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Public health and faith-based organizations partner to offer food and vaccine to the homeless (SC, CA, FL)
Local health departments in South Carolina, Florida, and California partnered with area shelters to bring vaccine to homeless and low-income residents. Although homeless people were... >>More
Telephone Survey Used to Understand Community Vaccine Uptake (KY)
In December 2009, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family conducted a telephone survey to determine vaccine coverage among adults and children. Health planners wanted to use the... >>More
State Police Transport Influenza Samples to State Lab (LA)
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health's (DHH OPH) longstanding good relationship with the Louisiana State Police was critically important during the... >>More
Zoo Vaccination Clinic Targets Daycare Children (VA)
The City of Norfolk Department of Public Health in Virginia developed a unique program to combine free H1N1 vaccination for children with a free visit to the zoo. The Norfolk... >>More
Food Workers Learn about Flu (IL)
Throughout the country, health departments have struggled with how to best reach medically underserved populations during the novel H1N1 influenza pandemic. In Illinois, the Kane... >>More
Outreach Initiatives Reduce H1N1 Disparities (MA)
The Massachusetts State Department of Public Health is dedicating over $1 million in funding to enable community-based organizations (CBOs), such as community health centers, to... >>More
Flexible Vaccine Distribution Plan Adjusts to Community Needs (TN)
The Tennessee Department of Health partnered with private providers throughout the state to ensure that its H1N1 vaccine distribution plan was serving the immediate and long-term needs... >>More
Modifying Procedure Helps Pharmacists Provide Flu Vaccinations (LA)
The state of Louisiana found that tweaking procedures and protocols allowed pharmacists to provide flu vaccines, greatly expanding the ranks of potential vaccinators in the... >>More
Partnerships Key to Vaccination Campaign Success (LA)
Early in the 2009 H1N1 vaccination effort, daycares, schools, colleges and universities in the state were strongly encouraged to vaccinate people between the ages of 6 months and 24... >>More
Unique Inventory Management and Volunteer System (VA)
The increasingly complex world of public health often demands highly technical solutions. When the Virginia Department of Health was considering options for tracking resources and... >>More
School Surveillance and Prior Vaccination Clinics Strengthen H1N1 Response (HI)
Hawaii's existing school surveillance alerted health officials of changing disease patterns early during the outbreak. This, combined with its established school-located vaccination... >>More
Expanding Immunization Registry Assists with H1N1 Response (LA)
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health (DHH OPH) modified its web-based immunization registry specifically for a pandemic influenza response. Prior to... >>More
Dark Site Stores Emergency Communications until Crisis Occurs (CA)
One of the most common and useful tools in any crisis or emergency communication management strategy is a dark web site. This practice is fairly common in the private sector and has... >>More
Video Ad Shares Memorable Health Hygiene Messages (VT)
In September of 2009, the Vermont Department of Health (VDH) created an ad campaign with the "get vaccinated" message as the main point. The airing of these ads was delayed, in the... >>More
Collaborations and Outreach Via Schools Encourages Parents to Get the Facts (WV)
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) formed a close partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDOE) to produce educational materials... >>More
Using the Immunization Registry to Track H1N1 Vaccinations (NC)
Approximately 30 to 40% of North Carolina providers (private and public) use the North Carolina Immunization Registry to electronically report H1N1 vaccine doses administered. The... >>More
Active Surveillance to Track School Closures (MI)
The fall resurgence of 2009 novel H1N1 influenza contributed to a large number of schools being dismissed across Michigan. In early October, there was a dramatic increase in reports of... >>More
Mass Vaccination Campaign Concept of Operations (FL)
The Florida Department of Health developed a Concept of Operations to expand its vaccination campaign beyond the ACIP priority groups. The document allowed county health department... >>More
H1N1 Outreach to Multicultural Communities (OH)
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) conducted multicultural outreach to a wide range of communities just as their H1N1 vaccination campaign was underway. Health department planners... >>More
Promotion of H1N1 Vaccination during National Influenza Vaccination Week (OH)
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) used National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) to promote continued uptake of H1N1 vaccination. NIVW was observed during January 10-16, 2010, and... >>More
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