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Upcoming Adult Vaccination Educational Opportunities & Resources

  • NEW: Partisan Divides and How to Improve Vaccination Rates
  • NEW: COVID-19 Community Healthcare Worker Outreach and Education Program
  • Drive Through Vaccination Efforts Webinar
  • NEW: CDC Health Alert Network: Urgent Need to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage
  • NEW: Trust the Facts, Get the VAX Resources
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Covid-19 Delta Variant  Talking Points and Infographics
  • VEC Animation: How the mRNA Vaccine Works
  • MDPH Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report
  • MDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Website for Providers
  • Link to Most Recent Immunization MMWRs 

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 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: Partisan Divides and How to Improve Vaccination Rates

Date: September 1, 2021, 3:00pm ET to 4:00pm ET

Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, President and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation, will discuss how partisan divides may be affecting herd immunity, and how to achieve the best public health outcomes.

Brian is an award-winning epidemiologist with ten years of experience working in state and local health departments. Brian brings a unique perspective to the philanthropic sector that allows him to implement visionary and practical initiatives and partnerships and bring together research and practice to improve public health.

Brian has published more than seventy articles in the areas of public health systems and services research, maternal and child health, health promotion, and chronic disease prevention. His recent work has focused on the public health needs of large cities, the need for better data systems, and public health system improvements.

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

Title: COVID-19 Community Healthcare Worker Outreach and Education Program

Date:
Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 7pm ET

Tune in for a presentation for medical professionals, including discussion on:
  • COVID-19 State of Affairs
  • Slowing the Spread
  • Identification of Infection
  • Treatment for Patients


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

Date: 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
   
 

Immunization Resources


Trust the Facts. Get the Vax Resources

Find below these fantastic resources promoting Covid-19 vaccination, including a cadre of animated videos in 12 languages!

Trust the Facts. Get the Fax.

In addition, you can find posters and fliers in the link below.

MA Health Promotion Clearinghouse.
 

CDC Health Alert Network sends notice of the urgent need to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage

On July 27, the CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) issued an advisory to notify public health practitioners and clinicians about the urgent need to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage across the United States, particularly in regions where current coverage is low. Increased coverage will help to prevent surges in new infections that could increase COVID-19 related morbidity and mortality, overwhelm healthcare capacity, and widen existing COVID-19-related health disparities. In addition to vaccination, in areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of Delta and protect others.
 
To sign up for Health Alert Network email updates, go to the CDC News & Updates web page, enter your email address, and click ‘Register.’
 
Related Link
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
 


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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