Stay up-to-date on immunization news with the California Immunzation Coalition's Vaccine Booster newsletter.
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!
2013 Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedules are Out !!
Flu season is just around the corner and your local county health departments are starting up their 2013 Flu Vaccination Clinics. See below for links to the schedules. REMEMBER:
Everyone 6 months and over should be vaccinated!
Information from the CDC regarding the 2013-2014 Flu Season. Click here.
During the May CVIC Quarterly General Membership Meeting, certificates of appreciation were handed out to the membership to acknowledge all the hard work and effort that the Immunization Coalition membership puts in to the prevention of vaccine preventable diseases in the Central Valley.
CVIC also took time to acknowledge the users of the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) and applaud their dedication to CAIR. That dedication to CAIR translates to the improvement of the immunization rates in our CVIC counties! Below are representatives of six of the ten organizations honored for their work with CAIR along with the number of patients entered by these organizations over the years. Congratulations to all!
Top Ten CAIR Organizations in the CVIC Region by Patient Count. Source - California Immunization Registry May 2013
IT'S BACK FOR APRIL AND MAY 2013!!
The 14th Annual Medical Assistants Immunization Update 2013!
Following 2012's successful Medical Assistant's Immunization Update, the Central Valley Immunization Coalition (CVIC) will once again be bringing the immunization update presentations out to the four counties that make up CVIC; Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare. Dates have been set for April and May 2013.
Please download the brochure and get your RSVP submitted as soon as possible as seating is limited!!
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.
7th Grade Requirement!!
For the 2012-2013 school year, and all future school years, 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.
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.