Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – March 18, 2013


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Minutes from IZCoalitions Network conference call on March 12

IAC has written a summary of IAC's coalitions conference call held March 12. Links to the presenters' slides are included in the minutes. We hope you find these notes useful if you were unable to attend or even if you were on the call. 
If you wish to listen to the recording of this very interesting call, please email Teresa Anderson
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National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit is accepting nominations for its 2013 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is March 25

The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) is soliciting candidates for the 2013 NAIIS Immunization Excellence Awards. These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions towards improved adult, and/or childhood influenza vaccination rates within their communities during the 2012-2013 influenza season.This year NAIIS added an award recognizing immunization activities focused on the adult population, beyond influenza. 
A national winner and honorable mention recipient will be selected for each award category. The winners will be presented with their awards at the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit meeting, to be held May 14-16, in Atlanta. The national winner in each category will be invited to present at the meeting. 
There are five categories of recognition:

  • Overall Season Activities
  • Healthcare Personnel Campaign
  • Immunization Coalitions/Public Health/Community Campaign
  • Corporate Campaign
  • Overall Adult Immunization Activities—Beyond Flu

Complete information and the online nomination form 
If your immunization coalition is not a member of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and you would like to join, please email Dr. L.J Tan, Summit co-chair. 
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New! February issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are now online

The February 2013 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are now online.  
Readers will find information about new ACIP recommendations and resources for parents, patients, and healthcare professionals. Both publications also include the Ask the Experts column from CDC medical epidemiologist Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH; nurse educator Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN; and medical officer Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH. 
Needle Tips 

Vaccinate Adults 

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Indiana Immunization Coalition to sponsor meeting on HPV and influenza on March 21

The Indiana Immunization Coalition will be sponsoring an educational opportunity on March 21, 1:00-4:00 pm ET. The first 10 minutes will be specific to Indiana, but the rest of the meeting will feature three guest experts presenting information on influenza and HPV. The meeting is open all, not just Indiana residents. You can participate in person if you live locally, or online. For more information, go to the registration link or email Sarah Strawbridge
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