Thursday, April 23, 2009

DC to use stimulus dollars for adult immunization

A recent announcement reports that DOH will use the more than $300,000 award from the feds to immunize low-income adults.   So why I am repeating that here?   Well first because it will improve public health.   The real reason, though, is this from the release:
Just last month, the District of Columbia received the Highest Immunization Coverage Award for an Urban Area for 19-35 month olds from the Centers for Disease Control.   The District’s immunization rate for 19-35 month olds is 85.4 percent compared to 77.2 percent nationally.
Good job Department of Health, docs, nurses, health professionals!