Immunization

Our Mission

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

Important Updates

Flu Season is Here!

The arrival of shorter days and cooler weather in Virginia signal the arrival of the influenza virus (flu). Protect yourself from the flu by getting a flu shot! You can find a location near you that provides flu shots by clicking HERE.

Are you a clinician or provider who needs more information on flu, including how to make a strong provider recommendation, resources for your staff, and answers to your frequently asked questions? Visit the CDC's Fight Flu Toolkit for healthcare providers.

IAC Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll

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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: 

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center-Woodbridge, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 96% birth dose rate 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019 (1st yr honor roll status)
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital-Norfolk, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 93% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (2nd yr honor roll status)
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center-Williamsburg, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 90% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (1st yr honor roll status)
Riverside Regional Medical Center-Newport News, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 94% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (5th yr honor roll status)
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital-Onancock, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 95% birth dose rate 1/1/2018 – 12/31/2018 (5th yr honor roll status)
University of Virginia Health System-Charlottesville, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 92% from 7/1/2014-6/30/2015

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