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Nursing Symposium “Understanding Pediatric & Adolescent Immunizations”

Union County’s school and health department nurses are invited to attend a symposium entitled “Understanding Pediatric & Adolescent Immunizations” which will be held at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood on Thursday, October 28th. The program is made possible by GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with Union County’s Immunization Program.

“Union County’s Immunization Program, located at 342 Westminster Ave. in Elizabeth, is a joint venture of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and the county’s Department of Human Services,” noted Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh, liaison to RUNNELLS. “This vital program enables Union County to reach out and protect the health of families throughout our county.”

The lecture will be presented by Geralyn Prosswimmer, MD, FAAP, a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics; Medical Director of Hunterdon Pediatric Associates and an active member of the staff of the Hunterdon Medical Center. Dr. Prosswimmer participates in clinical research and clinical management.

The objective of the symposium is to update school and health department nurses concerning immunizations, expanding vaccine schedules and the risk of not vaccinating children which can result in secondary infections, particularly in young children and adolescents.

Two professional development hours have been granted for RN’s by the New Jersey Department of Education/Office of Program Support.

The buffet dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture. Seating is limited; therefore Union County school and health department nurses who are interested in attending must register their reservation as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is October 15th. Only email reservations to Maria Rodriguez at will be accepted.