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State Contacts

Updated 10/2015

Below please find contact information for the AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives and information about the State Immunization Information Systems. You may also find contact information for state immunization programs from the CDC.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Mendy Blakeney, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: mendyb334@msn.com​​

    State Immunization Information System
    ImmPRINT 
    A statewide computer-based information system for all children born in Alabama since January 1, 1993. Shot histories are available for children that have been to a county health department, are insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield and have a valid Social Security Number, and are covered by Medicaid. 

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Rosalyn Singleton, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: ris2@cdc.gov

    State Immunization Information System
    Immunization Registry: VacTrAK 
    All health care providers are required to report administered immunizations to VacTrAK, the State of Alaska Immunization Information System, within 14 days of administration. The new reporting requirement is applicable for any vaccine administered, including state supplied and privately purchased vaccine.
    VacTrAK Support: 866-702-8725 (866-702-TRAK) (907) 269-0312
    E-mail: vactrak@alaska.gov

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Karen Lewis, MD, FAAP
    Arizona Immunization Program Office
    E-mail: karen.lewis@azdhs.gov

    State Immunization Information System
    Arizona State Immunization Information System  (ASIIS)
    The Arizona State Immunization Information System (ASIIS) is an immunization registry designed to capture immunization data on individuals within the state. Providers are mandated under Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) §36-135 to report all immunizations administered to children from birth to 18 years of age to the state's health department. The registry serves as a receptacle for accommodating these reported data. In this capacity, the registry then provides a valuable tool for the management and reporting of immunization information to public health professionals, private and public healthcare providers, parents, guardians and other child care personnel.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Richard F Jacobs, Jr., MD, FAAP
    Robert H. Fiser, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
    Chairman and Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    President, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
    Arkansas Children's Hospital
    E-mail: rfj@uams.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Arkansas Immunization Information System 
    The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is developing a new IIS, named Arkansas WebIZ, to ensure that the state of Arkansas is equipped with advanced technology standards. It will replace the current Immunization Network for Children (INC) as the statewide centralized repository of immunization information in Arkansas. Arkansas WebIZ will provide advances such as bi-directional, real-time data exchange, designed to not only meet the meaningful use requirements of today, but also be scalable enough to meet future requirements as well. Arkansas WebIZ will function as the data backbone of the ADH immunization program, serve as a resource for medical providers, and support public health preparedness activities. 
    E-mail: email adh.webizhelp@arkansas.gov

  • Chapter 1 Immunization Representatives
    Dean A. Blumberg, MD, FAAP
    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    E-mail: dablumberg@ucdavis.edu

    Yasuko Fukuda, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: yfukuda@aap.net

    Chapter 2 Immunization Representative
    Wilbert Mason, MD
    wmason@chla.usc.edu

    Chapter 3 Immunization Representative
    Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: mhsawyer@ucsd.edu

    Chapter 4 Immunization Representative
    Maria Tupas, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: mtupas@choc.org

    State Immunization Information System
    California Statewide Immunization Information System 
    The goal of SIIS is to improve immunization rates for all California children through an innovative public-private partnership. SIIS is a collaborative effort involving local health departments, the California Department of Health Services Immunization Branch, and a spectrum of key stakeholders across the state. SIIS is working to develop an integrated, statewide computerized registry to network each child's full immunization history. This system will ensure that health care providers have rapid access to complete and up-to-date immunization records and work to eliminate missed opportunities to immunize and unnecessary duplicate immunizations.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Sean O'Leary, MD
    E-mail: olearysea@gmail.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Colorado Immunization Information System 
    The Colorado Immunization Information System allows patients to request their own immunization records and maintains that immunization records are confidential, personal medical information. The Colorado Immunization Information System is a lifelong immunization record tracking system under the Colorado Immunization Registry Act of 2007.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Steve Updegrove, MD, MPH
    New Haven Health Department
    E-mail: supdegrove@yahoo.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System 
    A free statewide, computerized program established and maintained at the Connecticut Department of Public Health for the purpose of assuring timely childhood immunizations. The registry includes such information as is necessary to accurately identify a child and to assess current immunization status.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Shirley Klein, MD, FAAP
    Director, Pediatric Practice Program
    Wilmington Hospital Health Center
    Christiana Care Health Services
    E-mail: sklein@christianacare.org  

    State Immunization Information System
    Delaware Immunization Registry 
    The State Immunization Registry is a database containing the immunization records of Delaware's children. It was first implemented in 1983 and now contains the records of close to one half million individuals. The purpose of the Registry is to make immunization records accessible to health care providers and ultimately the citizens of Delaware. Contact the program by phone or E-mail for copies of childhood immunization records.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Linda Fu, MD, MS, FAAP
    Children's Health Center at CNMC
    Children's National Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    George Washington University
    School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    E-mail: lfu@cnmc.org

    State Immunization Information System
    The District of Columbia maintains a Web-based immunization registry  for children and adults.
    Phone: 202/881-4465
    E-mail: rosie.mclaren@dcnet.org

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Mobeen Rathore, MD, CPE, FAAP, FIDSA
    E-mail: mhrathore_fps@yahoo.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Florida SHOTS (State Health Online Tracking System) 
    Florida SHOTS is a statewide, centralized electronic immunization registry that helps parents and health care providers keep track of immunization records to ensure that children receive all vaccinations on time.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Harry Keyserling, MD
    Emory University School of Medicine
    E-mail: hkeyser@emory.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Georgia Registry of Immunization T​ransactions and Services
    The goals of the registry are to assure that all children receive appropriate, timely immunizations to lead healthy, disease-free lives; assure access to up-to-date immunization records; meet the needs of the state immunization registry mandate; and provide a registry that is cost-effective, user friendly, and efficient. 

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Galen Chock, MD, FAAP
    1380 Lusitana Street, #501
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Tel: 808/521-6030
    E-mail: gchock@aap.net

    State Immunization Information System
    Hawaii Immunization Registry "HIR"
    Since its launch in 2008 as a pilot project, HIR has grown in its number of patient records and immunizations. In September 2009, ​one year after the start of the pilot project, 1,847 patients and 28,944 immunizations were recorded in HIR. ​​Today, there are over 752,000 distinct patient records and over 2.9 million immunizations entered into HIR. Several factors have contributed to the large increase, including data exchange with electronic health record systems.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Angie Beauchaine, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: tomnange@ctcweb.net

    State Computer Registry
    Immunization Reminder Information System (IRIS)
    Almost every state in the nation has an immunization registry to help physicians and parents ensure that children are appropriately immunized and protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.  In Idaho, that system is called IRIS, which stands for Immunization Reminder Information System.  IRIS is a confidential, computerized system that enables healthcare providers to consolidate and maintain immunization records for the children for whom they provide care.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Dennis Vickers, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Mount Sinai Hospital
    Department of Pediatrics
    E-mail: vicd@sinai.org

    State Immunization Information System
    I-CARE
    The Illinois immunization information system is an immunization record sharing system that allows public and private health care providers to view and share the immunization records of Illinois residents.  

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Charlene Graves, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: CGraves1203@aol.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Children and Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP)
    Indiana's immunization registry, was launched in early 2002 with the assistance of Scientific Technologies Corporation. All local health departments and many community pediatricians are connected to CHIRP.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives
    Charles Grose, MD, FAAP
    University of Iowa Hospitals, Dept. of Pediatrics
    E-mail: charles-grose@uiowa.edu

    Jody Murph, MD, FAAP
    University of Iowa Hospitals, Dept. of Pediatrics
    E-mail: jody-murph@uiowa.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Iowa’s Immunization Registry Information System (IRIS)
    IRI​S is a central database that permanently stores a copy of all immunization histories. For the first time, the public will have one place to contact for copies of immunization histories.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Greta McFarland, MD, FAAP
    Ashley Clinic
    Email: gmcfarland@ashleyclinic.com

    State Information
    KANPHIX
    The Kansas Public Health Exchange, KANPHIX, KsWebIZ, is the statewide public health information exchange. It is a web-based centralized birth to death database that maintains complete, accurate, and secure immunization records for all Kansas residents.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Rhya Strifling, MD, FAAP
    University of Kentucky/ Department of General Pediatrics
    E-mail: rcstri2@uky.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Kentucky Immunization Registry
    The Kentucky Immunization Registry (KYIR) is conducting a soft launch for all Vaccines for Children providers from June through August 2015. The new KYIR will be open statewide in October 2015.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Joseph Bocchini, Jr, MD, FAAP
    Professor and Chair, Dept of Pediatrics
    E-mail: jbocch@lsuhsc.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide (LINKS)
    LINKS is a statewide (public/private), web based immunization information system. The goal of LINKS is to increase the immunization rates of all Louisiana children 0-2 to over 90%.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Larry Losey, MD
    Brunswick Pediatrics
    E-mail: loseyla@cmhc.org

    State Immunization Information System
    ImmPact
    ImmPact, Maine's immunization registry system was created to increase and maintain immunization rates of children and adults. The Web-based registry used focus groups of physicians and nurses to ensure optimal usability.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    James Campbell, MD
    Center for Vaccine Development
    E-mail: jcampbel@medicine.umaryland.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    ImmuNet
    ImmunNet is a statewide Web-based immunization information system containing over 675,000 immunization records for children and adults in Maryland. The registry is just over a year old and is seeking to expand to more providers. Live demonstrations of ImmuNet are available.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Sean Palfrey, MD, FAAP
    Boston Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
    E-mail: spalfrey@mcaap.org

    State Immunization Information Sytem
    Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)
    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Program is committed to promoting the health of Massachusetts' citizens by reducing the burden of vaccine preventable diseases that affect the residents of the Commonwealth. As part of this effort, in 2011 the MDPH Immunization Program launched the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), a Web-based immunization registry. The MIIS is in the process of being rolled out statewide and once fully implemented will be the official source of immunization information for Massachusetts. 

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Dawn L Martin, MD, MPH, FAAP
    Hennepin County Medical Center
    Email: dawn.martin@hcmed.org

    State Immunization Information System
    Minnesota Immunization Information Connection ​
    Over 90 percent of Minnesota children less than 18 years of age are enrolled in the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). More than 3,000 organizations use MIIC, including primary care clinics, specialty providers, schools, child care facilities, nursing homes and long term care facilities, pharmacies, and hospitals.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Sandy Feldman, MD, FAAP
    MSDH Immunization Consultant
    E-mail: sandor.feldman@msdh.state.ms.us 

    State Immunization Information System
    Mississippi Statewide Immunization Registry
    The goal of the Mississippi State Department of Health, Immunization Program is to insure that accurate and valid immunization data is available to health care providers, parents, and others who have a legitimate and tangible interest in immunization information.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, FAAP
    Creighton University
    E-mail: pid@creighton.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS)
    The Nebraska State Immunization Information System (NESIIS) is a secure, statewide, web-based system that's been developed to connect and share immunization information among public clinics, private provider offices, local health departments, schools, hospitals, and other health care facilities that administer immunizations and provide medical care to Nebraska residents.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    David Fredenburg, MD, FAAP
    Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    E-mail: david.fredenburg@mcphs.edu

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Lance Chilton, MD
    E-mail: lancekathy@gmail.com

    State Immunization Information System
    New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS)
    New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS) is an electronic database of immunization records for New Mexico's children and adults. The Web-based system also has reminder/recall capabilities.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives
    Chapter 1
    Joseph Domachowske, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
    E-mail: domachoj@upstate.edu

    Chapter 2
    Kenneth Bromberg, MD, FAAP
    Email: keb9016@nyp.org

    Chapter 3
    Sheila L. Palevsky, MD, MPH, FAAP
    E-Mail: slpalevsky@aap.net

    State Immunization Information System
    New York State has more than one immunization registry.

    • The New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS)
      The New York State legislature passed the Immunization Registry Law which, as of January 1, 2008, requires health care providers to report all immunizations administered to persons less than 19 years of age, along with the person's immunization histories, to the New York State Department of Health using the New York State Immunization Information System (NYSIIS). The goal of the new immunization information system is to establish a complete, accurate, secure, real-time immunization medical record that is easily accessible and promotes public health by fully immunizing all individuals appropriate to age and risk.

    • New York Citywide Immunizatio​n Registry (CIR)
      New York Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) works to improve the immunization status of all children by consolidating immunization information. Initiated in1997 and expanding in 2005, all providers must report all immunization administered in NYC for children from birth through 18 years. The CIR accepts voluntary reporting of immunizations for those 19 and over. 
  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Amina Ahmed, MD, FAAP
    Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Carolinas Medical Center
    E-mail: amina.ahmed@carolinashealthcare.org

    State Immunization Information System
    North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR)
    All 100 local health departments use the NCIR. Health departments record all state-supplied immunizations in the NCIR, as well as immunization histories on children seen at the health department for other services (including WIC). The NCIR is now on the internet and physician offices are using or being trained to use the NCIR..

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Eric Lunn, MD
    Altru Pediatrics
    Email: elunn@altru.org

    State Immunization Information System
    The Healthcare Online Resource (THOR)
    The Healthcare Online Resource (THOR) is a web-based healthcare inquiry system available to physicians, clinics and hospitals in North Dakota.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Ryan James Vogelgesang, MD
    E-mail: drvmobi@yahoo.com

    State Immunization Information System
    IMPACT Statewide Immunization Information System
    IMPACT is a web-based immunization registry to track vaccination history and coverage rages of Ohio children.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Don Wilber
    E-mail: drdonwill@aol.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS)
    The Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) is a statewide immunization registry operated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, designed to collect and maintain accurate, complete, and current immunization records for Oklahomans of all ages. OSIIS began operations in 1994 and some clinics do not participate in OSIIS, therefore OSIIS does not contain the immunization records of all Oklahomans.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives
    Sharon Cowden, MD
    E-mail: sjcowden@comcast.net

    Cynthia DeMuth, MD
    Pinnacle Health
    Children and Teen's Center
    E-mail: ctdemuth@comcast.net

    State Immunization Information System
    There are 2 Immunization Information Systems in Pennsylvania

    • Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System
      Managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System (PA-SIIS) is a statewide immunization registry that collects vaccination history information. It was developed to achieve complete and timely immunization for all people, particularly in the age group most at risk, birth through two years of age.
    • KIDS Plus Immunization Information System (IIS)
      The KIDS Plus Immunization Information System (IIS) (formerly known as KIDS Registry), operated by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, is a confidential, population-based, computerized system that collects and disseminates consolidated immunization information for Philadelphia residents of all ages. Health care professionals and patients can be assured that their immunization records are safe and complete and will be available to them for years to come
  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Flor Munoz, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Section of Infectious Diseases
    Email: florm@bcm.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    ImmTrac
    ImmTrac, Texas' immunization registry, allows providers easy Internet access to immunization histories on participating patients, and offers reminder/recall capability. New legislation requires providers to report to ImmTrac all vaccines administered to children under 18 years of age. ImmTrac also offers free educational materials for physicians to give to parents.

  • Chapter Immunization Represntative
    William Cosgrove, MD, FAAP
    Cottonwood Pediatrics
    E-mail: wecosgrove@yahoo.com

    State Immunization Information System
    Utah Statewide Immunization Information System (USIIS)
    A statewide, public/private immunization registry encompassing all providers and all children in Utah.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    Carolyn Moneymaker, MD
    E-mail: cmoneyma@chkd.com

    State Immunization Information System
    The Virginia Immunization Registry
    The Virginia Immunization Registry is currently available to the public and private sectors of the healthcare system in the state.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representatives
    Jon Almquist, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: jalmquist@aap.net

    Neil Kaneshiro, MD, FAAP
    E-mail: nkkaneshiro@aap.net

    State Immunization Information System
    Washington State Immunization Registry – Children's Health
    Washington State has a registry that collects information on children's immunizations.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    James H. Conway, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics - Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
    University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine & Public Health
    E-mail: jhconway@pediatrics.wisc.edu

    State Immunization Information System
    Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR)
    The state immunization registry is a computerized internet database application that was developed to record and track immunization dates of Wisconsin's children and adults, providing assistance for keeping everyone on track for their recommended immunizations.

  • AAP Chapter Immunization Representative
    David Fall, MD
    1308 W. 4th
    Gillette, WY 82716
    Tel: 307/687-1300
    E-mail: dfall@ccsd.k12.wy.us

    State Immunization Information System
    Wyoming Immunization Registry (WyIR)
    The Wyoming Immunization Registry (WyIR) allows enrolled users to conveniently search for patients in the Wyoming Immunization Registry and to view the patients' vaccination record. In addition, authorized users can add and edit patient records and vaccination records, as well as maintain facility, physician, and lot number data.  ​

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