A publication of the Immunization Action Coalition of WA (IACW) and WithinReach
March 2020
Greetings!

WithinReach and the Immunization Action Coalition of WA wish you a very belated Happy New Year!

2020 not only marks a new decade, but a quarter of a century since our Coalition was founded in 1994! That is truly a remarkable accomplishment.

Please enjoy our first newsletter of the new decade including the IACW Awards Nomination Packet Below.

Cheers to the next 25+ years!
IMMUNITY COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:
NOMINATE YOUR IMMUNIZATION HEROES BY MARCH 13TH!
Nominations are now open for the 2020 IACW Advocate and Collaborator awards ! These bi-annual awards recognize people and groups who strive to improve immunization rates in their community. They honor those who are doing an exemplary job or going above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations.

Please consider nominating an awardee (self-nominations are welcome!) and sharing this opportunity with partners and colleagues. Click here for the application and full details to nominate an Advocate and Collaborator today.

Submit your application to the IACW at ic@withinreachwa.org with the subject line “IACW Award Nomination” by March 13th! A selection committee will choose the final nominees. Awardees will be recognized at our Spring IACW Quarterly Meeting , April 29th at the Tukwila Community Center.
UPCOMING WEBINARS
Immunization Requirements 2020
March 3, Noon - 1:00 PM
The Washington State Department of Health is hosting a one-hour Immunization Requirements 2020 webinar that will cover:
  • Immunization Schedule
  • Immunization Rules
  • Updates to school and child care immunization requirements going into effect August 1, 2020

Attendees may receive CND, CME or AAMA CEU credit for the hour of training. For more information, check out the webinar page or Register here.
UPCOMING EVENTS

HPV Roundtable
April 21, 2020
SeaTac, WA
For more information click here .

IACW QUARTERLY MEETING & 2020 IACW AWARDS
April 29, 2020
Tukwila, WA
For more information click here . Unable to make it in person? Register for GoToWebinar.

NATIONAL ADULT AND INFLUENZA SUMMIT
May 18, 2020
Atlanta, GA

NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE
May 19-21, 2020
Atlanta, GA

VAX EXPO
May 27, 2020
Spokane, WA

FREE E-COURSES
D rop Your Assumptions and Pick Up the Evidence: Strategies for Communication with Parents About Vaccines
You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention
NEWS
High school students from across King County are carrying a powerful health message to their peers. They are talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), the cancers it can cause, and why it is so important for teens to get vaccinated against HPV. Read more
The CDC published new interim flu vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates for the 2019-2020 flu season. So far, flu vaccines are reducing doctor’s visits for flu illness by almost half (45%). Flu vaccination remains the best way to protect children and people of all ages against flu and its potentially serious complications. Read more
RESOURCES
No state remained free from vaccine-preventable diseases in 2019. Learn more about the #StateoftheImmUnion in this year’s report from Vaccinate Your Family. Learn more
Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. We’re stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination. Take advantage of these resources to prevent, interrupt and respond to stigma. Learn more
No vaccine for coronavirus exists (yet?), but learning about this newest emerging disease and watching how the epidemic is handled can teach us a lot about public health strategies that include vaccines. Learn more
QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS?
Contact us: ic@withinreachwa.org
Making the connections Washington families need to be healthy and safe. Promoting, protecting & supporting immunization as a vital part of the health and development of children and families.

Founded in 1994, the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW), a program of WithinReach, works to improve the health of the community by minimizing the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases through the optimal use of immunizations across the lifespan.