AIRA Weekly Update | March 27, 2024


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MARCH 27, 2024



Don’t Miss Out on the #AIRA2024 Early Bird Registration Rate

Early bird registration closes this Sunday, March 31! Don’t miss your chance to secure the lowest registration price for #AIRA2024. Register today!


Be sure to visit our website to view the Agenda at a Glance, learn more about our captivating keynote speaker, Rachel Montañez, and check out the specially priced Disney theme park tickets.


For more information regarding the AIRA 2024 National Meeting or this year’s meeting location, visit our official National Meeting website.

We are looking forward to learning from you May 7–9 in Orlando, Florida!


Register Today for the Upcoming AIRA Members & Partners Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming AIRA Members & Partners meeting on Monday, April 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. AIRA Members & Partners quarterly meetings provide important updates from AIRA and partner organizations and are a great way to get a high-level overview of the activities going on within the IIS and immunization community. Members & Partners meetings are held on Zoom.

We hope you can join us. Recordings of past meetings can be found in the AIRA repository.


You’re Invited to AIRA’s IIS Data Analyst Collaborative

What: Please join us at our IIS Data Analyst Collaborative (IDAC), a new opportunity for IIS data analysts to share, discuss, and learn from their peers. During these one-hour meetings held bimonthly, participants have a chance to ask questions, discuss their experiences, share their successes, and more! In April’s IDAC session, we will discuss coverage rate assessment metrics.


Who attends: Anyone who supports the extraction, analysis, and interpretation of immunization coverage rates in their jurisdiction is invited to participate.


When: April 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. Interested in participating? Please register here.


This event will be capped at 50 participants. Not interested in discussing coverage rate assessment metrics? These forums will be held every other month with rotating topics of interest. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a topic request for a future IIS Data Analyst Collaborative!


IDAN, Your Go-To Data Analyst Network

Have you ever wanted to touch base with another data analyst about a project you’re working on? Do you have questions you’d like to discuss with someone else with immunization data experience? Do you wonder how other immunization staff are analyzing data that’s similar to yours?


Well, the IIS Data Analyst Network (IDAN) is here for you. Join us for the IDAN kick-off meeting on April 25! You won't want to miss your chance to meet your match. 


AIRA is expanding and relaunching a peer pairing project that matches up data analysts from different IIS. Originally known as Epi Connect, this program will match you with someone in the data analyst community and offer a structured way to build a professional connection. You might even make a new friend!

  • What is the IIS Data Analyst Network: IDAN is a program in which AIRA pairs IIS data analysts across the community to provide professional peer support.
  • Who can join: Anyone who extracts, analyzes, interprets, visualizes, reports out, or interacts with IIS data.
  • How to join: Simply tell us more about yourself and register for the kick-off meeting on April 25, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. During this meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your match and engage with other data analysts.
  • What happens after I’m paired: AIRA will hold quarterly virtual meet-ups for IDAN participants. Between meetings, you will receive topics and prompts to facilitate connecting with your match. You can also log in and chat in an IDAN-exclusive space within AIRA’s online forum for data analysts.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. See you at the IDAN event on April 25!


Information Requests

AIRA members can submit and review information requests—a circulation of questions to and answers from the community. To submit an information request to the IIS community, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Information Request” in the subject line.


New Summaries Available!

Recently, responses to one information request were posted in the AIRA repository: Leveraging Permanent IIS Data Quality Positions: Request from Nevada about what other jurisdictions have been able to accomplish with permanent IIS data quality staff.


Information requests are viewable only by individual members and individuals affiliated with member and partner organizations. Recent information requests can be found by using the “Information Requests” filter in the AIRA Repository. Just log in to view these valuable resources! If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




March SnapShots Now Available

The March edition of SnapShots, AIRA’s quarterly newsletter that highlights the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of IIS, is now available! This edition features articles about PHII’s IIS Procurement Toolkit, AIRA’s AART Clinics, and rightsizing security for public health systems.


Our next edition of SnapShots will be published in June, and we want to feature your work! If you or a colleague are working on something you would like to share with the IIS community or would like to publish your presentation from the AIRA 2024 National Meeting, please submit an article for consideration by Monday, April 22.


To submit an article for consideration, simply email your content to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gabriella Wagoner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And remember, to be considered for inclusion, your content must relate to a jurisdiction or have a jurisdiction as a co-author.


We look forward to your submission!


NPHW and AIAW Start April 1!

Show your support by spreading the word about these two important campaigns!

  • National Public Health Week (NPHW) highlights the interconnectedness of each field of public health and promotes the act of camaraderie and collaboration to achieve our public health goals.
  • Adolescent Immunization Action Week’s (AIAW) goal is to motivate adolescents and young adults to stay up to date on their recommended vaccines. Registration is open for their AIAW webinar, Staying on TASK: New Trends in Vaccination for Adolescents, taking place on April 2, at noon ET.

Improving Immunization Interoperability Between Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Public Health

Despite adoption of health information technology among health care providers and public health support for standards-based immunization data exchange, there is a lack of interoperability between post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) EHRs and IIS.


The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) partnered with AIRA to create two new resources that address issues and recommendations for EHR/IIS interoperability. The first summarizes the challenges to interoperability and provides specific recommendations. The second aims to advance connectivity between PALTC EHRs and IIS by serving as a guide for EHR vendors to ensure technical readiness for exchange with IIS. It outlines five keys to connectivity to support long-term care EHR vendor technical readiness for immunization data exchange.


Be sure to visit the Moving Needles landing page and check out these valuable resources!


Chat with Data Analysts on AIRA’s New Forum

AIRA is excited to announce the IIS Data Analyst Forum (IDAF), an online forum where you can chat with others who work with immunization data. Post burning questions, share your experiences, and pick up a dad joke or two! Content categories include data quality, data use, Tableau, and other timely topics. See what the buzz is about!

  • Who can join: IDAF is for anybody who extracts, analyzes, interprets, visualizes, reports out, or interacts with immunization information system (IIS) data.
  • How to join: Simply click here and create an account. It’s quick and easy.
  • Spread the word: It’s easy to invite a colleague to join—just share this link. They can create an account, too!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. See you on the Forum!


Data Viz Tip of the Month

Have you heard of Tableau Public? Tableau Public is a platform to explore, create, and publicly share data visualizations online. Tableau Public is free and easy to use! There are millions of available vizzes to discover and learn from. Be sure to check out the “trending” section to see some current popular vizzes!




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