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Vaccination News, Educational Opportunities, & Vaccine Resources


Immunization News
  • MDPH Weekly Influenza Update - 3/25/2022
  • MDPH Weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Update - 3/22/2022
Educational Opportunities
  • NEW: North Dakota Immunization Conference
  • Medscape Educational Webinars
  • How You Can Become A Vaccine Champion: Strategies to Improve Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Immunization Webinar Series 
Immunization Resources
  • 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 amy_sgueglia@jsi.com

Also, don't forget to register for the 27th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference! This all-day event will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Registration and conference information can be found here.  

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
 



IMMUNIZATION NEWS


MDPH Weekly Influenza Update - 3/25/2022


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 - 3/22/2022

Please click HERE to access the weekly update

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

 
 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 
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: Medscape Educational Webinars
Date:
Recorded

Sequiris is now offering a CME presentation around vaccines.  It’s a three part presentation:

Together there is 1.25 CMEs available.  They are a Medscape Educational Webinar.   

Please go on Medscape if you wish to access these recordings.
 


Title:  How You Can Become A Vaccine Champion: Strategies to Improve Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines
Date: 
Friday, April 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 (katie.stetler@mass.gov) with any questions.  

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.  

Objectives

  • 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

April 21
Childhood Immunizations: A Victim of Success - Ellen Chiocca, PhD, CPNP, APRN
Tammy Rood, APN, DNP


May 19
Travel Vaccines: Know Before You Go! - Wilbur Chen, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA

June 16
The Effects of Vaccines on Populations: Measles, Flu, and COVID-19 - Valerie Bader, PhD, APRN

 


IMMUNIZATION RESOURCES

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