Vaccine Preventable Cancers

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In January 2016, we were excited to join the inaugural meeting of the Vaccine-Preventable Cancers Workgroup.  We look forward to working with our community partners to reduce cancer by increasing hepatitis B and HPV immunizations!

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HIC Update Available

HIC Update Jan 2016

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New Videos Encourage Flu Vaccines

AAP spokesperson Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP created a series of videos talking about the importance of flu vaccination, who should receive the vaccine and why the flu is dangerous. HealthyChildren.org also has a page discussing these issues and more.

Please share these with parents and provider to ensure our keiki stay healthy!

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Mahalo for Joining Us!

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

Thursday, October 22
7:30PM – 8:55PM
Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8

Mahalo to all of our community members, stakeholders, and friends for joining us for the one-time screening of this powerful documentary about five women whose lives have been changed forever by the human papillomavirus (HPV).  See more on our Events page.

Please continue to raise awareness in our local communities by sharing the video above, and by reaching out to us at hicimmunizehawaii@gmail.com.

This event is sponsored by the Hawaii Immunization Coalition and powered by Tugg. It is made possible through generous donations from the following organizations:
• Hawaii Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
• Honolulu County Committee on the Status of Women

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Become a Partner Agency

As a community-based coalition, Hawaii Immunization Coalition (HIC) has an extensive history of partnership and collaboration with many of you and your agencies.  As we continue to grow, we are seeking to formalize our partnerships with our new HIC Partner Agency Form.

There is no obligation other than stating that you support efforts to increase immunization rates and awareness in Hawaii.  Complete the HIC Partner Agency Form, and email to hicimmunizehawaii@gmail.com.

We will then add your agency on our Partner Agency page, including a link to your agency’s website.

Thanks for joining our coalition!

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Support HIC w Amazon Smiles

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a part of what you spend to Hawaii Immunization Coalition!  Support us every time you shop!
Hawaii Immunization Coalition
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HIC 2015 Conference

Vaccine Update 2015:  Outbreaks & Prevention

RonBalajadia“Hawaii Immunization Rates and 2014 Measles Outbreak”

presented by Ronald Balajadia, MS, Hawaii Dept. of Health Immunization Branch Chief

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

Mahalo to all of our participants, speakers, and supporters at our conference on January 28, 2015.  We were so pleased to provide such informative and engaging speakers for such a great crowd of local providers and policy-makers! 

Go to Events and Meetings to access information and photos from the conference.

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Resources for Measles in Hawaii

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) continues to investigate cases of measles.  Get an update on their efforts and also information on what we can do to help prevent a measles outbreak below:

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Pneumococcal Survey Results

HIC Pneumoccocal Results

This past summer, HIC partnered with the Department of Health to survey community health centers about pneumococcal immunizations for adults.  Unfortunately, most did not have high immunization rates and most didn’t even know the immunization status of their patients!

Read the complete results in the Pneumococcal Survey Report.

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“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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