Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – November 12, 2017


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Save the date: IZCoalitions Network webinar about AVAC and The 317 Coalition scheduled for December 5

Please save the date! The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) invites you to participate in a 1-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on Tuesday, December 5, at noon ET (11:00 a.m. CT).

The webinar will primarily focus on two groups that work on the Hill to secure and ensure continued Hill support for adult vaccination. Abby Bownas, Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC) and Mark Mioduski, The 317 Coalition, will discuss the history and current mission and objectives of their organizations, and how coalitions can engage with them. In addition, they will give a quick update on what is happening with vaccine legislation on the Hill.

In addition, Phyllis Arthur, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), will provide information about the current effort on a recent Oregon ballot initiative, and update participants on what is happening.

We will circulate the final agenda and call-in information the week before the conference call. Hope you all can make it!


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Final issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are now online

After publishing 61 issues since 1994, IAC has now placed the final edition (November 2017) of Needle Tips online. The lead story, “Thoughts on the final issue of Needle Tips” by Dr. Deborah Wexler, reviews the 23-year history of Needle Tips—how it began, how it grew over the years, and what’s next.

Click on the image below to download the entire November issue of Needle Tips (19-page, 8.58 MB PDF).

Likewise, after publishing 52 issues since 1997, IAC has now placed the final edition (November 2017) of Vaccinate Adults online. The lead story, “20 Years Later—the Final Issue of Vaccinate Adults” by Dr. Deborah Wexler, reviews the 20-year history of Vaccinate Adults—how it began, how it grew over the years, and what’s next.

Both issues also feature the highly popular “Ask the Experts” column, focused on influenza, with questions answered by experts from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

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