The New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN) is a statewide coalition, jointly co-founded and led by the New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP). The mission of the Network is to protect the health of all individuals through timely, age appropriate immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases by educating the public, healthcare professionals, and policy makers about vaccine safety and benefits.More Info
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According to the annual vaccination report, only 33.3% of eligible adolescents received the CDC-recommended MenACWY booster vaccination to help protect against meningococcal meningitis, as compared to 81.3% of those teens who received the recommended first vaccination. The second booster vaccination, recommended at 16 years of age, is important because data suggest that protection from the first dose wanes within 5 years in […]
AAP Urges States to Eliminate All Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance
AAP released its policy statement: Medical Versus Non-medical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance, along with a clinical report on countering vaccine hesitancy, outlining strategies and approaches that pediatricians can use with parents to help them make the decision to vaccinate their child. Read the full news release HERE.
New Jersey received two Healthy People 2020 Immunization Coverage Awards for influenza vaccination among children age 6 month to 17 years for the 2015-16 season, and adolescents age 13-17 years, at this year’s National Immunization Conference (NIC) in Atlanta, GA (September 13-15th). Outstanding progress was also made for three adolescent vaccinations in 2015, based on National […]
The Adult Immunization Sourcebook, developed by the New Jersey Immunization Network, in partnership with the American College of Physicians, is now available electronically. The sourcebook has valuable information for health care providers and professionals on topics such as vaccine safety and administration, recommendation guidelines, and vaccines for special populations. You can view the sourcebook in […]
Read the Policy Statement from the October 2015 issue of Pediatrics.