What’s New With Flu? CDC’s Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season

What’s New With Flu? CDC’s Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2015-2016 Influenza Season was presented on Wednesday, July 19, 2015 at 11:00 am – 12:00 noon Pacific / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

This webinar was the latest in a series of VICNetwork webinars and our August presentation focused on what’s new with this year’s flu vaccine along with updates on the communication plans by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners and updated resources that will help you with your national, state and local influenza vaccination promotion efforts.

Speakers:

Alicia M. Fry, MD, MPH, Medical officer and team lead for the Influenza Prevention and Control Team, Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division, within CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Cindy Alvarez – Health Communication Specialist in the Health Communication Science Office for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

Originally aired: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Resources: 

Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Influenza Transmission

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/infectioncontrol/maskguidance.htm

 

 

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Social Media Strategies for Public Health Messages  – Featuring Tools and Resources for Promoting National Immunization Awareness Month!

Our July 2015 webinar focused on developing social media strategies and message development that can help support your efforts in public health communication. Presentation include tools you can use to reach your intended audiences, to engage the disengaged, tips for getting ahead of your ‘naysayers’ and new digital and social media resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Presenters also shared information about National Immunization Awareness Month that takes place in August and shared our updated #NIAM15 Communication Toolkit to help promote immunization awareness across the lifespan.

Originally aired: Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

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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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Are You Ready for Flu? CDC’s Recommendations and Communication Plans for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season

Originally aired: August 13, 2014

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This webinar provided influenza vaccination recommendations formulations and supply for the 2014-2015 flu season; key communication considerations and planned strategies for the 2014-2015 flu season; and grassroots approaches for effectively reaching disparate populations with flu vaccination messages.

Featured Speakers:

Joseph Bresee, M.D., FAAP
Chief of the Epidemiology and Prevention Branch in CDC’s Influenza Division

Cindy Fowler
Health Communication Specialist
Health Communication Science Office for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Carlos Velázquez, MA
Project Director
CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Promotion Campaign for Health Disparate Populations

Blake Harper, MPH
Project Manager
Kauffman and Associates, Inc.

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Measles 2014 Update: Clinical Presentation, Outbreaks, Vaccination Recommendations, and Patient Management

Originally aired: June 19, 2014

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This webinar provided a brief background on measles including a description of the disease, clinical presentation, and complications; outlined the current status of measles outbreaks in the United States; reviewed CDC vaccination recommendations for the general public and international travelers; explained the guidelines for evaluating, diagnosing and managing patients with measles; highlighted communication resources for doctors and other healthcare professionals and the public; and provided an update on the 2014 version of the National Immunization Awareness Month Toolkit.

Featured Speaker:

Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, M.S.N., M.P.H.
Epidemiologist
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

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