A publication of the Immunization Action Coalition of WA (IACW) and WithinReach
April 2022


Join us in celebrating National Infant Immunization Week (April 24-30) and continue to strive for increased disease prevention through vaccination.

Vaccines are among the most successful and effective public health tools available for preventing disease. It helps protect not only vaccinated individuals, but also entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Please read our newest NIIW blog with an important message from IACW chairperson, Neil Kaneshiro M.D., about this week.

Stay safe, healthy and protect your community!

COVID-19 Resources and Tools
Upcoming Webinars & Events
April 27, 2022, Noon - 2:00 pm (PST)  
Save the date for our upcoming quarterly IACW meeting! Register today.

  • When Vaccine Misinformation Targets Women’s Reproductive Health and Pregnancy: Fighting Back with the One Vax, Two Lives Campaign
  • Panel on Increasing Awareness About Vaccinations for Pregnancy and Infants

The FDA will consider authorizing the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 this spring. If they authorize it, every child 6 months and older will likely become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and caregivers have questions. How safe is the vaccine for this younger age group? How should we prepare them for it?

April 29, 2022, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST) 
Join us for our annual meeting to hear the latest information from around the state and to talk about issues related to HPV disease prevention and vaccination.

  • Latest research
  • Practical tips
  • Community best practices

April 22, 2022, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm (PST)
Learn about upcoming vaccine technologies and the future of disease prevention with Dr. Deborah Fuller, UW Microbiology and Washington National Primate Research Center! This is the first webinar in a series of three provider education webinars.

Upcoming webinars:

  • May 6: How to Keep Immunization Rates High in a Short-Staffed Environment - Lummi Tribal Health Center, Virginia Mason Franciscan University Village, Allegro Pediatrics and Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
  • May 13: Navigating Polarizing Vaccine Conversations - Dr. Gretchen LaSalle

Free E-Courses
Check out our free immunization e-courses on our Immunity Community website! These courses can be started and completed at any time. Courses are available for professionals who work in the immunization field.

Contact us: ic@withinreachwa.org
Making the connections Washington families need to be healthy and safe. Promoting, protecting & supporting immunization as a vital part of the health and development of children and families.

Founded in 1994, the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington (IACW), a program of WithinReach, works to improve the health of the community by minimizing the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases through the optimal use of immunizations across the lifespan.