|Name of Health Department/Agency:
||Cook County Department of Public Health
||Vaccine Supply and Distribution
||Vaccine distribution to school age children
|Description of Issue(s):
||CDC identified children as a priority? group to receive H1N1 vaccine. (Individuals 6 months - 24 years of age.) Approximately 750,000 children attend more than 600 schools in our jurisdiction, Suburban Cook County.
|Actions taken to address the issue(s):
||Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) notified all schools, both public and private that a voluntary immunization program would be offered. CCDPH staff coordinated with participating school administrators, developed a legal memorandum of understanding, conducted parent community information meetings, organized vaccine distribution? delivery plans, recruited volunteers, and managed media outreach.?
|Outcomes that resulted from actions taken:
||To date, November 25, 2009 approximately 44,000 children have been vaccinated. The vaccinations occurred over 15 days. Schools are currently scheduled through the month of December.?