Immunization

Our Mission

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

Important Updates -- COVID-19 and Immunization Services

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for providers to maintain childhood immunization services when possible. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released guidance for pediatric healthcare providers on strategies to maintain immunization services. Providers should prioritize immunizations for newborns and for children through two years of age. Adult immunizations should be provided only when other preventive health care appointments are scheduled or when the benefit of receiving an immunization outweighs the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. The CDC has released additional guidance for healthcare providers regarding adult immunization services and COVID-19.

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 Princess Anne Hospital-Virginia Beach, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 93% birth dose rate 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019 (2nd yr honor roll status)
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital-Norfolk, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 93% birth dose rate 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019 (3rd yr honor roll status)
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center-Williamsburg, VA
Reported a coverage rate of 92% birth dose rate 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019 (2nd yr honor roll status)

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

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