Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month with PAIC! National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
Join PAIC, in partnership with the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), for a panel discussion to review childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccination and review strategies on how to increase all lifespan immunizations this fall.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Review routine and childhood and adolescent vaccination data pre and post pandemic.
Understand the disparities in vaccination rates
Review approaches to increase routine immunizations in the medical home
Strategies to improve and encourage uptake of HPV and Men B vaccines
Review anticipated 2022 influenza season and clinical approaches to increase vaccines this year.
Meningitis B accounts for 70% of meningococcal meningitis cases among 16-23-year-olds and 100% of all meningococcal meningitis outbreaks on college campuses in the US since 2011. However, only 2 out of 10 17-year-olds have received ≥1 dose of the MenB vaccine. During this session, Patti Wukovits and Alicia Stillman, two mothers who each lost their young, healthy daughters to Meningitis B, will share their personal stories, key considerations and best practices to improve Meningitis B vaccine uptake in Pennsylvania.
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). Join the PA American Academy of Pediatrics and PAIC for a “Let’s Talk” webinar series to review PA immunization data pre- and post-pandemic, with DOH Division of Immunizations representative, Janine Strick, and Dr. Stacey Cummings on getting kids back on track with routine immunizations and her team’s recent research in this area. This CME/CMU live event will be moderated by PAAAP, Immunization Champion Dr. Swathi Gowtham.
Vaccinate Your Family has released the 2022 State of the ImmUnion report, which presents the ongoing challenges our nation faces and the policies that can help remedy the barriers to timely immunizations. Join PAIC as we invite Vaccinate Your Family for a webinar event to review national and state health policy legislation. Learn how we can protect our communities from deadly vaccine preventable diseases and promote advocacy work that supports increased vaccination in our state.
The 2020-21 influenza vaccination season takes on even greater significance as pediatric clinicians care for patients in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join AAP President, Dr Sally Goza, CEO/Executive Vice President, Mark Del Monte, JD and a panel of AAP members on August 11, 2020 at 8pm ET/5pm PT for a live virtual townhall to receive an update on AAP influenza vaccination recommendations and engage in creative thinking, interactive dialogue, and idea sharing as you and your practice prepare for the upcoming influenza season. AAP Advocacy and External Affairs staff will also be on hand to provide updates on how the AAP is advocating for members through its vaccine policy advocacy strategy.
Dr. Alós-Rullán is a public health professional with 10 years of hospital dentistry experience and 15 years of public health and data analytical methods experience in federally funded Maternal and Child Health and Federally Qualified Health Center programs. He has10 years of experience in community-based diabetes prevention and lifestyle intervention programs.
Moderator: Laura D. Harbage, BSN, RN— Public Health Nurse, Chester County Health Department; Chair, Chester County Immunization Coalition
Intended Audience: Dentists, Dental Practice Staff, Dental Students, Pediatricians, Family Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, other Practice Staff
Objectives — At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
Understand the immune-evading mechanism of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV);
Describe the rationale for HPV vaccine early in life; and
List three key discussion points with parents about HPV vaccination.
Vaccine hesitancy has led to decreased vaccination rates and increased incidence of vaccine preventable diseases across the world. This increased threat to public health has led the World Health Organization to declare vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to public health worldwide. Decreased MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination rates in certain areas of New York State also led to the largest measles outbreak the state has seen since the 1990’s. Research has shown that there is often a disconnect between the perception providers have about parent hesitancy and their actual level of concern. A strong provider recommendation and proper communication techniques can help close this gap. This webcast will review the safety and efficacy of vaccines and discuss common parent concerns regarding vaccines, as well as the importance of a strong provider recommendation and basic techniques to address parent concerns.
After viewing the webcast, participants will be able to:
Discuss the key concepts of vaccine hesitancy and vaccine safety and efficacy;
Identify ways that providers can address parental concerns and hesitancies; and
Indicate the key components of a strong presumptive recommendation
Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, community health workers and certified public health workers.
Learn about the rising incidence of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)- associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma as a public health concern (OPSCC). Identify risk factors related to development of HPV-associated OPSCC. Understand the role of primary prevention for HPV-associated OPSCC. Examine evidence related to HPV vaccination.
Learn about the HPV Virus from an oncologist’s perspective. Discuss reasons why the Human Papillomavirus vaccination can lead to prevention of HPV related cancers. Describe the effects of HPV related cancers in women. Understand the burden of the HPV disease and the rationale for vaccinating youth at ages 11 and 12.
Vaccines are a notable public health achievement, which have helped to significantly reduce childhood morbidity, mortality and disease outbreaks. Although science supports their effectiveness, misinformation and hesitancy still exists. It’s critical for public health professionals to understand and address these issues to ensure successful implementation of immunization efforts. This webinar will uncover some of the sources of false information such as Twitter bots among other issues online and discuss methods to counter them. Healthcare professionals will also highlight their efforts to engage with individuals, families and the broader community in order to provide them with accurate information about immunizations and address their concerns and hesitancy.
The U.S. officially eliminated measles nearly 20 years ago. Yet, this year, more than 1,100 cases have been reported, despite being preventable by vaccine. The CDC says the majority of cases are among those who were not vaccinated.
This Forum looked at the drivers of the 2019 outbreaks and, more generally, the challenges of vaccine acceptance. Why do some parents delay or decline vaccinating their children? How might their concerns be addressed? What about exemptions? Why does the global picture matter? And what can be done once an outbreak begins? New polling data framed this discussion, providing a uniquely current picture of vaccine acceptance in the U.S.
NFID offers a variety of online continuing education activities including accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs, enabling participants to earn credits and gain practical knowledge, tools, and skills. NFID online education programs are designed to be self-paced and are led by key opinion leaders in the field of infectious diseases. The webinars all discuss various vaccine topics.
Network News is an e-newsletter featuring news of interest to immunization coalitions, including advocacy opportunities, legislative efforts, immunization resources, educational offerings, and national conference information. They also offer several one hour webinars for immunization coalitions.
The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the PA AAP offer a free, CME/CEU webinar series for healthcare providers. The series is supported by the Thomas F. McNair Scott Endowed Research and Lectureship Fund. Each Current Issues in Vaccines webinar presents topics being addressed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), covered by the media or asked by parents. Specific topics will be available on the registration page approximately one to two weeks before each event. Each presentation will be 40 to 45 minutes, followed by 15 to 20 minutes of audience questions.
A terrific webinar series on immunization issues. Register with them to receive notification of upcoming webinars. Launched in 2009 the Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork) is a partnership between the National Public Health Information Coalition — the professional network of public health communicators in the United States and U.S. territories, and the California Immunization Coalition — a statewide partnership of immunization coalitions and private and public health organizations. The VICNetwork strives to educate local and national health organizations, coalitions, and public health departments about effective immunization communication strategies, the importance of utilizing new media technologies to convey consistent immunization messages and current immunization issues.
The Immunization Partnership is conducting a Coalition Capacity Building Webinar Series in partnership with the Department of State Health Services- Immunization Unit to provide technical assistance and training to existing and new immunization coalitions in an effort to build and sustain immunization efforts throughout Texas.