For Immediate Release
January 4, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

MEDIA ADVISORY: Kansas Reaches 1 Million Patients in Immunization Registry

News Conference in Topeka on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., Curtis Building, Room 530

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a news conference to announce that the Kansas Immunization Registry Project, known as KSWebIZ, recently received its one-millionth patient since its inception in 2005. The event will be held in Room 530 on the fifth floor of the Curtis Building in Topeka at 1 p.m. on January 10.

Speakers at the news conference will include KDHE Secretary Roderick L. Bremby, Chris Steege, Executive Director of the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Lindsay Payer, Director of Coffey County Health Department.

KSWebIZ is a free, Web-based, centralized database that is designed to maintain statewide immunization records that are accurate, up-to-date and complete. The system provides numerous benefits to Kansans including c omplete and accurate immunization histories that can be accessed by any healthcare provider to ensure timely and non-duplicated vaccine coverage.