MCIC FLU & COVID-19 COMMITTEE – 116 diverse partner organizations across Montgomery County working together to educate and outreach to our communities on the importance of flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.
Respiratory Virus Season is here – Protect Yourself and Your Family with Flu, COVID-19, and RSV Vaccines!
Summer is ending, which means the beginning of respiratory virus season is again upon us. Vaccination helps reduce severe illness and the risk of hospitalization. Protect yourself and your family with Flu, COVID-19, and RSV vaccines. Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) has created new 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 & RSV Vaccines. MCIC worked with our partner organizations to translate these new resources to several languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.
You can also find the social media images with sample text in our AmVAXador Library under “Featured Resources”. Please feel free to use and share!
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS EVENTS
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is an annual observance in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu. Flu remains a significant public health concern, and this week will serve to remind people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine – the only vaccine that protects against flu – to prevent flu illness and potentially serious complications.
The toolkit includes social media images and sample text to make it easier for you to share this important message with your communities during NIVW 2023 (December 4-8). We collaborated with our partner organizations to translate the toolkit into several languages, including Chinese, Korean, Hindi, and Spanish. Please feel free to use and share!
You can also find the toolkit in our AmVAXador Library under “Social Media Toolkit”. Please feel free to use and share!
Ask the Experts: Influenza Vaccines
With so many questions on vaccines, it can be hard to know who or what to believe. MCIC is excited to announce that they will be hosting an Ask the Experts: Influenza Vaccines, bringing our community direct access to health care experts who can answer their questions on vaccines. This virtual event will occur during National Influenza Vaccination Week on Thursday, December 7 at 7-8pm with a focus on flu vaccines. Register at mcicpa.org/vaccine
Dr. Richard Lorraine, Medical Director, Montgomery County Office of Public Health, Moderator
Dr. Danielle Casher, Emergency Department, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, King of Prussia
Dr. Brett Gilbert, Chief, Division of Infectious, Diseases & Preventative Medicine, Main Line Health
Dr. Jamie Paik, Internal Medicine, Jaisohn Medical Center
COMMUNITY VACCINE CLINICS
Jaisohn Medical Center, Lansdale – Autumn
Register by calling 267-800-4839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambler Area YMCA – December 2, 2023
For more information and to sign up: ericsrx.com/sencollettfamilyfair
Lansdale Library, Lansdale – December 14, 2023
Pottstown TRAAC – December 14, 2023
Bethel AME Church, Ardmore – December 2023
Family COVID-19 & Flu Vaccine Clinics (various locations) – December 2023 with the attached updated image and list below.
- Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale– December 1, 2023
- Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center, Montgomeryville – December 5, 2023
- Montgomery County OIC, Norristown– December 12, 2023
- Lansdale Library, Lansdale– December 14, 2023
- North Wales Borough Hall, North Wales– December 19, 2023
- Hatfield Township Building, Hatfield– December 20, 2023
For more information: skippackpharmacy.com/vaxtour/
Adults Need Vaccines, Too!
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family from severe disease. MCIC partnered with Montgomery County Office of Public Health to create a new flyer – Adults Need Vaccines, Too! – to help you educate and outreach to your communities on the importance of adult vaccinations
Do you have parents looking for free or low cost vaccines in Montgomery County? MCIC partnered with OPH and ACLAMO to update their SHOTS FOR TOTS flyers to share with your communities. (English, Spanish)
Back to School Vaccine Checklists
MCIC is partnering with Vaccinate Your Family and ACLAMO on #FirstDayVax Campaign with back-to-school vaccine checklist graphics.
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!
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
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 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
COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 1
COVID-19 VACCINE DIGITAL VIDEO CAMPAIGN 2
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 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 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., MPA
Chair, Montgomery County Immunization Coalition
Manager, Community Health and Outreach
Paoli Hospital and Main Line Health King of Prussia
Paoli Hospital, 255 W. Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
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