Public Health Info: Adolescent Immunization Campaign – Protect Me With 3+

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, is hosting the eighth annual Protect Me With 3+ adolescent contest. The contest raises awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations among preteens, teens and parents to increase vaccination rates for: tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap), human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY), and flu vaccination.

New Jersey middle school and high school students, in grades five through 12, are encouraged to create informational posters and videos about key vaccinations. Contest guidelines can be viewed at www.protectmewith3.com. The website also provides activities and tools for teachers to incorporate the contest into lesson plans.

Entries for this year’s contest will be accepted through January 26, 2020. Following the final submission deadline, the top five submissions in each category will be posted on the Protect Me With 3+ website for public voting. Public voting on the top submissions will be available on the website from March 23 through April 5. The top three winners in each category and the classroom with the most eligible entries will receive awards and will be honored at a ceremony in April 2020.

Additionally, copies of posters, tent cards, and adolescent reminder/recall postcards featuring artwork from prior winners are available at no cost upon request. To request educational materials, please call 609-826-4861. For more information, please visit www.protectmewith3.com.

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