Immunization Expert from CDC to Speak at University of Arizona, April 26

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Melinda Wharton, MD, MPHMelinda Wharton, M.D., M.P.H.
 
▪ Captain, United States Public Health Service (USPHS)
 
▪ Deputy Director, National Center for Immunization and
   Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and
   Prevention
 
 
 
What:
During National Infant Immunization Week (April 23-30), Dr. Melinda Wharton will present “Surround our Babies with Vaccinated Families,” on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.  Her talk will cover the following topics: 
 
·        Identify diseases from which we protect young children by vaccinating adults and others around them (“cocooning”)
·        Describe the rationale for the cocooning strategy 
·        Describe the recent epidemiology of pertussis.
 
The lecture is free and open to the public.
 
Where:
University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health, Drachman Hall, Room A114, 1295 N. Martin Ave., Tucson, AZ  85724
 
When:
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
 
Why:                                                            
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases.  This year NIIW is observed April 23-30, 2011.  For additional information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the United States – México Border Health Commission.