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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
During the month of August, take the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have received all of the vaccinations you need. By making sure your vaccinations are up to date, you can help prevent harmful diseases from affecting you and your family.
Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round!Spread the word!
15th Annual Medical Assistant Immunization Update!
If you weren't able to attend the Medical Assistant Immunization Update trainings this year, don't despair as we have the PowerPoint slide show available for viewing!
Please click the link below to view or right-click to download (save) the presentation.
A special thank you to Rebeca Boyte, Health Educator Supervisor at the CDPH Immunization Branch, for her informative presentation at the February CVIC General Meeting. If you missed it, then you missed some great information regarding AB2109. One of the questions asked was in regard to PBE rates by school/school district in California. Check out the link below for some interesting info on this subject.
As part of a Flu Media Campaign, CVIC, in partnership with Community Regional Medical Center and the County of Fresno, developed these bus ads now on buses in Fresno County! Be on the lookout and let us know if you see them!
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS ARE BACK IN 2014!!
Mark your calendar for the CVIC 2014 Quarterly Meeting Dates!
Meeting dates have been moved from Tuesday to Wednesday mornings.
Come join us for 90 minutes of immunization information from across the Central Valley; including local health department updates, VFC/State updates, vaccine manufacturer updates, featured speakers, breakfast treats, and networking!
7th Grade Requirement!!
All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called "Tdap") for school in the fall.
Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis.
The Shots For School website provides news and information for schools, parents, and healthcare providers about school immunization requirements in California.
List of Vaccine Patient Resources Now Available!!
During the Central Valley Immunization Coalition quarterly meeting held on November 14, 2012 members were presented with important information about programs and/or services available to the public by various pharmaceutical companies who make vaccines.
If you were not able to attend, the representatives from the pharmaceutical companies shared the links of resources for their company’s vaccine specific program. Click here to see that list.
Bill Gates: Vaccines Save Lives Video -
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill Gates discusses the incredible lifesaving power of vaccines. In particular, he highlights the case of polio, which is 99 percent eradicated and within reach of being the second disease to ever be completely eliminated from the world.