Protecting Infants and Mothers Through Maternal Vaccination
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Guest Speakers: C. Mary Healy, MD and Rebeca Monteleagre Boyte, MAS
Presentation may be downloaded for viewing here:
PDF of presentation: Slides
In the United States and other countries, maternal immunization is recommended to protect both mother and young infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. The rationale for maternal immunization is built on the concept of passive protection; women mount an antibody response after immunization and transfer protective antibodies across the placenta during pregnancy to protect the infant during the first months of life. Influenza and pertussis vaccination is recommended for all pregnant women in the United States.
On our August webinar Dr. Healy did a fantastic job discussing the rationale and evidence for these recommendations and strategies to improve vaccination rates in pregnant women and gave concrete examples for communicating with patients. Rebeca Boyte from the California Department of Public Health gave an important update on resources and materials to help promote vaccinations for pregnant women in a clinic or practice setting, or community settings such as pharmacy’s.
C. Mary Healy, M.D. is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist with Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She received her medical degree from the National University of Ireland and completed pediatric residency and fellowship training in Ireland. She also completed fellowships in pediatric infectious diseases, and in Vaccinology and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, where she has served on faculty there since 2005. She serves on the a number of working groups for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States.
Shingles 2.0 : What You Need to Know
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – 12:00 noon PT
Guest Speaker: Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP
Presentation may be downloaded here: Shingles 2.0: What You Need To Know – April 4, 2018
PDF of presentation: Slides
Did you know that 1 in 3 adults will get shingles in their lifetime, but less than 30% of older adults get vaccinated? Join the California Immunization Coalition Education Hour to learn more about Herpes Zoster disease and epidemiology, new ACIP recommendations for vaccination, and messaging about the new Shingrix vaccine. Join us today at noon (PT) for updates on the new vaccine to protect those at risk for this disease.
Moderated by Meg Dorsey, RN, PHN and featuring guest speaker, Mark Sawyer, MD, FAAP
Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Response and Prevention
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 12:00 noon PT
Our most webinar focused on the current Hepatitis A outbreaks in California and strategies for response and prevention.
Sayone Thihalolipavan, MD, MPH
Deputy Public Health Officer Public Health Services,
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
Sharon Balter, MD
Director, Acute Communicable Disease Control Program
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health