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ICLAC Newsletter – Weekly Update


Let’s Rise – Routine Immunizations on Schedule for Everyone (RISE)

Let’s RISE is a CDC initiative to get all Americans back on-schedule with their routine immunizations to protect everyone from vaccine- preventable disease and disability.

The “Let’s RISE” campaign features calls to action, resources for healthcare professionals and partners, patient education talking points and visual aids, and data for action. More information about Let’s RISE and access to routine immunization resources and data can be found on the CDC website.

Test. Treat. Vaccinate. Social Media Toolkit – California Department of Public Health

Visit the CDPH Stay Healthy in 2023! social media toolkit to download and share messages reminding Californians to protect against winter viruses, such as COVID-19, by testing regularly, seeking out treatment if you get sick with COVID-19, and getting vaccinated. Materials and messages are available in English and Spanish.

New FACTS-innated Podcast Episode on Misinformation and Disinformation (Unity Consortium)

Unity Consortium’s latest FACTS-innated podcast episode features Dr. Todd Wolynn, founder Shots Heard Around the World on adolescent vaccination disinformation and misinformation.

This January, Know the Facts: HPV Vaccination is Cancer Prevention

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancers. Three of every four adults will have at least one HPV infection before age 30. By getting the HPV vaccine, kids’ immune systems can learn to protect them from HPV and related cancers.

ICLAC Community Spotlight

ICLAC’s Senior Advisor, Dr. Tracey Veal Featured in USC SC-CTSI, Community Engagement Newsletter

Dr. Tracey Veal is spotlighted in USC’s SC-CTSI January Community Engagement Newsletter. The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) Community Engagement core group aims to serve as a bridge between research and the community, ensuring collaborative solutions to Los Angeles' most pressing health challenges.

Dr. Veal is featured for her exemplary leadership across South Los Angeles promoting vaccination on behalf of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special and Vulnerable Populations COVID-19 Forum

January 27, 2023 | 11:00 am PT
Join several National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations and our featured speaker, Dr. Jennifer Cope, MD, MPH, Team Lead, Post-COVID Conditions Team, CDC, for this session focusing on Long COVID and its status, challenges, and promising practices.

Vaccination Communication Inoculating Against Misinformation Q + A

January 31, 2023 | 12:00 pm PT
Join us for an exclusive Q + A session on the threat of vaccine mis- and disinformation on social media, and the urgency for health care organizations and professionals to communicate effectively through social media platforms with trusted messengers. This is a follow up to our initial webinar in December 2022.

NHMA Virtual Briefing Series Session #19: Tridemic

January 31, 2023 | 12:00 pm PT
Join National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and experts on Flu, COVID-19, and RSV to explore how healthcare workers and physicians can help Latine patients navigate the Tridemic.

Enhancing Prevention Strategies and Health Outcomes through Bilingual COVID-19 Resources

January 31, 2023 | 12:00 pm PT
During this webinar, you will hear from an HHS speaker who will provide an overview of the bi- lingual materials developed for this campaign. Trini Solis M.D., M.P.H will discuss best practices and strategies for how physicians can promote preventive health behaviors to their patients this winter.


January 23, 2023 – Press Release link here

  • Today (1/23) the average number of cases reported per day is 982, compared to an average of 1,100 cases reported per day last week.
  • This past week, there was an average of 136 hospital admissions per day.
  • Today, LA County is seeing an average of 19 deaths per day, which remains relatively high compared with deaths before Thanksgiving, when LAC DPH was reporting 8 daily deaths. Deaths remain significantly higher among our older residents and people who are living in higher poverty areas.
  • This week in LA County, LA County surpassed a somber milestone marking 35,000 deaths due to COVID-19.
  • Using the CDC’s Community Levels framework, LA County moved to the Low Community Level.


Reuters: Omicron Subvariant XBB.1.5 Makes Up Nearly Half Of U.S. COVID Cases- CDC
The fast-spreading Omicron XBB.1.5 is estimated to make up nearly half of U.S. COVID-19 cases, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed on Friday, putting it on track to become the dominant subvariant in the country. (1/20)


CIDRAP: US Adults Cite Misbeliefs About Eligibility, Immunity For Not Getting COVID Booster
An online survey of 1,200 previously vaccinated US adults reveals that the most-cited reasons for not getting a bivalent (two-strain) COVID-19 booster dose were lack of awareness about eligibility and overestimations of their own existing immunity. (Van Beusekom, 1/20)


Los Angeles Times: A ‘Very Different January’: L.A. County Drops to Low COVID Community Level
In a continuing sign of improvements in coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County on Thursday officially entered the low COVID-19 community level, indicating that the pandemic is not exerting undue stress on the local healthcare system.
(Money, Lin II, 1/19)

Any guidance provided is as of:

January 24, 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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