In February, the National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) hosted a webinar on “Lessons from the Field: Immunization Coalition Leaders Sharing Their Wisdom.” During the webinar, immunization coalition leaders across the nation shared lessons learned and challenges in promoting flu vaccination within underserved communities. In particular, the webinar:
- Shared lessons learned from experts working within immunization coalitions about mobilizing grassroots communities for flu vaccination promotion.
- Identified effective media outreach strategies to broaden messages about the benefits of flu vaccination.
- Reviewed tips on building collaborations with diverse organizations, immunization coalitions and healthcare professionals to increase access to flu vaccines for uninsured populations.