Doylestown Hospital’s VIA Maternity Center was recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Pennsylvania State Health Department for achieving one of the highest reported hepatitis B vaccination rates in the state.
Doylestown Hospital is the newest entry into the IAC’s Birth Dose Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that have attained high coverage levels for administering the hepatitis B vaccine at birth. The VIA Maternity Center immunized 90% of babies in 2020 and took additional steps to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B.
“Our patients are educated and know what is right for their newborns,” said Shehla Siddiqui, MD, medical director of CHOP Newborn Care at Doylestown Hospital. “Our community pediatricians are well aware of the importance of timely vaccination. At Doylestown Hospital, we are a close-knit, cohesive group of neonatologists who work together in harmony and agree with each other, and especially with the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.”