Dr. Kristen Feemster, medical director for the immunization program at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, said vaccination rates are on target for tetanus, diphtheria and pertusis along with meningococcal disease.
“We have providers that are making strong recommendations to families. We have an immunization program here to support our providers,” said Feemster. “We have a very robust registry so that we can keep track of how well we’re doing and when you know how well you’re doing you know where you can work and improve even more.”
By Lynne Adkins
“High immunization rates are one of the best ways that we can keep our residents healthy,” said Dr. Caroline Johnson, Acting Deputy Health Commissioner. “When we vaccinate people, we prevent outbreaks of dangerous diseases. We save lives.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new data that show that Philadelphia is protecting its residents from dangerous diseases with immunization rates that are among the highest in the country.
High immunization rates prevent disease outbreaks – and Philadelphia’s immunization rates are frequently higher than nationwide rates, meeting national goals and protecting our population from preventable diseases.
PHILADELPHIA- New data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that Philadelphia’s healthcare providers immunize children at very high rates, often meeting or even exceeding national goals. With immunization rates that frequently surpass statewide and nationwide rates, Philadelphia has done an outstanding job protecting its infants and children from dangerous diseases.