Immunization Division events

Conferences, trainings and programs provided by the Immunization Division

Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference (MAIC)

Registration is open for the 28th annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference, taking place Tuesday, April 4. The Conference will review the most current adult immunization information, discuss vaccine misinformation, and share strategies for immunization activities.

Speakers include nationally recognized speakers and local immunization experts. Please visit the MAIC Conference website for more information.

Registration for MAIC is now open.

First-time attendee? Ask us about free registration by emailing maic@jsi.com

 

Nominate an Immunization Champion!

MAIC is accepting nominations for the Massachusetts Adult Immunization Champion award, recognizing individuals or entities that have made an outstanding contribution or effort to promote or foster adult immunization. To submit a nomination, please fill out the form found here - 2023 Nomination Form - and send to maic@jsi.com by February 17.

 

Immunization Updates    

The Immunization Updates are a series of immunization-related webinars for healthcare providers, presented by the Immunization Division every spring. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Recorded 2022 Immunization Updates webinars:

MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building 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 immunization every October. The Conference attracts 350-400 immunization providers typically, 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 27th annual MIAP Conference took place on October 25, 2022. Visit the MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference page for more information about the Conference.

Immunization Division 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 the DPH Twitter to see immunization related topics throughout the year. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to retweet messages they find interesting.

Some examples of campaigns include:

  • 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.
  • National Immunization Awareness Month in August (NIAM) provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan. Activities focus on encouraging all people to protect their health by being vaccinated against infectious diseases.
  • National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), in December, is an annual reminder of the importance of flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

Annual Vaccines for Children (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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