Immunization Programs

Watch our new video series on debunking immunization myths and addressing the concerns parents may face when choosing to vaccinate their children.

The Partnership is committed to protecting the health of our community by ensuring that every child, adolescent, and adult has access to necessary vaccinations. We provide immunization education and support to both health care professionals and the public through the following initiatives:

Essex Metro Immunization Coalition (EMIC)

The Essex Metro Immunization Coalition (EMIC) is a group of over 100 members who work to educate health care workers and the public about the safety, importance, and benefits of immunizations. The coalition meets quarterly to discuss immunization initiatives happening in northern New Jersey, and to share educational opportunities and resources.

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HPV & Cancer Prevention Initiative

The HPV & Cancer Prevention Initiative, funded by the Whitehill Foundation, provides workshops and educational materials on Human papillomavirus (HPV) to parents and adolescents primarily in Essex County.

The initiative also provides education to dental professionals on oral cancer prevention and recommending the HPV vaccine to patients.  View our on-demand video playlist of HPV vaccine resources for professionals and the public.

Team Maureen and the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

The Maureen E. Russo Nonprofit Organization was founded as a promise and in memory of Maureen E. Russo, who passed away from relapsed cervical cancer at the age of 37. Team Maureen’s mission is to end cervical cancer by educating about the HPV cancer connection and the importance of prevention and early detection. The Massachusetts HPV Coalition’s Oral HPV Task Force developed Team Maureen’s first edition of the HPV Dental Toolkit for dental offices in 2016. In collaboration with Team Maureen since 2019, the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey has adapted the Dental Toolkit for use and distribution in New Jersey.

Download the Dental Toolkit Materials Here:


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Protect Me with 3+ Campaign

Protect Me with 3+ is an immunization awareness video and poster contest for high school and middle school students in New Jersey. Learn more about how you can participate.

New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS)

NJIIS is the official state immunization registry. The registry collects immunization data in an effort to assist the health care community with the goal of improving the health of New Jersey residents by reducing vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Hepatitis B Birth Dose Program

The hepatitis B birth dose program provides patient education materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese on preventing hepatitis B during pregnancy and the importance of babies receiving the hepatitis B vaccine within 12 hours after birth.

Online Resources:

AAP Parenting Website
CDC Recommendations for International Travel
CHOP Vaccine Education Center
Shot by Shot: vaccine stories
Vaccine Information: in multiple languages
Vaccinate Your Baby
Families Fighting Flu
NJDOH Vaccine Preventable Disease Program


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