Vaccination Week in the Americas
National Infant Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas (NIIW/VWA) was celebrated from
April 21-28, 2012 with the primary focus of promoting and improving immunizations throughout the nation. For the sixth consecutive year, the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC) partnered with the ten Border States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to bring additional focus during NIIW/VWA to the United States-Mexico border region.
Immunization of children is among the most successful and cost-effective public health achievements that have led to the reduction and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. The celebration of NIIW/VWA is another opportunity to advance our efforts in childhood immunizations and overall community public health.
The New Mexico Immunization Coalition (NMIC)
is a statewide public/private partnership committed to improving New Mexico's immunization rates.
The vision of the NMIC is to achieve and sustain full and timely immunization protection for all people in New Mexico.
The NMIC meets three times a year, the NMIC Steering Committee meets monthly, and the five subcommittees meet as needed to move the work of the NMIC forward in its five priority areas: Public Education; Provider Education; Policy and Advocacy; Support for Local Coalitions; and Special Events.
The Doña Ana County Immunization Coalition (DACIC) is dedicated to improving immunization rates of children, adolescents, and adults through education, advocacy, and community partnerships. It is their mission to assure access to and resources for vaccinations across the lifespan of our community and to improve communication with and accountability to the community for increasing immunization rates.
The DACIC is highly motivated to collaborate with community agencies and is dedicated to building and strengthening community partnerships in Doña Ana County and neighboring communities. The DACIC believes that by building community partnerships we will develop, deliver, and evaluate effective immunization programs and activities to benefit our community.
For more information contact: Executive Director: Debby Hanus, RN (575) 523-7991 Ext. 110 5595 Elks Road, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005