Save the Date – HPV Documentary Screening

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

Thursday, October 22
7:30PM – 8:55PM
Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8
4211 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96816

The Hawaii Immunization Coalition is pleased to present this one-night screening of “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic.” Join our local coalition members and supporters for the viewing of this powerful documentary about five women whose lives have been changed forever by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Although HPV vaccines are safe and effective, about 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and about 6 million more get infected each year. HPV can cause several different types of cancers, including cervical cancer in women. Each year in the United States, about 12,000 women get cervical cancer and about 4,000 are expected to die from it.

You can make a difference!  Raise awareness in your community by joining us for this community event.  Tickets will be on sale shortly.  Reserve your ticket at  Powered by Tugg.

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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

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

bill-atkinson-photo“Vaccine Update 2015″

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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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.

Download the presentation

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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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