Webinar for August 2017 – Communication Strategies & Recommendations for 2017-18 Flu Season  

This year’s influenza vaccine webinar will provide a review of the 2016-17 Influenza Season and Summary of 2017-18 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations. Speakers from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide important information about what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine recommendations along with updates on the communication plans by the CDC and resources that will help you with your national, state and local influenza vaccination education efforts.

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 Objectives:

  •  Review 2016-2017 influenza season overview and conclusions
  • Evaluate estimates for reductions of burden of disease due to vaccination, 2012-2013 (last H3N2 season with similar VE)
  • Discuss ACIP Influenza Vaccine Recommendations, 2017-2018
  • Review Flu Vaccine Supply for the 2017-2018 Flu Season
  • Discuss proper vaccine administration as a key part of ensuring vaccination is as safe as possible
  • Review Communication Goals and Objectives
  • Discuss Campaign Strategies and Campaign Elements

Speakers:

Alicia Budd, MPH, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brendan Flannery, PhD,  Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeanne Santoli, MD, MPH, Vaccine Supply and Assurance Branch, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

JoEllen Wolicki, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator, Communication and Education Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cate Shockey, JD, Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign Lead, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

 

 

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VICNetwork Webinar – Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month

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.
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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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