August is National Immunization
Awareness Month
Make an Effective Vaccine Recommendation

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals, immunization coalition members and other professional organizations work together to protect people of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination.

Research has consistently shown that healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information for parents and patients. The California Immunization Coalition encourages all of our partners to use this annual observance to remind our community on the importance of being up to date on recommended vaccines.

The CDC and partners have developed a set of digital communication toolkits with messages and graphics tailored to your role as a healthcare professional and emphasizing the importance of vaccination for your patients. With one toolkit for communicating with healthcare professionals and one for communicating with parents and patients

CDC will also be launching a website for the #HowIRecommend video series . Show your support of vaccination throughout the month by using this content on your website and on social media. During NIAM and beyond, you can engage with CDC and other healthcare professionals on social media by using #ivax2protect in your posts.

Huge thanks to all of our partners for the tremendous work on getting the word out about NIAM 2019.

Save The Date: The CDC will also be hosting a webinar on August 28th at 1:00pm ET highlighting strategies for addressing vaccine misinformation in the practice setting- see below:
Save the Date:

CDC Webinar - Strategies for Addressing Vaccine
Misinformation in the Practice

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 10-11am PT / 1-2pm ET

Please join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) during National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) for a webinar featuring immunization experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RefuahHealth Center, and Kids Plus Pediatrics, Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice , on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 1 to 2 pm EDT/ 10 to 11 am PDT.
Special Announcement Regarding
Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children
It's Dr.Maurice Hilleman's birthday on August 30th, but you're getting the gift! Gather your friends, make some popcorn, and enjoy this special treat!

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Hilleman's birth, the award-winning documentary about his life and work will be available to view for free on August 30, 2019.*

Use the button below to find out more today or to access the movie on August 30.

CIC Education Hour:
2019-2020 Influenza Season: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, September 4th at 12 noon PT

Join us for the CIC Education Hour on Wednesday, September 4th for a clinical and historical overview of past influenza seasons and specific information and tools to be prepared for the upcoming season. Our speakers will be Randy Bergen, MD of Kaiser Permanente and Mariah Bianchi, RN of UC San Francisco. 

Watch your Inbox for more information next week - but you can register today!
2019 Nevada Health Conference
14th Annual Nevada Health Conference on October 14-15, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada!

Hosted annually by Immunize Nevada, the Nevada Health Conference brings together nearly 300 healthcare professionals from throughout Nevada and the region, offering topics focused on immunizations; chronic disease prevention; and maternal, child, and adolescent health issues. Day 1 begins with a nationally-recognized keynote speaker, followed by concurrent workshops featuring local and national experts. Day two of the conference offers four intensive general session tracks related to the conference theme and topics. Alternating between Reno and Las Vegas each year, the conference is scheduled in Las Vegas in 2019.

Additional details about this year's conference including continuing education, the agenda, and more are available on the  #19NHC website
Vaccinate Your Family Mourns the Loss of
Dear Friend and Colleague, Rich Greenaway

This past weekend, Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) lost a beloved colleague and close friend. Rich Greenaway, our Director of Operations and Special Projects, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday. Rich was a committed champion of vaccinations and a superlative human being who dedicated more than two decades of his life to protecting people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Read More about Rich's life and contributions to the immunization community.

On behalf of the California Immunization Coalition, we express our deepest sympathy to Rich's family and his family at VYF.

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