The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation have recognized Gina Deris as one of this year’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. The award honors immunization advocates who have made immunization successes possible in their communities. Each year, one CDC Immunization Champion from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receives the prestigious award.
As part of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. National Infant Immunization Week, which is April 20-27, 2013, is an annual nationwide observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants, birth to 24 months of age, from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation have recognized Bonnie Hughes of Shreveport as one of its first CDC Childhood Immunization Champions. The award acknowledges individuals who have made immunization successes possible in their communities. In this inaugural year, Hughes is one of 39 champions around the country being honored for their efforts as immunization advocates.
Vaccine Information Statements provided by Immunization Action Coalition
To help parents in the Monroe area prepare their children for school and day care this fall and protect them from preventable diseases, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Public Health is hosting a back-to-school immunization event 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 11- 12 and Aug. 15-19, 2011 at the Ouachita Parish Health Unit.