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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CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on June 22 in favor of an interim recommendation that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-17 flu season. ACIP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or […]
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 […]
On April 14th the FDA approved a change for Trumenba MenB vaccine (Pfizer), permitted for use in individuals 10 through 25 years of age, to include a two-dose schedule (administered at 0 and 6 months), and a modification of the three-dose schedule from administration at 0, 2, and 6 months to administration at 0, 1–2, […]
Read the Policy Statement from the October 2015 issue of Pediatrics.
NJIN was featured in the December 2015 issue of CDC’s Influential News for launching the ACP I Raise the Rates initiative during the Adult Immunization Summit in November. The initiative, which aims to increase adult vaccination rates in the state, was recognized as a National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) activity.
Recognizing low-rates of HPV vaccination as a serious public health threat, the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the U.S. are urging parents and health care providers to protect the health of our children by encouraging completion of the 3-dose HPV vaccine series, and emphasizing the importance of a strong recommendation.