Tuesday, April 18, 2017

National Infant Immunization Week

Hello. Here is some information and a link to the CDC's Toolkit for National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 22 to 29.

The toolkit details events and activities, online resources, sample social media content and materials for the annual observance of NIIW. The CDC's welcome message and a link to the NIIW web site are found below. We hope you will find these resources helpful as you engage and promote NIIW messages. Thank you.

Samhara Estrada, Acting Chair of the Broward Immunization Action Coalition


To assist partners in our collective efforts to spread the word about the positive impact of vaccination, and to call attention to immunization achievements, we have created this digital toolkit for partners which details events and activities, online resources, sample social media content, and materials. We hope you will find these resources helpful as you engage and promote NIIW messages.

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, healthcare professionals, community leaders from across the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together through NIIW.

CDC relies heavily on partners like you to promote our messages about the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. This year, NIIW will be observed from April 22—April 29. We encourage you to get involved in NIIW and thank you helping us spread the word about childhood immunizations.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Webinar Training Opportunity
HPV Vaccinations: From Recommendations to Practice
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Noon EST

The Florida Department of Health, Immunization Section would like to share an upcoming training opportunity, HPV Vaccinations: From Recommendations to Practice.”  The human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause over 31,000 cases of cancer in the U.S. each year. 
Join National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) President-Elect, Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Health Sciences Center at Louisiana State University and Tracy Bieber, RN, BSN, Immunization Strategy Manager at Sanford Health System for an update on current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding the use of HPV vaccines and strategies for improving immunization rates. 
This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Noon EST Register Now!
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of HPV infection
  • Discuss ACIP recommendations for the use of HPV vaccines and the rationale for universal immunization
  • Discuss safety of HPV vaccines and early data on vaccine effectiveness
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91). It has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The NFID is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this continuing material for a maximum of 1.0 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Please review the attached documents and distribute to appropriate staff. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dearline Thomas-Brown, MPH, BSN, RN, Executive Community Health Nursing Director at (850) 245-4444, ext. 2384.
Robert M. Griffin, Administrator
Immunization Section, Bureau of Epidemiology
Division of Disease Control and Health Protection
(850) 245-4331, Robert.Griffin@flhealth.gov