Save the Date!
California Immunization Coalition 2015 Summit
April 26-27, 2015
Where did the year go? It is time to start filling in your 2015 calendar already, and one of the first things that should be entered is the CIC Annual Summit. Planning has just begun for next year’s Summit, but it will be held April 26-27, 2015 in Riverside, California. The Summit theme will focus on communicating the power of vaccines and being ready to deal with and communicate about new vaccine issues as they arise. More details coming soon…
http://www.healthfinder.gov/ is a government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
Flu Resources for Schools and Childcare Providers
Each 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.
Easier Navigation & Interactive Mapping at ShotsForSchool.org
CDPH 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
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.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Catherine Flores Martin & Sabrina Torres-Royal
California Immunization Coalition
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