WIG Webinar: Getting Back to Routine Vaccinations - Link to recording and event resources
August is immunization awareness month. As communities re-open and schools resume in-person instruction, join us to learn how parents and providers are working together to get children and adolescents caught up on routine immunizations interrupted during the pandemic and how policymakers can help.
Catch Up Immunizations Media Tour - Listen now!
Dr. Karen Smith, MD, FAAFP
WIG Podcast: You're Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination - Listen now!
Vaccines are not just for children. Adults can be protected from 14 deadly diseases - including Hepatitis A and B, Measles, and the Flu. According to the CDC, over 20 years, vaccines will prevent more than 700,000 deaths and 21 million hospitalizations. On this episode of the Women In Government Podcast, our panel discusses how vaccines save lives. They dive into many aspects of adult vaccination - including benefits, consequences, and all the barriers keeping people from getting immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Adriane Casalotti, MPH, MSW, Chief, Government and Public Affairs at National Association of County & City Health Officials
WIG Podcast: Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate! - Listen NOW!
Moderator: Patti Bellock, served in the Governor's cabinet in Illinois as the director of the HealthCare and Family Services Agency and retired from serving as the first woman in the history of Illinois to be the deputy minority leader in the House of Representatives
Dr. Deborah Wexler, executive director, of the national nonprofit organization, the Immunization Action Coalition
Elaine O’Hara, chief commercial officer at Sanofi Pasteur
Erica DeWald, director of advocacy at Vaccinate Your Family, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect people of all ages from vaccine-preventable diseases
State Immunization Program Websites
State Immunization Program Phone Numbers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Immunization Action Coalition
Vaccinate Your Family
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
WIG PODCAST: You’re Never Too Old: The Importance of Adult Vaccination- Listen NOW!
WIG Podcast: Influenza Vaccination- Listen NOW!
Are you ready for this year’s flu season? Each year, three to five million cases of severe flu are reported worldwide. Depending on the virus, influenza associated deaths can range from 290,000 to over 650,000 people. Last year, the number of those infected with the flu in the United States skyrocketed to levels we haven't seen in more than a decade.
Is our country prepared for this year’s flu season? What is being done to protect our health in the medical and pharmaceutical communities? Are your state leaders on the front line and ready to battle the 2018 flu bug? And, what can you do to protect your family’s health?
Join Moderator and Alaska State Representative Geran Tarr, as we find out who is most at risk of contracting the flu and what is the most effective defense against the virus.
“If you’ve seen one flu season…you’ve seen one flu season.” That’s because season influenza evolves constantly, is unpredictable, disruptive, and too often deadly.
Kansas State Senator, Dr. Barbara Bollier
Monica Mercer, MD, Director, Scientific and Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur
Elaine O’Hara, Chief Commercial Officer at Sanofi Pasteur