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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February 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

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 – 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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August 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 provided a review 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

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

Originally aired August 30, 2016

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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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