ICLAC Newsletter

ICLAC Newsletter – April 2024

Welcome back to the monthly edition of the ICLAC Newsletter!

This Newsletter is shared on behalf of ICLAC, if you have any questions or concerns about the content please send an email to [email protected].

Community Spotlight

The Spring Vaccine Forum is the first of two general sessions of the Immunization Coalition of Los Angeles County’s (ICLAC) in 2024. The goal of the Vaccine Forums is to share the latest vaccine guidance, collaborations, and best practices to improve immunization coverage, especially among those at highest risk. This time the forum will focus on Immunizations among People Experiencing Homelessness (PEH).

Where to Get Vaccinated

Visit ICLAC’s Where to Get Vaccinated page for which routine and recommended vaccines are needed for you or a family member, how to find a vaccination clinic near you, or request in-home vaccination. Information provided is for all routine and recommended vaccines throughout the lifespan including COVID-19 and flu.

Visit LA County Library to register for your free in person vaccine. LA County Library is partnering with LA County Department of public health to provide free flu vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines, and updated bivalent boosters to people 6 months of age and older. No health insurance is required.

LA COUNTY VACCINE, COVID-19 NEWS, UPDATES & MORE

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: All Adults 65+ Recommended to Get Additional COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC now recommends that all adults ages 65 years and older receive an additional updated 2023-2024 COVID19 vaccine dose to help protect against severe disease from COVID-19. For more information, see CDC’s press release. Persons ≥ 65 years of age should receive an additional dose of 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine, at least 4 months after previous updated (2023-2024) COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Free vaccines are available to uninsured and underinsured adults at many participating retail pharmacies, health care providers and health centers through a federal program called the CDC Bridge Access Program. A list of providers in this program can be found Here!

Measles Update

Measles cases have been confirmed in California and the U.S. in recent weeks. Cases have been linked to overseas travel, reflecting the global rise in measles cases. We encourage everyone to stay up to date with measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations (MMR), and other routine vaccines, especially if they plan to travel abroad for spring break. Learn more about measles activity in California.  

World Immunization Week 2024

April 24th–30th, 2024

World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed to protect people from vaccine-preventable diseases.

The goal of World Immunization Week is for more children, adults – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, allowing them to live happier, healthier lives.

This year World Immunization Week will celebrate 50 years of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). EPI, an initiative launched by the World Health Organization in 1974, stands as a global endeavor to ensure equitable access to life-saving vaccines for every child, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status. Click here to read more about EPI!

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2024

April 20th – 27th, 2024

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the countries and territories of the Region of the Americas and its partners, will celebrate the 22nd annual Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 13th World Immunization Week (WIW) under the call to action: Engage now to protect your future. Click here to read more!

Adolescent Immunization Action Week

April 1st– 5th, 2024

Adolescent Immunization Action Week (AIAW) is a yearly observance held in April, highlighting the importance of adolescent immunizations by urging healthcare providers and parents to take action by getting adolescents up to date on vaccines. Timely vaccination is critical to protect and prevent adolescents and young adults from getting sick and missing out on activities that are important to them. Click here to read more!

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

April 22-29, 2024

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance held in April, highlighting the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). NIIW is April 22-29, 2024. Click here to read more!

Webinars, Townhalls and Events

Webinar: Staying on TASK | New Trends in Vaccination for Adolescents

Tuesday April 2nd, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

How can we make adolescent vaccination a top priority again? In a world full of misinformation, it can be hard to stay on TASK as parents.

Join a Unity® Consortium panel discussion moderated by Dr. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation, on vaccination and adolescent health featuring diverse perspectives from medical professionals to parents. We’re sharing new data from our recent study, Parent and Teen Health and Vaccination Survey, that shows significant changes from past trends.

We welcome parents of adolescents/young adults (AYAs), AYAs and individuals serving parents and young people to listen in and engage in a conversation about trust, misinformation, and vaccination and how we can work together to make vaccination for adolescents and young adults a social norm. Register here!

Webinar: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Current Issues in Vaccines

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, together with the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University, is pleased to offer a Vaccine Webinar Series for healthcare providers. This webinar will focus on common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths.

Register here!

Conference: 16th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships (NCICP)

April 9th-11th, 2024 | Philadelphia PA

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) is proud to host the 2024 NCICP conference. Our statewide work increases access to immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases through support of local immunization coalitions. We warmly welcome our colleagues and partners from across the country to learn from each other as we share our successes and brainstorm solutions to shared challenges. Register here!

Adult Immunization Webinar: Exploring Confidence, Equity, and the Power of Collaboration with Renowned Health Experts

April 8, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST

Join us for an interactive, virtual discussion on Monday, April 8 at 1:00 pm ET with leading experts who will explore several topics, including confidence, equity, and the power of collaboration in adult immunization. From this discussion, you will learn strategies to improve vaccine confidence and have a chance to participate in the ongoing conversation of vaccine equity.

RSVP here to secure your spot!

Any guidance provided is as of:

March 29, 2024

We are working hard to make sure we provide the most accurate information, but please note that the situation is constantly developing so what is shared above is subject to change. Please check www.VaccinateLACounty.com for current information.

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