The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has had a tremendous impact in New Jersey. We are grateful to the health care workers and first responders who are on the front lines fighting this deadly virus. We are thinking of our friends and neighbors who are coping with a coronavirus diagnosis or have lost a loved one.
Our daily lives are changing rapidly as we all work together to keep our communities safe. We understand that schools are not operating as usual, but our resources are available to educate students remotely. The Protect Me With 3+ website offers several resources that highlight the importance of vaccines and how they can help prevent serious and life-threatening diseases.
If you are a student interested in learning what you can do to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19, please view the following resources:
Adolescent vaccinations can prevent disease and save lives.
Protect Me With 3+ is an annual poster and video contest, and a collaboration between The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health. We believe your health is worth a shot.
Targeting youth in middle and high schools, the contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of adolescent immunizations among preteens, teenagers and parents, and increase vaccination rates for several important vaccines:
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
The top three posters and videos will win awesome prizes and will be showcased at statewide immunization awareness events! The top five finalists for each category will also be posted on our website during the voting period.
If you are a middle school student (grades 5-8), check out contest information here.
If you are a high school student (grades 9-12), check out contest information here.
Teachers Educators throughout New Jersey are encouraged to promote the Protect Me With 3+ contest as a class project. A prize for the classroom with the most eligible submissions in each of the poster and video categories will also be awarded!