SDIC Mission Statement
The mission of SDIC is to increase immunization rates and improve the health of the residents of San Diego County by raising awareness and providing education about vaccine-preventable diseases.
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, September 18, 2015
The San Diego Immunization Coalition presents the 11th Annual Kick the Flu Summit 2015! Guest Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Paul Offit, co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine and Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Who should attend? Medical providers, health care personnel, public health practitioners, social service employees, pharmacists, health plan staff and administrators, senior care providers, school nurses, daycare staff and other health professionals.
This is a free event but registration is required. Click on the link below to view or download the flyer with event and registration
Announcing a screening and discussion of
"Every Last Child"
The Struggle to End Polio
was held Saturday, June 20th at GASLAMP STADIUM
EVERY LAST CHILD is the dramatic story of five people impacted by the current polio crisis in Pakistan. Taking place on the front line of the fight against the disease, it is a story of sacrifice, fearless determination and sorrow in the face of mistrust, cynicism and violence. Click here for all the details.
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) sponsored a one-hour webinar for immunization coalition leaders, members, and those who collaborate with coalitions on June 8, 2015 at 10:00 am (Pacific Time). The focus of this webinar was human papillomavirus (HPV). The agenda included an overview of the work of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable - a group working to increase HPV vaccination coverage through increased awareness, provider education, public education, systems changes, and health policy efforts. Also, the director of the film Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic described the feature-length documentary about the struggles and triumphs of five women whose lives were changed by the deadly virus.
For more information, please contact the IZCoalitions Project Coordinator, Teresa Anderson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video: County Public Health Officer
Urges Childhood Measles Vaccination
In response to measles, San Diego County Public Health Services issues a plea to vaccinate.
Please click here
to see a video about the importance of measles vaccination to our community.
New 2015 Recommended Immunization
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 San Diego Immunization Coalition (SDIC) extends its thanks to the students and advisors at chstvFILMS for showing their important immunization documentary Invisible Threat at the June 4th SDIC General Meeting. The film and the discussion afterward were as interesting as they were informative. The film has received acclaim wherever it has been shown, and is a great tool for informing and educating persons about the importance of immunization.
SDIC Congratulates Dr. Rosenblum!
Elizabeth (Betsy) Rosenblum has been named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for California. Recipients of the Childhood Immunization Champions award are individuals who work tirelessly to improve the health and lives of young children by ensuring that immunization is a priority.
Among Dr. Rosenblum’s many achievements, she partnered with public health experts and pharmacists to develop a course called “Thinking Ahead to Your Baby's Vaccines.” This free course is offered to expectant parents in her community to provide accurate information in a supportive setting and helps families make informed decisions about immunization before their babies are born.
To read Dr. Rosenblum’s profile on the CDC’s website, and to learn more about CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award program, please visit:
Measles: What You Need To Know
Measles is a vaccine-preventable disease which is normally rare in the U.S. However, earlier this year, four measles cases were reported in San Diego County. Orange County has reported 21 measles cases and several other counties around the state have reported cases as well. And an outbreak has been reported in New York City. Click here to read more!
Pertussis (whooping cough): Get The Facts
The total number of reported cases for 2014 is 2,072. This far surpassed the previous record of 1,179 cases reported in 2010. Click here to read more!