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NEW VACCINE RESOURCES
March is Women’s History Month - Celebrate Women's Contributions in Vaccination Throughout History
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
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
Contagious Conversations New Episode: A Respiratory Triple Threat
Reminder: New Vaccination Community Navigator Training Program
ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Parent and Child Vaccine Guides for Recommended and Required Vaccinations
NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS
Giving Adolescents the Best Shot Against Cancer: Overcoming Barriers to HPV Vaccine Uptake
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
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)