It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week
National Influenza Vaccination Week is an annual observance in December to remind everyone that there’s still time to get vaccinated against flu to be protected during the upcoming season. This is more important this year than ever—vaccination can flatten the curve of flu infection, protect essential workers, and conserve medical resources for the care of patients with COVID-19. Contact your local Community Health Center to schedule your vaccination. FindMyHealthCenter.org.

The Maine Immunization Coalition (MIC) is a program administered by Maine Primary Care Association.

MIC Mission:
To protect Maine people across their lifespan against vaccine-preventable diseases, by increasing immunization rates through information sharing, fostering collaboration, and advocacy.

For more information about the Maine Immunization Coalition, please contact Marge Kilkelly at mkilkelly@mepca.org.

 

Immunization Links:
Every Child By Two
Immunization Action Coalition
Maine Immunization Program
U.S. CDC
U.S. DHHS
VaxMaineKids
History of Measles in U.S.
Complex Development of Vaccines


News Links:

Vote "No" on 1, MEPCA.org, 2/27/20

Senate Reverses Course, Approves Bill to Eliminate Nonmedical Exemptions for Childhood Vaccines, WMTW-CH 8, 5/14/19

House Rejects Senate-Approved Religious Exemption for Vaccinations, Maine Public, 5/8/19

Maine House gives initial OK to removal of nonmedical vaccination exemptions, Bangor Daily News, 4/23/19

Vaccines are safe and necessary, Bangor Daily News, 4/3/19

Hundreds pack hearing on bill to end most exemptions for kids' vaccinations, Press Herald, 3/13/19

Maine CDC outraged over spread of anti-vaccination flyers, WGME-CH. 13, 2/12/19

Maine needs to restrict vaccine opt outs to prevent disease outbreaks, Bangor Daily News, 6/3/18

Maine vaccination opt-out rates rose last year, Maine Public, 5/24/18

Cochrane report: HPV vaccine proves its worth in adolescent, young adult women, Family Practice News, 5/9/18

Our View: Lax vaccine laws put Maine babies at risk of potentially fatal disease, Press Herald, 4/14/17

Recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger, CDC, 2/1/17

Maine adopts new vaccine requirements for seventh graders, NECN, 1/3/17

New vaccine requirements for Maine students, WMTW-CH. 8, 1/3/17

Maine seventh-graders will need a new vaccine next school year, Press Herald, 1/3/17

Nurses, medical professionals gather for Augusta cancer summit, WMTW-CH. 8, 8/24/16

Prevalence of HPV After Introduction of the Vaccination Program in the United States, Pediatrics, 2/16

More Maine families are skipping or delaying childhood vaccines, Press Herald, 8/10/14