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Archived Events & Webinars

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) and the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP) Webinar Archive. 

PAIC and PA AAP in partnership with the AME Church, “Engaging Faith Based Communities in Vaccine Conversations across PA” FB Live Event. Please see the recording here!
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.

PA AAP/PAIC Let’s Talk – Building Pro-Vaccine Presence on Social Media

The webinar reviewed:

• Strategies for medical professionals and local immunization coalition partners to expand a pro-vaccine online and social media presence
• Approaches on how to engage with parents and build a network of “Immunization Champions” that will promote science-based pro-vaccine information online
• Develop a plan of action when vaccine misinformation is seen online and how to manage online attacks by anti-science accounts

PA AAP/PAIC Let’s Talk – National Infant Immunization Week

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.

PA VAX Fax with Vaccinate your Family 

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.

HUNE’s Andy’s Café  – PAIC and HUNE 

  • Presenter – Johanna Vidal-Phelan, MD, MBA, FAAP
  • Description – Parent Support Group and Virtual Information Sharing Session – Grupo de Apoyo Para Padres y Sesión Virtual de intercambio de Información

The PA Immunization Coalition, the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Cancer Society hosted a webinar the week of HPV Awareness Day for a focus on improving HPV vaccine rates. Presenters Dr. Danielle Casher, MD MSHQ and cancer survivor Megan Lesar covered:

  • Current HPV related data in PA and across the country
  • Safety of receiving an HPV vaccine and importance of preventing HPV related cancer
  • Strategies to improve and encourage uptake as a provider communicating with patients.

“Pediatric and Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth 5-21 Facebook Live Town hall”
PAIC, PA Parent and Family Alliance and the PEAL Center

  • Presenters – Dr. Gowtham and Dr. Rigas from PA-AAP, Tracy Palazzotto  from Parents of the PA Family Alliance, and Kelly King from the PEAL Center
  • Description – We know PA parents have questions about the 5–11-year-old COVID-19 vaccine recommendation and PA Immunization Coalition wants to help answer your questions!

Let’s Talk: Strategies to Improve Maternal COVID-19 Vaccine
Uptake While Pregnant and Breastfeeding

  • Data on current pregnancy and post-pregnancy COVID-19 vaccine uptake
  • Placental antibody transfer among vaccinated pregnant people
  • COVID-19 vaccine breastfeeding transfer of antibodies
  • Safety data and personal story of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant and
  • Strategies to improve and encourage vaccine uptake as a vaccine and breastfeeding
    champion communicating with parents and community members pre and post-birth

Let’s Talk: “Myths and Fears Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccines” with Dr. Paul Offit, MD, FAAP

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe COVID-19 vaccine safety issues, real and imagined;
  • Describe myths surrounding COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines; and
  • Describe ways to address COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

Watch the archived presentation here. 

Let’s Talk: “Immunization Issues in LGBTQ+ Communities”

  1. By the conclusion of this webinar, program participants will be able to cite state-level immunization disparity data related to the LGBTQ population.
  2. Program participants will be prepared to identify barriers to immunizations that lead to these disparities
  3. Program participants will then be able to utilize promising practices and proven strategies to reach the LGBTQ patient population with immunization information

Watch the archived presentation here. 

Let’s Talk: Addressing Disparities in Immunization

  1. Identify sources of data on immunization disparities.
  2. Discuss ways in which informal and social media communication can magnify immunization myths.
  3. Identify effective communication strategies for different communities.

Watch the archived webinar here.

Let’s Talk: From Vaccine to Vaccination – how substances make it from candidate vaccines to products that vaccinate individuals

  1. Understand how vaccines are developed and recommended in the U.S.
  2. Describe the vaccine safety net
  3. Reassure vaccine-hesitant patients and parents

Watch the archived webinar here.

Rising to the Challenge: Implementing Effective Flu Vaccine Delivery During the Pandemic

  1. 1. Review the annual challenges to providing flu vaccines to your patients
  2. Identify unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Brainstorm ideas for adjusting your 2020 flu vaccination plan
  4. Prepare your practice to manage uncertainty

Watch the archived webinar here.

Let’s Talk: Developing a COVID-19 Vaccine at Warp Speed

Presented by: Paul A. Offit, MD, FAAP

Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Infectious Diseases

Director, Vaccine Education Center

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Session Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the typical timelines for vaccine development
  2. Understand how the timeline to develop a COVID-19 vaccine has been compressed
  3. Describe strategies used to make a COVID-19 vaccine

Click here to view the archived webinar.

Preparing Your Practice for the 2020-21 Influenza Season: A Virtual Townhall

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.

Sally Goza, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Mark Del Monte, JD, CEO/Executive Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Flor Munoz-Rivas, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital; Member, AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases
Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, Hidalgo Medical Services; Immediate Past President, New Mexico Pediatric Society
Nadia Qureshi, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease, Loyola University Medical Center; Medical Director, Loyola Outpatient Pediatric Clinic, Maywood IL; Assistant Clerkship Director for Pediatrics, Stritch School of Medicine
Jeanne Marconi, MD, FAAP, Managing Partner, The Center for Advanced Pediatrics; Program Chair, AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management; Past President, Connecticut Chapter of the AAP
James Baumberger, MPP, Senior Director, Federal Advocacy, American Academy of Pediatrics

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Let’s Talk: Strengthening Vaccine Confidence and Acceptance in the Pediatric Provider Office.

Presented by: Sarah Mbaeyi, MD, MPH

Intended Audience:  Pediatricians, Family Medicine Physicians, Residents, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, other Practice Staff

Objectives — At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Provide overview of CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence strategic framework.
  2. Describe communication and organizational strategies to promote vaccine confidence and acceptance in your practice.
  3. Review steps to help get routine immunization services back on track after COVID-19-related disruptions.

Click here to view the archived webinar. 

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

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, RNPublic 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:

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 to view the archived webinar. 

Strengthening Vaccine Confidence in Pediatric Practice: 1.0 CME/CNE/CECH

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.

Watch the CME/CNE/CECH video here.

“Role of HPV Vaccination in Prevention of HPV-associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”

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.

Watch the archived webinar here. 

“HPV and Immunizations. A Discussion about HPV from an Oncologist’s Perspective. What can be Prevented with this 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.

Watch the archived webinar here. 

CDC: Perspectives on Oropharyngeal Cancer: Scientific Overview, Clinical Expertise, and Personal Experience

As a result of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
  • Understand the burden and epidemiology of oropharyngeal cancer as well as the natural history from HPV infection to oropharyngeal cancer.
  • Understand the difference between oral cancers and oropharyngeal cancers.
  • Learn how to address common questions about oropharyngeal cancer and HPV vaccine.
  • Understand the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from oropharyngeal cancer from a cancer survivor’s perspective.

CDC oropharyngeal cancer power point

Exploring Effective Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy and Misinformation


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.


Mighty Fine, MPH, CHES
Director, Center for Public Health Practice and Professional Development, American Public Health Association

David Broniatowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at The George Washington University

Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH
State Health Officer, Mississippi State Department of Health

Jesse Hackell, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, New York Medical College
Vice President and COO, Pomona Pediatrics PC, a Division of Boston Children’s Health Physicians

Questions? Contact Mighty Fine.

This webinar is the second in a series on vaccines and public health. Participants can earn one CME, CPH, CHES, or CNE credit.

The Measles Outbreak:
Why Vaccines Matter

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.

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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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.

Immunization Coalitions Network News

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

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.


  • Influenza Vaccine: Latest Updates
  • Impact of PCV13 Vaccine
  • HPV Vaccine: Possible Expanded Recommendation

VIC Network

The Virtual Immunization Communication Network

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

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.

Browse the following Webinars:

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

Responding to Parental Requests for Alternative Vaccines

 The Perplexing Problems of Pertussis

"Let's Talk" PA School Immunization Requirements Update

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