Friday, April 2, 2010

Universal Childhood Immunization Program

LD 1408, An Act to Establish the Universal Childhood Immunization Program, has passed both chambers of the state Legislature and been signed into law by the Governor.

The program provides universal immunization coverage to children in the state by purchasing and making available to health care providers every vaccine for childhood immunization that is recommended by the US CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, approved by the FDA, and available under contract with US CDC.

For more information on this legislation, visit: http://mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP0984&snum=124

Thank you to the many stakeholders who worked on this bill for 4 years, and to the bill’s sponsor, Representative Connor! Updates on the bill’s implementation, including timelines, will be forthcoming.

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