“In Vaccines We Trust – Talking with Parents”

Mahalo to Dr. Paul Offit for making time to speak with us and our partners on Tuesday, September 23 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm:

In Vaccines We Trust – Talking with Parents 

Presenter: Paul Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is known internationally for his expertise in helping physicians talk to parents about vaccinating.

We appreciate your dynamic, knowledgeable, and passionate words, and we look forward to seeing what else you will do in the future.

Mahalo also to everyone who registered for this talk! Go to Events and Meetings to access more links and information from Dr. Offit’s talk.

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Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Workshops

HIC is sponsoring two valuable workshops that you won’t want to miss.

In Vaccines We Trust? – Talking to Parents

September 23, 2014 from 12 – 1:30 pm HST

Paul Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, will present a webinar & Q&A. Dr. Offit is known internationally for his expertise in helping physicians talk to parents about vaccinating.

Immunization Update 2015 – Outbreaks & Prevention

January 28, 2015 from 12 – 4:30 pm HST

William Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Associate Director for Immunization Education, Immunization Action Coalition, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Registration available soon!

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Vaccine Safety Webinar, July 9

The Hawaii Immunization Coalition invites you to join us on Wednesday , July 9 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm for a free webinar:

Vaccine Safety – Strategies for Talking with Parents Who Question Vaccines.

Presenter: Ozlem Equils, MD FAAP, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine

The webinar is at no cost to you and will be delivered via WebEx.

Registration Closed

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World Immunization Week

The World Health Organization as designated the week of April 24-30, 2014 as World Immunization Week.  Be sure to use this week to raise awareness about this important local and global issue with your friends and loved ones!  For great tips on activities that you can do go to the American Academy of Pediatrics campaign page.


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Immunization Action on Youtube

We are so excited to share some of these powerful and moving videos from the Immunization Action Youtube channel.  Go to watch and share these videos such as this inspiring and moving video about HPV vaccines in memory of Heather Burcham from Texas.

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Thanks for Attending Our February Workshop!

Hawaii Immunization Registry – Demonstration and Update

Thanks to all the HIC friends and supporters who attended HIC’s workshop and membership meeting on Wednesday, February 19 from 11:30 – 1:30 at Hale Ikena (on Fort Shafter).  The workshop was presented by Lynn Bryan and Kit Uyeda from the Hawaii Immunization Branch.

For more pictures from the workshop, go to our Events and Meetings page.

Thanks again for joining us!

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2014 Immunization Schedules Now Available

Stay up to date!

Download the 2014 immunization schedules for children/adolescents and adults.

For more information, go to the CDC Immunization Schedules.

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Updated By Laws and Articles

Members and supporters of HIC can now review our updated by-laws and restated articles of incorporation.

We will vote to adopt these revised documents at our next workshop meeting on February 19.  Check the website soon for more workshop info!

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In Memory of Loretta Fuddy

HIC is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Loretta Fuddy, Hawaii Director of Health.  She was not only a great ally for community health but also a kind and wonderful person.  As you can see in the photo (she is on the right in the white jacket), she worked hard to build partnerships and communities. She will truly be missed.

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New Universal Immunization Symbol

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.

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