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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NACCHO Annual 2015 Registration Now Open

Register to join hundreds of your colleagues for the year’s largest gathering of local health officials and public health professionals in the United States. NACCHO is the only national organization that hosts annual conferences that specifically address the needs and concerns of local health officials. The conference theme is “Envisioning the Future: Creating Our Path.”

NACCHO Annual 2015 will provide local public health professionals with the opportunity to learn and share innovative evidence-based practices, programs, services, systems, research, technologies, resources, tools, partnerships, and policies that they can apply in their local health departments and communities. The conference will help local public health professionals envision the future of public health in their communities and provide the essentials skills and strategies for creating that path to the future effectively and efficiently.

 

  • Register before June 4, 2015 and take advantage of early bird prices and save $$!
  • Reserve your hotel room early — room block will sell out. Book your hotel room by May 29, 2015 and save.
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VICNetwork Webinar – March 4, 2015 – 11am PT / 2pm ET – Save the Date

More information on the VICNetwork Webinar will be announced soon.

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Shot@Life Champion Summit – March 2-4, 2015 – Washington, D.C.

Shot@Life is a campaign of the United Nations Foundation that educates and empowers U.S. supporters to advocate for global childhood immunization programs, and we were wondering if you all may be able to help promote our upcoming Champion Summit. Details are below, and we’re happy to provide any additional information. Many thanks for any support.

Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Standing up for childhood is easier than you may think. We invite you to apply to attend Shot@Life’s 2015 Champion Summit from March 2-4 in Washington, D.C.! Summit attendees will gain and refine the skills needed to be effective advocates within their communities and make their voices heard among policymakers to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are needed most.

Applications close Jan. 9. ShotatLife.org/championsummit Anyone who applies today, Dec. 17, will receive $20 off the registration fee.

 

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Next VICNetwork Webinar

Please stay tuned for the next VICNetwork Webinar to be scheduled soon.

 

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