National Infant Immunization Week-2018

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.


For resources, media kits, charts, and data – go to the link here and below:

HHS, CDC National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28, 2018 button

For materials for healthcare professionals, parents and pregnant women, including slide decks, graphics, immunization schedules and more.

#NIIW  #ivax2protect


Onward and Upward! ~ Thank you!

2018 California Immunization Coalition Summit ~ Sacramento, April 16-17
Thank you for your support and participation. We loved hosting you here in Sacramento and look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Summit.

The 2018 California Immunization Coalition (CIC) Summit, Onward and Upward, was  held April 16-17 at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento.

This unique meeting is for healthcare providers, public health professionals, and community health advocates, and educators who are committed to preventing infectious disease and to promoting immunizations across the lifespan. Attendees include pharmacists, school health professionals, general practice and specialty providers, health project managers, students, epidemiologists, and community outreach workers. Many participants tell us this is their favorite professional conference each year.

The 2018 CIC Summit offered a variety of plenary and breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and introduction to new resources. It’s also the perfect way to showcase your best practices and vaccination efforts. Most presentations will be posted online within the next week or two.

The California Immunization Coalition (CIC) draws its strength from its robust and diverse partners. For nearly 20 years, CIC has been dedicated to achieving and maintaining full immunization thanks to collaborators like you. We enjoyed hosting  you in Sacramento and look forward to your participation on our committees and at the 2019 Summit.

Summit speakers included:

  • Karen Smith, MD – Director of California Department of Public Health and Health Officer
  • Sarah Royce, MD, MPH – California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch Chief
  • Erica Dewald – Director of Advocacy for Every Child By Two/Vaccinate Your Family
  • Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP – Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, UCSD School of Medicine

Visit the Summit webpage to view the  Summit agenda and information about our CIC Immunization Champion award winner.

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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