West Virginia, Latest State to Launch SCID Newborn Screening

WVWest Virginia began screening for SCID on March 1, 2014! To read the official statement from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, go to http://www.wvdhhr.org/nbms/files/SCID_Screening_to_Begin.pdf. The state also sent a memo to pediatric providers in the state reminding them that babies with a positive screen should not receive the rotavirus vaccine until their confirmatory results are obtained.

To find out how you can advocate for SCID newborn screening in your state and to see the current status of SCID newborn screening throughout the country, go to http://primaryimmune.org/idf-advocacy-center/idf-scid-newborn-screening-campaign/.