Dear coalition members,
Happy National Immunization Awareness Month! Below is an updated list of educational opportunities and resources that may be of interest to providers who vaccinate adults. If you have an additional webinar or resource you'd like to see on this list, or if you have a question, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for a back issue of these emails? These emails are being archived on the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition Website.
Title: Bringing It All Together For An Inclusive Drive-Through Vaccination Effort
Wednesday, August 11, 2021,
12-12:30pm ET; 1:15-1:45pm ET; 3:15-3:45pm ET
Sanofi Pasteur is excited to offer you and your practice the opportunity to participate in a series of LIVE national broadcasts on influenza prevention. Each 30-minute presentation will feature subject matter experts discussing recent findings from the literature on influenza disease. Q&A will be offered following the presentation.
After this broadcast series, you will be able to:
- Review important elements of a drive-through vaccination process
- Determine measures to evaluate the effectiveness of the drive-through vaccination process
- Describe financial monitoring and documentation processes necessary for operational effectiveness
National Immunization Awareness Month
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Join CDC and other partners in educating and bringing awareness to the importance of getting caught up on healthcare appointments and routine vaccinations. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some families and individuals missed their routine checkups and vaccinations. With children going back to school and adults going back to the workplace, it is now more important than ever for everyone to get back on track with routine vaccinations.
Resources are available to help you encourage routinely recommended vaccines for a variety of audiences.
In addition, for those who are eligible, resources to aid conversations and inform individuals about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination are available.
Covid-19 Delta Variant Talking Points and Infographics
Last week, the CDC released its Delta Variant update. Please see the announcement and attachments for infographics and talking points to assist your communication efforts!
CDC Partner Packet - Delta Variant
Delta Variant: Should I Be Concerned?
Delta Variant: Do I Need To Wear A Mask?
Delta Variant: Are Vaccines Effective?
Delta Variant: What Should Communities Do?
Delta Variant: What Should Schools Do?
VEC Animation: How the mRNA Vaccine Works
Find here the latest resource from VEC, an animation that shows how the mRNA vaccine works!
The animation is available on the Vaccine Makers Project (VMP) YouTube Channel. It can also be accessed from the VEC homepage (vaccine.chop.edu
) and on COVIDVaccineAnswers.org
New Policy Statement from the AHA
around COVID-19 vaccination:
“The evidence is clear: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in reducing both the risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to others,” said Rick Pollack, AHA’s president and CEO. “The AHA supports hospitals and health systems that choose, based on local factors, to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their workforce. Doing so will help protect the health and well-being of health care personnel and the patients and communities they proudly serve.”
The full policy statement from the AHA on the vaccination of health care workers can be found HERE
MDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Providers
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has updated its COVID-19 Vaccine website
for providers. Here you will find information about prioritization, storage, handling, and other relevant information related to vaccination efforts. You also will find:
- Detailed guidance for healthcare providers and organizations
- Answers to frequently asked questions by providers
- Links to CDC and FDA resources
MDPH recommends checking the website frequently in order to stay up to date with the latest information.
Link to most recent Immunization MMWRs
to view all recent MMWRs!