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Webinar: Gearing Up for National Infant Immunization Week
February 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Immunization Awareness Week (NIIW) is the annual observance that highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs and partners in promoting healthy communities. Join the Virtual Immunization Communication (VIC) Network for a webinar to hear the latest information that will help you plan events and activities for NIIW, which will take place April 22-29, 2017.
Participants will learn about NIIW planning tools, digital communication resources, and CDC activities planned for the week. Presenters will share materials and resources available for a variety of audiences, including health care professionals and parents of young children. Presenters will also highlight child care partnerships as one example of an approach for educating parents and child care providers about the importance of immunization during NIIW and beyond.
- Jenny Mullen, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NCIRD/CDC)
- As the co-lead for childhood immunization communications at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Jenny helps lead efforts to develop research-based messages and materials and to conduct communications activities that raise awareness among parents and healthcare professionals about the importance of vaccinating children according to the CDC’s recommended immunization schedule.
- Karin Szymanski, M.Ed, Project Coordinator – Community Outreach, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization
- Karin is the Marketing Manager for The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI), a non-profit state wide coalition focusing on immunizations across the lifespan. Since 2010 Karin has worked on educating child care centers about the importance of Arizona’s immunization registry (ASIIS), and developing a cocooning project with hospitals and community health centers. Some of her many projects include: a teen focused meningitis campaign, HPV vaccination, outreach for increased health care worker and adult vaccination. She also oversees TAPI’s website, marketing materials and social media