Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization 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.
To review our 2022 Conference, please visit: MAIC Conference Brochure.
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:
- VFC Compliance/Vaccine Storage & Handling
- Vaccine Coordinators and Backups can obtain their VFC Certificate by watching this video - VFC Compliance / Vaccine Storage & Handling webinar - and passing the post-test.
- Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)
- 2022 Immunization Schedule Updates
- Vaccine Confidence with Dr. Noel Brewer
- Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Massachusetts
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. More than 400 immunization providers attend the conference to support statewide efforts to optimize pediatric immunization in Massachusetts. The conference provides the most current pediatric immunization information and offers the opportunity for participants to network with colleagues and to share strategies for improving Massachusetts pediatric immunization rates. The conference attracts physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, community outreach and public health workers, immunization coalition members, and office staff who work in pediatric healthcare settings and civic organizations.
The next MIAP Conference takes place on October 25. For more information, or to register, please visit the MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference page.
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.