April 9, 2007

CONTACT: Margaret Salisbury 908-771-5730
Pager 908-539-6418; Norma Sheld 908-771-5815


Union County School and Health Department Nurses
Are Invited to Attend a Seminar

Union County’s school and health department nurses are invited to attend a free seminar entitled “The Value of Vaccines” which will be held at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood on Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and lecture are made possible by GlaxoSmithKlein in partnership with Union County’s Immunization Program, which is under the auspices of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and the Department of Human Services.

“The Board of Chosen Freeholders is very proud of Union County’s Immunization Program, which is a joint venture of Union County’s RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights and the county’s Department of Human Services,” said Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, liaison to RUNNELLS.

The objectives of the symposium are to provide an overview of:

  • Vaccines as a great success of biomedical research and public health
  • The economic value of vaccines
  • The complexity and risks associated with vaccine development
  • The importance of technology and innovation to vaccine development

There will be time during the seminar for questions and answers.

The guest speaker for the evening’s program will be William Kelly, CMR, Senior Executive Immunization Specialist Manager of GlaxoSmithKlein.

Two professional development hours from the New Jersey Department of Education/Office of Program Support Services will be given.

The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture. Union County’s school and health department nurses who are interested in attending should RSVP by calling RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital by phone
at 908-771-5709; via fax at 908-771-9654 or by email to Pre-registration is required.