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Upcoming Adult Vaccination Educational Opportunities & Resources

  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from 
    Barber and Stylist Health Champions
  • NEW: Drive Through Vaccination Efforts Webinar
  • NEW: Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Training
  • NEW: Policy Statement from the AHA
  • CDC and WhatsApp launch “Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID” 
  • American Pharmacists Association offers “Vaccine Confident” Program 
  • HHS’s COVID-19 Community Corps adds COVID-19 Toolkits
  • Order IAC’s free, CDC-supported “Me Vacuné Contra el COVID-19” buttons 
  • "Get the Facts about the Vax" helps people make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccine
  • Resources for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
  • Resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have low literacy 
  • Download the CDC pre-vaccination checklist in multiple languages
  • CDC Materials for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen Vaccines
  • MDPH Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report
  • MDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Providers
  • Link to Most Recent Immunization MMWRs 

Dear coalition members, 

There are so many new and fantastic resources available this week!   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 amy_sgueglia@jsi.com.  Looking for a back issue of these emails?  These emails are being archived on the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition Website.  

Take care, 

Amy Sgueglia
Coalition Facilitator
 


 

Educational Opportunities


Title:  COVID-19 Vaccination: Lessons Learned from Barber and Stylist Health Champions

Date:  Friday, July 30, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm EST

This session will feature lessons learned from hair stylists and barbers - as well as a roadmap for success to help take your community from vaccine-hesitant to vaccine-confident.

Speakers will include the University of Maryland's Dr. Stephen B. Thomas, one of the nation's leading scholars in the effort to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Dr. Thomas has applied his expertise to address a variety of conditions from which minorities generally face far poorer outcomes - and his efforts to promote vaccination in Maryland barbershops, offering coronavirus shots in addition to cuts and shaves, has been recognized by The White House. 
 

Title:  Bringing It All Together For An Inclusive Drive-Through Vaccination Effort

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 12-12:30 ET, 1:15-1:45 ET, 3:15-3:45 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.
   

Title:  Massachusetts Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Training

Date:  Pre-recorded training modules

MDPH Immunization Division is pleased to present the following FREE accredited COVID-19 Vaccine content. These training sessions are designed for health care providers, vaccine coordinators, and all health care personnel who handle and/or administer COVID-19 vaccines.
   
 


Immunization Resources


Below an expert from the 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.
 

CDC and WhatsApp, a multiplatform messaging app, launch “Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID” to help Spanish-speaking communities find information about vaccine locations and get answers to frequently asked questions

The CDC and WhatsApp, a multiplatform messaging app, launched Mi Chat Sobre Vacunas COVID to increase vaccination rates among Latinx Americans. Users can message (833) 636-1122 from their app and receive information about nearby vaccination locations, arrange a free ride to get vaccinated, and get answers to frequently asked questions from the CDC helpline.

Related Links  

American Pharmacists Association offers “Vaccine Confident” program to foster communication and understanding about COVID-19 vaccines

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is collaborating with the CDC on Vaccine Confident, a multifaceted project that leverages pharmacists’ accessibility and trusting relationships with patients to promote confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. Resources available include:
  • A broad array of practice resources to keep pharmacists informed about COVID-19 vaccine developments and help pharmacists engage patients who have questions. These include fact sheets, toolkits, playbooks, and other resources.
  • Continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs covering core topics a pharmacist needs to know about this fast-changing disease
  • Public-oriented materials with science-based, unbiased information about the vaccines in multiple languages, including vaccine development, administration, effectiveness, side effects, and benefits
  • Dozens of short videos for social media, showing pharmacists discussing why they got vaccinated, why they recommend COVID-19 vaccines to their patients, and how they respond to their patients’ questions and concerns
  • A series of success stories as pharmacists discuss vaccine issues with their patients
 

HHS’s COVID-19 Community Corps adds COVID-19 toolkits for LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and faith-based leaders (also available in Spanish) to its library of resources

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) national campaign We Can Do This aims to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing. Through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based messaging, the campaign helps people make informed decisions about their health and COVID-19. The effort is driven by communication science and provides tailored information for at-risk groups.

"We Can Do This" recently added toolkits for LGBTQ+ CommunityPeople with DisabilitiesFaith-Based Leaders, and Faith-Based Leaders – Spanish under the Resources and Toolkits tab on wecandothis.hhs.gov.
 

Resources for refugees, immigrants, and migrants

Free, customizable, and translated campaigns for anyone to use. Materials are available in 30+ languages that are representative of refugee populations arriving in the US and living in Massachusetts. 

 Access the Resources by clicking here 

Resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have low literacy

Download the CDC pre-vaccination checklist in multiple languages

Click here to access!
 

CDC materials for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen vaccines.
  
Pfizer: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information
 

Updated each Thursday by 5pm.

This weekly report features information on COVID-19 vaccine supply distribution, administration, and other data for Massachusetts. Key metrics include:

  • Number of doses of vaccine shipped and administered;
  • the number of people vaccinated;
  • Vaccine distribution numbers by county;
  • Age and race/ethnicity breakdowns of those receiving vaccines; and
  • Vaccines administered by different types of providers


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

Updates include: Click here to view all recent MMWRs!
 
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