VICNetwork Webinar – Creating a Pro-Immunization Culture and Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

Creating a Pro-Immunization Culture and
Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Please join us on Wednesday, June 28th for the next VICNetwork Webinar when we will introduce this year’s National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Communication Toolkit to help prepare for #NIAM17 in August. The webinar will highlight the features and updates to the NIAM 2017 toolkit which is produced in partnership with the National Public Health Information Coalition and provides weekly themes, materials, resources and templates to promote immunization awareness across the lifespan not only in August but all year long.

In addition to launching the NIAM 2017 toolkit, featured speakers will share their insights into what it takes to build a pro-immunization culture in your organization, clinic or practice.

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VICNetwork Webinar – Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week

Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) is the annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities. Please join us on February 28th to hear the latest information that will help you plan your events and activities for NIIW which will take place April 22-29, 2017.
Participants will learn about NIIW planning tools, digital communication resources, and CDC activities planned for the week. Presenters will share materials and resources available for a variety of audiences, including health care professionals and parents of young children.  Presenters will also highlight child care partnerships as one example of an approach for educating parents and child care providers about the importance of immunization during NIIW and beyond.  The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) will share their experiences working with child care providers.

Webinar Objectives
  • Understand the goals and objectives of NIIW
  • Describe NIIW planning and promotional resources and CDC educational resources for parents and healthcare professionals
  • Discuss the potential role of child care partners for promoting infant immunization
  • Describe TAPI’s experience working with child care providers

To view the archived presentation – Click Here

Speakers:

Jenny Mullen, MPH  Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIRD/CDC)


Karin Szymanski, M.Ed
– Project Coordinator – Community Outreach, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI)

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VICNetwork Webinar – Looking Ahead to the 2016-2017 Flu Season: Vaccine Options and Messages

Looking Ahead to the 2016-2017 Flu Season:
Vaccine Options and Messages

During this  VICNetwork Webinar our speakers reviewed the 2015-16 influenza season, discussed vaccine recommendations for the 2016-2017 influenza season, and provided an overview of the CDC’s influenza vaccination communication campaign plans.

Objectives:

  • Summarize the 2015-2016 flu season
  • Summarize the number of deaths and hospitalizations prevented in previous flu seasons
  • Provide an update on flu vaccination recommendations, formulas and supply for the 2016-2017 flu season
  • Highlight key communication considerations and planned strategies for the 2016-2017 flu season

To view the archived presentation – Click Here 

Speakers:

Joe Bresee, M.D., FAAP Chief –  Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division
CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Jeanne Santoli, M.D., MPH, Chief – Vaccine Supply & Assurance Branch,
Immunization Services Division, CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Cate Shockey, J.D., Health Communication Specialist – Health Communication Science Office
CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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June Webinar Highlights National Immunization Awareness Month

Strategies for Maximizing Digital Impact:
National Immunization Awareness Month

This VICNetwork Webinar highlighted National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and innovative ways to use the updated #NIAM16 Communication Toolkit to help prepare for NIAM and help promote immunization awareness across the lifespan all year long.

Our featured speaker Mark Avera discussed social media strategies and message development that will engage audiences and build your social media network.  Maureen Marshall highlighted the new digital and social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Catherine Martin provided an overview of the 2016 National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) toolkit, produced in partnership with the National Public Health Information Coalition.

Objectives:

  • Learn best practices for creating effective and impactful social media content on immunization
  • Explore social media platforms to know for today and tomorrow
  • Identify CDC web resources that can be used or adapted for use in clinical or state/local immunization digital promotions
  • Understand CDC strategy and social media plans for NIAM
  • Review toolkit and key messages for National Immunization Awareness Month

To view the archived presentation – Click Here

Speakers:

Mark Avera, Digital PR Professional, Porter Novelli – Public Relations and Communications

Maureen Marshall, MS, Health Communication Specialist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention,  National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Catherine Flores Martin, Executive Director, California Immunization Coalition

 

Additional Information and Resources:

Developing an Outreach Plan
NIAM Planning Worksheet 1 PDF
NIAM Planning Worksheet 1 Word
NIAM Planning Worksheet 2 PDF
NIAM Planning Worksheet 2 Word

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National Immunization Awareness Month

Share Your Vaccine Story for National Immunization Awareness Month

Everyone has a personal connection with vaccines – whether you vaccinate and have remained free from disease, you know someone who has suffered or died from a preventable disease, or you know someone who relies on herd immunity to help keep them well. While the overwhelming majority of people support vaccination programs in the U.S. and around the world, federal and state legislators don’t often hear from people who are grateful for vaccines. But that’s about to change! In preparation for National Immunization Awareness Month in August, we are joining forces with other immunization organizations to collect testimonials about the power of vaccines. Join ‪#‎TeamVaccine and let our policymakers know that there are millions of Americans who support vaccines. Share your story today!

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