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ICLAC Newsletter – Weekly Update



Black History Month Resource Page – We Can Do This Campaign

This Black History Month the We Can Do This Campaign honors the triumphs and contributions of the Black community. Review the resources compiled on the Black History Month Resource page and continue to protect your friends, loved ones, and community by encouraging them to stay up to date with a COVID vaccine. Resources include talking points for Black/African American community organization leaders, social media posts, and videos.

Preteen Vaccine Week is Almost Here: February 26 - March 4, 2023

Support Preteen Vaccine Week (PVW) using your organization’s social media platforms. Review the PVW 2023 toolkit for daily activities to raise awareness about Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), HPV, meningococcal, COVID-19 and other vaccines (like flu and varicella) for boys and girls. Suggested social media messages and graphics for supporting Preteen Vaccine Week are available.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Newcomers – Multilingual

The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM) partnered with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to create a booklet highlighting the most important information about COVID-19 for new arrivals to the United States – including staying up to date on vaccines. Multilingual translations are available for download.


Faith4Vaccines: Health Legacies in Black History Toolkit

During the month of February, ICLAC celebrates and honors Black contributions to American Public Health history and science to deepen our understanding of our nation’s history. These contributions give us confidence and faith in vaccines to protect our community's legacies.

Download the Faith4Vaccines: Black History Legacies Toolkit and learn more about Black legacies in vaccine development and sign up for free resources, including free flyers and hand fans for your place of worship in Los Angeles County.


Make SD HPV Cancer Free 2023 Summit

February 27, 2023 | 10:00 am PT
SD PATH, a workgroup of Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, invites you to our 3rd Annual 'Make SD HPV Cancer Free' Summit on February 27th, 2023. This meeting will focus on: Local and State HPV Vaccination Rates; The Case for Age 9 HPV Vaccination Promotion; and SD PATH Partnership Spotlights: Success Stories and Future Promise of HPV Vaccination Interventions in SD County.

International HPV Awareness Day 2023 Seminar Series

February 27 to March 3, 2023
The St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program is hosting a series of four virtual seminars leading up to International HPV Awareness Day on March 4, 2023. Register for one seminar or the entire series. If you have questions, please email [email protected]. The vision and mission of the St. Jude HPV Cancer Prevention Program are founded on the principle of HPV vaccination as an important cancer prevention tool.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Headed

March 1, 2023 | 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET
Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion addressing updates on COVID-19 vaccination recommendations in the US and issues on the horizon. Note: Participation will be limited to the first 500 attendees. On-demand recording will be available beginning on 3/2/2023.


February 21, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update

Across LA County, there continues to be evidence that the tools to fight COVID-19, including the bivalent booster, therapeutics, and testing, are working well. 

  • The 7-day average number of reported cases is currently 885 cases per day, a decrease from the 7-day average of 1,027 cases that LAC DPH reported last week. 
  • This past week, there was an average of 106 hospital admissions per day, showing little change from the 103 hospital admissions per day the previous week. These numbers are comparable to what LA County experienced near the end of the Summer 2022 surge. 
  • LA County is currently reporting an average of 16 deaths per day.
  • Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Data Dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination info in LA County.



Los Angeles Times: ‘Sobering’: L.A.’s Black, Latino Kids Under 5 Are Far Behind on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Black and Latino children in Los Angeles County younger than 5 have COVID-19 vaccination rates in the single digits, reflecting a broad trend nationwide that has public health experts concerned and seeking ways to boost those figures. Only 12% of children between 6 months and 4 years old have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and only 7% are fully vaccinated, according to L.A. County data. (Evans, 2/21)


Los Angeles Times: Who Will Suffer When Biden Ends The COVID ‘Emergency’?

The Biden administration announced in January that it will end the public health emergency (and national emergency) declarations on May 11. Yet nearly 500 Americans are dying from COVID-19 per day. (Wendy Netter Epstein and Daniel Golderg, 2/16)


The New York Times: She Helped Unlock the Science of the Covid Vaccine

Kizzmekia Corbett had gone home to North Carolina for the holidays in 2019 when the headlines began to trickle in: A strange, pneumonialike illness was making dozens of people sick in China. The mysterious illness was a novel coronavirus, exactly the category of infection that she had been probing for the past five years in a bid to develop a vaccine. (Kamin, 2/9)

Any guidance provided is as of:

February 22, 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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