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SAVE THE DATE!

Dates are out for the 2015 Central Valley Immunization Coalition General Meetings!

Wednesday April 29, 2015
Wednesday July 29, 2015
Wednesday October 28, 2015

All meetings begin at 7:30am and are held at:

West Fresno Regional Center (Rm207)
142 E. California Ave
Fresno, Ca 93706

(click address for Google map)



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Immunization News

2015 MEDICAL ASSISTANT IMMUNIZATION UPDATE!

It's that time of year again, and the Central Valley Immunization Coaltion is proud to be co-sponsoring the 2015 Medical Assistant Immunization Update! CVIC invites medical assitants from the Central Valley who document, prepare, and administer vaccinations to attend and be a part of our effort to assure that everyone is adequately and safely immunized.

Once again, we are bringing the program out to the people.There will be five opportunities to attend the update. This year the M.A. Update will be held in Kerman, Tulare, Hanford, Fresno, and Madera.

Please download the brochure to RSVP your attendance. You won't want to miss this opportunity!!

Resource Links from the Presentation at the January 2015 Central Valley Immunization Coalition General Meeting

If you missed the January 2015 Coalition General Meeting then you missed the presentation given by Angela Swanson, RN, Immunization Coordinator at Kings County Health:

“Vaccine Adverse Events or Side Effects-Educating Your Patients, Parents and Yourself”

Angela shared some great resource web links that we want to pass down to you:

Screening Tools
http://www.immunize.org/handouts/screening-vaccines.asp

After Shot Care for Parents
http://eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-686ES.pdf
http://www.immunize.org/handouts/discussing-vaccines-parents.asp

VISs and Pink Book
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/index.html

Medical Management of Reactions
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3082a.pdf
http://eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-910.pdf

VAERS and VERP
http://eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-1153.pdf

Understanding Vaccines Video

Nice web page and video regarding vaccines from PublicHealth.org.

PublicHealth.org is committed to bringing today’s most pressing local, national, and global health issues to the forefront of public discourse.

Access the video and web page here.

How Is Your School Doing?



The Child Care/School Lookup functionality is now available on the Shots for Schools website and is accessed from a 'How is your school doing?' banner on the front page. Click here for a direct link to the Child Care/School look up!

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.

This new school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.

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.