Dr. Jody Terranova is a pediatrician in Hartford, Connecticut. She received her medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is the Educational Liaison for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Connecticut and is the Immunization Representative for the CT Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Post Graduate Training
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine: D.O.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: B.S.
Community Awareness Award (professional)
Community Awareness Award - Capitol Area Substance Abuse Council
Director’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Pediatrics (professional)
Director’s Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance in Pediatrics - Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Media Appearances (5)
Both Sides Ready For Battle Over Repeal of Religious Exemption for Vaccines
“Nationally, we have seen that religious exemptions increase when that is the only choice and other personal/philosophical exemption choices are removed,” said Dr. Jody L. Terranova, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington who also is the immunization advocate for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “But total non-medical exemptions are still increasing regardless of whether they are religious or personal beliefs.”
Health officials share concerns over religious exemption to vaccines
The CT Mirror online
“The top resolution that came out of our annual leadership meeting this year was to advocate for removal of non-medical exemptions at the state level,” said Dr. Jody Terranova, a pediatrician and board member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Connecticut chapter. “The national AAP is working with each state chapter so they can advocate that their legislatures remove non-medical exemptions.”
DPH Officials Decline To Take Position On Religious Exemption
CT News Junkie online
Dr. Jody L. Terranova, a vaccine advocate for the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (CT-AAP), said the number one goal for the organization nationally is to advocate for the removal of all non-medical exemptions to vaccines.
Lawmakers hear testimony on proposal to end religious exemption to vaccination
Hartford Courant online
"Vaccines save lives,'' said Dr. Jody Terranova, a Hartford pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at UConn Health. “Our grandparents would have lined up for the opportunity to prevent their children from suffering from these diseases...”
108 CT schools have vaccination rates below standard
Associated Press online
Dr. Jody L. Terranova, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut, said the minimum you need for herd immunity is 95 percent. And while Connecticut overall has a high immunization rate, the data released by the state shows some schools fall below that. She said the data will help the Connecticut Academy of Pediatrics reach out to schools with low numbers and see what education they can provide to increase the numbers and protect students who cannot be vaccinated. She added that the data may be eye opening for parents with children who have compromised immune systems because if their school falls below 95 percent then there is no herd immunity...
There has been a lot of discussion about “essential services” here in Connecticut since the Stay Safe, Stay Home order was enacted. I think we can all agree that the physicians, nurses, PAs, respiratory therapists, and others on the front lines are truly “essential” to this fight. The stories they share have been heartbreaking.