Please join us for our two-part program:
RISE Together: Advancing Childhood Immunization Rates through Collaboration
The New Jersey Department of Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program, and Rutgers School of Public Health are pleased to present the 2023 New Jersey Immunization Conference: RISE Together: Advancing Childhood Immunization Rates through Collaboration. This year conference is offered in two-parts and separate registration is required for each part.
Part 1: VFC/NJIIS Updates The VFC Storage and Handling Annual Education presentation will provide an overview of the VFC site visit and commonly identified challenges, including vaccine accountability and temperature excursions. This training will fulfill the annual VFC education requirement for providers. In addition, the NJIIS team will provide an overview of NJIIS, how to manually enter vaccines into NJIIS, troubleshoot interface data issues, and provide best practices.
Date: Tuesday, June 6th, from 10 am - 12 pm
PLEASE NOTE: All VFC Providers who wish to receive VFC annual education training credit for this session MUST register for and log into the webinar individually using the email address they have listed in NJIIS. Credit will only be given to participants who register, log in, and complete the training in full.
Part 2: Rise Together virtual conference will focus on collaborative community efforts to increase childhood immunization rates by engaging diverse groups of stakeholders. Healthcare providers, public health officials, and community leaders will share innovative strategies and solutions they’ve implemented to reach local vaccination goals, ensuring that all children have access to the life-saving benefits of immunization. Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 9:30 am-1:45 pm
Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 9:30 am-1:45 pm
Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CE), and Health Education (CHES/MCHES) credits will be will be provided for both programs.
- Explain how to manually enter vaccines into NJIIS.
- Identify key requirements for a VFC compliance visit and the role of the provider.
- Describe short-term actions to support routine vaccination catch-up after the pandemic.
- Recognize reasons for vaccine hesitancy and tactics for effective patient communication.
- Explain New Jersey's current immunization initiatives and highlight the state's
successes in promoting vaccination coverage.
- Identify strategies for dealing with vaccine hesitancy among parents and caregivers.
- Explain common barriers that cause low immunization rates among school-aged children.
- Understand the role of a Public Health Strategist in promoting health equity.
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
June 6, 2023- VFC/ NJIIS Updates
VFC Field Operations Supervisor
Public Health Representative
New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
Aneri Shah, PharmD
Vaccine Management Specialist
NJ VFC Program
NJIIS Program Coordinator, Recruiter/Trainer for Central Jersey Family Health Consortium
Teresa Rowe, MPH
NJIIS Recruiter/Trainer for Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
June 21, 2023 - Rise Together
Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP
New Jersey Department of Health Office of the Commissioner
Kathleen J Holmes, MPH
Public Health Analyst
CDC Immunization Services Division
Joseph Schwab, MD
Associate Professor/ Department of Pediatrics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Jessica Steier, DrPh, PMP
CEO& Co-Founder, Vital Statistics Consulting
Co-Host, Unbiased Science Podcast
Andrea Love, Ph.D
Executive Director, American Lyme Disease Foundation; Co-Host, The Unbiased Science Podcast
Rachel Evans, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Henry J. Austin Health Center
Micah Freeman, MSN, RN
Supervisor of Nurses
City of Trenton Public School District
Margy Jahn, MS, MPH
Freehold Health Department
Zachary Ehrlich, MPH, REHS
Adolescent/Adult Immunization Coordinator
Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
Communicable Disease Service
New Jersey Department of Health
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Sarah Meyer, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, FAAP
Director, Colorado Pediatric Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
Science and Vaccine Advocate Speaking on Impacts of Vaccine Misinformation
Diane Arnaout, MD
Pediatrician, Cook Children's Pediatrics, Fort Worth, Texas