On Tuesday August 8, 2017 the Massachusetts PTA Health Committee in collaboration with the Massachusetts Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics (MCAAP) to highlight August is National Immunization Awareness Month held a webinar for parents on the latest information regarding immunizations. If you were unable to attend the webinar we are providing a link to view the information. Click Here to sign in to view the webinar video.
This webinar outlines ways that parents can build their vaccine confidence and become vaccine advocates in their community. The presentation includes information on the benefits of vaccination, common myths about vaccines, school immunization and exemption data, how to find your local school’s immunization and exemption rates, the importance of adolescent immunization, and effective communication strategies to build vaccine confidence.
Promoting Vaccine Confidence for the Health of Massachusetts Children
The Immunization Initiative of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics (MCAAP) and the Immunization Program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) are excited to partner with Massachusetts PTA to ensure that the children of Massachusetts are fully vaccinated. This partnership promotes the health of the children of Massachusetts by building vaccine confidence and achieving optimal immunization rates throughout the Commonwealth. Vaccinating children on the recommended immunization schedule offers the best protection against potentially serious vaccine-preventable diseases.
What does this collaboration include?
- Immunization-related presentations to Massachusetts PTA committees and local units focusing on childhood and adolescent immunization;
- Distribution of immunization resources to Massachusetts PTA committees and local units;
- Participation in the Mass PTA Annual Convention and meetings, such as the 2016 and 2017 Health Summits go to www.masspta.org to learn more!
- Shared advocacy on behalf of Massachusetts’ children.