Fall 2016 Immunization Conferences Announced

Agency: Community Health

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Dates and Locations of the 2016 Conferences

October 11 - Marquette

October 13 - Gaylord

October 25 - Flint Township

October 27 - Troy

October 28 - Dearborn

November 15 - Kalamazoo

November 16 - Grand Rapids

November 18 - Lansing

Michigan's Annual Immunization Conferences Fall 2016 Flyer

Michigan's Annual Immunization Conferences

The MDHHS Fall Regional Immunization Conferences offer an excellent opportunity for health care professionals to get updated on immunization. These conferences have been offered annually for more than 20 years, and consistently receive high ratings from attendees. Their primary goal is to update providers on immunization issues that affect people of all ages.

The conferences are appropriate for nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, public health staff, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, medical and nursing students, and anyone interested in learning more about current immunization practice in Michigan.

While the conferences are intended for all immunizing providers representing diverse health care settings, physicians’ offices, in particular, may benefit from this immunization update and networking opportunity. However, everyone is welcome to attend this conference, and health care professionals from a variety of settings will find this training opportunity beneficial.

The conference registration fee will be $50.

We are still in the early planning stages for these conferences. As more details become available, they will be posted on our conference website. Registration will begin September 7.

 

Immunization Quality Improvement AFIX Awards

Awards will be Presented at Fall Conferences

The 2016 Immunization Quality Improvement AFIX awards will be distributed at the 2016 MDHHS Fall Regional Immunization Conferences. There are four categories for these awards: two pediatric and two adolescent. The data will be retrieved from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR) in July 2016. All primary care provider offices with more than 10 patients in the age cohorts will be recognized. Participation in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is not required to be eligible for an award.

Category 1

Immunization providers that have pediatric patients (n>10) 24-36 months old with minimum of 90 percent coverage level for vaccine series: 4:3:1:3:3:1:4:2 (4 doses of DTaP, 3 doses Polio, 1 dose MMR, 3 doses Hib, 3 doses HepB, 1 dose Varicella, 4 doses PCV and 2 doses HepA)

Category 2

Immunization providers that have pediatric patients (n>10) 24-36 months old with minimum of 75 percent coverage level for 2015-2016 seasonal influenza

Category 3

Immunization providers that have adolescent patients (n>10) 13-18 years old with minimum of 90 percent coverage level for vaccine series: 1:3:2:3:2:1:3 (1 dose Tdap, 3 doses polio, 2 doses MMR, 3 doses HepB , 2 doses varicella, 1 dose MCV, 3 doses HPV)

Category 4

Immunization providers that have adolescent patients (n>10) 13-18 years old with minimum of 75 percent coverage level for 2015-2016 seasonal influenza
 

To Learn More about AFIX and the AFIX Awards

AFIX Immunization Awards: Please contact Stephanie Sanchez, MDHHS AFIX Quality Improvement Coordinator, 517-335-9011 or Sanchezs@michigan.gov

AFIX program: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/afix/about/overview.html

Flyer: 2016 Immunization Quality Improvement AFIX Award Criteria

 

Get Email Alerts from the MDHHS Immunization Listserv

It's easy to have your email address added to the MDHHS Immunization Listserv. Simply send an email message to cmarkzon@msms.org and enter the word SUBSCRIBE in the SUBJECT field. Once you have signed up, you will receive information about the MDCH Fall Regional Immunization Conferences. In addition, you will begin receiving the Michigan Immunization Timely Tips (MITT) newsletter, as well as other immunization-related updates on a periodic basis.

To unsubscribe from the MDHHS Immunization Listserv, send an e-mail to cmarkzon@msms.org with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.


More Information

Contact Rosemary Franklin at franklinr@michigan.gov or 517-335-9485.