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Sharing WIC Data and Information with State/Local Immunization Programs

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WIC 1995-10
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DATE: March 3, 1995
MEMO CODE: WIC Final Policy Memorandum : #95-10
SUBJECT: Sharing WIC Data and Information With State/local Immunization Programs
TO: Regional Directors
Supplemental Food Programs
All Regions

The purpose of this memorandum is to transmit the attached WIC Final Policy Memorandum #95-10. It is important to note that this policy memorandum is simply a clarification of general WIC program confidentiality principals delineated in Section 246.26(d) of the Program Regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1 with special emphasis on provisions which affect immunization promotion activities. The same principals apply in similar situations with other programs (e.g., Maternal and Child Health Programs, Healthy Start, etc.). The policy memorandum assumes that states have copies of both the WIC program regulations and FCS Instruction 800-1. If this is not the case, regional offices should provide states with these resources.

The comments which regional offices provided which were not included in this policy memorandum will be used to develop a future policy memorandum regarding the larger more comprehensive picture of data/information sharing and automated data processing systems in WIC. Thank you for providing very helpful comments on this policy memorandum. We hope this information is helpful in establishing strong and lasting relationships between state\local WIC and immunization program counterparts. 

Supplemental Food Programs Division


Page updated: December 17, 2021

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.