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NIIW Activities around the World

Learn what others are doing to educate and inspire parents and providers to protect infants and toddlers from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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State and Territorial Activities

Danbury, CT

Date/Time: 04/29/16 - 05/04/16, 10:00 – 11:15am
Activity: "You can be a Germ Fighter, Little Bear" Storytime program
Description: The Greater Danbury Immunization Program will be hosting an educational and entertaining program for parents and preschoolers. Author, Nurse, and Immunization Champion Geri Rodda will read her story, "The Flu and You", and host a discussion on nurses’ roles in keeping children healthy. IAP staff will also be in attendance, and will be guiding conversations about childhood immunization and distributing handouts. In addition, there will be fun activities for children to engage in, such as arts and crafts and family-friendly games. Attendees will receive a signed copy of "Vaccines for Maxine" (one per family).
Contact: Kathleen Rocco, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, Greater Danbury Immunization Action Program, 203-730-5224, kathleen.rocco@wchn.org


Hartford, CT

Date/Time: 04/21/16, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Activity: Fashion for Shots
Description: The Hartford Immunization Program will host a fashion show featuring children sporting different vaccines while their parent describes what the vaccine protects against. Question and answer session & door prizes. Free event!
Contact: Tish Ricks-Lopez, IAP Coordinator, (860) 757-4807, RICKP001@hartford.gov


New Britain, CT

Date/Time: 04/07/16, 11:00AM
Activity: Immunization Q&A Presentation
Description: The New Britain Health Department will be hosting an Immunization Q&A Presentation. Handouts will be provided for parents and activity books for children.
Contact: Melanie Gedraitis, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, New Britain Health Department, 860-826-2687, mgedraitis@newbritainct.gov


New Britain, CT

Date/Time: 04/01/16 – 04/30/16
Activity: Immunization Display Case
Description: The New Britain Public Library will have a display in the library showcase dedicated to immunization; the display will feature immunization posters and handouts. In addition, there will also be free handouts in the library’s Children Department.
Contact: Melanie Gedraitis, Immunization Action Plan Coordinator, New Britain Health Department, 860-826-2687, mgedraitis@newbritainct.gov


New Haven, CT

Date/Time: 04/22/16, 10:00am – 3:30pm
Activity: Immunization Educational Table
Description: The New Haven IAP Coordinator will host an informational table and be available to answer questions about immunizations.
Contact: Jennifer Hall, IAP Coordinator, (203) 946-7257, jhall@newhavenct.gov


Norwalk, CT

Date/Time: 04/19/16, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Activity: CIRTS/Immunization Record Check
Description: Attendees can stop by the lobby outside of the WIC office at the Norwalk Health Dept. at any time to receive information regarding the CT Immunization Registry & Tracking System (CIRTS), childhood vaccines, vaccine safety and the whooping cough vaccine. Free event and giveaways!
Contact: Pam Bates, IAP Coordinator, (203) 854-7728, ptb50@aol.com


Torrington, CT

Date/Time: 04/22/16, 10:30 - 11:30am
Activity: NIIW in Torrington
Description: The Torrington Immunization Program will present information on immunizations to parents while their children enjoy playing at their Early Head Start Playgroup in both Torrington and Winsted locations as well as Parent Place in Torrington. Information about childhood vaccines and the CIRTS program will be provided to moms and dads in the WIC waiting rooms along with educational information and fun items for children. Call the Torrington Area Health District for more information.
Contact: Anastasiya Domnich-Kovalevsky, IAP Coordinator, (860) 489-0436, ADomnich-Kovalevsky@tahd.org


Waterbury, CT

Date/Time: 04/12/16 – 04/14/16, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Activity: Waterbury Immunization Awareness Event Kickoff @ WIC
Description: The Waterbury IAP Coordinator will be available to discuss immunization issues and review records. Activities will include story-telling. Free giveaways include baby bibs bearing the immunization schedule and colorful brochures with helpful info. (Informational tables will be open inside WIC program areas - Weather permitting, outside of the Waterbury Health Dept. building as well.)
Contact: Randy York, IAP Coordinator, (203) 346-3907, RYork@waterburyct.org


West Haven, CT

Date/Time: 04/15/16, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Activity: West Haven Vaccine Education & CIRTS Enrollment
Description: The West Haven Immunization Action Plan (IAP) Coordinator will host an educational table to discuss any questions/concerns parents have about childhood immunizations. Bring your child's vaccine history and the IAP Coordinator can tell you which shots to expect at your child’s next visit, or stop by to enroll your child in CIRTS, the state's immunization registry.
Contact: Christine DePierro-Gacek, West Haven IAP Coordinator, (203) 937-3660, cdepierro@westhaven-ct.gov

Washington, D.C.

Date/Time: 04/19/16
Activity: ECBT Blog Post for NIIW
Description: Every Child by Two's blog writer, Christine Vara will be submitting a post as part of the CDC NIIW blog relay. Christine is the social media manager for ECBT.
Contact: Amy Pisani, Executive Director, 202-783-7034, amyp@ecbt.org

Saint Petersburg, FL

Date/ Time: 04/26/16, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Activity: Community Baby Shower - Infant Immunizations Presentation
Description: In an effort to educate new mothers and their partners on the importance of infant immunizations, a 25-30 minute presentation will be given as part of an evening educational program at All Children's Hospital. The program is hosted by Healthy Start and targets both prenatal and post-partum parents within six months of delivery. A Q&A will follow the presentation and booklets that address common questions that parents have will be distributed to all attendees.
Contact: Samantha Staley, 727-824-6900, Samantha.Staley@flhealth.gov

Jamaica Plains, MA

Date/ Time: 04/18/16 – 04/23/16
Activity: National Infant Immunization Week Social Media Campaign
Description: A blog article highlighting the importance of following the recommended immunization schedule will be posted on the Department of Public Health blog. There will also be tweets throughout the week linking to the blog article. In separate emails, health care providers are encouraged to use the blog article in health education for their patients. They can link to the blog on their website, send out the blog in a newsletter, or other mechanisms.
Contact: Rebecca Vanucci, Immunization Outreach Coordinator, 617-983-6534, Rebecca.Vanucci@state.ma.us


Date/Time: 04/18/16, 5:00-8:00pm
Activity: National Infant Immunization Week Facebook Live! Event
Description: The Minnesota Childhood Immunization Coalition is looking forward to celebrating National Infant Immunization Week with you online. During this Facebook Event, we will cover a number of vaccine-related topics, including vaccine safety, vaccine preventable diseases, how pertussis affects families, and how vaccines and infant nutrition work together. We have the honor of welcoming Dr. Paul Offit from the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospitals of Philadelphia, Patsy Stinchfield from Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Stephanie Rodriguez-Moser IBCLC from Lakewood Health System in Staples, and Emily Stevenson—a Minnesota mom whose baby contracted pertussis at six weeks old. We will post short videos from each of them, and you will be able to ask questions in the comment sections of those videos by going to the Discussion section of THIS EVENT. Each of them will also be online between 5-8pm that evening in order to answer your questions and chat with you.


Bemidji, MN

Date/Time: 04/2016
Activity: NIIW Promotion
Description: Public display case at Local Public Library, hand out NIIW coloring sheets during WIC clinics, also have available immunization hand-outs, brochures, and NIIW posters in office waiting area.
Contact: Julie Miller, RN, Vaccine Manager, 218-333-8154, julie.miller@co.beltrami.mn.us


St. Paul, MN

Date/Time: 04/16
Activity: NIIW Activities from Local Public Health
Description: We created a web page to highlight the NIIW activities happening across the state. We encouraged local public health agencies to utilize some of the campaign resources posted on our website to do even one thing during NIIW. Many agencies have sent in what activities they will be doing to promote infant immunizations in their area.
Contact: Andrea Ahneman, Communications and Social Media Planner, 651-201-5195, andrea.ahneman@state.mn.us


St. Paul, MN

Date/Time: 04/11/16
Activity: Special Edition of Got Your Shots? News
Description: Sent out a special edition of our monthly immunization newsletter, Got Your Shots? News. The special edition focused on the importance of immunizing pregnant women to start protecting babies before they are born and to start educating pregnant women about the vaccines their baby will receive.
Contact: Andrea Ahneman, Communications and Social Media Planner, 651-201-5195, andrea.ahneman@state.mn.us


St. Paul, MN

Date/Time: 04/18/16 – 04/22/16
Activity: Provider quotes on social media
Description: We solicited quotes from health care providers across the state that express why they think immunizations are so important. We put their words on images that will be shared on social media during NIIW.
Contact: Andrea Ahneman, Communications and Social Media Planner, 651-201-5195, andrea.ahneman@state.mn.us


St. Paul, MN

Date/Time: 04/18/16
Activity: Twin Cities Moms Blog Post
Description: We worked with Twin Cities Moms Blog to sponsor a blog post that will run during NIIW and be promoted on the blog's Facebook and Twitter accounts. It was written by a Minnesota parent in order to better connect with the blog's audience.
Contact: Andrea Ahneman, Communications and Social Media Planner, 651-201-5195, andrea.ahneman@state.mn.us

Bozeman, MT

Date/Time: 04/2016
Activity: NIIW – Thank You
Description: Sending "Thank You" notes celebrating NIIW with parents and caregivers who vaccinate their children at GCCHD along with a personalized reminder of what's due next for their children to keep them up to date.
Contact: Daniela Lopez-Morales DeHauck, RN, Immunization Program, 406-582-3100, Daniela.Lopez-Morales@gallatin.mt.gov


Helena, MT

Date/Time: 04/10/16 – 04/30/16
Activity: NIIW Pandora PSA Promotion
Description: The Montana Immunization Program purchased a 30-second message on Pandora, the online streaming application, to coincide with NIIW. This message targets young parents across the state, ages 24-35, to highlight the importance of vaccinating their baby.
Contact: Maddie Barber, Education Coordinator, 406-444-4560, mbarber@mt.gov

Henderson, NC

Date/Time: 03/21/16 – 04/23/16
Activity: Frozen Custard for Immunized Kids
Description: Henderson County Immunization Coalition member practices will be giving out 200 vouchers for a free kid's cup of Whit's Frozen Custard to children 0-6 years old who are immunized from March 21st through April 23, 2016. Once all the vouchers are given out, providers will then give a coupon for 50% off a kid's cup of frozen custard. The voucher and coupon are redeemable only at the Hendersonville Whit's Frozen Custard location and expire June 25, 2016.
Contact: Kristina Henderson, RN, (828) 694-6018, khenderson@hendersoncountync.org

Gering, NE

Date/ Time: 04/16/16 – 04/22/16
Activity: Education & Information for NIIW
Description: CAPWN Health Center will have a booth set up in the lobby of the Health Center with educational information on the importance of immunizations and education on vaccine-preventable diseases, as well on information on the Nebraska Immunization Information System (NESIIS). Parents will have the capability to print out their child's immunization record and make an appointment with their provider for Well child exams if children are in need of immunizations. During Well Child/Well Baby Exams, parents will receive information on their child's immunization recommendations.
Contact: Laura Garcia, RN, Immunization Program Manager, 308-632-2540, lgarcia@capwn.org

Las Vegas, NV

Date/Time: 04/16/16, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Activity: Community Baby Shower
Description: Splish Splash - You're Invited to a Community Baby Bash! All new or expecting parents are invited to a community baby shower event that includes free health screenings, low- to no-cost immunizations, activities for families and children, face painting, a photo booth and so much more! By visiting multiple community booths participants can earn "Ducky Bucks" to spend at the "Prize Pond" that includes items such as strollers, car seats, diapers, wipes, clothes, toys, and other essential items for new parents and their families.
Contact: Lisa Coker, Outreach and Volunteer Manager, (702) 803-4513, Lisa@immunizenevada.org


Las Vegas, NV

Date/Time: 04/21/16, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Activity: 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards
Description: Presented by Immunize Nevada, the 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards are a statewide tradition for Nevada’s immunization and healthcare stakeholders. This annual event allows for an opportunity to honor immunization champions who provide excellent service, but may not otherwise be recognized. This year’s event is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in northern Nevada and southern Nevada.
Contact: 775-624-7117, info@immunizenevada.org


Reno, NV

Date/Time: 04/16/16, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Activity: WIC Playdate
Description: No-cost immunizations for uninsured, Medicaid, Nevada Check-up, & underinsured children. Health resources, Dental & Vision Checks, nutrition education, and fun activities for the whole family. Free entry into the Discovery Children’s Museum for WIC Participants ONLY.
Contact: Kameron Klein, kameron.klein@dignityhealth.org


Sparks, NV

Date/Time: 04/15/16, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Activity: 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards
Description: Presented by Immunize Nevada, the 18th Annual Silver Syringe Awards are a statewide tradition for Nevada’s immunization and healthcare stakeholders. This annual event allows for an opportunity to honor immunization champions who provide excellent service, but may not otherwise be recognized. This year’s event is being held in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) and will have event locations in northern Nevada and southern Nevada.
Contact: 775-624-7117, info@immunizenevada.org

Bellefontaine, Ohio

Date/ Time: 04/16/16, 9:45am
Activity: 5th Annual Health Awareness 5K Mardi Gras Walk: Diabetes Prevention
Description: Free 5K Walk Handouts: Immunization and Benefit of Walking information, Free T-shirts while supplies last, fruit and water. DJ providing music for the event. Mardi Gras beads will be given for every lap completed WIC will provide Hula Hoops for children to use during warm up.
Contact: Cathy Summers, Immunization Clerk, Health Ed Coordinator, 937-651-6186, cathy.summers@odh.ohio.gov

Babylon, NY

Date/Time: 04/30/16, 6:00-9:00pm
Activity: Nurses Night Out
Description: Nurses Night Out is taking place in Babylon, New York, at Lily Flanagan's on Saturday, April 30th!
This is our third event thanking Healthcare Workers for their contributions to the New York community. The event is open to all Healthcare professionals, friends, and supporters. All guests will have access to food supplied by Lily Flanagan's.The first 30 Healthcare Workers through the door get a free Bar Drink. Be sure to try our exclusive "Shot@Life" drink! All who attend, including guests of healthcare workers, are invited to participate in raffles and contests. Proceeds from the evening will go to Shot@Life, an organization that provides life-saving vaccines to children all over the world. To learn more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/569696806531454/
Contact: Melody Butler, BSN, RN, Founder, 631-697-4714


Wyandanch, NY

Date/Time: 04/19/16, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Activity: Infant Immunization Awareness Seminar
Description: As part of the National Infant Immunization Week, Nurses Who Vaccinate (NWV), will hold an infant immunization awareness seminar at Hudson River Healthcare Center in Wyandanch, Long Island. The awareness program is scheduled for April 18, 2016 (4.30-6.30pm) and it is aimed to educate, encourage and mobilize parents and guardians on the need to regularly immunize their children as a safeguard for general wellness. To learn more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/749881978445852/
Contact: Melody Butler, BSN, RN, Founder, 631-697-4714

Providence, RI

Date/Time: 04/16/16 – 04/23/16 - Ongoing
Activity: Public Service Announcement
Description: The Office of Immunization will produce a one minute PSA featuring the 2016 Childhood Immunization Champion and Dr. Nicole Alexander- Scott, MD, MPH, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health. The PSA will air on the internal stations of the birthing hospitals and will introduce the new diaper bag tags and the importance of immunizing infants according to the ACIP recommended immunization schedule.
Contact: Heidi Wallace, Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist, (401) 222- 4631, Heidi.Wallace@health.ri.gov


Providence, RI

Date/Time: 04/16/16 – 04/23/16
Activity: Coverage Rate Recognition
Description: Pediatrician and Family Care Providers with coverage rates 90% or higher for each antigen in the childhood immunization schedule will receive a certificate of recognition. The Office of Immunization would like to thank the following practices: Broadway Medical Treatment Center, North Kingstown Family Practice, Newstead, Graham J MD, Behtash, Solmaz, DO, Ohnmacht, Richard K MD, Santiago Medical Group of Pawtucket, Westerly Pediatrics, East Greenwich Pediatrics, and Pediatric Associates for aspiring to keep Rhode Island children healthy.
Contact: Heidi Wallace, Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist, (401) 222- 4631, Heidi.Wallace@health.ri.gov


Providence, RI

Date/Time: 04/16/16 – 04/23/16
Activity: Diaper Bag Tag Giveaway for New Parents
Description: Diaper bag tags were designed with a punch-out immunization schedule. The diaper bag tags, with a RI theme, will be provided to all new parents during NIIW in partnership with RI's birthing hospitals. The Rhode Island Department of Health would like to thank the Georgia Department of Health for sharing their diaper bag tag idea with us.
Contact: Heidi Wallace, Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist, (401) 222- 4631, Heidi.Wallace@health.ri.gov

 

Date/Time: 04/11/16, 11:00am
Activity: Recognition Ceremony for Pediatricians in Bastrop County
Description: Will present certificate of thanks to pediatrician in the county and deliver give-aways to provider office for their patient parents for the week of April 18-22.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


 

Date/Time: 04/12/16, 12:00pm
Activity: Recognition Ceremony for Pediatricians in Caldwell County
Description: Will present certificate of thanks to pediatrician in the county and deliver give-aways to provider
office for their patient parents for the week of April 18-22.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


 

Date/Time: 04/13/16, 10:00am
Activity: Recognition Ceremony for Pediatricians in Washington County
Description: Will present certificate of thanks to pediatrician in the county and deliver give-aways to provider
office for their patient parents for the week of April 18-22.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


 

Date/ Time: 04/14/16, 9:00am
Activity: Recognition Ceremony for Pediatricians in Burnet County
Description: Will present certificate of thanks to pediatrician in the county and deliver give-aways to provider
office for their patient parents for the week of April 18-22.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


 

Date/ Time: 04/15/16, 12:00pm
Activity: Recognition Ceremony for Pediatricians in Fayette County
Description: Will present certificate of thanks to pediatrician in the county and deliver give-aways to provider
office for their patient parents for the week of April 18-22.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Amarillo, TX

Date/Time: 04/18/16, 10:00am
Activity: Mini Health Fair
Description: We will be having a mini health fair at one of the local grocery stores offering information about the adults and childhood (TVFC) program. Information will pertain to vaccines, their important, importance of staying on schedule, and the risks associated with not having vaccines.
Contact: Austin Preston, BSN, RN - Program Manager, 806-378-6342, austin.preston@amarillo.gov


Amarillo, TX

Date/Time: 04/19/16, 4:00 – 6:00pm
Activity: Student Health Fair
Description: We will be having a "7th graders" clinic at one of the local intermediate schools offering all childhood immunizations. This clinic does not have to serve 7th graders only. Those in need of immunization for children birth to 148 are welcome to attend and get vaccinated! We will be onsite from 4:00-6:00PM in our mobile immunization clinic!
Contact: Austin Preston, BSN, RN - Program Manager, 806-378-6342, austin.preston@amarillo.gov


Amarillo, TX

Date/Time: 04/21/16, 4:00
Activity: Student Health Fair
Description: We will be on site with our mobile immunization clinic which includes 3 exam rooms! We will be located Canyon intermediate (one of the local intermediate schools) doing a "7th graders" clinic, but we will have ALL childhood recommended vaccines available for anyone who is interested in coming to see us!
Contact: Austin Preston, BSN, RN - Program Manager, 806-378-6342, austin.preston@amarillo.gov


Austin, TX

Date/Time: 04/21/16, 5:45pm
Activity: Mayoral Proclamation
Description: Mayoral proclamation recognizing NIIW and the importance of immunizations.
Contact: Coleen Christian, Health Educator, 512-972-5524, coleen.christian@austintexas.gov


Beaumont, TX

Date/Time: 04/20/16, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Activity: Beaumont Public Health Department Health Fair
Description: The Beaumont Public Health Department will be hosting a health fair. At the fair, we will be educating families about the importance of vaccine preventable diseases; assisting with ImmTrac registration; providing information on the local WIC program; and promoting the VFC program.
Contact: Mary Alexander, RN, Immunization Nurse Coordinator, 409-832-4175, malexander@beaumonttexas.gov


Brownwood, TX

Date/Time: 04/16/16, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Activity: NIIW Kids’ Health Fair
Description: The Kids' Health Fair will include games for the kids, prizes, bounce houses, hot dogs, popcorn and face painting. Parents will be provided with information about childhood vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases, vaccine scheduling. Immunization staff will be available to provide information and answer questions. The following week the health department will waive the administration fee for all TVFC qualified children birth through age 3 who are brought in for vaccines.
Contact: Donna Miller, LVN/ Outreach Specialist, 325-643-3591, drmiller@brownwoodtexas.gov


Edinburg, TX

Date/Time: 04/21/16, 7:30am – 4:30pm
Activity: Annual NIIW Immunization Conference
Description: Annual Immunization Conference. Local providers, hospitals, school nurses and any other health care professional that would benefit from the information are invited to attend.
Contact: Patricia Garcia, LVN, TVFC Educator, 956-383-6221, patricia.garcia@hchd.org


Laredo, TX

Date/Time: 04/20/16, 7:45am – 4:15pm
Activity: 2016 Immunization Conference
Description: Annual Immunization Conference to provide educational sessions and updates related to vaccine preventable diseases, the medical home, epidemiological reports, Immtrac and others.
Contact: Blanca E. Gonzalez, Immunization Program Supervisor, 956-795-4906, bgonzalez@ci.laredo.tx.us


Marshall, TX

Date/Time: 04/20/16, 10:30am
Activity: NIIW Storytime at Marshall Public Library
Description: The medical director at the public health district will read a book at "Story time" at the local public library. The book is entitled "The Germ Patrol" by Shulman, Stolp, and Voss. Following the story, the library will have a craft (gauze butterflies), and songs related to receiving shots.
Contact: Kim Smith, RN Nurse Supervisor/Program Director, 903-927-6604, kim.smith@gsmc.org


New Braunfels, TX

Date/Time: 04/22/16, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Activity: 2016 NIIW Health Fair
Description: Description TVFC vaccines for qualified children, height and weight measurements, hand-washing demos, info about summer and water-borne illnesses and more fun activities!
Contact: Sherry P Lockley, Office and Immunization Program Manager, 830-221-1150, lockls@co.comal.tx.us


Temple, TX

Date/Time: 04/26/16, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Activity: Immunization Workshop for Health Care Professionals
Description: All day workshop with 6.5 continuing education hours for healthcare professionals on Standards of Child and adolescent Immunization Practices, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Immunizations Recommendations and Requirements, Vaccine Precautions and contraindications, Handling and Management of Vaccine Biologicals, Identification and Treatment of Adverse Events and Administration of Immunizations.
Contact: Lynn Ponsonby, Adult/ Adolescent Immunization Specialist, 254-771-2612, Lynn.Ponsonby@dshs.state.tx.us


Tyler, TX

Date/Time: 04/22/16, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Activity: Children’s Health Fest
Description: Games, door prizes, vendors (Fresh Dental, Police and Fire Depts., WIC dept., NET Health Center for Healthy Living, Tyler Day Nursery, McDonald's, and more) and free immunizations for children from 10am-2pm.
Contact: Sylvia Warren, RN, Immunization/TB Program Manager, 903-510-5604, swarren@netphd.org

Fairfax, VA

Date/Time: 04/19/16, 3:30pm
Activity: Immunization Parent Presentation
Description: Educational presentation to promote the importance of timely immunizations to children of all ages.
Contact: Christine Carlock, RN, IAP Coordinator, 703-246-8648, christine.carlock@fairfaxcounty.gov


Fairfax, VA

Date/ Time 04/20/16, 1:00pm
Activity: Burke Pediatrics, Recognition Award for Immunization Excellence
Description: Burke Pediatrics will receive a certificate of recognition presented by the Fairfax County Health Department for their commitment to children by their support of immunizations.
Contact: Christine Carlock, RN, IAP Coordinator, 703-246-8648, christine.carlock@fairfaxcounty.gov

Seattle, WA

Date/Time: 04/01/16 – 04/30/16
Activity: Infant Immunization Awareness Media Campaign
Description: Sea Mar Community Health Centers will hold a local infant immunization campaign throughout the month of April on Sea Mar’s media outlets which include Sea Mar's radio station El Rey 1360 AM, social media, employee newsletter and community newsletter. Sea Mar’s network of services include more than 74 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and centers, and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We serve more than 240,000 patients throughout Washington state.
Contact: Barbara Rodriguez, Communications Coordinator, (206) 788-3292, BarbaraRodriguez@seamarchc.org


Tacoma, WA

Date/Time: 04/16 – 04/23
Activity: Promotional activities
Description: We will be conducting a variety of promotional activities during NIIW. Activities include placing articles in a variety of publications, e.g. local coalition newsletter and internal newsletter; promotion on social media (Facebook and Twitter); and posters and other promotional materials displayed on all 3 floors of Coordinated Care.
Contact: Amy Kellogg, EPSDT Coordinator, Coordinated Care, 253-442-1460, akellogg@coordinatedcarehealth.com

Cheyenne, WY

Date/Time: 04/16/16 – 04/23/16, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Activity: Childhood Immunization Educational and Promotional Materials Giveaway at WIC Clinics
Description: Sending educational material such as a child coloring book relating to immunizations, a parental guide booklet on immunizations, a recommended immunization schedule, and a postcard on the whooping cough, to the WIC offices in Wyoming with a client population of more than 280.
Contact: Lisa Sara, Provider Support Specialist, 307-777-8503, lisa.sara@wyo.gov

National Activities

Date/Time: 04/16/16/ - 04/23/16
Activity: AAP’s #WhyIVax Social Media Campaign
Description: Tell us why you support immunizations by joining and leading a conversation on social media. Use this social media toolkit for ideas and simple messages to share and customize on Twitter and Facebook. Use the hashtag #WhyIVax to participate. See more here

Date/Time: 04/16/16/ - 04/23/16
Activity: "AAP Voices" Blog Posts for NIIW
Description: A series of "AAP Voices" blog posts from individual pediatricians highlight the importance of immunizing against vaccine-preventable diseases and acknowledge the various ways many parents think about their decision to vaccinate. Sample blog posts include: Immunization is a Simple, Proven Tool to Protect Our Children, Hansa Bhargava , MD, FAAP; It Takes a Herd, Rhea Boyd, MD, FAAP; Your Baby and Your Pediatrician (and the Internet), Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP; Building a Foundation for Lifelong Health, Ivor B. Horn, MD, MPH, FAAP; It's Time to Defend the Truth about Vaccines, Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP. See more here

Date/Time: 04/16/16/ - 04/23/16
Activity: AAP Parent Testimonials
Description: In an effort to transform statistics into real conversations about how children and families benefit from immunizations, we asked parents to send in personal stories and testimonials about why they vaccinate their children. The responses were amazing! Dozens of parents and readers of HealthyChildren.org wrote in to tell us how they made the decision to immunize their children, and what an important decision it was for them. We will be sharing many of their experiences and thoughts in social media throughout the week. We've highlighted a number of the responses here and have featured more in-depth parent stories in these articles: Why I Vaccinate: Childhood Measles Case Makes Mom an Advocate; Why I Vaccinate: Family Relies on Community to Protect Surviving Toddler. See more here

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