Immunization

The Division of Immunization has as its mission the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with vaccine-preventable diseases.

Attention!

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 It will not be published in the MMWR as it has been in the past nor will paper copies be printed.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...

 

IAC Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll

trophy-hepbOn 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:

Riverside Regional Medical Center-Newport News
Reported a coverage rate of 92% birth dose rate 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017 (4th yr honor roll status)

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital-Nassawadox, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 96% birth dose rate 1/1/2017 – 12/31/2017 (4th yr honor roll status)

Learn more about the IAC Birth Dose Initiative, CLICK HERE!