Who are we?

The Northern Utah Immunization Coalition (NUIC) was formed in 1993 to address the low immunization rates among two-year-olds in the northern counties of Weber, Morgan, Rich, Cache, Box Elder and Davis. The concern for low immunization rates grew from the infant/childhood vaccines to immunizations for all ages. The Coalition is dedicated to improving immunization levels, educating regarding the enormous benefit of immunizations, and raising immunization awareness in the population of the Northern Utah Region.

The  NUIC is a coalition of "interested parties".   Anyone desiring to improve the health of northern Utah through increasing immunization rates is welcome to join. This is a group of volunteers who care about the health of the children and adults in their communities. They know the single greatest effort in improving health  is through the immunization progress that has been made.

Membership is made up of parents, physicians, nurses, employees of the Utah Department of Health, Davis County Health Department, Weber/Morgan County Health Department, Bear River Health Department, Long-term care facilities, Community Nursing Services(CNS), Vaccine Manufactures, school districts, and other representatives from local Clinics and Hospitals. Anyone interested in, or concerned with immunization rates in the Northern Utah Region are welcome, and encouraged to join.

 These members meet together and work together to plan awareness campaigns, vaccination clinics, education seminars for providers/vaccinators, and in general promote the concept that higher immunization rates means a healthier population.  Tremendous misinformation exists and is promulgated as a barrier to protecting the most vulnerable among us from life threatening and crippling diseases.  These diseases created havoc and devastation in our generation and in generations past.  As a victim of our own successes, awareness of this devastation rapidly fades from memory.  Reminders are critical to maintain the guard, fight complacency, and protect each of us from polio, hemophilus, tetanus, whooping cough, diphtheria, influenza, papilloma virus, neisseria meniningitis, hepatitis A and B, varicella, measles, mumps, rubella, and others.  


Events
Plan now to attend the 2020 Northern Utah Immunization Coalition Conference.
“Featured speaker Litjen Tan, M.D. of the Immunization Action Coalition”
April 23, 2020

Join us for the monthly Northern Utah Immunization Coalition meeting
First Tuesday of every month @ 2:00p.m.
Weber-Morgan Health Department 2nd Floor Conference Room
Childhood Immunizations
Statistically, the chances of your child getting diseases such as measles, pertussis, or another vaccine-preventable disease might be low, and your child might never need the protection vaccines offer. HOWEVER, you don’t want them to be lacking the protection vaccines provide if they ever do need it.

Immunity is the body’s way of preventing disease. When your baby is born, his/her immune system is not fully developed, which can put him/her at greater risk for infections. Vaccines reduce your child’s risk of infection by working with his/her body’s natural defenses to help safely develop immunity to disease.

Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States
Adult Immunizations
You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.

All adults need:

You may need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, lifestyle, or travel habits. Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended for you and talk to your healthcare professional about which vaccines are right for you.

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older, United States

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Northern Utah Immunization Coalition please send us an email, just click here

Tamara Martinson is the current Chair of the coalition. To email her, please click here