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Hello,  AIRA Board nominations close next Friday! AIRA needs four new board members and seeks a variety of skills and styles in its board. Do you know someone who would make a great AIRA director? It could be you!  Please review the criteria for these positions and submit your nomination(s) by Friday, June 18.  We look forward to hea...
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  View this email in your browser  May Newsletter   Last month was the 74th week-long World Health Assembly (WHA). The theme for this year was ending the pandemic, preventing the next one and working together to build a healthier, safer and fairer world. What does the WHA mean for the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) progr...
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Hello,  Just like any good party event planners, we need a headcount for the in-person portion of the AIRA 2021 National Meeting. We’re hearing from you, our dear IIS community, that many of you do plan to attend in-person but for whatever reason, you haven’t registered yet. So we ask you to take this quick self-assessment:  If you haven’...
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Hello,  AIRA is soliciting a Request for Proposals (RFP) to secure the services of a highly qualified contractor or firm to develop print and online communication materials to educate about and promote AIRA, our products and programs, and IIS. The estimated time period for the contract is August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022. Required informat...
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This report seeks to communicate operational recommendations based on social media monitoring from May 31-June 6, as well as relevant information on current mis/disinformation. Target countries include Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa (ENG), Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger (FR). We have outlined what we ...
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  Monthly Update May 2021 in Review www.immregistries.org In This Issue… AIRA's COVID-19 Response UpdateJoin Us at the AIRA 2021 National Meeting!2021 National HPV Vaccination Roundtable MeetingHIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition: AIRA Networking Event and Interoperability ShowcaseLandscape Analysis Report: Capture and Utilizatio...
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    4 June 2021, Vol. 96, No. 22, pp. 197–216 Now online IN THIS ISSUE 197 Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization, 22–24 March 2021: conclusions and recommendations   Download 4 juin 2021, Vol. 96, No. 22, pp. 197-216 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO 197 Réunion du Groupe stratégique consultatif d’e...
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Dear EYE partners and colleagues, We are looking forward to our joint participation at the 5th Annual EYE Partners’ Meeting on 25, 26 & 27 October 2021 between 15:00 and 17:30 (Geneva Time). Please register for the event via this link: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z-j08PODT_-2BtM4s5Tq6A Kind regards, The EYE Secretariat. More on the ...
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Hello,  Do you know someone who would make a great AIRA director? Please help us identify AIRA members who will help AIRA thrive. Nominations are now open for four director positions.   Please submit your nominations by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, June 18.  AIRA values a variety of skills and styles in its board...
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Hello, The AIRA National Meeting may still be around the corner, but we just can’t wait to kick off the fun! Did you know, registering for the AIRA 2021 National Meeting on August 3–5, 2021, can make you a winner before the meeting even begins? Over the next two weeks, AIRA will be giving away prizes to six registrants (virtual and in person)....
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By Daines Mgidange, Change Management and Data Use Associate, PATH Posted in BID Learning Network (BLN), People, Policies & Practices Photo: PATH/Trevor Snapp. BID Learning Network (BLN) members meet for a study visit, during what used to be in-person gatherings. The BLN has had to pivot under the current pandemic to meet country needs and cons...
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View this email in your browser or download PDFMay 2021POLIO NEWS Register here to join us on 10 June at 14:00 CEST for a virtual launch event, “Delivering on the Promise of a Polio-Free World,” to learn more about how the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) new strategy is transforming its approach to end polio for goo...
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Hello, This email contains a request for feedback on proposed changes to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule and a job opportunity in Washington state.  Request for Feedback on Proposed Changes to CMS Rule  AIRA welcomes your review and edits/suggestions to the attached comments regarding the proposed changes to the ...
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                                       2 June 2021  Scholarship opportunity: J&J STAR Leadership Development Program  In collaboration w...
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  View this email in your browser June 2021 IN THIS ISSUE Vaccination Week in the Americas 2021: “Vaccines Bring Us Closer”Ultra-Low Temperatures: Challenges for the Storage and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in Latin America and the CaribbeanVaccination Week in the Americas 2021 Publications Were Mentioned over 92 Million Times on Social M...
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                                       June 2021  People that Deliver Newsflash In this issue: Our Chair and Deputy Chair look back at ten y...
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  View this email in your browser Tell us your views! Have your say on an Eliminate Yellow Fever (EYE) country twinning programme by clicking here! For those of you that have joined previous EYE Strategy annual partners' meetings, you will have heard discussions of a potential 'country twinning' programme. The EYE Secretariat wishes to fa...
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    28 May 2021, Vol. 96, No. 21, pp. 173–196 Now online IN THIS ISSUE Dracunculiasis eradication: global surveillance summary, 2020 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–March 2021 Elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis as public health problem     Download 28 mai 2021, Vol. 96, No. 21, pp. 173-196 Maintena...
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Hello, Due to popular demand, AIRA is offering a second free, fully-customized Tableau training on Thursdays in June, specifically, June 3, 10, 17, and 24 from noon to 4 p.m. ET via Zoom. We recently had a few slots open up and will take participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  What are we going to cover? This training is an int...
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   Photo: Edward KabuyeIn the News In the New York Times:  Ruth Bechtel, Country Director for Mozambique, and Freddy Nkosi, Country Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, weigh in on what is needed to get vaccine rollouts on track.Learn More  In NPR's Goats and Soda:  Emily Bancroft, President, explains th...
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Hello, The AIRA 2021 National Meeting is just 68 days away on August 3–5, 2021, in Portland, Oregon! We know many jurisdictions are still trying to determine if and when their employees can travel, especially out of state. Taking that into consideration, the National Meeting will include a virtual option for people who are unable to travel or who f...
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Hello, This email contains information regarding an upcoming Discovery Session and job opportunities. Upcoming Discovery Session Join us for the next AIRA Discovery Session on Monday, June 28 at 4 p.m. ET.   AIRA hosts monthly webinars, called Discovery Sessions, for staff in the IIS community. The Immunization Integration Program (I...
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Hello, AIRA wants to share information with you about the upcoming HIMSS21 Global Health Conference & Exhibition. HIMSS21 is a can’t-miss health information and technology event, where professionals throughout the global health ecosystem connect for education, innovation, and collaboration. For nearly 60 years, HIMSS members and health care pro...
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Hello, AIRA would like to pass along the following opportunities to attend two virtual webinars hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Both webinars will provide information to key quality measurement resources available to the public.  CMS Quality Measurement: Where It’s Headed and How We’ll Get ThereCMS will discus...
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    21 May 2021, Vol. 96, No. 20, pp. 165–172 Now online IN THIS ISSUE Evidence review – Public health measures in the aviation sector in the context of COVID-19: quarantine and isolation (21 May 2021)     Download 21 mai 2021, Vol. 96, No. 20, pp. 165-172 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO Examen des données factuelles – M...
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Hello, Per the AIRA bylaws, officers are elected by the AIRA Board. AIRA is pleased to announce the following officer election results: Mary Woinarowicz from the North Dakota Department of Health was elected as AIRA's President-ElectMelissa Mickle-Hope from the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene was elected as AI...
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Hello, If you’re interested in working together to increase HPV and adolescent vaccination rates, AIRA encourages you to register for the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable’s 2021 National Meeting! To immunity and beyond! The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable invites you to join them on an inspirational mission to reach new heights of HPV vaccin...
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Hello, This is a reminder to register for the second portion of the special two-part Discovery series on vaccine credentialing solutions. Vaccine credentialing solutions are also referred to as vaccine passports or digital vaccine cards. The upcoming webinar on Monday, May 24 at 4 p.m. ET will focus on the technical aspects of vaccine credenti...
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Hello, We are pleased to share AIRA’s Landscape Analysis Report on the capture and utilization of adult vaccination data in IIS. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of capturing adult vaccination data in IIS in both routine and mass vaccination settings. This report aims to document the challenges, current approaches, and opportuni...
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    14 May 2021, Vol. 96, No. 19, pp. 157–164 Now online IN THIS ISSUE 157 Health systems for health security – Strengthening prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies     Download 14 mai 2021, Vol. 96, No. 19, pp. 157-164 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO 157 Contribution des systèmes de santé à la sécur...
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  Hello, This is your LAST CHANCE to submit content for consideration for the AIRA 2021 National Meeting! The deadline to submit your presentation ideas or interest in leading a group discussion is this Sunday, May 16, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Please visit the AIRA 2021 National Meeting website to:  Submit content for consideration. Fo...
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Hello, As part of our ongoing commitment to share important decisions and recommendations with you, below is a summary of today’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting and subsequent vote.  ACIP met today, May 12, to discuss and vote on updated age recommendations for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The ACIP members received...
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  Hello, The deadline to submit content for consideration for the AIRA 2021 National Meeting is just around the corner! Please review the Call for Content flyer and submit your presentation ideas or interest in leading a group discussion. The Call for Content closes this Sunday, May 16, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  Don’t miss out! Get ready fo...
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Hello, The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on May 5 to receive updates and discuss the vaccines for rabies and dengue. The workgroup did not vote on any recommendations in the meeting. The rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis presentation and dialogue was a continuation of the discussion at the February ACIP meeting. The workgrou...
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    7 May 2021, Vol. 96, No. 18, pp. 145–156 Now online IN THIS ISSUE 145 Surveillance to track progress towards polio eradication – worldwide, 2019–2020     Download 7 mai 2021, Vol. 96, No. 18, pp. 145-156 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO 145 Surveillance de la poliomyélite: suivi des progrès accomplis vers l’éradicatio...
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  Monthly Update April 2021 in Review www.immregistries.org In This Issue… AIRA's COVID-19 Response UpdateAIRA Appreciates Our Members!Join Us at the AIRA 2021 National MeetingHIMSS21 Global Health Conference & ExhibitionMonthly Technical Assistance Hot TopicsAIRA's Pilot Interoperability Course Has EndedUS Rooftop Geocoding Pilot Coming S...
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   Delivering available COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable communities is the next big challenge.In a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a lack of dedicated funding for the distribution of vaccines and vaccine hesitancy in communities are complicating the country’s vaccination efforts. On top of that, poor road infrastructu...
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  View this email in your browser  April Newsletter   Last week was World Immunization Week (WIW). The theme for 2021 is how vaccines can bring us closer together. We were actively involved in sharing our positive stories and experiences of implementing yellow fever (YF) vaccination campaigns. The Immunization Agenda 2030 (...
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Hello, We are all navigating uncharted territory, but we are still planning to make this year’s National Meeting as useful and accessible as ever! So, we want to know, how are you planning to attend the AIRA 2021 National Meeting – in person or virtually? Not sure yet? Let us know by taking a one-minute survey! As a reminder, the National Meeting w...
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Hello, A reminder to register for a special two-part series on vaccine credentialing solutions. Vaccine credentialing solutions are also referred to as vaccine passports or digital vaccine cards. The first webinar on Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. ET will focus on the programmatic aspects of vaccine credentialing solutions. Register here!The second ...
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Over the last ten years, a recurring theme of our clean cooking work has been the need to define clean cookstove adoption based on measured stove usage rather than sales or ownership. There is far too much evidence of improved stoves falling into disuse for us to assume that distributing a clean stove will have the intended impact on air quality, w...
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This product is a collective effort by Anna Cocozza[1], Barbara O'Hanlon[2], Aurélie Paviza[1] and Meru Sheel[3], along with Kristopher Ansin[4], Grace Chee[5], David Clarke[1], Shalini Desai[6], Rebecca Fields[5], Somesh Kumar[3], Christopher Morgan[2], Naomi Nathan[7], Gaurav Sharma[3], Samir Sodha[6] and Aya Thabet[8]. This blog can be downloade...
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  View this email in your browser or download PDFApril 2021POLIO NEWSDear Moderator,This year’s World Immunization Week is helping spread the message that vaccines bring us closer – to our families, to healthier lives, and to ending polio. Innovation around immunization efforts continue to help bring us closer. As just one examp...
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    30 April 2021, Vol. 96, No. 17, pp. 133–144 Now online IN THIS ISSUE 133 Meeting of the Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee (IVIR-AC), March 2021   Download 30 avril 2021, Vol. 96, No. 17, pp. 133-144 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO 133 Réunion du Comité consultatif sur la vaccinati...
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96 PAHO Immunization Newsletter: March 2021 View this email in your browser March 2021 IN THIS ISSUE PAHO Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Dashboard for the Region of the AmericasDr. Merceline Dahl-Regis, PAHO Public Health Hero of the Americas Awardee, Receives Queen's HonourImmunization Agenda 2030: A Global Strategy to Leave No One BehindS...
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Hello, We're hiring! AIRA is seeking an Administrative Assistant and a Meeting Planning Coordinator Consultant. More information about each position can be found below, and all job postings are also shared on the Opportunities page of the AIRA website. Administrative Assistant AIRA is looking for an Administrative Assistant on t...
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Hello, As part of our ongoing commitment to share important decisions and recommendations with you, below is a summary of today’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting and subsequent vote.  The ACIP met today, April 23, to discuss and vote on updated recommendations for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The ACIP members recei...
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  23 April 2021, Vol. 96, No. 16, pp. 125–132 Now online IN THIS ISSUE 125 WHO’s role in SARS-CoV-2 laboratory diagnostics: an end-to-end approach     Download 23 avril 2021, Vol. 96, No. 16, pp. 125-132 Maintenant en ligne DANS CE NUMÉRO 125 Rôle de OMS dans le diagnostic en laboratoire de l’infection à SARS-CoV-2: une approche...
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Hello, We are doing something different for our May Discovery Session. Join us next month for a special two-part series on vaccine credentialing solutions. Vaccine credentialing solutions are also referred to as vaccine passports or digital vaccine cards. The first webinar on Monday, May 10 at 4 p.m. ET will focus on the programmatic aspects o...
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Hello,  There are two new job opportunities available in Oregon that we want to share with you.  The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Immunization Program is recruiting for an ALERT IIS Data Exchange Analyst to provide technical assistance and testing with immunization partners onboarding electronic health system...
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