Immunization

Our Mission

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

Important Update

Measles Cases in the US

Cases of measles continue to be reported in the United States. With the upcoming Passover holiday, which begins the evening of Friday April 19 and ends the evening of Saturday, April 27, we anticipate there may be more opportunities for measles to spread.

Please be aware that many people celebrating Passover do not stay at home. Families may travel to resorts, hotels, or take cruises for the holiday.  And there will likely be an influx of international travelers before Passover, including many from Israel where measles is circulating. Popular destinations include New York, New Jersey, Florida, Las Vegas, Arizona, and Washington, D.C.   Read more

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 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)

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!