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Network News – November 12, 2020


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CDC experts to address “Partnerships and Promotion of Late-Season Influenza Doses to Ensure a Successful Influenza Vaccination Season during the COVID-19 Pandemic” during IAC webinar on November 17

IAC will host a webinar, “Partnerships and Promotion of Late-Season Influenza Doses to Ensure a Successful Influenza Vaccination Season during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” on November 17 at 12 p.m. (ET). This important and timely topic will be addressed by speakers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Amy Parker Fiebelkorn, MSN, MPH, senior epidemiologist in the Immunization Services Division and Lead of the Influenza Response Team in the Vaccine Task Force, will discuss seasonal flu vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic and will highlight the additional 9.3 million federally-funded late-season adult influenza vaccine doses available. Kathleen LaPorte, MPH, health communications specialist, Influenza Division, will describe CDC’s 2020–2021 influenza vaccination campaign communication plan. L.J Tan, MS, PhD, IAC’s Chief Strategy Officer, will moderate the webinar, and the speakers will be available to answer audience questions at the conclusion of the presentations.

The webinar is designed for all partners involved in distribution or administration of influenza vaccination or promotion, particularly those working with the federally-purchased late-season influenza vaccine doses. This includes state and local health departments, immunization coalitions, Federally Qualified Health Centers/community health centers, and pharmacists working with community health centers.

REGISTER NOW to be sure you don’t miss this informative session.

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Save the date! CDC experts to address “COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation and the Vaccinate with Confidence Strategy” during IAC webinar on December 3

IAC will host a webinar, “COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation and the Vaccinate with Confidence Strategy,” on December 3 at 1 p.m. (ET). Specific topics include an overview of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy, current state planning efforts, and the COVID-19 Vaccinate with Confidence Strategy. The webinar will feature speakers from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Nancy Messonnier, MD, director; and Amanda Cohn, MD, chief medical officer. L.J Tan, MS, PhD, IAC’s chief strategy officer, will moderate the webinar, and the speakers will be available to answer audience questions at the conclusion of the presentations.

You are welcome to submit your questions beforehand to eocevent417@cdc.gov.

Registration information will be available soon.

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Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Executive Director
deborah@immunize.org

Litjen (L.J) Tan, MS, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
lj.tan@immunize.org

Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
Associate Director for Research
sharon@immunize.org

Lisa Jacques-Carroll, MA
Coalitions Network Project Manager
lisa.jacques@immunize.org

Taryn Chapman, MS
Contributing Editor
Taryn.Chapman@immunize.org

Julie R. Murphy, MA
Senior Administrator for Grants and Leadership
julie@immunize.org

 

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.