Network News – March 2, 2021
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- Register now! CDC’s Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory to present updates on CDC’s safety monitoring and communications for the COVID-19 vaccines during IAC webinar on March 4
- Pre-order IAC’s laminated versions of CDC’s 2021 immunization schedules today!
- The Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine campaign to help people make the informed choice to get vaccinated
- Becker’s Hospital Review publishes “Lessons Learned from Influenza Mass Immunization Clinics Will Serve Us Well as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Ramp Up” by IAC authors—read it on IAC’s mass-vaccination-resources.org website
- Summary and slide deck now available from February 4 Summit call featuring ACOG’s Sarah Carroll discussing COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
- NPHIC releases toolkit from Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to help healthcare personnel respond to questions about COVID-19 vaccination
- Sawbones releases “How to Talk about Vaccine Hesitancy” podcast, a guide for using a kind, empathetic approach
- Vaccinate Your Family and the National Council of Negro Women have teamed up to launch Good Health WINs (Women’s Immunization Networks)
- The Influenzer Initiative offers online puzzle and trivia game, VaxHunt, that sends players on a quest to prevent the next pandemic
- Immunize Nevada hosts 2021 Virtual Annual Nevada Health Conference on March 8–9; register today
- MAIC to hold 26th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference on April 13; CE available
- NEJM offers free, on-demand COVID-19 vaccine training for clinicians available through June 30; CME available
- 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
- Urge your coalition’s members to subscribe to IAC’s IZ Coalitions Network News
- Please make sure your coalition’s information is up to date on immunizationcoalitions.org, the website of the National Network of Immunization Coalitions
Register now! CDC’s Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory to present updates on CDC’s safety monitoring and communications for the COVID-19 vaccines during IAC webinar on March 4
IAC will host a webinar, “Updates on CDC’s Safety Monitoring and Communications for COVID-19 Vaccines,” on March 4 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET). Topics will include the COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring systems (e.g., the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System [VAERS], v-safe), as well as CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine communication products, and their Vaccinate with Confidence framework.
These important and timely topics will be addressed by speakers from the CDC Immunization Safety Office and CDC’s Vaccine Task Force.
- Tom Shimabukuro, MD, MPH, MBA, deputy director, Immunization Safety Office
- Janine Cory, MPH, associate director for communications, Vaccine Task Force
Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH, IAC deputy director, will moderate the webinar. Speakers will answer audience questions at the conclusion of the presentations. You are welcome to submit your questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register now to be sure you don’t miss this informative session.
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Pre-order IAC’s laminated versions of CDC’s 2021 immunization schedules today!
IAC’s laminated versions of the 2021 U.S. child and adolescent immunization schedule and the 2021 U.S. adult immunization schedule are available for pre-order and will ship in mid-March. 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
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Visit the Shop IAC: Laminated Schedules web page for more information on the schedules, to view images of all the pages, to download the order form, and to pre-order today!Related Links
- IAC’s laminated Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules (0–18 years) web page
- IAC’s laminated Adult Immunization Schedules (19 and older) web page
- IAC’s Shop IAC section on immunize.org
- CDC’s Immunization Schedules for 2021
The Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine campaign to help people make the informed choice to get vaccinated
On February 25, The Ad Council launched their COVID-19 vaccination campaign It’s Up to You to encourage audiences to get the latest vaccine information, knowing that personal education is the first step in building vaccine confidence. The campaign is designed to reach different audiences, including communities of color who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. By ensuring that Americans have accurate and timely information to answer their questions and concerns about vaccine side effects, efficacy, and clinical trials, The Ad Council aims to shift the public mindset from vaccine hesitancy to vaccine confidence.
- The Ad Council’s It’s Up to You gateway page
- The Ad Council’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education web page
- The Ad Council’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative web page
Becker’s Hospital Review publishes “Lessons Learned from Influenza Mass Immunization Clinics Will Serve Us Well as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Ramp Up” by IAC authors—read it on IAC’s mass-vaccination-resources.org website
In its February issue, Becker’s Hospital Review published Lessons Learned from Influenza Mass Immunization Clinics Will Serve Us Well as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Ramp Up, written by IAC’s Drs. Carolyn Bridges and L.J Tan. A summary from the article is reprinted below.
Mass immunization clinics are a critical tool in the public health toolbox to rapidly and efficiently provide large numbers of influenza vaccinations. Experience gained from influenza mass immunization clinics will be beneficial as COVID-19 mass immunization efforts roll out across the country.
- IAC’s Mass Vaccination Clinics: Challenges and Best Practices archived webinar
- IAC’s Mass Vaccination Resources website
- CDC’s Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations
Summary and slide deck now available from February 4 Summit call featuring ACOG’s Sarah Carroll discussing COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
The 1-page summary and slides of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) position on COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy presented during the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit’s (NAIIS) call on February 4 are now available. Sarah Carroll, MPH, ACOG’s director of immunization, presented the overview.
Pregnant individuals with symptomatic COVID-19 disease are at increased risk of more severe illness than their non-pregnant peers. ACOG has augmented its guidance documents and resources on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or lactating individuals. ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination, and these individuals should be free to make their own decision regarding vaccination. Pregnant individuals are encouraged to discuss this decision with their healthcare team, but documentation of this discussion is not required.
ACOG also recommends that COVID-19 vaccines be offered to lactating individuals based on their prioritization group. There is no need to avoid starting nor to discontinue breastfeeding in people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
ACOG has just added/updated a wealth of helpful resources on COVID-19 and pregnancy to its webpages. These are excerpted on a handy one-page document.
- NAIIS’s COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy – Sarah Carroll (ACOG) summary
- NAIIS’s COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy – Sarah Carroll (ACOG) slide deck
- NAIIS’s COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Resources from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 1-page document
- ACOG’s Vaccinating Pregnant Individuals: Eight Key Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccination Sites summary document
NPHIC releases toolkit from Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to help healthcare personnel respond to questions about COVID-19 vaccination
The National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) has released a COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit from the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative to address healthcare professionals’ questions about COVID-19 vaccination. The resource includes videos (featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci and other leading healthcare and medical experts), a press release, FAQs, talking points, social media posts, and many customizable materials. Topics addressed include safety, availability, cost, side effects, vaccine administration, answering patients’ questions, and more.
Access the COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit.
Sawbones releases “How to Talk about Vaccine Hesitancy” podcast, a guide for using a kind, empathetic approach
Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine is a one-of-a-kind podcast reaching adults of all ages with entertaining dialogue about the history of medicine, medical quackery, and current issues. Family physician Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her joke-cracking journalist husband Justin McElroy have produced weekly episodes of Sawbones since 2013. Their shows frequently include information about the importance of getting vaccinated.
In their January 26 episode, How to Talk about Vaccine Hesitancy, Dr. Sydnee and Justin provide a guide for talking with those who are vaccine hesitant and explaining how using a kind, empathetic approach can help them see the light (and the antibodies). They even give a kind nod to the Immunization Action Coalition (thank you!).
All recent and past podcasts of Sawbones are available online at www.maximumfun.org/podcast/sawbones, where you can also access “How to Listen.”
Vaccinate Your Family and the National Council of Negro Women have teamed up to launch Good Health WINs (Women’s Immunization Networks)
On February 10, Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) launched a new collaboration to help African American and Latinx communities thrive through good health. This new program, called Good Health WINs (Women’s Immunization Networks), pairs NCNW’s unparalleled network of two million American women and men of African descent with VYF’s deep knowledge of vaccines and immunization policy. The collaboration will work to ensure all communities have access to accurate vaccination information, in addition to vaccines. The final paragraph of the press release is reprinted below.
Vaccinate Your Family’s cofounders, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former first lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers, understood the power of women’s networks. . . . Much has changed over the past three decades, but one thing has remained steadfast: women continue to be the stewards of good health for their families. Good Health WINs will activate those very networks to create a new future for families to live in good health.
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