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

Don’t miss this year’s most important immunization conference. Register today for the 2018 California Immunization Coalition (CIC) Summit, ‘Onward and Upward,’ which 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. Join us and see for yourself!

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. CIC will accept abstracts through January 19th – to get started, please use our abstract submission form .

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.


Register Today!

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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