ICLAC Newsletter

ICLAC Newsletter – March 2024

Welcome back to the monthly edition of the ICLAC Newsletter!

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

Community Spotlight

Please Join ICLAC on April 23rd, 2024, for our Spring Vaccine Forum. It will be a hybrid event where you can choose to attend in person or online via Zoom. More details will be available soon at ICLAC website.

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

Preteen Vaccine Week (PVW) is an annual California observance to be held March 4–8 in 2024.  The goals of PVW are to distribute information and materials through multiple avenues such as schools, providers, and the media to promote the preteen doctor visit and to raise awareness about routinely recommended immunizations for preteens: Tdap, HPV, meningococcal, and flu vaccines. Click here to read more.

March 4 is International HPV Awareness Day, a great time to spread the word about how the HPV vaccine can reduce the risk of cancers caused by certain strains of this common virus.

AB-659 The Cancer Prevention Act

Effective January 1, 2024, the Cancer Prevention Act requires every public and private school to notify 6th grade students and their parents/guardians that they are advised to follow current HPV immunization guidelines before starting 8th grade. CDPH sent this letter to schools describing the Act and sharing implementation resources. (See implementation resources below.) Visit Shots for School under “News” for additional information on the Cancer Prevention Act.

The American Cancer Society and the National HPV vaccination round table are seeking rural health partners to join a learning community focused on improving HPV vaccination among 9–10-year-olds. Click here to read more!

COVID-19 indicators continue to decline in Los Angeles County, with many indicators at or approaching pre-surge levels. This week, Public Health reports 187 average daily COVID-19 cases, a decrease from the 218 reported last week. Reported cases do not include home tests, so the actual number of COVID-19 infections in the community is higher. Click here to read more!

L.A. County has its first measles case since 2020, at Los Angeles International Airport from passenger on a Turkish Airlines flight. Read more here! Visit CDC for frequently asked questions on What to do if you’re exposed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the recommendations for the viral composition of influenza vaccines for the 2024-2025 influenza season in the northern hemisphere. The announcement was made at an information session after a 4-day meeting on the Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines. The meeting is held twice annually, once for the southern and once for the northern hemisphere. Click here to read more!

NEWS, TOWNHALLS, WEBINARS AND EVENTS

Webinar: Weekly CDPH Immunization Updates for Providers

Every Friday, from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) hosts a weekly session for Providers, to provide Immunization Branch (IZB) updates, including COVID-19, RSV, Flu and other relevant vaccine and program updates. Each session also provides an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of CDPH Panelists and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). 

Register here!

Webinar: International HPV Awareness Day 2024 Seminar Series

Series: March 1-5th 10:00Am – 11:15am

 

In celebration of the seventh annual International HPV Awareness Day, the St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program is hosting a series of five virtual seminars that will focus on HPV vaccination priorities in the Southeast, rural communities, and school-based settings; the future of cervical cancer elimination across the globe; and challenges associated with HPV vaccination in childhood cancer survivors. 

Register here!

Webinar: 2024 Updates to the Child/Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules

March 6, 2024, 12 noon. – 1pm ET

Please join the CDC to learn about new changes on Child/Adult immunization schedules. Registration will not be needed for this event. Participants can join directly Here.

Training: Immunization Skills Institute

March 12, 2024, 8:30-11:30am PT

The Immunization Skills Institute (ISI) is an immunization training tailored for medical assistants (MA), pharmacists, licensed vocational nurses (LVN), or anyone who provides immunizations. This three-hour training combines lecture and mentored practice sessions, to increase competency in safe, effective, and caring immunization techniques.

Register here!

Webinar: 2024 HPV Update

Mar 13, 2024, 12:00 AM PT

Please join the Immunization Coalition With the latest facts about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and vaccination, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the disease and available vaccines. Register here!

Webinar: Community in Action

Mar 13, 2024, 04:00 PM PT

Vaccination rates have dipped, and measles outbreaks are starting up again. And you can do something about it! This meeting will handle the misinformation and apathy that drive outbreaks with real action items that make a difference.

Register Here!

Webinar: Updates from February 2024 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Meeting

March 20th, 2024, 1pm – 2pm ET

Please join NFID for a discussion highlighting updates from the February 28-29, 2024, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting. They will discuss the latest updates regarding US vaccination recommendations for children, adolescents, and adults.

Register here!

Any guidance provided is as of:

February 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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