Last updated on April 17th, 2018 at 08:14 am

Board Members

Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, RN, MSN - PAIC Chairman

photoUniversity of Pittsburgh
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
5115 Centre Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: (412) 647-8588
Fax: (412 864-7962
robertsonlk@upmc.edu

Gail E. Wright, MS – PAIC Treasurer

Bryn Mawr HospitalPresident
GCC Associates, LLC
3567 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA 19426
www.gccassociates.org
wrightgaile@verizon.net

Michele Steiner, MPH, RN - PAIC Secretary

Bryn Mawr HospitalImmunization Program Coordinator /
Chester County Health Department
601 Westtown Road, Suite 180 / West Chester, PA 19380
msteiner@chesco.org

Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHP

K. Feemster HeadShotThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Attending Physician- Infectious Diseases
Research Director- Vaccine Education Center at CHOP
817 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
feemster@email.chop.edu

Aimee Dashkiwsky, BS, MPH

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohnson and Johnson
Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist / Center of Excellence
Aimeedashkiwsky@gmail.com

Kristin Held Wheatley, PharmD, BCOP

kristin-heldClinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Oncology and Infectious Diseases
Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pennsylvania
kristin_m.held@lvhn.org

Christina Palsky

Christina PalskyParent and Immunization Advocate
Founder of Community Immunity-PA
christinapalsky@gmail.com

PAIC Board Advisors

Tom McCleaf | Director – Division of Immunizations
Pennsylvania Department of Health | Bureau of Communicable Diseases
Room 1026, Health and Welfare Building
625 Forster Street | Harrisburg, PA 17120-0701
Phone: 717.787.5681 | Fax: 717.214.7223
www.health.pa.gov

 

Contact Us

Info@immunizepa.org

Contact us at:  PAIC, 204 Saint Charles Way, Unit 303E, York, PA   17402

Did You Know?

Mumps outbreaks can occur any time of year. A major factor contributing to outbreaks is being in a crowded environment, such as attending the same class, playing on the same sports team, or living in a dormitory with a person who has mumps. Also, certain behaviors that result in exchanging saliva, such as kissing or sharing utensils, cups, lip balm or cigarettes, might increase spread of the virus. In some years, there are more cases of mumps than usual because of outbreaks.

Mumps outbreaks can still occur in highly vaccinated U.S. communities, particularly in close-contact settings. In recent years, outbreaks have occurred in schools, colleges, and camps. However, high vaccination coverage helps limit the size, duration, and spread of mumps outbreaks. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine prevents most, but not all, cases of mumps and complications caused by the disease. Two doses of the vaccine are 88% (range: 66 to 95%) effective at protecting against mumps; one dose is 78% (range: 49% to 92%) effective. Studies have shown that the MMR vaccine protects against currently circulating mumps strains.

2014 Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition
204 St. Charles Way, Unit 303E York, Pennsylvania 17402
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The PAIC web site provides immunization information for your general knowledge and is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding immunizations.

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