MCH Immunization is a supporting program for the MDPH Immunization Program, which also works in coordination with Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Together, these three programs facilitate appropriate immunizations for under-immunized participants.
The program works with existing comprehensive, community-based systems of care to ensure accessible, affordable and appropriate pediatric immunization services for low-income individuals. Particular focus is placed on under or uninsured children and those who may be at greater risk due to socioeconomic and demographic barriers.
Services are provided at specific contracting sites statewide to ensure that families, individuals, and children receive required immunizations. Appropriate outreach, educational material, case management, tracking, home visitation and referral services are also provided. The MCH Immunization Program works closely with the Massachusetts Immunization Program in providing materials and monitoring activities at contracted sites.
The Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion (BCHAP) collaborates with family home visiting programs to provide intensive home visiting services to high-risk families and parents. The Community Health Workers (CHW) and case managers in these programs educate young parents about the importance of timely immunizations and help them overcome barriers to accessing immunization services.
Call your Massachusetts Regional Immunization Nurse if you have questions or concerns about immunization issues or questions regarding communicable diseases:
MDPH Immunization Program, toll-free number 888-658-2850
Main Office , Jamaica Plain 617-983-6800
Metro/Boston Office, * Jamaica Plain 617-983-6860
Northeast Office, Tewksbury 978-851-7261
Southeast Office, Taunton 508-977-3709
Western Office, Amherst 413-545-660
* If you are in the city of Boston , you may also contact the Boston Public Health Commission at (617) 534-5611.
Carol A. Smith BSN , MS, RN
MCH Immunization Program Coordinator
Bureau of Community Health and Promotion
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.