The Division of Immunization has as its mission the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.
On April 20, 2017, CDC released an updated version of what was formerly called the “General Recommendations” but is now called “Best Practices Guidance of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)”. It will not be published in the MMWR as it has been in the past nor will paper copies be printed. Read more about this here…
On July 16, 2013, the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) launched the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage rates for administering hepatitis B vaccine at birth.
Congratulations to our Virginia hospitals:
University of Virginia Health System
Reported a coverage rate of 92% from 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015
Riverside Regional Medical Center-Newport News
Reported a coverage rate of 95% birth dose rate 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015 (3rd yr honor roll status)
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital-Nassawadox, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 90% birth dose rate 1/1/2015 – 12/31/2015 (3rd yr honor roll status)
Learn more about the IAC Birth Dose Initiative, CLICK HERE!
To locate immunization services at the Virginia health department nearest you, click here.