Did you know? Every year an estimated 20,000 children younger than 5 years old are hospitalized for flu complications. Like pneumonia. Everyone in your family who is 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.

This year, Next year, Every year. #FightFlu  #VaccinesWork

There is a wealth of resources, media, graphics and posters for you and your organization to use in promoting influenza vaccine this year.  The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention have several sites with material to promote vaccines to the community, to healthcare providers, specific groups such as pregnant women or seniors and to business owners too.

Go to the Seasonal Influenza Resources page on the CDC website to learn more.

‘Onward and Upward!’

2018 California Immunization Coalition Summit ~ Sacramento, April 16-17

2018 Registration Closed

We have closed registration for the 2018 CIC Summit as of Monday, March 12th . We also will not be able to accommodate ‘walk-ins’.  This is the first year that we have closed registration this early. We are thrilled that we have had such a great response and high interest from our colleagues and partners, but disappointed that we are unable to accommodate everyone.

Please contact us at [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. 

 The 2018 California Immunization Coalition (CIC) Summit, ‘Onward and Upward,’ will will be 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 offers 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.

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 look forward to seeing you in Sacramento this April.

Summit speakers will include:

  • 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 draft Summit agenda find link and instructions for submitting an abstract (very simple process) and consider nominating a colleague for one of the CIC Immunization Champion awards. We will continue to update the agenda with speakers and workshop information as it becomes available.

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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