Immunization Coalitions Network News

Network News – April 17, 2020


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Register now! IZCoalitions Network webinar on April 21 will feature Dorit Reiss, professor of law, UC Hastings, discussing the current state of the antivaccine movement and Judy Klein, Unity Consortium, discussing a new initiative

Register today! 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.

For registration information contact

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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 25–May 2 and a digital toolkit is now available!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 25–May 2, is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization partners. The 2020 observance will be challenging for many, considering pandemic circumstances. Consider using this week for your community to restate the importance of immunization.

Since 1994, hundreds of U.S. communities have joined together during NIIW to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. Giving babies and toddlers the recommended vaccinations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious childhood diseases.

Save time by using CDC’s newly launched 2020 NIIW Digital Media Toolkit to plan and implement your organization’s NIIW activities. The toolkit includes updated logos, sample social media content, social graphics, and key messages. Please share them as you are able using the hashtag #ivax2protect.

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Order copies of IAC’s laminated 2020 U.S. child/adolescent and adult immunization schedules 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 any busy healthcare setting 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.

Please Note:

Due to the Minnesota Governor’s order regarding essential services, the IAC office will not be shipping orders of our shop items until the week of April 27 at the earliest. Our online shopping cart will continue to take orders and they will be fulfilled as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on the Shop IAC section of If your need for the item is critical, please email us at

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The Indiana Immunization Coalition will hold two webinars on HPV on April 22 and April 30

The Indiana Immunization Coalition will hold two HPV-related webinars this April, both of which are free of charge and require registration.

How to Strongly Recommend the HPV Vaccine to Promote Update webinar, presented by Gregory Zimet, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, co-director, The Center for HPV Research, will be held on April 22 at 4:00 p.m. (ET). Free CME, CNE, social work, and pharmacy credits are offered. For registration information contact

HPV Infection and the Association with Head and Neck Cancers webinar, presented by Jessica Yesensky, MD, Indiana University Health Physicians Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, will be held April 30 at 8:00 a.m. (ET). Free CME, CNE, social work, pharmacy, and dental credits are offered.

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Texas Perinatal Hepatitis B Virtual Summit to be held on June 25

The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold Texas Perinatal Hepatitis B Virtual Summit virtually on June 25 from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (CT). Experts will share, discuss, and recommend strategies to prevent and decrease the incidence of hepatitis B transmission and improve the care of those at risk for perinatal hepatitis B.

Registration is free and CE credit is offered for multiple disciplines.

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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’s members to subscribe to IAC’s IZ Coalitions Network News!

The Immunization Coalitions Network monthly newsletter, IZ Coalitions 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.

IZ Coalitions 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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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!

Nearly 6,000 already sold! You too can show your support for vaccination with IAC’s elegantly designed “Vaccines Save Lives” pin on your lapel. The pin makes a refined statement in hard black enamel with gold lettering and edges, measuring 1.125″ x 0.75″.

The pin is a stick-through-post variety with the back end covered by a round rubber cap that holds pin securely. A gold metal spring-lock clasp is also provided.

Wear these pins on clothing, uniforms, lab coats, tote bags, and backpacks to show that you value vaccines! They make a meaningful gift for people who care about immunization.

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

Please Note:

Due to the Minnesota Governor’s order regarding essential services, the IAC office will not be shipping orders of our shop items until the week of April 27 at the earliest. Our online shopping cart will continue to take orders and they will be fulfilled as soon as possible. Updates will be posted on the Shop IAC section of If your need for the item is critical, please email us 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.