2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course, commonly known as the Pink Book training on September 16-17, 2015 in Tacoma, WA

The Pink Book Training is a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) presented by faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The course offers 14 CE’s for a variety of health care professionals.

WithinReach hosted this course back in 2011 and it was so successful that we sold out with over 400 attendees. We’d love to see this great of a turnout again and we need your help in letting potential attendees learn about the conference. This year we are also thrilled to offer a selection of free pre-course workshops, on Tuesday, September 15th on topics including HPV, vaccine hesitancy, and the WA State Immunization Information System.

For more information on the Pink Book Course please visit http://www.withinreachwa.org/get-involved/events/the-pink-book-course/

To register for the Pink Book Course or the Pre-Course Workshops please visit:  www.cdc2day.eventbrite.com.

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A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

The archived recording of our latest webinar is now available.

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A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

Originally aired: March 4, 2015

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Resource link mentioned during call – Clear Communication Index

This webinar provided a background on National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW); highlighted CDC resources available to help plan NIIW events; reviewed the recommendation for Tdap vaccination during the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy; shared findings from CDC research about Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, including how those research findings have informed our communication efforts; and discussed how to access and share educational materials available from CDC.

Featured Speakers

Jenny Mullen
Lead for the Childhood Immunizations Communication Team
NCIRD’s Health Communication Science Office

Allison Kennedy Fisher
Health Communications Specialist
CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

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VICNetwork Webinar – A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

Thanks to the speakers and all attendees that were able to participate in our latest webinar. If you were able to join us, please complete the online evaluation.

For those that missed the webinar, the archived recording and a copy of the slides will be posted here soon.

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VICNetwork Webinar – A New Campaign to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough: Resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Beyond

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will provide an overview of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and available planning resources, as well as introduce a new campaign, Born With Protection, aimed at protecting babies from pertussis, or whooping cough.  Pertussis can cause serious illness in young infants; however, babies cannot start their own DTaP vaccination series until they are two months old. Tdap vaccination of women during the third trimester of pregnancy can help protect infants when they are most vulnerable, yet coverage with this vaccine during pregnancy remains low.

 

Objectives:

  • Provide background on National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
  • Highlight CDC resources available to help plan NIIW events
  • Review the recommendation for Tdap vaccination during the 3rd trimester of every pregnancy
  • Share findings from CDC research about Tdap vaccine during pregnancy, including how those research findings have informed our communication efforts
  • Discuss how to access and share educational materials available from CDC 

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SPEAKERS:

 

J Mullen headshot-smJenny Mullen is the Lead for the Childhood Immunizations Communication Team in NCIRD’s Health Communication Science Office. In this role, Jenny leads efforts to develop research-based messages and materials and conduct communications activities to raise awareness among parents and healthcare professionals about the value and benefits of vaccinating children according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule. More recently, she collaborated with NCIRD’s Division of Bacterial Diseases to lead the development of the Born with Protection Against Whooping Cough campaign.

 

 

Fisher photoAllison Kennedy Fisher is a health communications specialist with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. She has been at CDC since 2002, first in the Immunization Safety Office before joining the Immunization Services Division in 2006 and the Health Communication Science Office in 2013. Her areas of research interest include: adolescent vaccines, health and risk communication, health care decision-making behavior, and vaccine acceptance and hesitancy.  Allison’s experience includes conducting communication and epidemiologic research; writing scientific manuscripts; and writing health education and health communication materials. She has authored or co-authored articles on parent and health care provider immunization attitudes and behaviors, and has presented at national conferences and meetings on various aspects of childhood and pre-teen immunization and communication research.

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