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 


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

Santa Ana, California              

District 1 

Janet Nguyen 


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


District 2 

John Moorlach 


 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 


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


District 4 

Chris Norby 


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


District 5 

Patricia C. Bates  (Board Chair) 


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