The Hawaii Immunization Coalition is a 501(c)3 statewide community-based organization working to ensure all of Hawaii’s families are appropriately vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Vaccine Update 2015: Outbreaks & Prevention
presented by Ronald Balajadia, MS, Hawaii Dept. of Health Immunization Branch Chief
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!