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 here.

2022-2023 Awardees

Congratulations! This year all 15 participants are Gold-level awardees. Your participation exemplifies your commitment to keeping the children under your care healthy and safe.

  • Bright Tomorrows Child Care Center, Flemington
  • Cambridge Park Preschool, Aberdeen
  • Gibson's Kidstown Childcare, Port Elizabeth
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Early Childhood Education Center at JSUMC, Neptune
  • Head Start Community Program of Morris County, Dover
  • Holmdel Preschool, Holmdel
  • Monmouth Day Care Center, Red bank
  • Over the Rainbow Child Development Center, Bordentown
  • Positive Place Preschool, Hawthorne
  • Puerto Rican Community Center, Inc., Trenton
  • Robert C. Grant Head Start Center of Morris County, Parsippany-Troy Hills
  • Saint Paul's Centenary United Methodist Day Care, Newark
  • Hopes Community Action Partnership, Inc., Somerset
  • Early Childhood Learning Center, Freehold Township
  • Mont-Vail Day Care Center, Irvington
Hot Shots for Tots Awardees by Year
Last Reviewed: 12/1/2023