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NEW VACCINE RESOURCES

CDC Releases 2023 Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults

The CDC’s parent-friendly, color-coded 2023 immunization schedules are now available. These are a great resource for your organization to help parents track and stay up to date on routine childhood vaccinations. Make a strong recommendation for on-time vaccination and start sharing them today!

2023 Child and Adolecent Immunization Schedules (Parent Friendly)

2023 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule (Ages 19+)

Black History Month: #ShowUp and #FightFlu Partner Toolkit (NFID)

To raise awareness about the importance of annual influenza (flu) vaccination for US Black adults, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) developed the #ShowUp and #FightFlu Partner Toolkit in collaboration with Black-led and Black-serving partner organizations. The campaign aims to empower Black adults with information about what they can do to help protect themselves and their families from flu, including getting an annual flu vaccine.

The toolkit includes key messages, graphics, and social media posts—all free and available to co-brand.

New Resource: Plain Language for Public Health Guide

Public Health Communications Collaborative has created a new Plain Language for Public Health guide to support public health communicators in creating messaging to advance health literacy, build trust in your organization as a source of information, and promote overall community health. This new toolkit also includes information and tips for preparing materials for multilingual audiences and working with community members for relevant translations.

Get Ready for Preteen Vaccine Week: February 26 - March 4, 2023

Support Preteen Vaccine Week (PVW) using your organization’s social media platforms. 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.

ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Health Listening – A New Weekly Resource for CBO’s Combatting COVID-19 Misinformation

Health Listening is a tool that provides weekly health messaging in English and Spanish tailored to the needs of community-based organizations. Brought to you by PGP (The Public Good Projects) with support from the CDC Foundation, Health Listening uses best-in-class media monitoring methods to track important conversations around vaccines, COVID-19, and more. Use the response suggestions to guide communication to your communities online or in other formats. Bookmark the URL and visit each week for the most recent information.

NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS

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

February 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT / 4:00 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.

Evaluating and Supporting Children and Adolescents Presenting with Post-COVID Conditions

February 23, 2023 | 11:00 am PT / 2:00 ET
During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss evaluating and supporting post-COVID conditions in children and adolescents and the recommended clinical approach to identifying and managing PCC in children and adolescents based on the “Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of PASC in Children and Adolescents” published by the American Academy of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

Evaluating and Supporting Children and Adolescents Presenting with Post-COVID Conditions

February 23, 2023 | 11:00 am PT / 2:00 ET
During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss evaluating and supporting post-COVID conditions in children and adolescents and the recommended clinical approach to identifying and managing PCC in children and adolescents based on the “Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative Consensus Guidance Statement on the Assessment and Treatment of PASC in Children and Adolescents” published by the American Academy of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

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

February 13, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update

The numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have stabilized over the past few weeks.

  • The average number of reported cases is 1,027 cases
  • This past week, there was an average of 105 hospital admissionsper day.
  • LAC DPH is currently reporting an average of 17 deathsper day. 
  • Using the CDC’s Community Levels framework, LA County remains at the Low Community Level with a reported case rate of 68 new cases per 100,000 people
  • Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Data Dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination info in LA County.

 

EXTERNAL NEWS HEADLINES

The Los Angeles Times: California Tops 12 million Coronavirus Cases as XBB.1.5 Becomes Dominant
The total number of coronavirus cases reported in California has topped 12 million. That milestone — reached last week, according to data compiled by The Times — comes as California is seeing increased circulation of the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, which has been described as perhaps the most infectious strain of the coronavirus. (Money, 2/13)

 

The New York Times: For Older Americans, The Pandemic Is Not Over
For older Americans, the pandemic still poses significant dangers. About three-quarters of Covid, deaths have occurred in people over 65, with the greatest losses concentrated among those over 75. In January, the number of Covid-related deaths fell after a holiday spike but nevertheless numbered about 2,100 among those ages 65 to 74, more than 3,500 among 75- to 84-year-olds, and nearly 5,000 among those over 85. Those three groups accounted for about 90 percent of the nation’s Covid deaths last month. (Span, 2/11)

 

The Hill: CDC Adds COVID Vaccine To Routine Immunization Schedule For Kids, Adults
COVID-19 vaccines are now included among the routine shots recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children, adolescents, and adults. The 2023 list includes shots for the flu, measles mumps and rubella, polio, and other inoculations. (Weixel, 2/9)

Any guidance provided is as of:

February 14, 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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