

Immunization Awareness MonthTrenton, NJ, August 4, 2015 ― National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance that highlights the need for vaccines throughout the lifespan to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases.

Throughout August, New Jerseyans are encouraged to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations to protect themselves and others from vaccine-preventable diseases. Continue reading