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Children’s Immunizations Needling Supervisors

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors wants to take away money for tracking children’s immunizations.  Agenda item 21 is to pull funding from Planned Parenthood for registering children into the State Immunization Registry.

The children’s immunization registry funding was available only to providers of Womens, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) Programs.  4 agencies in Orange County provide WIC services – County of Orange, Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Camino Health Center and Planned Parenthood/Orange and San Bernardino Counties.  

Currently, only the County of Orange and Planned Parenthood participate in the program to register children’s immunizations.  When parents come in for nutrition counseling, they are asked to bring the immunization records for their children. The information is entered into the state database.  If the children are not current with immunizations, the parents are given info on where to take their children for treatment.  When the family moves, the records are still available, which helps to provide continuity of care.

The Supervisors want to cut funding for this program.  Apparently, they haven’t heard the news yet that childhood immunizations are a very cost effective way to maintain public health.  Please contact your Supervisor.  Have your neighbors, friends, doctors, nurses, and enemies contact their Supervisors, if for no other reason than to prevent the public health problems caused by missing immunizations.  

Now, if we could immunize the Supervisors against pettiness……

 

Meeting Location and Date 

 9:30 a.m. MARCH 10 

BOARD HEARING ROOM, FIRST FLOOR                  

333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 10 Civic Center Plaza    

Santa Ana, California              

District 1 

Janet Nguyen  janet.nguyen@ocgov.com 

714.834.3110 

Cities in district: East Garden Grove, Santa Ana , Westminster 

 

District 2 

John Moorlach  district2@ocgov.com 

714.834.3220 

 Cities in district: Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, West Garden Grove, 

Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton 

 

District 3 

Bill Campbell  bill.campbell@ocgov.com 

714.834.3330 

Cities in district: Anaheim Hills, Brea , Irvine , Orange , Tustin , Villa Park, Yorba Linda 

 

District 4 

Chris Norby   chris.norby@ocgov.com 

714.834.3440 

Cities in district: West Anaheim, Buena Park , Fullerton , La Habra , Placentia 

 

District 5 

Patricia C. Bates  (Board Chair)   patbates@ocgov.com 

714.834.3550 

Cities in district: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano