Category Archives: Public Health

Polk County Immunization Workshop! November 4th – at Florida Poly.

We invite you to participate in our free, Annual Immunization Workshop on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The workshop will be held at the Florida Polytechnic University campus at 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805.

 Keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Alix Casler (Orlando Health – Chief of Pediatrics)

Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates

  • Dr. Greg Savel (Myrtle Ave Pediatrics, Clearwater)

Reducing Vaccine Hesitancy – Increasing Coverage

  • Dr. Daniel Haight (USF/ Lakeland Regional Health)

Travel, Rabies and latest information on vaccine developments

CEUs for Nurses.  Refreshments.  Vendors and prizes.

Eventbrite - Polk County Immunization Coalition Immunization Workshop

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec 7-13 2014

From Florida’s Immunization Section in Tallahassee: We are pleased to remind our immunization partners about the upcoming observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW).

National Influenza Vaccination Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination though the holiday season and beyond. This year NIVW is scheduled for December 7–13, 2014.

  • Flu vaccination activity drops after the end of November. The CDC and partners want to remind the public that even through the holiday season is upon us it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. As long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness vaccination can provide protection against the flu
  • CDC Recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6-months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza disease.

A goal of NIVW is to communicate the importance of flu vaccination for people who are at high risk for developing flu-related complications: Young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions and people 65-years and older. A full list of “People at High Risk of Developing Flu–Related Complications” is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm.

There are many choices available for flu vaccine, both in terms of where to get vaccinated and what vaccine to get. Millions of doses of influenza vaccine have been administered to people safely for decades. Once vaccinated people can enjoy their holiday season knowing they protected themselves and their loved ones against the flu.

 
Please visit the CDC resource site at: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/nivw/ to obtain educational and promotional materials to encourage community participation for NIVW activities.