Get your flu shot yet? It’s not too late!
With Flu activity elevated across our county, MCIC is calling for all hands on deck to get out the message that it is not too late to get your flu shot. MCIC has developed social media images to make it easier for you to share this important message with your communities. We collaborated with our partner organizations to translate the images to 4 languages, including Chinese, Korean, Hindi, and Spanish. Please use and share within your networks to help spread the word!
COMMUNITY VACCINE CLINICS
MCIC is partnering with Bethel AME Church of Ardmore and Pelham Pharmacy on a COVID-19, Flu, Shingles, & Tdap Vaccine Clinic at the Church on January 16. Registration is recommended but walk-ins will be welcome! To sign up: call (610) 642-8966 or email email@example.com.
MCIC is partnering with Gotwals Elementary School, ACLAMO, Norristown NAACP, Community Hero, Giant Pharmacy & PAIC on a COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Clinic at the school on January 21, 2023. No appointment needed!
NEW Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Flyer for Children!
With flu and COVID-19 circulating, it is crucial to keep our children protected. Both vaccines are safe, effective, and can be given at the same time.
Thanks to the California Department of Public Health, they have given us permission to modify their new Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Flyer for Children for us to use in our community education and outreach. Please share within your networks!
Flu Season is Coming – Protect Yourself and Your Family with Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines!
Summer is ending, which means the beginning of flu season is again upon us. The first and most important step in preventing flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. When you get the flu vaccine, you’re not only protecting yourself, but also your family and neighbors in your community. It is also important to keep up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines since both Flu and COVID-19 spread easily during the winter and can be serious.
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) has created new flyers and social media images with sample text to make it easy for you to get the word out to your community about the importance of getting your Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines. MCIC worked with our partner organizations to translate these new resources to several languages, including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Hindi.
You can also find the flyers and social media images with sample text in our AmVAXador Library under “Featured Resources”. Please feel free to use and share!
On June 18, the CDC announced its recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In light of the latest recommendations, MCIC created social media images and sample posts in multiple languages to share this important message with our communities. MCIC worked together with our trusted partner organizations to ensure that we are providing clear, accurate, and culturally appropriate messages and images.
You can also find these images with sample social media posts in our AmVAXador Library under Social Media Toolkit. Please use and share within your networks.
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC), Montgomery County, and Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) are excited to share that we are launching the third phase of our COVID-19 Vaccine Bus Campaign. Phase 3 focuses on encouraging 20- through 30-year-olds in the Black community to get their COVID-19 booster. Buses are wrapped in bright-colored advertising with positive design elements and the campaign message is reinforced with interior bus ads. Ads will also be running on platform digital displays at our Lansdale & Fort Washington Stations. The ads will run for 10 weeks.
To support our bus campaign, we have converted the bus ads into posters and social media images for education and outreach efforts. Below are links to these resources along with sample social media posts with our bus campaign hashtag #BoostYourProtection & LetsGetBack2Us.
Social Media Images
Sample Social Media Posts
- Your body’s ability to fight off #COVID19 can decrease over time. Getting a booster can help your body build back the protection that has been lost. Is it time for a booster? Learn more: ly/3mrK4Z5. #BoostYourProtection #LetsGetBack2Us
- You’re up to date on #COVID19 vaccines when you’ve received all vaccines recommended for you, including additional doses and boosters when you’re eligible. Learn more: ly/3u3wsHF. #BoostYourProtection #LetsGetBack2Us
MCIC partnered with the CDC Foundation on a Optimizing Your COVID-19 Vaccine Community Outreach webinar on Tuesday, June 21 at 3-4pm where national experts shared best practices on:
- Understanding and responding effectively to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
- New Quarantine & Isolation Calculator Tool
- V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker Tool
Click here to listen to the recording.
LaShonda and Kaiden COVID-19 Vaccine Story
MCIC teamed up with Made to Save to create a 45-second video in which a Mom helped her son get vaccinated to protect him, and their older, high-risk family members from COVID-19. Share this important video within your networks!
MCIC continues to host virtual COVID-19 Town Halls with their partner organizations to answer your questions and concerns about the vaccine. Recordings of all of our town halls are available at bit.ly/MCICtownhall
MCIC launches Phase 2 of Let’s Get Back to Us” bus campaign
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition launched the second phase of it’s “Let’s Get Back to Us” bus campaign. Phase 2 focuses on encouraging parents of 5 to 11 year olds to get their children vaccinated, allowing them to safely do more of the activities they enjoy, like attending birthday parties, playing sports, and spending time indoors with friends and family members. Buses are wrapped in bright-colored advertising with positive design elements and the campaign message is reinforced with interior bus ads. The ads will run February through May.
To support their bus campaign, they have converted the bus ads into posters and social media images for their education and outreach efforts.
Social Media Images and Posts
MCIC partnered with Made to Save to provide a FREE online training on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7-8pm to learn how to initiate and engage in effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccines in online communities.
The online training covered digital storytelling, identifying existing online networks to engage with, dealing with misinformation and disinformation, and best practices for guiding vaccine conversations. Click here to listen to the recording (Passcode: 40R0J&0@).
MCIC collaborated with our partner organizations & MontCo Office of Public Health on a new COVID-19 Vaccine Facts For Your Child flyer to help you with your education and outreach efforts to parents of 5-11 year olds. This flyer includes facts based on DeBeaumont Foundation’s research on the best messages for parents and is available in 5 languages:: Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.
COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 1
COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 2
Have questions on COVID-19 vaccine? Check out our Vaccine Conversation Video Series where local trusted healthcare leaders provide facts and dispel misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Watch the full series at bit.ly/MCICVax
MCIC is thrilled to share that we received a Letter of Recognition from Joe Biden for our COVID19 Communication and Community Engagement during National Month of Action.
All that we have accomplished would not have been possible without your partnership and commitment to protecting our community from COVID-19.
MCIC is very excited to share with you the launch of our AmVAXador program. The goal for this program is to build a network of volunteer AmVAXadors to educate our communities about the COVID-19 vaccines.
AmVAXadors will receive regular email updates that include materials from credible sources to share with their family, friends, peers, and social networks. These materials can also be found on our new AmVAXador Library webpage at montcopa.org/AmVAXador.
We need YOUR help! Keep Montgomery County healthy and safe and help us build a network of volunteer AmVAXadors by sharing the online registration survey link with your family, friends, peers, and networks!
- [English] FLU + COVID
- [English] FLU + COVID
- [Spanish] FLU + COVID
- [Spanish] FLU + COVID
- [English] COVID-19 FAST FACTS
- [Spanish] COVID-19 FAST FACTS
- [Korean] COVID-19 FAST FACTS
- [English] Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
- [Spanish] Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines
- I got the Flu Shot #FormyParents: IGotTheFluShot_English
- Its not too late to get your Flu Shot: MCIC_NotTooLate_v1-NoMark
To promote age appropriate immunizations across the lifespan for all residents of Montgomery county.
Virtual Zoom Meeting – see events below or email Maureen Hennessey for zoom link.
Maureen A. Hennessey, Ed.D.
Chair, Montgomery County Immunization Coalition and
Manager, Community Health and Equity, Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health
Phone: (484) 337-5205 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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