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ICLAC Newsletter – Weekly Update

NEW VACCINE RESOURCES

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.

February is Black History Month – Black History Vaccination Toolkit

The Black History Month Toolkit from the Vaccinate All 58 campaign is a compilation of materials to help increase Black/African American vaccination rates.

Included are existing flyers, infographics, social posts, fact sheets, and more focused on informing Black/African American communities about the COVID-19 vaccine, the updated bivalent vaccine and promoting the continued COVID-19 harm reduction methods of testing regularly, seeking out treatment if you get sick with COVID-19, and getting vaccinated.

Preteen Vaccine Week is Coming!
February 26 - March 4, 2023

Preteen Vaccine Week (PVW 2023) is an annual California observance. The goals are to distribute information and materials through multiple avenues such as schools, providers, and the media to raise awareness about Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), HPV, meningococcal, COVID-19 and other vaccines (like flu and varicella) for boys and girls, as well as to promote the preteen doctor visit.

Prepare for Preteen vaccine Week with the PVW 2023 Toolkit!

New Immigration Flyers Highlight Benefits of Vaccination

These flyers offered from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), were created by the International Rescue Committee, and include short, memorable facts about COVID-19 vaccines and their relationship to immigration. Currently available in Arabic, English, Spanish, Swahili (Congolese) and Tigrinya, with more translations on the way.

How Vaccines Work with Your Immune System (Video)

This animated video from Voices for Vaccines (VFV) shows how vaccines work with your immune system. It's normal to have questions about vaccines, and it's normal to want to answer questions about vaccines. VFV has also this online vaccine quest to help you do both. This course is free, fun, and made for people from all walks of life.

ICLAC Community Spotlight

Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) – Funding Opportunity

Reminder: The deadline for submitting Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP) applications is February 15, with project completion by March 31, 2023. NPP will host two final Application Workshops on January 31st from 2:00pm- 3:00pm and February 9th from 11:00am- 12:00pm.

NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWNHALLS

COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccines - Addressing Myths and Misconceptions: An Evidence Based Medicine Approach

February 1, 2023 | 10:00 am PT
Please join a panel of national experts for a live virtual event discussing practical issues related to the bivalent vaccine.

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

February 7, 2023 | 9:00 am PT
During this webinar, HHS speaker 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.

The Autism Society of America's Vaccine Education Initiative: Connect and Protect

February 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 pm ET
Join this discussion on health equity to learn about grassroots messaging, key lessons learned, evidence-based practices, and opportunities for community impact from The Autism Society of America's Vaccine Education Initiative.

Improving the Vaccination Experience: Reducing Pain and Anxiety for Children and Adults

February 28, 2023 | 10:00 am PT
In this free, live, 1-hour webinar hosted by Immunize.org, learn more about reducing vaccination pain and anxiety, and simple evidence-based strategies developed and promoted by the experts behind the organization HELP Eliminate Pain in Kids and Adults.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID NEWS & UPDATES

January 23, 2023COVID-19 Situational Update

  • LA County continues to experience declining numbers of cases across LA County. As of Friday, the 7–day average number of reported cases is 950, a significant decline from the 7-day average of nearly 2,400 cases that were reported on January 1st.

  • This past week, there was an average of 104 hospital admissions per day. This number continues to decline and is over 50% lower than the peak of 211 admissions on January 3rd.

  • LA County is currently reporting an average of 18 deaths per day, which remains relatively high. It is important to be aware that this virus is still dangerous and remains a leading cause for deaths in LA County.

  • LA County remains in the Low Community Level with a reported case rate of 65 new cases per 100,000 people.

EXTERNAL NEWS HEADLINES

Bloomberg: A Better Covid Vaccine Could Prevent Transmission And Long Covid
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee paved the way for a simpler, flu-like plan for Covid. Everyone, whether they’ve been vaccinated before or not, will get a shot tailored to variants on the virus. (Lisa Jarvis, 1/29)

 

Stat: The Long Reach Of Missing Covid-19 Race And Ethnicity Data
At every stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, national reporting of racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 testing, diagnosis, disease severity, treatment, and vaccination by clinicians, public health organizations, and the media has been marred by frustrating data deficiencies. How bad has the problem been? (Jennifer W. Tsai, Rohan Khazanchi and Emily Laflamme, 1/30)

 

PEW Trusts: Child Vaccination Rates, Already Down Because of COVID, Fall Again
Child vaccination rates dipped into dangerous territory during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered, and most doctors were only seeing emergency patients. Experts fear that the skepticism of science and distrust of government that flared up during the pandemic are contributing to the decrease. (Christine Vestal, 1/12/23)

Any guidance provided is as of:

January 31, 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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