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.
Preteen Vaccine Week is Here!
How Can You PROTECT Their Health for the Years Ahead? Immunize Them!
February 9-15, 2014 is Preteen Vaccine Week, and the County Health and Human Services Agency is encouraging parents to make sure their adolescents are immunized against serious diseases like influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), Human papillomavirus (HPV), and meningitis. Click here to read more!
New 2014 Recommended Immunization Schedules Available!
These easy-to-read schedules show the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immunization recommendations for people from birth to adulthood. Click on the links below to view and download the schedules
Schedule for 0-6 years and 7-18 years of age.
Schedule for adults 19 years and older.
More information can also be found on the CDC website here.
The Parent Forum Webinar,
Immunizations: Everything You Wanted to Know
but were Afraid to Ask was held November 21, 2013 and is now available to view online.
The webinar addresses the questions and concerns about vaccination which parents of young children (birth to age 5) may have. The webinar presenters were: Mark Sawyer, MD, a leading Pediatric Infectious Disease expert; Eric Courchesne, PhD, a leading expert on Autism and Donald Miller, MD, MPH, FAAP, a respected community Pediatrician.
View this informative webinar and get reliable and accurate information about vaccination.
Click here to view recording of webinar (1 hour, 17 minutes)
During the combined SDIC/SDIR/Coalition Meeting on October 2, 2013, Catherine Martin presented Coalitions: The Power of Connections and Melissa Thun presented CDC/ACIP Seasonal Influenza Recommendations.
Download or view the presentations below:
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!
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.