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2011 U.S. National Infant Immunizations Week and Vaccination Week of the Americas (NII/VWA) events along the United States-Mexico Border region (April 23rd-30th, 2011)

-NIIW/VWA U.S.-Mexico Border Main Inaugural Event  TUCSON, AZ
-18th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference PHOENIX, AZ
-NIIW/VWA Binational Immunization Service Workshop MCALLEN, TX
-NIIW/VWA Understanding the Mexico Vaccination Schedule Workshop LAS VEGAS, NV
-NIIW/VWA Binational Immunization Comparison Tool Workshop  TIJUANA, BC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission  (USMBHC) and the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Office joined the ten border states in a community vaccine drive reaching millions of people with over 60 events held simultaneously during the week of April 23rd to 30th, 2011 throughout the U.S.-Mexico border. Activities range from public and recognition events, workshops, conferences to health fairs to increase awareness of immunizing children 24 months and younger to protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases and as a call to parents, caregivers, community leaders, and healthcare providers to participate in accomplishing this goal and to bring additional focus during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)/Vaccination Week of the Americas (VWA) to the United States-Mexico border region.

For more information please contact:

Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S
, Knowledge Management & Communication Advisor
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4  El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040  / Fax  (915) 845-4361
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