Immunization Division events

Conferences, trainings and programs provided by the Immunization Division

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MAIC Conference

The Immunization Division, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Coalition (MAIC), presents the MAIC Conference every April, to support statewide efforts to increase adult immunization rates in the Commonwealth.

The Conference presents the most current adult immunization information, and shares strategies to support statewide efforts to increase adult immunization rates in Massachusetts. Professionals from public health departments, long-term-care facilities, pharmacies, colleges, hospitals, physician practices, community health centers, vaccine manufacturers, and others have found the Conference to be a valuable venue for continued learning and interaction with key immunization experts.

Our 29th Annual MAIC Conference took place on April 2. You’ll find the speakers’ PPTs here.

Learn more about the MAIC Conference.

Immunization Updates

The Immunization Updates are a series of immunization-related webinars for health care providers, presented by the Immunization Division every spring. Click here to register or click on the titles below.

2024 Schedule:

5/8: Immunization Schedule Updates

  • Angela Fowler, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, MDPH

5/15: Immunization 101

  • Laurie Courtney, MSN, RN, Immunization Nurse Manager & Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator, MDPH

5/22: Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Massachusetts

  • Juliana Jacoboski Duncan, MPH, Epidemiologist, MDPH

5/29: Vaccine Confidence - Improving the Vaccination Experience to Reduce Anxiety-Related Vaccine Hesitancy

  • Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, President & CEO,

6/5: Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

  • Michelle Holmes, MPH, MIIS Interoperability Coordinator and Trainer, MDPH

6/12: VFC Compliance and Vaccine Storage & Handling Training

  • Dylan Kirby, MPH, Vaccine Management Unit Operations Coordinator VFC, MDPH
  • Obtain your VFC Certificate (or watch this video and pass the post-test)

MIAP Conference

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP), hosts an annual, full-day conference focused on pediatric immunizations every October. The Conference typically attracts 350-400 immunization providers, supporting statewide efforts to optimize pediatric immunization in Massachusetts. We provide the latest recommendations and share strategies to improve pediatric immunization rates in the Commonwealth. The conference attracts physicians, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, community outreach and public health workers, immunization coalition members, and other staff who work in pediatric healthcare settings and civic organizations.

The 28th annual MIAP Conference took place October 25, 2023. Read more about it here: MIAP Conference.

We look forward to seeing you at our 29th annual MIAP Conference in October, 2024 (note: registration typically opens in late August/early September; check back for more information).

Social Media Campaigns

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Immunization Division, in coordination with the MDPH Communications Office, creates social media campaigns to discuss immunization related topics. These campaigns are geared towards the general public to highlight the importance of immunizations across the lifespan.

Please follow DPH on X (formerly Twitter) to see immunization related topics throughout the year. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to retweet messages they find interesting.

Some examples of campaigns include:

VFC Compliance Training Webinar

The Vaccine Coordinator and Back-up Vaccine Coordinator at each pediatric provider receiving vaccines from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Immunization Division are required to complete an annual VFC Compliance Training. This training requirement may be fulfilled in a number of ways, including by attending a regionally-based Immunization Update or other programs as indicated. A pre-recorded webinar, VFC Compliance Training Webinar, is also available. In order to receive a certificate of training, register with the 5-digit PIN used to order vaccines. Keep your training certificate on file — it is documentation that you have completed the annual training requirement.

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