Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October is Adult Immunization Month in Utah

WHAT: Utah public health officials and Utah Senator Karen Mayne will hold a press conference to increase awareness of the importance of adult immunizations and kick off Adult Immunization Month.
           During the 2011 session, the Utah Legislature passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Mayne naming October Adult Immunization Month. 
           While Utah child immunization rates are up, statistics show adults are lagging behind.  The problem became very apparent during last spring’s measles outbreak when many adults were unable to prove their vaccination record.    
WHO: Utah Senator Karen Mayne
          Dr, Audrey Stevenson, Salt Lake Valley Health Department
          Teresa Garrett, Utah Department of Health (UDOH)
WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2011
            10 a.m.
WHERE: South Main Public Health Center
             3690 S. Main St.
             Salt Lake City, Utah
Charla Haley
Public Information Specialist
(o) 801-538-6710 (m) 801-230-5927
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