School Immunization Audits
Audits help ensure that children are receiving necessary immunizations. Immunization records from private and public schools and preschools are audited on a regular basis. These audits work to enforce state regulations and, more importantly, reduce the risk for the spread of preventable disease. The office's immunization team serves as a valuable resource of vaccine information for school staff, physicians, and parents.
Mission: To promote health and prevent disease
- Prevent epidemic and the spread of disease
- Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
- Provide resource information
- Link people to personal health services
- Enforce state regulations that protect health and ensure safety
General Benefits of Immunization:
- Widespread immunization practices have dramatically reduced the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in the USA, e.g.:
- Polio is all but eliminated, especially in the USA.
- Rubella in pregnant women is rare.
- Once common diseases, such as diphtheria and lockjaw (tetanus), are now seldom seen.
- Immunization practices have contributed to longer life expectancy in the USA.
- Vaccinations have saved more lives and prevented more infectious diseases than any other medical intervention and are one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century.
Childhood Vaccination Program Information Brochure: (updated June 2011)
- English Childhood Vaccination Program Information Brochure (PDF)
- Spanish Childhood Vaccination Program Information Brochure (PDF)
- 800-CDC-INFO or 800-232-4636: CDC-INFO Contact Center. A toll-free number for consumers and healthcare professionals who have questions about immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. The Center operates 24/7 in English and Spanish. (TTY: 888-232-6348)
- 609-588-7512: New Jersey Department of Health and Seniors Services Communicable Disease- Immunization Program, for more state-specific questions for parents and healthcare professionals.
View the School Immunization Audits resources.