Monday, July 27, 2020

The Public Health: State Immunization Programs

Every state and the District of Columbia operate an immunization program.  The mission of these state-operated immunization programs is to mitigate disease, disability, and death caused by vaccine-preventable diseases in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are more than a dozen dangerous or deadly diseases whose threat to the public can be mitigated through vaccines.  These state-operated programs accomplish their mission through surveillance, case investigation and control, the monitoring of immunization levels in their communities, the provision of vaccines to the public, and the education of healthcare professionals and the general public about the threat posed by vaccine-preventable diseases.  To find state-operated immunization programs, check out our resource page:

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