Immunization Action Program
In August 2020, Ledge Light Health District was awarded a $100,256 grant from the Connecticut Department of Public Health to implement the “SECT Immunization Action Program. Over the next five years, LLHD will work with local health care providers, schools, community organizations, and parents to increase childhood immunization rates across southeast Connecticut (SECT) and successfully link children at risk (for childhood diseases) to a medical home so their immunizations may be tracked.
The Immunization Action Program grant will fund a unique public awareness campaign aimed at educating parents about the importance of getting vaccines that protect children from over 14 diseases such as polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, etc. The project will also provide assessments in pediatric practices to improve vaccine delivery, and an outreach and tracking program using the statewide immunization information system known as “CT WiZ”.
To request a free copy of your or your child’s immunizations contact 860-509-7929. For more information on the SECT-IAP Program contact Cindy Barry, Senior Program Coordinator at 860-448-4883.
December 6 – 12, is National Influenza Awareness Week.
You can assist our public health efforts to reduce death and illness due to flu this year – by sharing sample messages (in English and Spanish) and photos designed especially for Facebook, Twitter and your personal newsletters and flyers.
- Review the latest Immunization Schedules from the CDC and make sure your family is protected.
- If you are planning to travel to another country, you should consider the vaccination recommendations involved far enough in advance to obtain any required. For information about Traveler’s Health, including vaccination schedules, check with the CDC on their website.
- For more information about immunizations, visit the Immunization Action Coalition website.