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.


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).
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Originally aired: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Interim Guidance for the Use of Masks to Control Influenza Transmission




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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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National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partners – May 25-27, 2016 – Indiana – Registration Open!

The National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partners, formerly the National Conference of Immunization and Health Coalitions, has issued a Save the Date for the 2016 Conference, to be held May 25-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Registrations and hotel reservations are being accepted on the conference website, for the meeting, which will be hosted by the Indiana Immunization Partnership.  A call for abstracts will be issued this summer, so start thinking about the great things you have been doing that you can share with immunization advocates from throughout the country, and get revved up to “Ready, Set, Vaccinate!”

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Pink Book Training – September 16-17, 2015 – Tacoma, WA – Early Bird Registration ending July 15th

Early Bird Registration is coming to a close. The 2015 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Course, also known as the Pink Book training will be hosted by WithinReach on September 16-17, 2015 in Tacoma, WA. Early Bird Registration closes on July 15th and rooms at the Hotel Murano are filling up.

Please help us spread the word about the course and encourage your colleagues to register to qualify for the early bird rate.

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 cover 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.

Four free pre-course workshops are also offered the day before the course, on Tuesday, September 15th covering:

  1. HPV Immunization: Why and How to Make a Strong Recommendation
  2. Vaccine Hesitancy and How to Address it in Your Community
  3. Vaccine Management & Quality Assurance
  4. Data Exchange & Easy Consumer Access to Immunization Records – Your Role in “WA-MyIR”

Please see the attached flyer for advertising, a document with sample text for newsletters and social media, and a badge that can be posted on your website to link to the registration page. Additionally, please let me know if you would like promotional cards to distribute.

For more information on the Pink Book Course, please visit http://www.withinreachwa.org/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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Nevada Health Conference – November 9-10, 2015 – Las Vegas

Planning for the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, set for November 9-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is well underway, and we are looking for dynamic speakers who will make this year’s conference stand out.

We are seeking knowledgeable, energetic speakers to be a part of the 2015 integrative conference which highlights the importance of addressing health disparities, barriers and challenges that continue to exist across the lifespan through the “Building Healthy Communities – Touching one life at a time” theme.

Selected speakers will present on days one or two of the conference, which will feature multi-track workshops and intensive general session topics including Immunizations, Maternal Child Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in presenting at this year’s conference, please review the abstract guidelines and submission details and submit the “Call for Speakers” form no later than Tuesday, June 30.

Should you have any questions, please contact Immunize Nevada at 775-624-7115 or e-mail [email protected].

For additional information about the 2015 Nevada Health Conference, visit us online.

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