Vaccine Booster

September 2023

Emerging Issues Conversations

RSV Q & A - Register Now

The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - California Chapters, invites you to attend a Q & A webinar discussing new vaccines and monoclonal antibodies against RSV.

Join us as we host Dr. Sean O'Leary, Professor at the University of Colorado and current Chair of the AAP Red Book Committee, and AAP Liaison, to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), who will answer questions about the newly approved Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Monoclonal Antibody Nirsevimab.

The conversation will be moderated by CIC Board member Dr. Eric Ball, Pediatrician at CHOC Primary Care Network and CIC Vice President Dr. Pia Pannaraj, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at University of California San Diego.

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Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Approved

On September 12, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend updated COVID-19 vaccines to better protect against the viruses that are currently circulating – the new formulation is a monovalent vaccine with protection against variant XBB, which has been dominant recently. The CDC Director signed off immediately, which means the updated vaccines will start becoming available within the next several days.

A dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine is most important for people who are at the highest risk from COVID-19 infection – these groups get the most additional protection:

· Pregnant people, who are at higher risk for serious illness if they are infected and who pass immunity on to their newborns when vaccinated

· Older adults 65+

· People with immunocompromising conditions

· Anyone who has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19

Pfizer and Moderna both have approved/authorized vaccines that will use this updated formulation, and Novavax has one currently being reviewed by the FDA.

Adults with health insurance can get a vaccine from their doctor or at a pharmacy. Check out the pages. Adults without health insurance or who cannot pay for a vaccine should go to to find where they may get a free vaccine. (see Bridge Access Program information below).

Children with health insurance can get a free vaccine from their doctor, and children without health insurance can get a free vaccine at a VFC provider.

Find September 12 CDC media release here.

CDPH Press Release Here

COVID-19 Bridge Access Program for Uninsured and Underinsured Adults: Program Summary

The COVID-19 Bridge Access Program for Uninsured Adults (hereafter the Bridge Access Program) is a program that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will operate from Fall 2023, through the end of December 2024.

This program will leverage immunization program awardee support, community partners, and vaccine providers serving adults across a variety of provider types and settings, including local health departments and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-supported Health Centers, and retail pharmacies. The program will provide operational support for these efforts, including conducting provider and community outreach.

Please see information and additional background information here:

Bridge Access Program

COVID 19 Vaccine Resources on

The CDPH EZIZ.or web pages provide vaccine-specific resources to support all programs that supply COVID-19 vaccines. Relevant links are still being moved from the former EZIZ/COVID page. Please check back!

Vaccine Information

Resources -

You are invited to join the Immunization Branch for a one and half hour webinar to support local health departments, refugee health clinics, school nurses and other partners helping to ensure Ukrainian new arrivals meet immunization requirements in California. With thanks to the California School Nurses Organization (CSNO), 1 unit of CEUs will be offer3ed to participants. 


During the webinar, the presenters will: 

  • Review the Ukrainian immunization schedule against California school and child care immunization requirements
  • Discuss best practices for supporting Ukrainian new arrivals
  • Review examples of Ukrainian vaccination record 


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

2:00PM - 3:30PM, PT. 

Zoom link to register 

Register Here

CIC Summit Planning - 2024

CIC is already in the midst of planning our CIC 2024 Summit and are seeking 10-12 health professionals who are interested in joining our 2024 Summit Planning team.

Joining the planning team means you will have a front row seat to recommend breakout sessions and topics to be presented at the 2024 Summit. If you would like to learn more or to submit interest in being a integral part of Summit 2024 please complete this form:

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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