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NEW VACCINE RESOURCES

It’s Preteen Vaccine Week!
February 26 - March 4, 2023

Many kids missed out on routine vaccines during the pandemic. 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.

March 4, 2023 is International HPV Vaccination Awareness Day

HPV Awareness Day is recognized worldwide on March 4, 2023. Its main goal is to educate the general public about the steps to take to effectively prevent the spread of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccination is cancer prevention. When given at the recommended ages, this vaccine can prevent more than 90% of HPV cancers. To find an HPV vaccination site call 211LA.

The Autism Society: COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative Connect to Protect Resources

A new digital health education campaign from Stanford University’s Digital Medic, provides support for dispelling disinformation about how best to prevent COVID-19 and other diseases. The Supporting Vaccination toolkit is designed to equip community health workers with the knowledge and confidence to educate communities about the importance of vaccination, and to guide people through the vaccination process. Toolkit materials are largely applicable for other immunization training needs and contains 10 animated videos, also available as audio-only files.

Online Survey: Understanding Needle Aversion – Participants Needed

Thimble Health is creating solutions for people who don't like needles. They want to better understand how common needle procedures affect you and your family– and what they can do to help you get the vaccines, lab tests, and medications you need with more ease and comfort.

ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Vaccination Community Navigator Training Program & Resources

Vaccinate Your Family & Dia de la Mujer Latina have launched a new initiative to train and empower community health workers to increase vaccination. The first-of-its-kind training program includes free self-guided online courses, an online community, and monthly opportunities to connect virtually. Trainings & community are available in English and Spanish, and meetings will have live interpretation for Spanish-speakers.


NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS

International HPV Awareness Day 2023 Seminar Series

February 27 to March 4, 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.

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.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID NEWS & UPDATES

February 21, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update

  • The average number of reported cases is 1,013 cases per day, an increase from the 7-day average of 885 cases that we reported last week.
  • This past week, there was an average of 109 hospital admissions per day, showing little change from the 106 admissions per day the previous week. 
  • LAC DPH is currently reporting an average of 12 deaths per day, a slight decline from the average of 16 deaths reported per day last week.
  • This week LA County remains in the Low Community Levelfor the sixth week in a row
  • Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Data Dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination info in LA County.

 

EXTERNAL NEWS HEADLINES

 

Los Angeles Times: California’s COVID Emergency is Ending. How Will it Change Your Life?

Since the future is not set in stone, officials and experts say it’s important to remain prepared to tackle COVID’s continuing impacts, as well as any new tricks the coronavirus may yet have up its proverbial sleeve. Rescinding emergency declarations may also change how residents access vital resources such as vaccines, treatments and tests. (Money, Lin II, 2/28)

 

NPR: FDA Authorizes The First At-Home Test For COVID And The Flu

The Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization on Friday for the first at-home test that can simultaneously detect both COVID-19 and the flu. With a shallow nasal swab, the single-use kit can provide results within 30 minutes indicating whether a person is positive or negative for COVID, as well as influenza A and influenza B, which are two common strains of the flu. (Kim, 2/25)

 

Stat: Flu Shot Provided Relatively Robust Level Of Protection This Year

This year’s flu shot generated relatively robust levels of protection, new data show, with the vaccine’s effectiveness ranging between about 45% and 55%, depending on the age group and the metric studied, such as whether there was protection against any infection or infection that was severe enough to require hospitalization. (Branswell, 2/22)

Any guidance provided is as of:

February 28, 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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