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HDHHS to honor Houston physicians with high immunization rates

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS), Mayor Bill White and area medical providers will recognize 89 medical providers with 80 to 100 percent rate of up-to-date immunizations among infant patients.

The recognition is part of HDHHS’ observance of Nation Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28. The observance highlights the importance of immunizing infants against vaccine-preventable diseases by the age of 2. White will be the keynote speaker at the event.

HDHHS’ Immunization Program earlier this year received an award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for helping Houston become the nation’s “Most Improved Urban Area.” Houston’s immunization rate is 76.6 percent.

WHEN:        Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:     Marriot West Loop, 1750 West Loop South