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Vaccination News, Educational Opportunities, & Vaccine Resources

Immunization News
  • MDPH Weekly Influenza Update - 4/22/2022
  • MDPH Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Update - 4/19/2022
Educational Opportunities
  • How You Can Become A Vaccine Champion: Strategies to Improve Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines
  • NEW: Effective Intercultural Communication
  • NEW: ACIP Vaccine Updates Since the Start of the Pandemic
  • North Dakota Immunization Conference
  • Immunization Webinar Series 
Immunization Resources
  • NEW: National Adult Hepatitis B Awareness Day Toolkit
  • NEW:  Hepatitis B Online Resource
  • Link to Most Recent Immunization MMWRs

Dear coalition members, 

I hope everyone is doing well.  Below is a compilation of recent news, educational opportunities, and resources for adult vaccination.  If you have an additional news, an educational opportunity, or resource you'd like to see on this list, or if you have a question, please reach out to me at

Looking for a back issue of these emails?  These emails are being archived on the NEW Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition Website.  

Take care, 

Amy Sgueglia
Coalition Facilitator


MDPH Weekly Influenza Update - 4/22/2022

Please click HERE to access the report.

Please clinic HERE to access previous reports from the 2021 - 2022 Flu Season


MDPH Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Update - 4/19/2022

Please click HERE to access the weekly update

Please clinic HERE to access previous COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Updates



Title:  How You Can Become A Vaccine Champion: Strategies to Improve Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines
4/29/2022, 12 PM ET - 1 PM ET

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Department of Public Health invite organizations and providers working with families with young children to a virtual meeting to discuss strategies to improve confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. We will discuss evidence-based strategies, including motivational interviewing, to support participants to improve COVID-19 vaccine conversations with families. The meeting will include time for questions and discussion. Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and Portuguese will be available.
Please contact Katie Stetler ( with any questions.  

Title: Effective Intercultural Communication
Date: Tuesday, 5/4/2022, 3PM - 4PM ET

This webinar will offer strategies for communicating respectfully with individuals from various cultural backgrounds.

The webinar presenter is Daniel Griffith, JD. Daniel is the director of Conflict Resolution and Dialogue Programs at IUPUI and directs initiatives focused on facilitating dialogues, public forums and other communication processes involving issues of social justice and civil discourse. An attorney and registered civil mediator, he specializes in mediating employment, management and higher education disputes and training lawyers, HR professionals, and managers in mediation, negotiation, communication, and dialogue skills. 

Title: ACIP Updates Since the Start of the Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, 5/25/2022, 3PM - 4PM ET

This presentation will focus on changes to vaccine recommendations across the lifespan as approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices over the past eighteen months.

The presenter is Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH. Dr. Kroger is a medical officer for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As one of the traveling trainers in the Communication and Education Branch, Dr. Kroger has given multiple presentations on topics ranging from immunization updates to pandemic influenza preparedness. Most notably, Dr. Kroger is the author of the newest edition of the CDC’s General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization.

CME, CNE, and Pharmacy Continuing Education will be offered.   

Title: North Dakota Immunization Conference
Date: 6/21/2022 & 6/22/2022

The 2022 ND Immunization Conference is designed to enhance provider knowledge about vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases, and explore strategies and best practices to increase immunization coverage rates. Its objectives include learning communication strategies for responding to questions about vaccine safety and how to use social media to communicate with parents and families, review key components of the VFC Program, and explore barriers and opportunities for improvement in relation to school immunization requirements. This event is intended for nurses, physicians, pharmacists, public health professionals, and anyone interested in immunizations. The workshop will be held on June 21 & 22 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND. 

Participants have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Before you submit your registration you will be prompted to choose your attendance option. 

Register Here


Title: Immunization Webinar Series

Join the Missouri University Sinclair School of Nursing and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for a webinar series held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from February - July.  Information for  all webinars can be found below.  

Series Title: Do it for the People You Love – Adult Vaccination
Dates: Please see below

The purpose of this series is to update health care workers’ knowledge regarding immunization practices and vaccine recommendations based on national guidelines and the latest evidence guiding practice. The target audience is all health care providers, immunization providers, clinic staff and health care students wishing to learn more about immunizations.  


  • Learners will self-report an increase in knowledge of evidence behind the current recommendations regarding immunization best practices.  
  • Learners will self-report an increase in confidence when discussing current recommendations and best practices regarding immunizations.

Future Webinar Schedule

Travel Vaccines: Know Before You Go! - Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA

The Effects of Vaccines on Populations: Measles, Flu, and COVID-19 - Valerie Bader, PhD, APRN



National Adult Hepatitis B Awareness Day Toolkit

This Saturday, April 30th, is National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day! Please join the Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United in recognizing the importance of adult immunization and the new universal adult hepatitis B vaccination recommendation all week by sharing the graphics and sample text posts in the social media toolkit below.

National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day Social Media Toolkit - Download Here

Be sure to use the hashtags #AdultHepBVaxDay and #VaccinesWork!
Hepatitis B Online Website

Hepatitis B Online is a free educational website from the University of Washington Infectious Diseases Education & Assessment (IDEA) program. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).This site addresses the diagnosis, monitoring, management, and prevention of hepatitis B virus infection. Additional lessons will be added through 2022.In collaboration with the HBV Primary Care Workgroup, Hepatitis B Online is hosting Hepatitis B Management: Guidance for the Primary Care Provider. Free CME credit and CNE/CE contact hours are offered throughout this site. Pharmacology CE for advanced practice nurses is also available for many activities.


Link to most recent Immunization MMWRs
Click here to view all recent MMWRs!
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