West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

Media Event for National Infant Immunization Week

4/24/2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

What:   Media Event for National Infant Immunization Week

 

Who:     Dr. Rahul Gupta, Bureau for Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer

               Dr. Sherri Young, State Immunization Officer

               Angel Cunningham, Director of My Family Preschool and Child Care Center

When:   Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

Time:     10:00 a.m. 

                                       

Place:    My Family Preschool and Child Care Center

1101 Hospital Drive

Hurricane, West Virginia

        

 

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 United States. 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 My Family Preschool and Child Care Center in Hurricane.

 

Dr. Rahul Gupta, Bureau for Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer, will discuss the importance of infant immunizations in West Virginia. 

 

Joining Dr. Gupta will be Dr. Sherri Young, State Immunization Officer for the West Virginia Division of immunization Services, and Angel Cunningham, Director of My Family Preschool and Child Care Center.  Ms. Cunningham will speak about the importance of immunization in maintaining a healthy preschool and child care center.

                                     

 

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or call (304) 558-7899.

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