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NEW VACCINE RESOURCES

March is Women’s History Month - Celebrate Women's Contributions in Vaccination Throughout History

Women's History Month is a time to reflect on contributions made by women in science and public health. Review the Women’s History Month Resource page from the We Can Do This Campaign and share the various resources uplifting women in science during the month of March.

International Women’s Day is March 8, 2023
International Women's Day
is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. ICLAC has created this toolkit with selected spotlights on the extraordinary achievements of women in health, science, and medicine. Download and share today!

Save the Date: Adolescent Immunization Action Week is April 3-7, 2023

April 3rd - 7th is Adolescent Immunization Action Week (#AIAW23)
UNITY Consortium is urging parents, healthcare providers, and adolescents to help keep adolescents up to date on their immunizations. Access sharable resources and start the vaccination conversation today at Unity Consortium’s AIAW23 Resource Page.

New Toolkit: When to Take an At-Home COVID-19 Test

Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) has created a new resource outlining key scenarios and considerations for taking an at-home COVID-19 test and what to do after you get your test results. Use the PHCC toolkit, which includes a one-pager and sample social posts in both English and Spanish, to promote the importance of at-home COVID-19 tests.

Contagious Conversations New Episode: A Respiratory Triple Threat

This episode of Contagious Conversations includes a discussion on the recent tridemic of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with Dr. Laura Evans, professor in the division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the University of Washington. Contagious Conversations is a monthly podcast from the CDC Foundation. Watch for a new episode on the first Friday of each month.

Reminder: New Vaccination Community Navigator Training Program

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.

ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Parent and Child Vaccine Guides for Recommended and Required Vaccinations

LA County Department of Public Health has created helpful parent guides to recommended and required vaccinations for children and adolescents. Available on ICLAC’s website for download and in multiple languages, information includes why recommended and required immunizations for your child matter, recommended vaccine schedules, vaccines required for school entry, steps to make sure your child is up to date, and much more. Click here to access and download the parent guides.

NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS

Giving Adolescents the Best Shot Against Cancer: Overcoming Barriers to HPV Vaccine Uptake

March 8, 2023 | 10:45 am PT
Learn about the myths and barriers to HPV vaccination at this live, 1-hour CME/CPE/CE-certified satellite symposium from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) 2023 Annual Meeting. The expert panel will discuss vaccine misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, shared decision-making, and more.

Dispelling COVID-19 Misinformation

March 8, 2023 | 9:45 am PT
Please join Asha Shajahan, MD, MHSA, to learn conversation methodologies for talking with patients about COVID-19 misinformation, including misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID NEWS & UPDATES

March 6, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update

  • The average number of reported cases is currently 866 cases per day, a decrease from the 7-day average of 1,013 cases that we reported last week.
  • As of Friday, March 3, there was a 7-day average of 102 hospital admissions per day, a slight decline from the 111 hospital admissions per day the previous week.
  • LAC DPH is currently reporting an average of 13 deaths per day, holding steady from the average of 12 deaths reported per day last week.
  • LA County remains in the Low Community Level for the seventh 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 To End Mask, Vaccine Rules For Healthcare Workers
With the COVID-19 state of emergency a thing of the past, California health officials on Friday unveiled plans to relax guidance on masking in high-risk settings and to end vaccination requirements for healthcare workers. (Money, 3/3)

Stat: MRNA Vaccine For HPV-Associated Cancers Shows Promise In Mice
The HPV vaccine is a slam dunk in preventing the vast majority of cancers related to the infection — namely tumors of the head and neck, anus, penis, vagina, and cervix. But that’s only for people who got shots early enough to prevent HPV infection. Everyone else must hope for other vaccines that scientists are developing to treat existing HPV-associated cancer. A new study on that front offers some promising, if early, results in mice. (Chen, 3/3)

CBS News: Flu And COVID Combo Shots Won’t Come In Time For This Year, FDA Official Says 
Vaccines that offer protection against both COVID-19 and influenza with a single shot will likely not be ready in time for this year, a top federal official said Wednesday. However, tweaks to update the current COVID vaccines and drugs are expected soon. The Food and Drug Administration’s top vaccines official, Dr. Peter Marks, had previously said in September that vaccines to cover both viruses could be deployed this year. (Tin, 3/2)

 

Any guidance provided is as of:

March 7, 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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