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Marianas Health Home Care nurses receive vaccination storage training

(Press Release) — Safety plays an important role in protecting individuals and the community from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine quality is the shared responsibility of everyone, from the time vaccine is manufactured until it is administered and this is where proper storage and handling plays a huge role.

Far left, Jeffrey Sablan, immunization vaccine specialist; Hilma Castro, Marianas Health quality assurance assistant. Far right, Hervin Jacinto, MH, quality assurance officer; Peter Judicpa, regional public health advisor of  immunization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Arvin Deleon Guerrero, immunization vaccines for children coordinator; and Jeremy Sasamoto, immunization program manager, pose for a group photo with Marianas Health Home Care nurses.  Contributed photoFar left, Jeffrey Sablan, immunization vaccine specialist; Hilma Castro, Marianas Health quality assurance assistant. Far right, Hervin Jacinto, MH, quality assurance officer; Peter Judicpa, regional public health advisor of immunization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Arvin Deleon Guerrero, immunization vaccines for children coordinator; and Jeremy Sasamoto, immunization program manager, pose for a group photo with Marianas Health Home Care nurses. Contributed photo

Marianas Health Home Care is dedicated to providing quality and experienced health care solutions throughout the Pacific region and in cooperation with the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation-Division of Public Health, Marianas Health is able to continue its mission with its immunization program training conducted last February 23, 2017.

Jeffrey Sablan and Arvin Deleon Guerrero from the CHCC DPH Immunization Program, together with immunization program manager Jeremy Sasamoto, and regional public health advisor of immunization at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Peter Judicpa spearheaded the training with the Marianas Health Home Care staff learning about “Vaccination Storage.” Lectures about proper storage and transporting of vaccines through a process called “cold chain,” together with a hands-on training on the equipment that was provided by the guest speakers, as well as tips on incorporating vaccination process in scheduled home visits were given out during the event.

The training will enable Marianas Health to keep homebound patients with their immunization shots up-to-date. It will also help carry out Marianas Health’s initial vision and mission together with the community and the patient’s health care needs to improve the quality of life, and the quality of healthcare services in the CNMI.