Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – March 26, 2020


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Save the date! IAC’s IZCoalitions Network webinar on April 21 will feature Dorit Reiss, UC Hastings College of Law, discussing the current state of the antivaccine movement and Judy Klein, Unity Consortium, on the CommUNITY initiative

Save the date! IAC’s IZCoalitions Network will host a webinar on April 21 from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (ET) with Dorit Reiss, JD, PhD, professor of law, UC Hastings College of the Law, discussing the current state of the antivaccine movement, and Judy Klein, president, Unity Consortium, discussing the CommUNITY initiative.

Registration will be available soon.

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Hot off the press! IAC’s laminated 2020 U.S. child/adolescent and adult immunization schedules—order copies today!

IAC’s laminated versions of the 2020 U.S. child/adolescent immunization schedule and the 2020 U.S. adult immunization schedule are available now.

These schedules are ideal for use in busy healthcare settings where vaccinations are given. Their tough coating can be wiped down, and they’re durable enough to stand up to a year’s worth of use.

The child/adolescent schedule is eight pages (i.e., four double-sided pages) and the adult schedule is six pages (i.e., three double-sided pages), but both schedules fold down to a convenient 8.5″ x 11″ size.

With color coding for easy reading, our laminated schedules replicate the original CDC formatting, including the essential tables and notes.


1–4 copies: $7.50 each
5–19 copies: $5.50 each
20–99 copies: $4.50 each
100–499 copies: $4.00 each
500–999 copies: $3.50 each

For quotes on customizing or placing orders of 1,000 copies or more, call 651-647-9009 or email

Visit the Shop IAC: Laminated Schedules web page for more information on the schedules, to view images of all the pages, to download the PDF order form, or to order online.

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Vaccinate Your Family released special report on the state of our nation’s “ImmUnion” and shared it with members of Congress

Vaccinate Your Family released its annual report titled 2020 State of the ImmUnion: A Report on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the U.S. in February.

The report presents an overview of the current state of vaccine-preventable diseases in the U.S. and offers members of Congress ways to help ensure our country is stronger and more resilient in the face of emerging health threats.

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Updated! 65+ Flu Defense website features tools and resources for healthcare professionals serving adults age 65 and older

In the 2018–19 season, only 68% of adults age 65 and older were vaccinated against the flu. A healthcare provider’s confident recommendation for flu vaccine can be powerfully persuasive and make a significant difference in determining whether or not patients are vaccinated. This is true as the 2019-20 season winds down and as you anticipate the 2020-21 season in coming months.

To do this, IAC, in collaboration with Seqirus, has updated the 65+ Flu Defense website at This helpful site includes information, tools, and tips for communicating with older patients about the scope and severity of flu and addresses patient hesitancy around vaccination.

Two helpful patient handouts are also available on the website:

Be sure to check out the updated 65+ Flu Defense website at to help you protect this vulnerable population.

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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 135 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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Urge your coalition members to subscribe to the IZ Coalitions Network News

The Immunization Coalitions Network monthly newsletter, Network News, is an e-newsletter featuring news of interest to immunization coalitions, including advocacy opportunities, legislative efforts, immunization resources, educational offerings, and national conference information.

Network News is available to coalition members, nonprofit leaders, and all others who work with immunization coalitions.

Encourage your colleagues to sign up. All they have to do is send a request to asking for more information.

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Indiana Immunization Coalition offers access to the film “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic”; nurses, physicians, and pharmacists can get free CE credit

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic is a feature-length documentary that presents the struggles and triumphs of five women whose lives were changed forever by this deadly virus. Directed by Frederic Lumiere and narrated by Vanessa Williams, the film interweaves personal stories with facts about this common and potentially deadly virus. The goal of this project is to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer.

The film has been made available through the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Indiana Immunization Coalition and Lumiere Media, as a free online CME activity worth 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians and for 1.5 credit hours (0.15 CEU) for pharmacists and pharmacy techs.

Indiana Immunization Coalition is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). This activity is approved for 1.91 Contact Hours (for live view), and 1.3 Contact Hours (for online view).

For further information, contact For additional Free HPV vaccine resources, visit and login.

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Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition will hold their 25th annual conference on April 14 via webinar

The 25th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference will be held virtually via webinar on their originally scheduled date, April 14 at from 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (ET). The webinar will review the most current adult immunization information and share strategies for immunization activities in health care facilities, businesses, and communities.

Access more information about this webinar, including how to register: The 25th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

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Be sure you’re subscribed to IAC’s weekly e-newsletter, IAC Express, to stay current on ACIP recommendations, FDA licensures, immunization resources from many organizations, and more

IAC Express, the free weekly e-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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IAC’s elegantly designed “Vaccines Save Lives” enamel pins are a great way to show you value immunization!

IAC’s elegantly designed “Vaccines Save Lives” pin on hard black enamel with gold lettering and edges makes a meaningful gift for people who care about immunization.

The pin is a stick-through-post variety with the back end covered by a round rubber cap that holds the pin securely. A gold metal spring-lock clasp is also provided. The pin makes a refined statement, measuring 1.125″ x 0.75″.

Wear these pins on clothing, uniforms, lab coats, tote bags, and backpacks to show that you value vaccines!

Click here for “Vaccines Save Lives” pins pricing and ordering information.

Visit Shop IAC for additional items, including “FLU VACCINE” buttons and stickers, patient record cards, and a vaccine administration training video.

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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.