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Learn what others are doing to educate and inspire parents and providers to protect infants and toddlers from vaccine-preventable diseases. Review 2014 activities for NIIW and WIW, listed below.

Find out what activities were held in 2014, 2013, and 2012.

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State and Territorial Activities

2015 NIIW State and Territorial Activities


Norwalk, CT

Date/Time: April 20 and 22

Activity: CIRTS/Immunization Record Check

Description: The Norwalk Health Department, with the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, will distribute information regarding the CIRTS (CT Immunization Registry and Tracking System), childhood vaccines, vaccine safety, and whooping cough vaccine in the lobby of the WIC office on the above days. Parents and caregivers can also have their child’s immunization records checked in CIRTS or enroll their child if they have not been already.

Contact: Pam Bates, RN, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, 205-854-7728


Indianapolis, IN

Date/Time: Month of April

Activity: Promoting NIIW resources online and through social media

Description: Throughout April, Indiana Center for Parish Nursing will provide information and resources for healthcare providers related to NIIW on their website and Facebook.

Contact: Becca Cartledge, Executive Board Member, Indiana Center for Parish Nursing


Westland, MI

Date/Time: Month of April

Activity: Material Distribution at Youth Library

Description: Materials will be made available for parents and care givers regarding the importance of immunization at the youth library.

Contact: Lorene Waybrant, Assistant Librarian, Westland Library, 734-326-6123,


Las Vegas, NV

Date/Time: April 18, 10 am – 2 pm

Activity: Passport to Immunizations & Health Fair

Description: The Southern Nevada Health District, with the United Way, Immunize Nevada, and Nevada WebIZ, will be hosting a health fair featuring community resources, child health screenings, and fun activities. Vaccines will be offered for children birth – 18 years of age.

Contact: JoAnn Rupiper, Community Health Nurse Supervisor, Southern Nevada Health District, 702-759-0815 or

New Hampshire

Concord, NH

Date/Time: March 25

Activity: State-wide Immunization Conference

Description: The New Hampshire Immunization Program (NHIP), with NH Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, NH School Nurses Association, NH Medical Society, NH Nurse Practitioners Society, and NH VFC Providers, will kick off NIIW by hosting a state-wide immunization conference for over 400 healthcare professionals. NHIP will be providing resources for both healthcare professionals and parents at and following this event. Throughout April and May, NHIP will be participating in a number of health fairs, child care info sessions, school nurse events, and providers’ trainings where they will distribute NIIW resources. An article about NIIW will be sent to all licensed child care providers in their spring newsletters.

Contact: Karen Blizzard-Royce, Education and Outreach Coordinator, NH Immunization Program, 603-271-5041

New York

Middleton, NY

Date/Time: June 13

Activity: Youth Conference

Description: St. John AME Zion Church, with Affinity Health Plan, PepsiCo and Middleton Parks & Recreation, will host their annual Youth Conference focused on promoting healthy community. The conference will feature a speaker and several workshops for children, young adults, and parents/care givers.

Contact: Angela McNeill, Christian Education Director, St. John AME Zion Church,


Tulsa, OK

Date/Time: April 11, 10 am - 2 pm

Activity: Be Wise Immunize at the Tulsa Zoo 2015

Description: The Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, with the local Rotary Clubs, Rotary International, Tulsa City-County Health Department, Oklahoma Caring Foundation, and Tulsa Zoo, will host an immunization event. Enjoy free admission to the Tulsa Zoo for each child immunized AT the event as well as free admission for two accompanying family members. Immunizations will be available for infants and children through 18 years of age. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and bring current immunization record. Tdap vaccine will be available to meet the Oklahoma middle school requirement. Immunizations will be provided at no charge to those who qualify (children covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Community Care, Health Choice, Medicaid or SoonerCare coverage, Native American/Native Alaskan, under-insured and uninsured). Please bring proof of insurance.

Contact: Katherine A. Sebert, RN BA, Immunization Coalition Coordinator, Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, 918-595-4514,


Edinburg, TX

Date/Time: April 23, 7:30 am

Activity: NIIW Immunization Conference

Description: The Hidalgo County Health Department, with the South Texas Immunization Coalition, will host an immunization conference for Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers. The conference will educate providers and equip them with tools to have successful VFC programs in their facilities.

Contact: Patricia Garcia, LVN, TVFC Educator, Hidalgo County Health Department, 956-383-6221,

El Paso, TX

Date/Time: April 23, 11 am - 1 pm

Activity: Lunch & Learn: Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

Description: Immunize El Paso will host a Lunch and Learn session on Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy for healthcare professionals. The session will review past and current trends in vaccine refusal and review how to address concerns with parents regarding vaccinating their children. The session will feature three speakers from The Immunization Partnership and the Health Authority for El Paso County.

Contact: Dusty Warden, Immunize El Paso, 915-533-3414,

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