Immunization

Interim Updated Planning Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Pandemic Influenza Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Interim Updated Planning Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Pandemic Influenza Vaccine is now live on the CDC website. The guidance is available in a PDF and HTML version,…

Presentation: Communicating about Vaccines Effectively Within Your Communities

On October 12, Dr. Saad B. Omer, Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University, presented evidence-based approaches to communicating with patients and community members about vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Omer’s presentation focused on…

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2018-19 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a digital toolkit to assist public health professionals in communicating about the importance of vaccination. The toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

Infectious Disease Preparedness: Reflections from CDC’s Pandemic Flu Exercise

On September 12-14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a pandemic influenza functional exercise in response to a fictional influenza pandemic with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners. The National Association of…