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


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.

The Hot Shots for Tots Campaign was initially piloted in Monmouth County in the Spring of 2018 and was eventually launched statewide. If you would like to participate in the campaign, sign up by completing the registration survey at the following link



2019-2020 Awardees

Below is the list of the 2019-2020 Hot Shots for Tots Immunization Campaign awardees. This year, all participants achieved either Gold or Silver award levels.

Gold  Silver
Acelero Learning Center--Redbank Apple Hill Academy--Freehold
Apple Hill Academy--Howell Lincroft Center for Children--Lincroft
Barclay Early Childhood Center--Cherry Hill  
Bright Tomorrows Childcare Center--Flemington  
Cambridge Park Pre-School--Aberdeen Township  
Cela-B School--Clifton  
Give and Take Child Care Center--Wanamassa  

Hackensack Meridian Early Childhood Education  Center--Neptune

Holmdel Preschool--Holmdel  



Little People At Work Inc.--Neptune

Monmouth Daycare--Redbank  
National Park Elementary--National Park  
Red Bank Preschool-First Baptist Church—Red Bank  
Red Bank Preschool-Monmouth Day Care Center—Red Bank  
Red Bank Preschool-Monmouth Reform Temple—Red Bank  
Red Bank Preschool-United Methodist Church—Red Bank  
St Ann's Child Care Center--Keansburg  


Congratulations to the 2019-2020 awardees! While many priorities have shifted during the pandemic, your continued participation exemplifies your commitment in keeping the children under your care healthy and safe!



Hot Shots for Tots Awardees by Year
Last Reviewed: 1/20/2022