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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The Hawaii Immunization Coalition (HIC) Public Advocacy Group is comprised of individuals who believe vaccines are safe and effective in protecting ourselves, our children, our families, and our communities from diseases including flu, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, and chickenpox.
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.
On October 19, 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) updated recommendations for hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines:
- 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
- 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.
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/.
Congratulations 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!