EAST BRUNSWICK – Two sisters from East Brunswick are finalists in the Protect Me With 3+ contest.
Emily Phu of Churchill Middle School and Carmen Phu of East Brunswick High School participated in the fourth year of the poster and video contest, which is a collaboration between The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Health.
New Jersey students in grades 5-8 were eligible to submit posters while students in grades 9-12 were eligible to submit either posters or videos. The contest aims to broaden awareness for the importance of adolescent immunization – especially of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap); the human papillomavirus (HPV); meningococcal conjugate; and the flu – among pre-teens, teenagers and their parents.
“The Protect Me With 3+ contest is an important opportunity to spread awareness about adolescent vaccines in a fun and creative way,” said Ilise Zimmerman, executive director of the partnership. “We are so happy to have received a record number of entries into the contest and can’t wait to see what students and teachers come up with next year.”
“This year’s winners made some very creative and informative posters and videos that we are excited to use at statewide health events,” said Dr. Tina Tan, state epidemiologist and assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health.
The winners were honored April 3 at the Conference Center at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center in Mercerville.
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