Your Voice Matters!

HIC Legislative Protocol 2017 (3-6-2017)

Your voice makes a difference! Check out our legislative priorities for 2017, and join our mailing list to see what you can do.

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Register Now: HPV Workshop

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Register Now – Pink Book Course

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January 10-11, 2017

Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii

CDC Pink Book Course: Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

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Faculty from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The course will be held on January 10-11 from 8:00am-5:00pm both days.

The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Participants will need to have a basic understanding of biology and immunization.Continuing education credits will be available.

Click here to register today!

Opportunities for sponsorships and exhibits are also available!

More information can be found at  CDC Pink Book Course 2016. Please direct questions to hicimmunizehawaii@gmail.com

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ACIP Updates for Hep B, HPV

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On October 19, 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated recommendations for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines:

  1. Hepatitis B:  ACIP recommended that infants be immunized within 24 hours of birth and removed policy language allowing a delay in some circumstances, to increase
  2. HPV:  ACIP recommended that adolescents under age 15 years need only two doses of HPV vaccine instead of three, to improve lagging completion rates, while still providing protection against the infection.

For more updates, go to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Hepatitis A in Hawaii

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Vaccine-preventable hepatitis A cases are being found in Hawaii.  Wash hands, and get vaccinated!  For the latest updates, go to http://health.hawaii.gov/docd/hepatitis-a-outbreak-2016/.

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Hawaii’s 2016 Immunization Champion

lchc2bteam2bmember2bchelsea2btadena2bproudly2bwearing2bher2bsusan2bg-2bkomen2bt-shirtCongratulations to Chelsea Tadena from Lanai Community Health Center for being named the CDC’s 2016 Childhood Immunization Champion for Hawaii!  We are so proud of the great work you have done to ensure that the keiki of Lanai stay healthy and disease-free!

 

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HIC Update – April 2016

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Board Member Publishes HPV Study

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Congrats to Board Member, May Rose Dela Cruz!  We are excited to share May Rose’s recently published article:

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Motivators, Barriers, and Brochure Preferences Among Parents
in Multicultural Hawai‘i: a Qualitative Study

The article provides wonderful insight into the particular challenges and opportunities in increasing HPV immunizations in our local communities.  Check it out!

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“Someone You Love” on April 7

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We are excited to announce that Hawaii Pacific University will be hosting a screening of the powerful HPV documentary, Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic, on April 7. The screening is open to all HPU students and staff, and Planned Parenthood volunteers.

For more info, download the HPU Someone You Love Flyer.

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HIC Strategic Plan Released

HIC Strategic Plan Updated 12182015_Page_01The HIC Board recently approved the HIC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020.  Check it out to see how you can join our efforts!

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