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.