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Immunization Coalition of Summit County

~About Us~

The Immunization Coalition of Summit County was formed in 1991 in response to a national trend to focus on childhood immunizations. The primary mission is to increase the number of children who are fully immunized against preventable childhood diseases by the age of 2. The coalition consists of representatives from the Ohio Department of Health, Summit County Health District, Akron City Health Department, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Barberton Health District, Family & Children First, Glaxo Smith Kline, Medimmune, Sanofi Pasteur, Wyeth, Merck, Ohio Registry and the Atlantic Management Center, Inc.

~ The Six Major Goals of the Coalition are ~

  1. Increase public awareness about the critical importance of immunizing children against preventable diseases.
  2. Provide education to reduce missed opportunities to vaccinate.
  3. Reduce barriers in the health care system.
  4. Utilize and promote the Statewide Immunization Information System (Impact SIIS).
  5. Target areas of under immunized children.
  6. Influence public officials on immunization issues and funding at the local and state levels.