A series of infographics that were created to address the measles outbreaks by the producers of the PBS/NOVA film Vaccines: Calling the Shots

California is in the  midst of a significant measles outbreak with 92 cases in California alone (as of February 2, 2015) and a dozen cases across the United States and Mexico.  The California Immunization Coalition urges all health care providers to review available materials available from our state and national partners (below) to help inform your patients about the importance of on-time vaccination and reassure them on the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

Please connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to receive news and updates on this outbreak and other related vaccine preventable disease information.

Measles Resources:

IMM-1046CDPH Measles Guidelines and Update on Outbreaks and Cases (CA)

Measles info for Providers and General Public

The three most colorful and popular fliers:

CDC Update on outbreaks and cases (national)

CDC Measles Info for Providers and the Public


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Save the Date!
California Immunization Coalition 2015 Summit
April 26-27, 2015 – Riverside, CA

CIC’s annual Summit is the only conference in California solely dedicated to collaboration and partnership as a way to improve immunization protection. Summit participants share successful strategies, hear about new research, and network with other immunization champions, public health professionals, private industry innovators, community leaders, and more.

Immunization coalitions have been essential to California communities for more than 20 years. Local coalitions and their community partners will be even more important over the next 20 years as immunization issues change. Together, we will we get ready, set, and vaccinate!

Register today for the 2015 CIC Summit. Continuing education credits will be available.


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Flu Resources for Schools and Childcare Providers

children-influenza-schoolsEach year, an average of 20,000 children under the age of 5 are hospitalized because of flu-related complications. Influenza causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. Flu vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older. Making healthy choices at school and at home can help prevent the flu and spreading flu to others.

Educators and staff can help slow the spread of colds and flu with the following resources

 

Easier Navigation & Interactive Mapping at ShotsForSchool.org

logo_shotsforschoolCDPH has revamped its Shots for School website! Navigation is even easier: you can browse by grade level (Child Care, K-12, 7th grade, and now College!) for immunization requirements, tools for schools, and materials for parents and students. There’s also a laws section where you can find regulations, information about exemptions, as well as records, forms, and materials. One of the most helpful features is an interactive map showing CA school immunization rates – www.shotsforschool.org/lookup/


Our New Location

photo (2)The California Immunization Coalition is pleased to announce that we are now located at the Sierra Health Foundation located at 1331 Garden Highway in Sacramento as part of their Nonprofit Innovation Center. Please update your contact list with our new address, e-mail and phone numbers.

1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
916.414.9015
[email protected]
[email protected]

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Catherine Flores Martin & Sabrina Torres-Royal
California Immunization Coalition



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The California Immunization Coalition (CIC) has developed this website as a resource for its members and the community. It is not intended as a source of medical advice. The best source of immunization information is your health care provider. The information on this website should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician, who will recommend treatment based on your individual facts and circumstances.
 

 

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