Vaccine Preventable Disease Program

The Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign is an initiative of the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program.

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New Jersey Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign


UPDATE:  The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program realizes that your facilities may be temporarily closed preventing you from completing some of the Hot Shots for Tots activities.  Therefore, the submission deadline has been tentatively extended to August 31, 2020, to accommodate the current pandemic. When your time permits, you may send in your final submission packet on or before that date. If you need additional time, please reach out to us.

The Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign is a voluntary, point-based incentive program for child care and preschool facilities. The campaign encourages and facilitates a collaboration with immunization stakeholders to promote best practices and improve immunization coverage.

Participating facilities conduct immunization-related activities to earn points toward reaching one of the three award levels: Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Examples of qualifying activities include: attending an annual immunization workshop, participating in the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS), and providing information to parents about childhood immunizations.

Hot Shots for Tots was launched exclusively in Monmouth County in 2017-2018 and expanded to include Atlantic and Warren Counties the following year. For 2019-2020, we are inviting all New Jersey child care and preschool facilities to participate. Please see the campaign materials to learn more. If you have any questions, please contact the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at 609-826-4861. 


2018-2019 Awardees

2019 HST

Below is the list of the 2018-2019 Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign awardees. This year, all participants achieved either Gold or Silver award levels.

Gold  Silver
St. Ann's Child Care Center Give and Take Child Care Center
Little Tree Preschool Greenwich Nursery School
Holmdel Preschool NORWESCAP Phillipsburg Head Start Fisher Site
Hackensack Meridian Early Childhood Education Center NORWESCAP Phillipsburg Head Start Roseberry 
Monmouth Daycare John I Dawes Early Learning Center
Little People At Work Inc.  
Little Wonders Childcare & Learning Center  
Farmingdale School  
Toddler Town  
Lincroft Center for Children  


Hot Shots for Tots Awardees by Year
Last Reviewed: 4/30/2020