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

Wednesday January 28, 2015
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

Central Valley Immunization Coalition General Meeting

Don't forget to join us for the CVIC Quarterly General Meeting on Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 7:30am. (see location in the sidebar on the left). This is the first meeting of 2015 and it starts another year of informative and insightful meetings. The topic for the January 28th meeting is:

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

The topic will be presented by Angela Swanson, RN, Immunization Coordinator at Kings County Health Department and this year's Chair of CVIC.

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! It's a morning well-spent!

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!

AB2019: Personal Belief Exemption

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.

The California Report: State of Health

NEW!! Flu Campaign Bus Ads Running in Fresno!

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!

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.