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.
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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!