Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – January 24, 2020


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Save the date! IZCoalitions Network webinar on February 19 will feature Dorit Reiss, professor of law, UC Hastings, discussing the current state of the antivaccine movement

Mark your calendar! The IZCoalitions Network will host a webinar on February 19 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (ET) with Dorit Reiss, JD, PhD, professor of law, UC Hastings, discussing the current state of the antivaccine movement.

Registration will be available soon.

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Register now! The 49th National Immunization Conference will be held in Atlanta on May 19–21

The 49th National Immunization Conference (NIC) will be held May 19–21 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. NIC brings together more than 1,500 local, state, federal, and private-sector immunization stakeholders and partners to explore science, policy, education, and planning issues related to immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Registration for the conference is now open.

Visit the National Immunization Conference website for more information about the conference, hotel registration, fees, and more.

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Visit the California Immunization Coalition’s recently updated website,

Toward the end of 2019, the California Immunization Coalition announced the official launch of their updated website, The website has been refreshed with updated images and information and is now easier to navigate. Be sure to visit today!

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Please make sure your coalition’s information is up to date on, the website of the National Network for Immunization Coalitions

The National Network for Immunization Coalitions website at is a place to learn about immunization coalitions, their locations, missions, activities, newsletters, and how to engage with them. The website promotes the activities of immunization coalitions and nonprofits, offers resources of importance to the network, and provides a searchable online database of local, state, regional, and national immunization coalitions. Interested supporters of immunization can find contacts, resources, ideas, and volunteer opportunities.

There are now 134 immunization coalitions and nonprofits listed on this website; view their pages here. If your coalition is not listed, or your information needs to be updated, please email

New coalitions and nonprofits are encouraged to include their information on the National Network for Immunization Coalitions website. New information can be added at any time by emailing

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Read about upcoming conferences sponsored by state or regional immunization coalitions

Registration is open for two upcoming immunization coalition conferences. The details are below:

If you have an immunization-related event that you would like your colleagues to know about, email IAC at

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Subscribe to IAC Express to stay current on the latest ACIP recommendations, FDA licensures, vaccination resources, and more

IAC Express, the free weekly newsletter produced by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), is emailed to more than 50,000 opt-in subscribers every Wednesday morning, providing articles that succinctly summarize the week’s important immunization developments.

IAC Express keeps you informed about new and updated vaccine recommendations from CDC and new vaccine licensures by the FDA. You’ll read about newly posted Vaccine Information Statements and their translations and become acquainted with new immunization education materials from IAC, CDC, AAP, and other organizations.

IAC Express also provides updates on online and in-person educational opportunities, many offering free continuing education credit.

To view the most recent issue of IAC Express, visit

To subscribe, simply provide your name and email address at We will never share your contact information. Subscribe today to have the latest in vaccine news and resources at your fingertips.

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Subscribe to CDC’s Immunization Works newsletter for monthly immunization resources, information, and events

The CDC Immunization Works monthly newsletter offers the immunization community information about current topics. The information is in the public domain, is free of charge, and can be reproduced and circulated widely.

The December issue is viewable here.

Subscribe to CDC’s Immunization Works newsletter for monthly resources and information on vaccination sent straight to your inbox.

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Check out IAC’s “Calendar of Events” web page to find upcoming conferences and events, including those sponsored by immunization coalitions

IAC maintains a Calendar of Events web page for healthcare professionals at This is an easy way to find out about upcoming regional, state, and national conferences, including those sponsored by coalitions. The calendar also includes special weeks of national observances.

If you have an immunization-related event that you would like your colleagues to know about, email IAC at

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Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Executive Director

Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Research

Lisa Jacques-Carroll, MA
Coalitions Network Project Manager

Taryn Chapman, MS
Contributing Editor

Julie R. Murphy, MA
Senior Administrator for Grants and Leadership


The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies. Click here for more information on IAC.