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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.

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State and Territorial Activities

2015 NIIW State and Territorial Activities



Colorado


Denver, CO

Date/Time: April 19-25
Activity: NIIW Community Outreach
Description: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will provide immunization education about the importance of childhood immunizations at two Major League Rockies games, in the main lobby at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and via social media. Additionally, we will interview and film the 2015 Colorado Childhood Immunization Champion. This video will be shared statewide within the next few months.
Contact: Erica Bloom, Community Outreach Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 303-692-2789, erica.bloom@state.co.us


Connecticut


Danbury, CT

Date/Time: April 21 and 23, 10:00 - 11:00am
Activity: Take Care, Teddy Bear
Description:  The Greater Danbury Immunization Action Program, with Danbury Public School: Family Resource Center at Mill Ridge Primary School and the Family Learning Center at Park Lane School, will host an educational event for parents, caregivers and preschool children on the importance of well child visits and keeping up-to-date with childhood vaccines through story and song.  Program staff will discuss current immunization topics with caregivers and have educational information to take home.
Contact: Kathie Rocco, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, Greater Danbury Immunization Action Program, 203-730-5224, kathleen.rocco@wchn.org


New Britain, CT

Date/Time: April 20, 6:35pm
Activity: Childhood Immunization Presentation
Description: The New Britain Health Department, with the New Britain Community Health Center, will host a presentation by the New Britain IAP Coordinator on childhood immunization. Parents will be educated on immunization and will be able to ask questions. This event will be held during the Community Open Playgroup. The event is free. There will be snacks provided by the Family Wellness Center and free giveaways such as baby bibs and children’s books related to immunization. The event will be health at the Community Health Center Family Wellness Center located at 85 Lafayette St.
Contact: Melanie Gedraitis, RN, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, New Britain Health Department, 860-612-2777, mgedraitis@newbritainct.gov


New Britain, CT

Date/Time: April 23, 11am
Activity: "Immunization Records Night" at the New Britain Rock Cats
Description: The New Britain Health Department, with the New Britain Rock Cats baseball team, will host an Immunization Records night at the New Britain Rock Cats baseball game. Parents who bring their child's immunization record to the stadium can have their child's record reviewed, and receive a free child's ticket (with the purchase of an adult ticket). A local pediatrician will throw out the first pitch in honor or the event. An immunization information table will be set up with educational materials for parents and caregivers, and PSA's will be made throughout the evening.
Contact: Melanie Gedraitis, RN, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, New Britain Health Department, 860-612-2777, mgedraitis@newbritainct.gov


New Haven, CT

Date/Time: April 24, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Activity: Immunization Educational Table
Description: The New Haven Health Department will host an immunization table. Immunization and CIRTS (Connecticut Immunization and Tracking System) material will be distributed. The immunization staff will be on hand to answer questions about immunizations.
Contact: Jennifer Hall, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, New Haven Health Department, 203-946-7257, jhall@newhavenct.net


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 ptb50@aol.com


Shelton, CT

Date/Time: April 24, 9-11am and 1-3pm
Activity: Keeping Your Baby Healthy through Vaccines
Description:  The Southwestern AHEC/Bridgeport Immunization Program, with the Bridgeport WIC Offices and under the direction of Southwest Community health Center and Optimus Health Care, will host an event for parents and caregivers that will provide information about childhood vaccines and the CIRTS program (Connecticut vaccine registry) in the WIC waiting rooms.  Educational information and fun items for children will be provided.  This event is open to all Bridgeport WIC clients and offered in 2 locations.
Contact: Joan Lane, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, Southwestern AHEC/Bridgeport Immunization Program, 203-372-5503, jlane@swctahec.org


Torrington, CT

Date/Time: April 27-29, 9:15am & 9:30am
Activity: Immunization Playgroup Session
Description: The Torrington Area Health District, with Early Head Start Playgroups and WIC, will host an immunization information session for parents and caregivers. Parents will hear information on immunizations while children learn about the flu. Parents will also receive information on the CT Immunization Registry (CIRTS). This event is open to playgroup members and will be held at two locations. Call the Torrington Area Health District for more information.
Contact: Anastasiya Domnich-Kovalevsky, Immunization Coordinator, Torrington Area Health District, 860-489-0436, adomnich-kovalevsky@tahd.org


District of Columbia


Washington, DC

Date/Time: March 24 - May 31
Activity: Immunization Protects Us All Blog Post
DescriptionThe Public Health Foundation will feature a blog post about the importance of immunization in the weeks surround NIIW.
Contact: Antoinette Barber, Director, Learning Resource Center, The Public Health Foundation, 202-218-4406, abarber@phf.org


Washington, DC

Date/Time: March 24 - May 31
Activity: NIIW Featured Article
DescriptionThe Public Health Foundation featured an article on NIIW in the March 2015 E-News for public health and healthcare professionals.
Contact: Antoinette Barber, Director, Learning Resource Center, The Public Health Foundation, 202-218-4406, abarber@phf.org


Georgia


Atlanta, GA

Date/Time: April 18, 9am
Activity: MomVax Website Launch
Description: Emory University will launch www.momvax.org to coincide with National Infant Immunization Week. This website will be a repository for work products coming from research within Emory's Rollins School of Public Health dedicated to improving antenatal (before birth) vaccination as well as an education tool for parents, clinicians and researchers on the topic of antenatal vaccination.
Contact: Allison Chamberlain, Emory University, 404-889-4890, allison.chamberlain@emory.edu


Illinois


Murphysboro, IL

Date/Time: April 20–24
Activity: NIIW Promotion through Social Media & WIC
Description: The Jackson County Health Department will be promoting NIIW through social media and posting CDC NIIW posters in all WIC and Family Case Management and Immunization areas of our facility throughout the week.
Contact: Karen Brown, DON, Jackson County Health Department, 618-684-3143, karenb@jchdonline.org.


Indiana


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


Kansas


Winfield, KS

Date/Time: April 18, 9am - 12pm
Activity:Top 10 Reasons to Vaccinate Tabling
Description:The Cowley County Health Department will be have a table at the local health fair featuring the “Top 10 Reasons to Vaccinate” for NIIW. Information will be provided to local community members about the importance of vaccines.
Contact: Marsha Donals, Director Of Nursing, Cowley County Health Department, 620-221-1430, mdonals@cowleycounty.org


Louisiana


Opelousas, LA

Date/Time: April 21, 6 pm
Activity: Symposium of Immunizations: Featuring "The Invisible Threat"
Description: The Louisiana Shots for Tots - Region 4, with Opelousas General Health Systems and Shots for Tots- Louisiana Coalition, will host an evening program for parents and caregivers featuring a viewing of the documentary "The Invisible Threat” on immunization and vaccine preventable diseases. The viewing will be followed by discussion/question and answer session with a panel of Community Pediatricians.
Contact: Carmen E. Johnson, MD, SFT Board Member, Louisiana Shots for Tots - Region 4, 337-407-2795 drcjpeds@bellsouth.net


Massachusetts


Jamaica Plain, MA

Date/Time: April 20
Activity: Importance of Immunizations Blog Post
Description:  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Program posted a blog article about the importance of childhood immunizations during the week of NIIW. Highlights include information about NIIW, resources about vaccines, and announcing the Immunization Champion. Read the blog here.
Contact: Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Immunization Program, 617-983-6534, Rebecca.Vanucci@state.ma.us


Waltham, MA

Date/Time: Months of March & April
Activity: NIIW Immunization Conference
Description:  Beginning in March, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics will be promoting NIIW through their Immunization Initiative website and monthly e-newsletter, which will contain links to key resources. NIIW will also be promoted at education activities, such as conferences and webinars, and through social media messaging on Facebook and Twitter April 18-25.
Contact: Cynthia McReynolds, Program Manager, MA Chapter AAP Immunization Initiative, 781-895-9850, cmcreynolds@mms.org


Michigan


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, lorene.waybrant@westlandlibrary.org


Montana


Bozeman, MT

Date/Time: April 25, 9am - 1pm
Activity: Vaccine Clinic
Description: The Gallatin City County Health Department will provide routine child and adult vaccinations. Healthcare professionals will be on-hand to provide information about cervical cancer screening, HPV vaccination and the importance getting immunized with TDAP in the third trimester of pregnancy. HealthCare Connections-Mobile Health Screenings Bus will be in our parking lot to provide free health screenings and select vaccinations.
Contact: Daniela Lopez-Morales deHauck, Immunization RN, Gallatin City County Health Department, 406-582-3100, daniela.lopez-morales@gallatin.mt.gov


Nevada


Carson City, NV

Date/Time: April 20, 11:30 am
Activity: NIIW Legislative Luncheon
Description: The Immunize Nevada will host a luncheon in honor of NIIW. Governor Sandoval has proclaimed April 18th-25th Nevada Infant Immunization Week, to coincide with the annual national observance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). The state and national observance of NIIW highlights the importance of protecting infants from 14 different vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
Contact: Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada, 775-624-7114, heidi@immunizenevada.org.


Carson City, NV

Date/Time: April 25, 9 am
Activity: Vaccination Clinic and Baby Expo
Description: Carson City Health and Human Services will host a health fair that will provide vaccines for children aged 2 months through 6 years. The health fair will also feature community resources including car seat checks, WIC, Medicaid, and more.
Contact: Roni Galas, RN, BSN, Clinical Services Manager, Carson City Health and Human Services, 775-887-2190, vgalas@carson.org.


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 Rupiper@sndhmail.org.


Las Vegas, NV

Date/Time: April 24, 6 pm
Activity: Silver Syringe Awards - Southern Nevada
Description: Immunize Nevada, with Renown Health, Nevada State Immunization Program, UnitedHealthcare, Nevada Health Care Association, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Carson Tahoe Health, Perry Foundation (NVHCA), Safe Kids Washoe County, and Healthcare Guidance Program, will host the Silver Syringe Awards in Las Vegas, NV. Any individual and/or organization that works to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases has a chance to win a Silver Syringe Award. The 17th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will also have an event in Reno.
Contact: Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada, 775-624-7114, heidi@immunizenevada.org.


Reno, NV

Date/Time: April 17, 6 pm
Activity: Silver Syringe Awards - Northern Nevada
Description: Immunize Nevada, with Renown Health, Nevada State Immunization Program, UnitedHealthcare, Nevada Health Care Association, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Carson Tahoe Health, Perry Foundation (NVHCA), Safe Kids Washoe County, and Healthcare Guidance Program, will host the Silver Syringe Awards in Las Vegas, NV. Any individual and/or organization that works to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases has a chance to win a Silver Syringe Award. The 17th Annual Silver Syringe Awards is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will also have an event in Las Vegas.
Contact: Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada, 775-624-7114, heidi@immunizenevada.org.


Reno, NV

Date/Time: April 22, 12:30 pm
Activity: Professional Training – Outbreaks: Re-establishing the Relevancy & Immediacy of Immunizations
Description: Immunize Nevada will host a one-hour webinar for healthcare professionals on the current outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases and the erosion of public support for immunizations. The webinar will explore the national vaccine debate including how we got here, where we are going and how we can best counter the effects of VPDs. The presenter is Daniel P. Mackie, who is the state Epidemiologist for Nevada. To register for this webinar, click here.
Contact: Heidi Parker, Executive Director, Immunize Nevada, 775-624-7114, heidi@immunizenevada.org.


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 KBlizzardRoyce@dhhs.state.nh.us.


New Jersey


Concord, NJ

Date/Time: April 18-25
Activity: NIIW Immunization Campaign
Description: The Lakewood Resource and Referral Center will focus on boosting immunization rates in their clinic for those children birth through age two years during 2015 NIIW. CHEMED will call patients who are behind schedule to remind them to come in receiving their age-appropriate vaccinations, which a goal of immunizing at least 600 children within this campaign. Both VFC and those with private insurance will be able to be vaccinated. For each child who is vaccinated, a tag will be placed on a mural celebrating the vaccination of all of the children. This mural will be showcased in the CHEMED entrance-way for all to see the importance of childhood immunization. Dr. Tina Tan, State Epidemiologist/Assistant Commissioner, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health at the New Jersey Department of Health; Jennifer Smith, MPH, CHES, Public Health Educator, New Jersey Department of Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program; Daniel E. Regenye, Public Health Coordinator, Ocean County Health Department; CHEMED and LRRC staff will pose for a photo in front of the mural. The photo will be used for a press release to demonstrate CHEMED's, NJDOH's, and OCHD's support of NIIW. The HMO, Amerigroup, will have an exhibit booth at the CHEMED entrance-way to offer free health education materials.
Contact: Leah Schnall, Immunization Grant Coordinator, Lakewood Resource and Referral Center, 732-942-9292, lschnall@lrrcenter.org


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, angelamcneill1@yahoo.com.


North Carolina


Lincolnton, NC

Date/Time: April 20-24
Activity: Frosty Fun
Description: The Lincoln County Health Department, with Wendy’s at TarHeel Capital, will provide immunization information and updates will be available to parents and caregiver. Local Media will be informing parents of vaccine availability and eligibility guidelines for uninsured, underinsured and Medicaid patients to receive FREE vaccine. FREE Frosty coupons will be given to every child that comes in and gets vaccinated that week, courtesy of Wendy's. Small toothbrush or toy will also be given to these children.
Contact: Shannon Alfaro, RN, Lincoln County Health Department, 704-735-3001, salfaro@lincolncounty.org


Oklahoma


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, ksebert@tulsa-health.org.


Oregon


Salem, OR

Date/Time: April 24, 12pm
Activity: National Launch of Music Video and Campaign on Meningitis and Vaccinations
DescriptionMeningitis Angels will launch a New Music Video for World Meningitis Day and National Infant Immunization Week. April 24th is World Meningitis Day and April 18-25th is National Infant immunization Week. Meningitis Angels is a national non-profit organization which educates the public, healthcare professionals, child care facilities, schools & universities not only on meningitis but other vaccine preventable diseases by sharing their personal stories. Help us to eliminate vaccine preventable meningitis & save lives through education, while at the same time offering support to the victims & their families. Watch the trailer of this beautiful music video HERE.  Actual music and lyrics will premier April 24.  View our PSA HERE.
Contact: Frankie Milley, National Executive Director, Meningitis Angels, 713-444-174, fmilley@aol.com


Pennsylvania


Bethlehem, PA

Date/Time: Month of April
Activity: Infant Immunization Bag Distribution
Description: The Lehigh Valley Immunization Coalition will distribute 300 bags containing immunization educational materials, sample baby items including books, sippy cups, fever scan thermometers, diapers and wipes to local WIC offices, mother-baby units in local hospitals, health departments, childbirth/parenting classes and local high schools.
Contact: Stephanie Oakley, RN, BSN, MPH, Immunization Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Immunization Coalition, 610-865-7083, soakley@bethlehem-pa.gov


Wilkes-Barre, PA

Date/Time: April 25, 11am - 3pm
Activity: Teddy Bear Check-Up
Description: The Wilkes University American Pharmacist Association, with the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, will host a Healthy Kids Day. Children will have the opportunity to take on the role of doctor and give vaccinations to teddy bears. Following the activity, parents will be given immunization education packets.
Contact: Amanda Gerberich, Operation Immunization Chair, Wilkes University American Pharmacist Association, agerberich4@gmail.com


Rhode Island


Providence, RI

Date/Time: April through July (8 clinics)
Activity: Childcare Worker Vaccination Clinics
Description: The Rhode Island Department of Health Office of Immunization at HEALTH, with the Wellness Company, East Bay Head Start, South County Head Start, Woonsocket Head Start, Ready to Learn Providence, and Child, Inc., will provide people who work in childcare settings MMR, Varicella, Tdap and Flu vaccines in response to new regulations. The Office of Immunization at HEALTH is working with a community immunizer to offer vaccines at no out-of-pocket cost to childcare workers.
Contact: Heidi Wallace, Quality Assurance Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Health, 401-222-4631, Heidi.Wallace@health.ri.gov


Providence, RI

Date/Time: On-going
Activity: Vaccination Video
Description: The Rhode Island Department of Health, with Dr. Rick Quiles of Park Pediatrics and Care New England (CNE), will promote a vaccine education video. The video, available in both English and Spanish, has a target audience of young parents. The Rhode Island Department of Health is featuring the video on social media along with Care New England (CNE). In addition, RI Department of Health Equity Connections, Minority Health is featuring Dr. Quiles and the video in this month's newsletter. The video can be viewed on YouTube by putting "Dr. Q shots" in the search engine or here.
Contact: Heidi Wallace, Quality Assurance Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Health, 401-222-4631, Heidi.Wallace@health.ri.gov


South Dakota


Agency Village, SD

Date/Time: April 22, 5-7 pm
Activity: Vaccine Clinic
Description: The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Health Education Program, with the Public Health Nurses at Woodrow Wilson Memorial Health Care Center, will host a vaccine clinic for children age 2 months through 2 years old.
Contact: Gypsy Wanna, Wellness Coordinator, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Community Health Education Program, 605-742-3809, gypsy.wanna@ihs.gov


Texas


Abilene, TX

Date/Time: April 21, 9am-3pm
Activity: Health Fair
Description: The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will host a health fair featuring local vendors. Information will be provided about immunizations and there will be an activity for children.
Contact: Kay Durilla, Program Manager, Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, 325-437-4660, sylvia.molina@abilenetx.com


Brownwood, TX

Date/Time: April 18, 10am - 2pm
Activity: NIIW 2015 Kids Fair
Description: The Brownwood/Brown County Health Department will kids fair in honor of 2015 NIIW. The Kids Fair includes games and prizes, hot dogs, bounce houses, puppet shows and face painting. Information about immunizations and vaccine preventable diseases is provided to parents and guardians, and health department staff is present to answer questions about vaccines. The goal of this event is to promote the importance of vaccinating their children completely and on time within the community. With the measles outbreak and all the controversy about vaccines, accurate information will be provided to the parents of our area so they can make informed decisions about vaccinating their children. In recognition of NIIW, the health department is also having walk in clinics all week and we are also waiving our administration fee for administering TVFC vaccines to all children up to age 3.
Contact: Donna Miller, Outreach Specialist, Brownwood/Brown County Health Department, 325-646-0554, drmiller@ci.brownwood.tx.us


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, patricia.garcia@hchd.org


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, dwarden@immunizeelpaso.org


Lampasas, TX

Date/Time: April 22, 9-2pm
Activity: Information Session at WIC Office
Description: The Texas Department of State Health Services will be available at the local WIC office to answer questions concerning childhood vaccinations for parents. A presentation to the WIC staff will also be given with information on child, adolescent, and adult vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases for each age group. Giveaway bags will be distributed to participants.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Immunization Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services, 254-771-6765, lynn.ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Laredo, TX

Date/Time: April 22, 7:45am - 4pm
Activity: 2015 Immunization Conference
Description: The City of Laredo Health Department, with the Laredo Health Coalition, Office of Border Health, Department of State Health Services, UISD, LISD, Office of Behavioral Health, Texas Health Steps, and Epidemiology and Preparedness, will host an immunization conference for Vaccines for healthcare professionals. The conference will provide an immunization update to local vaccine providers, information on pertussis, influenza, hepatitis B, vaccine storage and handling, vaccine preventable diseases, and the immunization schedule. 
Contact: Blanca Gonzalez, R.N. Supervisor, City of Laredo Health Department, 956-795-4906, bgonzalez@ci.laredo.tx.us


Llano, TX

Date/Time: April 22, 8am - 5pm
Activity: Immunization Workshop for Healthcare Professionals
Description: The Texas Department of State Health Services will host an immunization workshop for healthcare professionals. The conference provides 6.5 hours of continuing education credits.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Immunization Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services, 254-771-6765, lynn.ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Longview, TX

Date/Time: April 20-24, 8-11:30am, 1-4pm
Activity: Information Session and Vaccine Clinic
Description: The Gregg County Health Department, will have a booth in the front lobby for parents to come in and pick up information and audit shot records. Immunizations will be available to those who qualify. Those who do not qualify will be provided with information and resources as to where they can have their child vaccinated. Information will also be provided on Immtrac and offer setting patient's up in the system so that it will be easier for certain providers to access records when needed.
Contact: Ashley Davis, LVN, Immunization Program Manager, Gregg County Health Department, 903-237-2605, ashley.davis@co.gregg.tx.us


Marble Falls, TX

Date/Time: April 18, 8am - 5pm
Activity: Children's Fair Day in The Park
Description: The Texas Department of State Health Services will be available at the Marble Falls event distributing information on NIIW and immunization schedules and information in giveaway bags for parents and caregivers attending the event with their children.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Immunization Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services, 254-771-6765, lynn.ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Marble Falls, TX

Date/Time: April 20, 12-39am - 2pm
Activity: Information Session at WIC Office
Description: The Texas Department of State Health Services will be available at the local WIC office to answer questions concerning childhood vaccinations for parents. A presentation to the WIC staff will also be given with information on child, adolescent, and adult vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases for each age group. Giveaway bags will be distributed to participants.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Immunization Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services, 254-771-6765, lynn.ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Marlin, TX

Date/Time: April 21, 9am - 2pm
Activity: Information Session at WIC Office
Description: The Texas Department of State Health Services will be available at the local WIC office to answer questions concerning childhood vaccinations for parents. A presentation to the WIC staff will also be given with information on child, adolescent, and adult vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases for each age group. Giveaway bags will be distributed to participants.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Immunization Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Services, 254-771-6765, lynn.ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


New Braunfels, TX

Date/Time: April 25, 12-3pm
Activity: NIIW Health Fair @ New Braunfels Public Library
Description: The Comal County Office of Public Health will host a health fair for parents and caregivers on infant and toddler immunization and child emergency preparedness. The health fair will have representatives from Comal County CRT, New Braunfels Public Library, Christus Santa Rosa Parent Class, New Braunfels Parks and Recreation, YMCA, McKenna Foundation, WIC, Children's Advocacy Center, CASA, New Braunfels Police Department, ECI Homespun, Comal County Outreach, Unique Kids Care, Big Brother Big Sister, Communities in Schools, and Any Baby Can.
Contact: Robin Hart, Nursing Supervisor, Comal County Office of Public Health, 830-221-1150, hartro@co.comal.tx.us


San Antonio, TX

Date/Time: April 23, 9 am - 3 pm
Activity: Outreach Clinic at Metro Health Callaghan Rd WIC
DescriptionSan Antonio Metro Health, with San Antonio Metro Health Callaghan Road WIC, will host an immunization clinic. Immunizations will be offered to children aged 2 months through 35 months who are eligible for the Vaccines with Children program.
Contact: Clark Petty, SMA, San Antonio Metro Health, 210-207-2869, clark.petty@sanantonio.gov


Trophy Club, TX

Date/Time: April 25, 9am - 2pm
Activity: Protect our Lil’ Kids
Description: The Trophy Club Pediatrics will host an educational program for parents on the importance of vaccines in preventing potentially harmful disease.
Contact: Charles Onyeama, Pediatrician, Trophy Club Pediatrics, 817-490-1900, patricia.garcia@hchd.org


Waco, TX

Date/Time: April 16 & 21
Activity: Educational Presentation on Measles
Description: The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will an educational program on measles for the local community in light of the recent measles outbreak. The presentation will cover what measles is and what the Health District is doing to protect the Waco community.
Contact: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, katys@wacotx.gov


Waco, TX

Date/Time: April 16 & 21
Activity: NIIW Promotion
Description: The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, with local child care facilities, will promote NIIW in several ways. An information table with resources will be set up in the lobby of the Health District throughout the week. Staff will be available to look at immunization records and answer parent/caregiver questions. Additionally, the Health District will be providing resource bags with information for staff, parents, and children to local child care and daycare facilities. The Health District will also be providing information on NIIW at 2 local health fairs and on social media.
Contact: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, katys@wacotx.gov


Virginia


Fairfax, VA

Date/Time: April 21, 2 pm
Activity: Physician Partner Recognition
Description: The Fairfax County Health Department, with Capital Area Providers, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Health Department Clinics, will host an event to recognize community partners for outstanding Virginia Vaccines for Children immunization compliance. Throughout NIIW, WIC will also be distributing immunization reminder tote bags to their recipients.
Contact: Christine Carlock, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, Fairfax County Health Department, 703-246-8648, christine.carlock@fairfaxcounty.gov



Washington


Tacoma, WA

Date/Time: April 18-25
Activity: NIIW Promotion
Description: The Pierce County Immunization Coalition will be promoting NIIW and CDC pregnancy and infant immunization resources throughout the week with daily posts on their Facebook page.
Contact: Cindy Smith, Co-Chair, Pierce County Immunization Coalition, 253-798-3578, csmith@tpchd.org



Tacoma, WA

Date/Time: April 21, 6 pm
Activity: PCIC Immunization Awards Announcement
Description: The Pierce County Immunization Coalition, with Union Avenue Pediatrics, Coordinated Care, Franciscan Mobile Health, Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, MB Mobile Immunizations, Pediatrics NW, will honor members of the community with immunization awards during their coalition meeting.
Contact: Cindy Smith, Co-Chair, Pierce County Immunization Coalition, 253-798-3578, csmith@tpchd.org



Tacoma, WA

Date/Time: April 20-26
Activity: NIIW Hero Ad
Description: The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department will featuring rotating ad on their main page which links directly to the CDC NIIW pages.
Contact: Cindy Smith, Co-Chair, Pierce County Immunization Coalition, 253-798-3578, csmith@tpchd.org


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