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New National Childhood Immunization Data Released

By | October 21st, 2016|General|

The National Immunization Surveys (NIS), sponsored by CDC, are a group of surveys used to monitor immunization coverage across the country. The Child National Immunization Survey assesses data for children, ages 19-35 months of age.  Data from 2015 were released earlier this month. For 2015, the NIS shows that Arizona has reached the Healthy People20/20 [...]

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Fairy Tale Conveys Anti-smoking Message to Kids

By | May 11th, 2011|Preparedness, Prevention|

Guest blog by:  Karen Lewis, M.D., Medical Director of the Immunization Program Office of the Arizona Department of Health Services. Tobacco use is the world's leading single preventable cause of death. Every year, tobacco-related illnesses cause about 500,000 deaths in the United States.  Children start smoking early. Every year, there are about 400,000 new daily [...]