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MARCH 2018

NIIW (National Infant Immunization Week)

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to improve the health of children two years old or younger. Since 1994, local and state health departments, national immunization partners, healthcare professionals, community leaders from across the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have worked together through NIIW to highlight the positive impact of vaccination on the lives of infants and children, and to call attention to immunization achievements.

2018 NIIW, set for April 21-28, 2018, will be celebrated as part of World Immunization Week (WIW), an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). During WIW, all six WHO regions, including more than 180 Member States, territories, and areas, will simultaneously promote immunization, advance equity in the use of vaccines and universal access to vaccination services, and enable cooperation on cross-border immunization activities.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/overview.html


FEBRUARY 2018

Pediatric Infectious Disease & Immunization Conference
March 24, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel

3405 Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326

http://www.gaaap.org/pidi-imm-conf/


JANUARY 2018

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 


Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is an annual observance in January that can be used to highlight the need to improve HPV vaccination coverage. CDC has suggested sharing the following resources, accessible on their website, for raising awareness of cervical cancer:

Place the new Cervical Cancer Awareness Month feature article, Protect Your Daughter from Cervical Cancer, on your website or in your next newsletter
Link to the HPV vaccination videos or public service announcements on your website, e-newsletter or in an email to your members
Share powerful stories from cervical cancer survivors 
Provide physicians and clinicians the link to CDC’s new HPV portal, which features materials to help raise awareness


Cervical Cancer Awareness Day at the Georgia Capitol
 
Representatives Pat Gardner-District 57 and Teri Anulweicsz-District 42 will join 25 cancer advocacy organizations, including Triana R. Arnold James-The Reigning Mrs. Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium’s HPV Prevention and Education Work Group, on Monday, January 29th,  10 AM at the Georgia Capitol, to proclaim January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Georgia. The organizations will come together to celebrate cervical cancer awareness efforts made during the month of January. Three organizations will be recognized for their dedication to increasing Georgia’s HPV vaccination rates—Sylvester Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine PC, Thomas County Health Department and WellStar Kennestone Pediatric Associates.

For more information, contact Tamira Moon at Tamira.Moon@dph.ga.gov or 404-657-6315.



Learn more about the two screening tests that can help prevent cervical canceror find it early
Syndicate the most up-to-date HPV vaccine information from the www.cdc.gov/HPV 

Access additional resources on the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable website.

Related Links

National Cervical Cancer Coalition's Cervical Health Awareness Month
 web page
IAC's HPV handouts and educational materials for patients, parents, and healthcare professionals
IAC's Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Diseases and Vaccines web page 
CDC's Human Papillomavirus (HPV) web section
Vaccine Education Center's Questions and Answers About HPV and the Vaccine here.














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