SDIC Mission Statement
The San Diego Immunization Coalition (SDIC) is a partnership of organizations and individuals committed to preventing disease and improving the health of the community.
Parent Forum - Webinar: November 21, 2013
Everything You Wanted to Know
but were Afraid to Ask
You can learn about immunizations, ask the experts any questions you may
have…and you don’t even need to leave home!
- Mark Sawyer, MD, a leading expert on Infectious Diseases
- Eric Courchesne, PhD, a leading expert on Autism
- Donald Miller, MD, MPH, FAAP, Community Pediatrician
Click below to view or download flyer:
Parent Forum 11/21/13
The combined SDIC/SDIR/Coalition Meeting that was held on October 2, 2013 featured the presentation Coalitions: The Power of Connections by Catherine Martin. She talked about the many positive accomplishments of immunization coalitions (in partnership with CIC) in California, including legislative activities like AB2109, the Personal Belief Exemption legislation that will go into effect next year. Catherine also highlighted the immunization advocacy and promotion using social media resources such as Facebook and Twitter, and discussed a number of CIC activities and services, such as the Virtual Immunization Communication (VIC) Network.
Click here to view or download the presentation in PDF format.
INFLUENZA VACCINE CLINICS
In the U.S, flu season typically occurs between December and May of each year. Flu vaccine is recommended annually for everyone 6 months of age and older. Flu vaccine will be given at Public Health Centers and other locations throughout the County during September, October, November, December and later.
Click here to view upcoming and ongoing flu clinics in San Diego County!
2013 "Kick The Flu Community Immunization Summit" a rousing success!
More than 150 healthcare professionals attended the Ninth Annual Kick The Flu Community Immunization Summit on Friday, Sept.6th.
SDIC’s January 23rd meeting focused on adolescent vaccinations in preparation for Preteen Vaccine Week, Feb 10-16. In lieu of a formal presentation, Dr Sawyer walked us through CDC’s current recommendations and then we brainstormed tips to overcome common barriers to vaccinating adolescents. Dr. Sawyer also gave an update on influenza.
Hepatitis B Free San Diego Project
The October 24th general members meeting focused on Hep B. Linda Bethel explained the San Diego County’s perinatal hepatitis B prevention project, and Dr. Binh N. Tran from the Asian Pacific Health Foundation presented the Hep B Free San Diego Project.
Vaccines: The Safest Thing in Medicine
Vaccines are recommended for babies, teens and adults, but have you ever wondered where those recommendations come from? Click here to view interview with Dr. Mark Sawyer
Attention Prenatal Care Providers:
CDPH Survey on Tdap vaccine for Pregnant Women
As part of efforts by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to prevent infant deaths due to pertussis.
San Diego Immunization Coalition Celebrated it's 20th Anniversary!
Penn and Teller:
View this YouTube video on Vaccine Education. more...