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Montgomery County Immunization Coalition

COMMUNITY VACCINE CLINICS 

 

 

  • MCIC, Asian American Coalition, Jaisohn Medical Center, Philippine Nurses Assoc of PA & MontCo Office of Public Health are hosting a COVID-19 Bivalent Booster & Flu Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, October 8 at 10-2pm. Register by calling 215-866-0101, email vaccine@jaisohn.org, or visit website www.jaisohn.org.

 

  • MCIC, Gotwals Elementary School, ACLAMO, Norristown NAACP, Community Hero Action Group, PAIC/PA AAP & East Norriton Pharmacy are hosting a COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Clinic at the school on Saturday, October 15 from 10am-1pm. No appointment needed! FREE Elmwood Park Zoo ticket for those who receive a vaccine!

  • MCIC, MontCo Office of Public Health, ACLAMO, Norristown NAACP, and Community Hero Action Group are hosting a COVID-19 Bivalent Booster & Flu Vaccine Clinic at Montgomery County Norristown Public Library on Wednesday, October 19. By appointment only. Check the website at www.montco.org/fluwww.montcopa.org/COVID-19vaccine or call 610-278-5117 for details.

MCIC launches social media toolkit to bring attention to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination during National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. According to the CDC, Hispanics are more likely to develop chronic health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. The threat of COVID-19 has increased health risks for people with these underlying conditions.

This year, during National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) will focus on bringing attention to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination. MCIC worked with our partner organizations to create bilingual social media images and messages that you can use on your social media platforms to encourage our communities to get all the recommended COVID-19 vaccines during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Please feel free to use and share within your networks!
 

English: Join us in celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month as we help our communities get all recommended #COVID19 vaccines. #VaxMontco #NHHM
Spanish: Únase a nosotros para celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana mientras ayudamos a nuestras comunidades a obtener todas las vacunas #COVID19 recomendadas. #VaxMontco #NHHM

English: Let’s protect your loved ones by getting your recommended #COVID19 vaccines during National Hispanic Heritage Month. #VaxMontco #NHHM
Spanish: Protejamos a sus seres queridos recibiendo las vacunas #COVID19 recomendadas durante el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. #VaxMontco #NHHM

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.

Direct Links to Flyers: English1English2Spanish1Spanish2ChineseKoreanHindi

Direct Links to Social Media Images: English1English2Spanish1Spanish2ChineseKoreanHindi

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.

Direct Links to Images: Chinese, EnglishHindiKoreanSpanish

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.

Campaign Resources

Posters

Poster 1 18×24  24×36

Poster 2 18×24  24X36 

Social Media Images 

Image 1

Image 2 

Sample Social Media Posts

  1. 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
  2. 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. 

MCIC launches social media toolkit to bring attention to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters for National Minority Health Month in April. 

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition developed a Social Media Toolkit in support of National Minority Health Month (NMHM) in April. MCIC launched this kit to bring attention to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as one of the strongest tools we have to end the COVID-19 pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color.

The toolkit includes social media messages and images in 6 languages (Chinese, English, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese) to encourage members of diverse communities to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Help us spread the word by using these messages and images on your social media platforms to encourage our communities to get all the recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including a booster during #NMHM2022. Together we can #BoostYourCommunity!

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) has developed a Social Media Toolkit in support of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) in May. MCIC’s toolkit focuses on supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to promote vaccine confidence.

The toolkit includes social media messages and images in 5 languages (Chinese, English, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese) to encourage members of diverse communities to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Join us in celebrating AAPIHM by using these messages and images on your social media platforms to help our communities get all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and booster! Include the hashtags #VaxMontco and #AAPIHM with your posts.

Related Links

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.

Campaign Resources

Posters

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:: ChineseEnglishKoreanSpanish and Vietnamese.

COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 1

Campaign developed to debunk the most common myths about COVID-19 vaccines in 20-34 year olds. Links to video for you to share: video 1video 2video 3 or Playlist 

COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 2

Campaign developed to debunk the most common myths about COVID-19 vaccines in children 5-11year olds. Links to video for you to share: video 4video 5video 6 or Playlist 

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!

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Coverage Area

Montgomery County

Mission

To promote age appropriate immunizations across the lifespan for all residents of Montgomery county.

 

General Meeting: 

Virtual Zoom Meeting – see events below or email Maureen Hennessey for zoom link.

Contact Information:

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: hennesseym@mlhs.org
Bryn Mawr Hospital, 130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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