Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – March 25, 2014


The date of the Iowa Immunization Coalition conference was corrected in this issue of the IZCoalitions Network News.

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Reminder: Register now for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions

The 11th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions will be held in Seattle on May 21–23. This conference is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and learn up-to-date immunization and coalition-building skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to use collaboration and partnership to improve the health status of their communities
  • Engage with world-class speakers such as Dr. David Williams and Dr. Bill Foege
  • Participate in the design and launch of a social media campaign with Every Child by Two
  • Connect with colleagues (and potential partners) from across the nation
  • Attend the first-ever NCIHC Film Festival featuring award-winning documentaries

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Every Child By Two will host congressional event to support students who made "The Invisible Threat" documentary film

Please join Every Child By Two at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m. ET on May 1, to view the film The Invisible Threat and support the student filmmakers in their efforts to spark a national movement to educate students, parents, and legislators about the science of immunizations and the dangers of under-vaccinated communities. The Invisible Threat film focuses on understanding the science of vaccination and the misperceptions leading parents to delay or decline life-saving immunizations. This 40-minute independent documentary, produced by award winning high school student filmmakers, has earned praise from more than 50 organizations, including CDC, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, the Immunization Action Coalition, and Every Child By Two, calling the documentary "powerful," "fast-paced,"  "well-balanced,” and “impeccably produced."
Following the film, Every Child By Two will host a panel discussion with leading experts in the field of immunizations to discuss how the resurgence of deadly vaccine-preventable diseases can affect communities and how to help combat the spread of dangerous misinformation about vaccines.
Please keep checking the Every Child By Two website for details on when to contact your members of Congress.
Please email documentary producer Lisa Posard to host an airing in your town!
View the movie trailer
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Access March 14 IZCoalitions Network webinar recording and slides sets

On March 14, IAC sponsored a webinar for the IZCoalitions Network, featuring Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), speaking on HPV infection and ways to improve HPV vaccination rates. Other topics included an overview of the February ACIP meeting, the “Dear Colleague” letter on HPV vaccination, and the documentary film The Invisible Threat. We are providing links below for those who wish to access the information provided during this very informative session.
Access the complete one hour webinar, including slides and audio from the following presentations:

A participant in the webinar requested reliable information to respond to parents questioning the safety of HPV vaccine in light of the media reports about two sisters who developed premature ovarian failure after HPV vaccination. CDC’s Immunization Safety Office has added a related Q&A to their FAQ page. You can find the response at
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HPV vaccination resources from many organizations available to help healthcare professionals increase HPV vaccination rates

In conjunction with the March 14 webinar, IAC compiled an extensive listing of HPV vaccination resources. Some of these are targeted toward healthcare providers, while others are handouts to share with parents and patients. If you have additional HPV vaccination resources that you would like to share, please email Teresa Anderson at IAC.

HPV resources from IAC

HPV Resources from CDC

HPV resources from AAP

HPV resources from AAFP

HPV resources from ACOG

HPV resources from the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

HPV resource from National Coalition of STD Directors and American Sexual Health Association

HPV resource from President's Cancer Panel

HPV resources from VICNetwork

HPV resource from Voices for Vaccines

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National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit meeting to be held May 13–15 in Atlanta

On behalf of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS), Dr. Litjen (L.J) Tan invites interested individuals and coalitions to contact him for more information about attending the May 13–15 NAIIS meeting, to be held in Atlanta. Here is the draft agenda.
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Iowa Immunization Coalition to sponsor first statewide conference on June 11

The Iowa Immunization Coalition will sponsor its first statewide conference on June 11 in Des Moines. More information will be posted in the future on the Iowa Immunization Coalition's website.
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Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition conference to be held June 19

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) will be sponsoring its statewide conference on June 19 in Wyomissing. More information
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