Join us in Sacramento California for the 2014 Summit – May 4-5
Harnessing the Power of Community is the theme of this year’s Immunization Summit and we hope you will join us as we highlight some of the projects and people that have utilized community energy and resources to successfully impact immunization awareness and vaccination rates. Our objectives for this year’s Summit are to highlight community-based programs that have increased vaccination rates, adapt and apply key lessons from successful programs to the local community and learn how we can influence community leaders, organizations and advocacy groups to support, engage and participate in vaccine promotion activities.
Keynote speakers will include Dr. Samuel So, Director of the Stanford based Asian Liver Center who will discuss the Center’s work in combating hepatitis B disease and engaging students, the business community and healthcare providers in coordinating efforts to raise awareness and increase prevention through immunization. Other presentations will focus on communicating about vaccine safety, disease surveillance and immunization advocacy efforts in California.
To register for Summit, reserve your hotel room and submit Abstract proposal, Immunization Champion nomination or Exhibitor request – go to our Summit Home page here.
2013-2014 Flu Season
Get the seasonal and pandemic flu information you need at Flu.gov
What’s Trending this Fall? – CDC’s Communication Plans for the 2013-14 Influenza Season – listen to the archive of the latest VICNetwork webinar on the key communication considerations and planned strategies for the 2013-14 influenza season; research findings on flu vaccine effectiveness and public perceptions from the 2012-2013 flu season; and campaign plans for the general audience and disparate populations.
Do I have the flu or a cold?
The flu and the common cold have similar symptoms. It can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Your health care provider can give you a test within the first few days of your illness to determine whether or not you have the flu.
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
View and share personal stories of vaccine preventable diseases