[The Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) is authorized] To Spend Money from the Health Crisis Fund [pursuant to A.R.S. § 36-797] on the Prevention of Pertussis
...WHEREAS, on May 3, 2005 the United States Food and Drug Administration licensed Boostrix, a new vaccine for immunizing adolescents against pertussis, providing a powerful new intervention to help slow the spread of the disease to infants, who are the most likely to die from it; and
WHEREAS, on May 20, 2005 Executive Order 2005-12 authorized the Department of Health Services to spend $500,000 from the Health Crisis Fund, and this money was used to purchase and distribute 10,000 doses of Boostrix to county health departments for administration to adolescents; and
WHEREAS, On June 10, 2005, the United States Food and Drug Administration licensed another new pertussis vaccine (ADACEL) for immunizing persons 11-64 years old against pertussis; and
WHEREAS, the need for immunizing adolescents and adults against pertussis is continuing....
[DHS is authorized to spend $200,000] responding to the current pertussis outbreak [and] shall report to the Legislature and the Governor by December 31, 2005 on the expenditure of all sums so transferred.
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