MEASLES IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS

If one person has measles, 9 out of 10 people of all ages around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected. 

MUMPS

CDC: U.S. measles outbreak hits 'completely avoidable' 25-year-high

“The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 704 cases as of April 26. The vast majority of cases have occurred in children who have not received the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease, officials said. “The suffering we are seeing today is completely avoidable,” stated U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Nearly 5,000 students get shots at Temple University amid mumps outbreak

The city health department said the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps at the school reached 108. Nearly 5,000 students and faculty members have taken advantage of free vaccine booster shots, with more than 2,500 people given shots during the second clinic offering the MMR vaccine, according to city health officials. The first clinic at the school saw more than 2,200 people.

Information for Coalitions

  • Let's Talk: Promoting Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination in Primary Care & Dental Practices

    Objectives — 1. Understand the immune-evading mechanism of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV); 2. Describe the rationale for HPV vaccine early in life; and 3. List three key discussion points with parents about HPV vaccination.
  • Click here for: The Journey of Your Child's Vaccine

    The 5-minute video explains the three phases of clinical trials, vaccine manufacturing, and how a vaccine is added to the U.S. recommended immunization schedule.
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    This award-winning documentary takes a look into the lives of five brave women affected by HPV. Their stories portray the misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain, and triumph that they experience while battling cervical cancer.
  • Click to view "Let's Talk: PA School Immunization Requirements Update

    This recorded webinar with Dr. Susan Kressly, MD, FAAP discusses changes in school immunization requirements.
  • Click here for #UDontGetIt Materials

    Updated #UDontGetIt PDF’s for your practice or coalition to use to promote and build materials.
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    ACS is leading the charge to prevent cancer with Mission: HPV Cancer Free. Visit their site form more information and resources on how you can help join the fight.
  • Kids at Ruppert Elementary School Learn About Victor Vaccine!

    Kids at Ruppert Elementary School Learn About Victor Vaccine!

    Every year Rupert Elementary School prepares to celebrate DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Day by inviting selected area residents and community and organization leaders to share the joy of reading with students. This year David Genoa, from the Montgomery County Health Department, read the story of Victor Vaccine!
  • CCIC Educational Dinner: Vaccine Health Literacy and Teach Back

    Chester County Immunization Coalition 9th Annual Immunization Education Program Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6-8:30 pm Downingtown Country Club; Vaccine Health Literacy with Teach Back, led by: Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP Kristin Motley, PharmD
  • CCIC Collaborates with WCU Nursing Students to Visit Local Head Start Locations

    The Chester County Immunization Coalition paired with West Chester University nursing students to read “Berenstain Bears go to the Doctor” to local Kennet and West Chester Head Start students. Chester the Immunization Champion horse even tagged along!

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