In the spring of 2013, immunization coalitions around the country voiced a desire for a universal symbol. Putting thought into action, a small group representing the coalitions worked together to identify several potential designs. The committee distributed the final design candidates to the immunization coalitions and one was voted the winner.
The symbol, designed for all immunization organizations and advocates to use, is a way to show our solidarity in awareness of and support for immunization. Just as a pink ribbon is associated with breast cancer awareness, this image can be the recognized symbol of immunization. Organizations are encouraged to work together and use this symbol as a statement of broad support for immunization. The mark does not replace organizational or campaign logos, but is rather a symbol to collectively present a united front in support of immunization.
The symbol is housed on Google Docs in several formats, and is available to all immunization advocates as a free download. There is also a Style Guide and Read Me Guide providing instructions to download and use the symbol. To access all, go to: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B07MTd0yDhmyY05hTFFFRElITTg&usp=sharing
On the Google drive link, you see two folders: (1) _MACOSX; and (2) immunize_final. In these two folders, you will find the Style Guides for use in both Mac and PC operating systems.
“Immunization Update – 2013″
October 9, 2013 (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
Thanks to all of our members, stakeholders, and supporters for joining us at our “Immunization Update-2013″ workshop on October 9. Our featured speaker was Dr. William Atkinson, who has spent over 30 years (in the CDC and the Immunization Action Coalition) educating providers and the public about immunizations. Please go to our Events and Meetings page to see the presentation and pictures.
Thanks to our sponsors Kaiser Permanente and Novartis. We appreciate your support for our local efforts to increase and enhance immunizations statewide.
According to the 2012 National Immunization Survey, Hawaii is first in the nation when it comes to childhood vaccinations. We are so proud to be part of the efforts to ensure that our keiki are protected and stay healthy!
Mahalo to our Board President for sharing this and to all of our members and partners who believe that no one should suffer from vaccine-preventable diseases!
HIC and other organizations nationwide are working together to support National Immunization Awareness Month. During the month of August, we are encouraging keiki and adults to get their recommended vaccines. For more information, click here.
In commemoration of World Hepatitis Day on July 28, HIC wants to remind everyone to know their hepatitis B status! If you were born in Asia or the Pacific Islands and/or if you are living with diabetes, you should get screened for hepatitis B. If you don’t have immunity, make sure to get vaccinated!
For more information, go to www.hepfreehawaii.org.
Congratulations to Maricel Abad, our recently elected HIC President! Maricel was recently chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as Hawaii’s 2013 Childhood Immunization Champion. The award, given jointly by the CDC and the CDC Foundation, honors individuals who are doing an exemplary job of going above and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in their communities. Read the DOH press release.
We are so proud to have Maricel as our President and colleague in our continuing efforts to raise awareness and vaccinations within our state. Mahalo for all that you do, Maricel!
The results are in. Here is your elected Hawai`i Immunization Coalition Board for 2013-2015:
- Maricel Abad-President
- Judy Strait Jones-Vice President/Program Chair
- Thaddeus Pham-Treasurer
- Gail Ogawa
- Kathryn Sthay
- Dee Helber
Members-At-Large: Patrice Cheng, Scott Enders, Jodie Shinagawa, Holly Taylor.
Congratulations to our Board Members! To read more about them, click here.
A big mahalo to all of our members and supporters who joined us at the Outrigger Canoe Club on April 4 for our workshop,The Affordable Care Act in Hawaii – How it Impacts Me.
For free resources from the workshop and to see more about the workshop, go to our Events and Meetings page.
The Hawaii Immunization Coalition is currently open for membership for 2013
We’re happy to announce there is no price increase for 2013 - Membership fees remain $15/per calendar year (January-December 2013).
Membership renewals and new HIC member applications are available. Payment can be made online via credit card or check. Click here to join!