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Welcome to the San DIego Immunization Coalition


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.

Here you can find up-to-date, relevant information to support vaccinations and a healthier San Diego County.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

In-pERSON SDIC ACTIVITIES ARE
SUSPENDED DURING CV19

Due to countywide efforts for COVID-19 prevention, surveillance, and preparedness, SDIC activities involving physical gatherings will be suspended until safety orders are lifted. 

Some activities may be transitioned to a remote platform. If you are not on the distribution list and would like notifications, please provide your contact information here. 

For local updates on coronavirus, visit https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus/. 

San Diego Immunization Registry (SDIR) Transition to the
California Immunization Registry (CAIR2)

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The San Diego Immunization Registry (SDIR) is a collaborative effort of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Services Immunization Branch and other public and private health care providers, schools, child care providers and other county programs. The Registry provides an electronic record of all immunizations given to an individual by participating providers in both the public and private sectors. It is a secure web-based tool that helps doctors with their immunization practice management. The Registry increases patient satisfaction by decreasing unnecessary immunizations and decreases vaccine preventable diseases by identifying immunizations that are needed.

The County of San Diego Immunization Unit is leading an effort to migrate the existing San Diego Immunization Registry (SDIR) to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) system. Please see the Public Health Officer announcement on the SDIR transition to CAIR2 and our Questions and Answers Handout to learn more.

To learn more about the San Diego Regional Immunization Registry (SDIR), which is part of the California Immunization Registry (CAIR):

 

SDIR User Trainings are no longer available as we are transitioning to CAIR2.

If you have any questions, please email to sdir.hhsa@sdcounty.ca.gov or call the SDIR Helpdesk at 619-692-5656.

For information on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, called “Promoting Interoperability" (Formerly referred to as "Meaningful Use"), visit the County of San Diego Meaningful Use information page

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Purpose: This Speakers Bureau hosts presentations to educate all who are interested and/or hesitant on receiving routine and COVID-19 vaccinations.

We Are Hiring: We are currently hiring Presenters for our Speaker Bureau. Applications are available on Speaker Bureau page.

For more information...

Please see the Speaker Bureau page within the Workgroups and Projects tab.

WE ARE HIRING

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES

Event Description: Immunization law overview and Q&A session for school administrators.

Learner Objectives:

  • To understand the 2022 immunization laws for school entry.

  • To complete a 2022 blue card.

  • To define differences between conditional and overdue statuses.

  • To state procedures for conditional and overdue follow-up.

  • To prepare your organization's immunization plan. 

Interested? Register for upcoming trainings on the School IZ Training page. 

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Presenter:

Angelina Carrillo, MPH

Immunization Evaluation Specialist 

UC San Diego Contractor with County of San Diego 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

MEETING: PHYSICIANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Mon, Mar 28, 2022   

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

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ZOOM REGISTRATION

Contact Raelene.Pellos@sdcounty.ca.gov for registration link.


DESCRIPTION
This discussion is a summary and an update of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meetings only open to Physicians and Providers

DATES
Monday, March 28th, 2022, 7:30-8:30 AM

July, specific date TBD

November, specific date TBD

PRESENTER
Mark Sawyer, MD
Medical Director
UCSD/HHSA, San Diego Immunization Program

PAST ACTIVITIES

INFANT/CHILDHOOD
IMMUNIZATION

WED. MAY 11TH, 2022

10:30-11:30 AM

PRESENTATION

To be added soon

DESCRIPTION
This webinar is to inform the healthcare professional about ways to educate their clients the importance of immunizing their children
 

PRESENTER
Mark Sawyer, MD
UCSD School of Medicine
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

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PAST ACTIVITIES

WEBINAR: VACCINES DURING PREGNANCY


Thu, Oct 21, 2021   

11 AM - 12 Noon

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ZOOM REGISTRATION

Meeting ID: 962 7417 1317 

Registration Link: Attendees must register here.

DESCRIPTION
This webinar is intended to help attendees continue to communicate with confidence about vaccines that are recommended for pregnant women, timing of administration, and the reassuring research that is available regarding use of these vaccines in pregnancy.

DATE
Thursday, October 21, 11 AM - 12 PM
 

ATTENDEE OBJECTIVES
•    List recommended vaccines during pregnancy and know when to administer them
•    Identify contraindicated vaccines in pregnancy
•    Explain why recommended vaccines are well studied and safe
•    Learn how to address vaccine hesitancy among the pregnant population


PRESENTER
Kirstie Perrotta, MPH
Teratogen Information Specialist
UCSD/MotherToBaby California

PAST ACTIVITIES

REMOTE SUMMIT: KICK THE FLU 2021

Wed, Sep 15, 2021

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DESCRIPTION

The 17th annual influenza educational event convenes medical, health, and community service providers from both public and private sectors to share information, collaborate, and strategize about how to promote and increase the rate of flu vaccinations throughout San Diego County.

The 2021-22 influenza season presents new and continuing challenges and considerations for vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially after very mild influenza season. This forum will allow attendees to ask questions and discuss issues and concerns. 

ATTENDEE OBJECTIVES

•    State at least one morbidity/mortality result from the 2020-21 flu season in San Diego County
•    Explain unique conditions that resulted in the mild 2020-21 flu season
•    List at least one current flu recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
•    Identify available flu products for the 2021-22 flu season
•    Promote coadministration messaging with flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines/booster shots

SPEAKERS

Mark Sawyer, MD
University of California, San Diego

Whitney Webber, MS and Maci Guzman, MPH
Epidemiology and Immunization Services Branch
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
 

PAST ACTIVITIES

WEBINAR: HPV VACCINE

featuring

A CANCER THRIVER GUEST SPEAKER


Wed, Sep 1, 2021

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DESCRIPTION

Moores Cancer Center at UCSD Health and The San Diego Immunization Coalition co-present HPV Vaccine, the second installment of the Cancer Vaccines Webinar Series.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from both a patient and provider on the importance of catching our kids up on all of their essential immunizations – including the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine. This webinar is open to any community member interested in learning more about HPV, the six cancers it can cause, and its preventability through early vaccination. 

PRESENTATION TOPICS

•    Personal journey with the diagnosis and treatment of HPV-related anal cancer
•    Clinical overview of HPV guidelines
•    Strategies for clinicians and social service providers to increase HPV vaccinations in our community
•    Question and answer session

SPEAKERS

Vi Nguyen, MD

Kaiser Permanente

 

Suzie Jensen
Cancer Thriver

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PAST ACTIVITIES

WEBINAR:
HEPATITIS B VACCINE


Wed, July 28, 2021

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HANDOUT

Please note that SDIC does not endorse any specific vaccine brand. All ACIP-recommended vaccines are considered safe and effective.

DESCRIPTION

The San Diego Immunization presents a 2-part webinar series on cancer vaccines.
In honor of World Hepatitis Day 2021, the first webinar will be on hepatitis B. 

World Hepatitis Day takes places every year on July 28 bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2021 the theme is Hepatitis Can’t Wait.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

•    Hepatitis B Disease
•    Current Recommendations and Series Completion Rates
•    The Science of Vaccines
•    Hepatitis B Vaccine Adjuvants
•    Real World Efficacy
•    Special Populations with HIV and HCV
•    Chronic Liver Disease
•    Cost Considerations and Health Outcomes

SPEAKER

Kelvin McKoy, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director
Dynavax Technologies

FISCAL YEAR 2020-21

For our fiscal year 2020-21, COVID-19 required a pivot to online webinars, which contributed to a growth from an average of 64 to 88 attendees per meeting. SDIC moved from in-person meetings every other month to monthly webinar education and trainings.

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ARCHIVED PRE-COVID-19

CLICK TOPICS FOR MORE DETAILS

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TRAININGS

SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION LAW TRAININGS
 

The County of San Diego offers regional and onsite trainings to review required immunizations for child care and schools grades TK/K-12.

 

See School Page for more info

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PREVIOUS GENERAL MEETINGS

This topic and date was ultimately the last in-person general meeting for SDIC. The combination of COVID-19 and interagency policy will restrict the group from gathering further. All meetings will be remote indefinitely.


If you have information to share or would like to be considered as a future presenter on the topics, please email Raelene.Pellos@sdcounty.ca.gov

Go to Meetings page for more info

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IMMUNIZATION MESSAGING

These are examples of statements you can make to your family members, friends, co-workers, and patients.

"Pregnant women should get a flu vaccine at any time during a pregnancy, and then a Tdap vaccination at the start of the third trimester." 

The CDC highly recommends that women get Tdap (to protect against whooping cough) between 27-36 weeks of pregnancy. Other vaccines, like the flu shot, can be given before or during pregnancy. Click here for more information. 

This page was last reviewed  in Jan 2019