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ICLAC Newsletter – September 2023

September 2023 ICLAC Newsletter – Mid-Month Update

This is a mid-month update of ICLAC newsletter with information on the most important webinars on immunizations.

For additional information on more webinars please go to the website- click: ICLAC Newsletter

This Newsletter update is developed by: Editor Victoria Jones, MPH, CDC Public Health Associate Program, hosted by the Los Angeles County Public Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Team and Associate Editor, Arely Briseño, MPH, Senior Health Program Analyst with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Team.

ICLAC Community Spotlight

Thank you to everyone who attended the ICLAC Fall Vaccine Forum and also thank you to our sponsor Mujeres Extraordinarias Foundation for providing translation services.

WHERE TO GET VACCINATED

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.

If you don’t live near any participating LA County libraries, you can visit ICLAC’s Where to get Vaccinated page to find a vaccination clinic near you or request in-home vaccination. Information provided is for all routine and recommended vaccines throughout the lifespan.

Public Health’s Call Center connects eligible residents to free telehealth, homebound vaccination appointments, COVID-19 information, and other resources. To access services, call 1-833-540-0473, daily between 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Free COVID-19 Tests Now Available!

LA County Vaccine , COVID News, Updates & More

LA County COVID-19 Case Rates

LA County’s COVID-19 metrics continue to indicate that there is increased community transmission. Average daily case counts and hospitalizations have been increasing for four consecutive weeks since July 19. For more information, please visit the LA County COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard.

CDC Recommends a Powerful New Tool to Protect Infants from RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) which is the Leading Cause of Hospitalization. The vaccine is expected to be available this fall.

On August 25th, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) shared updated recommendations for 2023-24 flu vaccines. The primary changes and updates include the composition of the vaccine and vaccination recommendation for people with egg allergy. Please click here for a detailed report.

On August 21st the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine (Abrysvo) for use in pregnant people to prevent RSV infections in infants. The new vaccine can be used at 32 through 36 weeks gestational age of pregnancy.

California law requires school age children to be up to date with certain immunizations to attend school.

For Parents/Guardians: Visit California Department of Public health website to learn more about required immunization guidelines for your child. You can also visit the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) to locate your child’s immunization records and request or view medical exemptions.

For Schools and Childcare: A New Reporting site “The School and Childcare Roster Lookup (SCRL) is launching this September. This will allow School staff to check students’ immunization requirements based on records found in the California Immunization Registry. Click to learn more on how to register your school for SCRL.

Vaccinate Your Family and Julissa Soto Consulting worked together on a Spanish-language Commercial that is airing on Telemundo Colorado and KBNO, La Invasora Radio to raise awareness for the importance of COVID vaccination for kids under 5, as well as a reminder of the importance of all routine vaccines for kids. Click here to watch the commercial.

We are pleased to have Julissa as our Community Spotlight guest speaker for this Fall Vaccine Forum and in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!

New Events, Webinars and Townhalls

Webinar: Emerging Issues Conversation: RSV: Nirsevimab Q&A Session Thursday, September 21st at 12pm-1pm PT

The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with all four American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - California Chapters, invites you to attend a Q & A webinar discussing new vaccines and monoclonal antibodies against RSV.

Webinar: Emerging Issues Conversation: RSV: Nirsevimab Q&A Session Thursday, September 21st at 12pm-1pm PT

This is a monthly series for Promotors and Community Health Workers in the U.S. to learn and connect about vaccine-related issues. Meetings will be in English, with live interpretation for Spanish speakers, and non-certified continuing education certificates will be provided.

Webinar: Talking with Patients about the Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Wednesday, September 27 at 12pm PT

Join Dr. Alex McDonald, co-founder of #ThisIsOurShot, to learn conversation methodologies for effectively talking with patients about the updated monovalent COVID-19 vaccine.

Webinar: Afternoon CDPH Teach Webinar,
“What’s New with the Flu, RSV and COVID-19”
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12PM – 1PM, PT

This Afternoon TEAch webinar will cover what's new with RSV and Flu, updates on the COVID-19 vaccine formulation, and the transition of COVID-19 vaccines to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program

Webinar:
Culturally Driven Strategies: Tailoring Health Communications to Build Understanding and Trust
Thursday September 21,
1:00 - 2:30 pm ET / 10:00 - 11:30 am PT

Industry experts discuss culturally driven communication principles and share their experiences using culturally driven strategies to communicate about public health. Join to gain actionable insights and techniques to effectively communicate across cultures, build trust with your community, and help advance public health outcomes for all.

Any guidance provided is as of:

September 20, 2023

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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