Congratulations Upson County!

Upson Regional Medical Center was recently added to the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC’s) Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll with a reported birth dose rate of 97%. This is the 12th institution to apply and qualify from Georgia.

The Birth Dose Honor Roll recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that report a birth dose coverage rate of 90% or greater (including infants whose parents refuse vaccination) and have implemented written policies to protect all newborns from hepatitis B virus infection prior to hospital discharge. The honor roll is described at www.immunize.org/honor-roll/birthdose.