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WHERE TO GET VACCINATED

Visit ICLAC’s Where to Get Vaccinated page for which routine and recommended vaccines are needed for you or a family member, how to find a vaccination clinic near you, or request in-home vaccination. Information provided is for all routine and recommended vaccines throughout the lifespan including COVID-19 and flu.

NEW VACCINE RESOURCES

State of the ImmUnion Report – Vaccinate Your Family

The CDC recently updated its 2023 vaccine schedules for adults and adolescents. Vaccinate Your Family (VYF) provides an overview of several vaccine-preventable diseases along with statistics on how many negative health outcomes are prevented by staying current on vaccines for both children and adults. The e-books are available in English and Spanish.

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.

Communications Strategies for Social Justice – A Guide

A new American Public Health Association (APHA) supported communications guide can help organizations working toward social justice develop inclusive messaging that resonates with their audiences and drives action.

The Communications Strategies for Social Justice guide was created to share best practices, sample communications and storytelling examples. The guide prepares organizations to develop a communications strategy, plan for its execution and create a messaging framework. It also includes interactive activities that help users identify and profile their audiences.

Celebrate Women’s History Month – Download the “HerStory” Toolkit

ICLAC has created this "HerStory" toolkit with selected spotlights on the extraordinary achievements of women in vaccine health, science, and medicine. Download and share today!

ICLAC COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

End of Emergency Orders Briefing with Dr. Muntu Davis

March 22, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:00pm PT
This live stream event is open to any CBO/FBO partners in the DPH network, both funded and non-funded partners are invited to attend. Please join LAC DPH to discuss the end of COVID-19 emergency orders at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Davis will share what the ending of emergency orders means for the continuation of COVID resources like vaccines, testing, and treatment.

NEW EVENTS, WEBINARS, TOWN HALLS

Community Strategies for Vaccine Equity for Young Children

March 22, 2023 | 10:00 am PT
Join this informative panel discussion that will focus on effective strategies for advancing vaccine equity for young children in early childhood programs. This webinar is open to anyone interested in supporting the vaccination process for young children through community collaborations.

When and How to Respond to Public Health Misinformation

March 28, 2023 | 10:00 am PT
During this webinar, Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) will discuss the differences between misinformation and disinformation, when to respond to misinformation, and approaches for responding across multiple channels.

Joint COVID-19 Narrative Briefings

March 28, 2023 | 1:00 pm PT
During this webinar, Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) will discuss the differences between misinformation and disinformation, when to respond to misinformation, and approaches for responding across multiple channels.

Prevention Strategies and Treatments for COVID-19

March 29, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:00am PT
Learn how you can educate your patients and protect their health with free resources from HHS' We Can Do This campaign. Watch this free APHA-led webinar for updates on who's most at risk from severe COVID-19 illness as well as the availability and importance of treatments.

Hindsight 2020: 3 Years of Public Health Emergencies

March 29, 2023 | 4:00 - 5:15 pm PT
Join the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) for an impactful webinar that highlights the end of the Public Health Emergency and the changes to anticipate on coverage, vaccine access, and more. Experts will speak on how you can continue to work to decrease inequities in Latino care and vaccination access during this transition.

Doctors’ Day Shared Harvest Event

March 30, 2023 | 9:00 am - 9:00 pm PT
In honor of National Doctors' Day, join Shared Harvest for an all day, virtual live stream celebration! From 9am – 9pm, Shared Harvest will be streaming their film, I Am Not Your Hero, from 3 stages across the country, followed by panel discussions. If you are unable to attend in-person, join virtually. Join the conversation on social media with #DoctorsDay2023

Save the Date: 2023 California Immunization Coalition Summit

May 8-9, 2023
Join the California Immunization Coalition in Riverside, CA for the 2023 Summit – Partnering for Health and Immunization Equity. The two-day Summit will be held at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA, and will feature renowned speakers, expert panels, interactive workshops, and opportunities to network with key immunization leaders and champions. Register today for the CIC Summit.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY COVID NEWS & UPDATES

March 13, 2023 – COVID-19 Situational Update

  • The 7-day average number of reported cases is currently 633 casesper day, a decline from the 7-day average of 777 cases LAC DPH reported last week.
  • This past week, there was an average of 78 hospital admissionsper day; this is a decline from the 88 hospital admissions per day LAC DPH reported the previous week.
  • Currently, LAC DPH is reporting a 7-day average of 12deaths per day, a slight increase from the 7-day average of 10 deaths reported last week.
  • LA County remains at the Low Community Level for the ninth week in a row.
  • Visit the LAC DPH Vaccine Data Dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination info in LA County.

 

EXTERNAL NEWS HEADLINES

KHN News: Mobile Clinics Really Got Rolling in the Pandemic. A New Law Will Help Them Cast a Wider Safety Net.

Mobile clinics that provided covid-19 testing and vaccines at the peak of the pandemic are now being used to provide a range of health services in hard-to-reach communities. A law passed late last year allows qualified health care centers to use federal grants to expand the fleets. (Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez, 3/21)

 

CBS News: “COVID-Somnia” And The Impact Of Long COVID On Sleep

When Priya Mathew recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 in November, she thought she was out of the woods. Then came long COVID. “At one point I counted 23 symptoms,” Mathew told CBS News. “The most alarming ones were shortness of breath, labored breathing, heart palpitations.” One of the most crippling symptoms? Insomnia. (George and Moniuszko, 3/17)

 

The New York Times: Pregnancy And Covid: What Women Need To Know

Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, and new government data show that maternal mortality rose sharply in 2021, the second year of the pandemic. Here’s what women need to know to keep themselves safe. (Rabin, 3/16)

 

Any guidance provided is as of:

March 21, 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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