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Dates are out for the 2014 Central Valley Immunization Coalition General Meetings!

Wednesday May 28, 2014
Wednesday August 27, 2014
Wednesday November 19, 2014

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

West Fresno Regional Center (Rm270)
142 E. California Ave
Fresno, Ca 93726

(click address for Google map)

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Immunization News

15th Annual Medical Assistant Immunization Update!


April 22nd in Hanford and April 23rd in Fresno!

If you aren't able to attend the final two trainings, or couldn't make any of the other trainings, 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.

2014 Iz Update PowerPoint Presentation (PDF format)
(Be patient, this may take a minute or two)


It's back! CVIC is proud to bring back the Medical Assistant Immunization Update for it's 15th consecutive year! Once again CVIC is offering these immunization updates in FIVE locations in the Central Valley: Fresno, Kerman, Hanford, Madera, and Visalia. These updates are FREE and include lunch for the participants. First come, first served, so don't wait, REGISTER TODAY!

Download the registration form and fax back to the number listed on the form. You can download the registration form here!!

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!


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! save the date

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.

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.


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