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Reminder: National Infant Immunization Week is April 21–28

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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. NIIW will be held this year on April 21–28.

CDC’s 2018 NIIW Digital Media Toolkit is now available for planning and implementing your NIIW activities.  Visit CDC’s updated NIIW website to find a wide assortment of promotional and educational materials to help you plan your NIIW activities, and tailor them to the needs of your practice.

CDC would like to hear from organizations planning a 2018 NIIW activity. Please complete the NIIW Activity Form so others can learn what you’re doing to educate and inspire parents and providers to protect infants and toddlers from vaccine-preventable diseases. If you’re looking for ideas, you can access guidance on CDC’s Planning Your NIIW web page.

Kansas Vaccines for Children provider enrollment begins April 16

Kansas Immunization Program

The annual Kansas Vaccines For Children (VFC) provider enrollment period will be April 16, 2018 – May 11, 2018. All current VFC providers are required to submit the annual enrollment electronically. All providers are encouraged to plan now for this process and be prepared to submit enrollment as quickly as possible when the enrollment period opens. You will be required to provide your current patient profile (number of children by age and eligibility type), current provider names with license numbers, and current contact information including email addresses for the primary and back-up VFC contacts and the medical director. Questions? Contact KDHE Immunization Program 877-296-0464.

Documenting Vaccinations Valuable Tools & Resources

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Recently updated, Immunization Action Coalition’s Clinic Tools: Documenting Vaccinations web page on immunize.org is a collection of resources from IAC and other organizations related to documenting vaccinations. This web page can be found by selecting the “Clinic Tools” tab (third from the left) in the light gray banner across the top of every immunize.org web page and then selecting “Documenting Vaccinations” in the drop-down menu. Enjoy exploring!

National Infant Immunization Week: April 21-28

IAC Express

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 21–28. Take the opportunity to highlight the important role vaccines play in protecting children and communities from serious diseases.

You and your staff have an important role in helping parents choose vaccines for their children. To highlight childhood immunizations this NIIW: