17th Annual Medical Assistants Immunization Update!
The Central Valley Immunization Coalition is proud, once again, to bring our Medical Assistants Immunization Update to
a county site near you! The updates will be held in five locations; Madera, Kerman, Hanford, Tulare, and Fresno..
The Medical Assistants Immunization Update is a FREE one and a half hour informational update geared to medical assitants who document, prepare, and administer vaccinations in a medical practice. All updates are held from 12 noon - 1:30pm with lunch provided.
And for the first time, those interested in attending can RSVP for this event online. Click HERE to RSVP Online!!
For more information or to RSVP for this event via fax, please download the brochure.
Space is limited, so register ASAP to reserve your place!
Participants should register at least 2 weeks prior to
the update that they wish to attend.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the updates!
NEW MEETING SITE FOR CVIC GENERAL MEETING!!
Due to scheduling conflicts, the CVIC Quarterly General Meeting will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at a new meeting location! We will be meeting at the Central Valley Community Foundation, 5260 N. Palm Ave, Ste 122, Fresno, CA 93704. The site is just north of Fig Garden Village. It's a little tricky to find the suite location, so we are including a nice map to help guide you. Click here to view the map.
The street 'W. San Jose Avenue' that you'll see on the map is the first stoplight just north of Shaw Avenue on Palm and runs along the side of Fig Garden Village.
We have a great meeting planned, so we hope to see you there!!
Tulare County Flu Clinic Schedule
Here are the flu clinic scheudules for Tulare County for the month of November.
Clinic Schedules (English)
Clinic Schedules (Spanish)
CVIC Quarterly Meeting - Speaker Announced!
The guest speaker for this week's CVIC Quarterly is
Dr. Oliver Brooks, Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences and the Associate Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Watts Clinics in Los Angeles. The topic of Dr. Brooks talk is "Influenza Vaccination Throughout the Lifespan."
Since we are heading into the flu season, you won't want to miss this presentation! Please make it a prioity to attend this meeeting. You won't be disappointed! Meeting times and location are listed in the left side bar of this page.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
FLU SEASON IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
Flu season is just around the corner and county health department flu clinics are gearing up. Check out the flyers and/or web links below for the dates and times for the county flu clinics in your area:
Flu Clinic Schedule: English, Spanish, Hmong
Fresno County Immunization Program Website
Flu Clinic Schedule:
English / Spanish
Flu Clinic Schedule
ALL ABOUT THAT VAX!
Voices for Vaccines is always all about vaccines! Check out the video they put together for National Immunization Awareness Month! We think it will get you moving to vaccinate and dance.
GOVERNOR SIGNS SB277 INTO LAW!!
On June 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB277(Pan). Effective one year from now, in July 2016, SB277 will eliminate personal and religious exemptions from immunization requirements for children in child care and public and private schools. For more details read the text of SB 277 and the Governor's sigining message.
Get Ready for National Immunization Awareness Month!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This year's NIAM focuses on four weekly themes:
Week 1: Preteens and Teens (Aug. 2 - 8)
Week 2: Pregnant Women (Aug. 9 - 15)
Week 3: Adults (Aug. 16 - 22)
Week 4: Infants and young children (Aug. 23 - 29)
The tookit, put out by the National Public Health Information Coalition can be found at nphic.org. The toolkit includes key messages, sample media materials, event ideas, and social media content. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Case You Missed the Last CVIC General Meeting:
If you missed the last CVIC General Meeting back in April, then you missed out on a great presentation by Dr. Jared Rutledge, Epidemiologist at the Fresno County Department of Public Health. Lucky for CVIC, Dr. Rutledge has allowed us to post the PowerPoint used in his talk. I would recommened that if you see a conference or meeting where Dr. Rutledge is presenting, that you attend that meeting and you won't be disappointed.
Click HERE to download the PowerPoint presentation.
May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month!
Hepatitis, know the facts!
Millions of Americans are living with chronic viral hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected. Every year, approximately 15,000 Americans die from liver cancer or chronic liver disease associated with viral hepatitis.
Despite this, viral hepatitis is not well known. In fact, as many as 75 percent of the millions of Americans with chronic viral hepatitis don’t know they’re infected.
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can both be prevented with vaccines. Cases of Hepatitis A have dramatically declined in the U.S. over the last 20 years largely due to vaccination efforts. The Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for all children at one year of age and for adults who may be at increased risk.
Unfortunately, many people became infected with Hepatitis B before the Hepatitis B vaccine was widely available. The hepatitis B vaccine is now recommended for all infants at birth and for adults who may be at increased risk.
To get additional information about the risk for viral hepatitis, go to CDC’s risk assessment tool You’ll receive a confidential personalized report that you can discuss with your health care provider.
To learn more about Hepatitis Awareness Month, visit: http://www.vaccines.gov
National Infant Immunization Week - April 18-25, 2015
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.
Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health.
Learn more about NIIW.
2015 MEDICAL ASSISTANT PRESENTATION ONLINE!
If you missed the opportunity to attend this year's Medical Assistant Update, never fear because we do have the presentation available for download! The trainings were well received once again and valuable information was presented and experiences shared among those attending.
CVIC plans to bring the MA Update back again for the 17th straight year in 2016, so don't forget to RSVP when the brochures come out to reserve a seat!! In the meantime, you can brush up on this years training via the presentation.
Click here to view or download. It is a large file, so it might take a few minutes to load.
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:
After Shot Care for Parents
VISs and Pink Book
Medical Management of Reactions
VAERS and VERP
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.