Federal Immunization Resources

Childhood Immunizations                                                                                                                           

This program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. CDC buys vaccines at a discount and distributes them to grantees—i.e., state health departments and certain local and territorial public health agencies—which in turn distribute them at no charge to those private physicians’ offices and public health clinics registered as VFC providers. Children who are eligible* for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive those vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Seasonal Influenza

 #SleeveUp and #FightFlu-https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/sleeveup/index.htmRoll your #SleeveUp to #FightFlu this fall.Encourage followers on social media to roll their sleeves up for an annual flu vaccine by featuring photos of your organization’s leader and community members with their #SleeveUp getting their flu vaccine or showing off their bandage from having gotten a flu vaccine. Use the included social media “frames” and other graphics to help promote flu vaccination to reduce flu illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths this fall and winter and save medical resources for the care of COVID-19 patients.

  • Digital Campaign Resources

o   Digital Media Toolkit: 2020-21 Flu Season (will be continually updated throughout the season)o   Social Media Toolkit

  • Key Resources for Clinicians
  • Key Consumer Web Resources

o         Protect Your Health This Seasono         Who is at High Risk for Flu Complicationso         What You Need to Know for 2020-21o         The Difference between Flu and COVID-19

  • Videos

o    Roll Up Your Sleeve for Your Annual Flu Vaccineo    Flu Can Be Very Serious – Flu Vaccine Protects

 This Flu Season is More Important than Ever!: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect-your-health.html Influenza Resources for Health Care ProvidersThe start of the 2020 influenza season is quickly approaching. With COVID-19 likely spreading through the fall, influenza vaccine will be particularly important to protect patients against this respiratory illness as well as preserve medical resources to care for patients with COVID-19. Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional, these valuable resources will prepare your practice to fight flu.

  • Updated You Call the Shots Influenza Module: Learn about influenza vaccines, indications and contraindications for vaccination, and vaccine administration. Continuing education (CE) is available for viewing a module and completing an evaluation.
  • Influenza Update Video: This helpful web-on demand video provides best practices related to vaccine storage and handling and addresses frequently asked questions.
  • Digital Media Toolkit: This toolkit includes social media content, posters, website assets, and information on important events. The material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.

 CDC Influenza Communication Resource Center-Free communication and messaging resources: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/resource-center/index.htm

 National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 6 – 12, 2020)

From CMS and Medicare.gov Consumer Resources on Medicare.gov

 Partner & Provider Resources on CMS.gov You play a key role in educating people with Medicare about the importance of flu vaccination. 

  • We developed a new page – cms.gov/flu – for one-stop shopping to help you find CMS’s flu vaccination information and resources.
  • Visit our Outreach & Media Materials page for flu vaccination materials you can share within your partner networks and use to reach people with Medicare, plus other audiences across our health care programs. We will continue to update this page with additional resources.
  • Use this social media toolkit with posts and graphics to spread the word about the importance of getting a flu shot this year (in English & Spanish).
  • For partners, we launched a Flu Vaccine Partner Toolkit with flu and other immunization resources.  Multi-language fact sheets and much more here!
  • For health care providers, we launched a new website – cms.gov/flu-provider – with flu coverage and billing information.

General Resources

  As a reminder, HRSA ORO Region 10 provides on-the-ground outreach to increase the reach, impact, and awareness of HRSA programs by working directly with stakeholders on the ground. If you are in need of technical assistance or are interested in learning more about HRSA, please contact HRSA ORO Region 10 at Regionx@hrsa.gov.Respectfully, Health Resources and Services AdministrationOffice of Regional OperationsSeattle Regional Office – Region 10701 Fifth Avenue15th Floor, Suite 1520, MS-23Seattle, WA 98104Email:  RegionX@hrsa.gov

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