West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

National Infant Immunization Week

4/14/2016

​MEDIA ADVISORY
 
 
What:                   National Infant Immunization Week Media Event
 
Who:                    Karen L. Bowling, WV Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary
                            Dr. Rahul Gupta, Bureau for Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer
 
When:                  Monday, April 18, 2016
                            1:30 p.m.  
                                      
Place:                   West Virginia Public Employees Day Care Center
                             2100 Washington St. East
                             Charleston, WV 25305
        
 
Although West Virginia has one of the highest rates of immunization for school-age children, the state has the lowest rate of infant immunization in the U.S. That’s why the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is kicking off National Infant Immunization Week with a special vaccination awareness event at the West Virginia Public Employees Day Care Center in Charleston.
 
On Monday, April 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m., DHHR Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling and Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner and State Health Officer of the Bureau for Public Health, will discuss the importance of infant immunization as a tool for preventing disease outbreaks in West Virginia.  Also present will be Dr. Sherri Young, Medical Director for the Division of Immunization Services; Karen Frazier, Public Employees Day Care Director; and a day care parent.
 
For more information contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or call (304) 558-7899
 
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Contact Information

For more information contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or call (304) 558-7899

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