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Immunizations Network

Network Overview

Despite the availability of effective vaccines to help prevent influenza, pneumonia and herpes zoster (a.k.a. shingles), immunization rates for adults remain significantly low, falling well below the Healthy People 2020 targets.1

To help improve immunization rates for Medicare beneficiaries, the Immunizations Network is convening an online community of traditional health care providers, partners and community stakeholders from Arkansas, Missouri, Puerto Rico and Texas to identify and implement solutions to increase education and awareness of these vaccine-preventable diseases, and increase the immunization rates for these diseases across our region.

Join the Immunizations Network

By joining this network, you and/or your organization will receive access to free resources and training to help increase awareness of vaccine-preventable diseases and methods to increase the immunization rates within the Medicare beneficiary population in your community.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) to learn more about how you or your organization will benefit from joining the Immunizations Network. All health care providers, practitioners, home health agencies, stakeholders and partners are encouraged to join our network. To do so, click on the “Create an Account” link in the upper right corner of this page and following the prompts.

1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Feb. 7, 2014/63(05);95-102.

Immunization Schedules.

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz.

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Texas Association for Homecare & Hospice

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Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 Webinar Series

Surveillance of Viral and Bacterial VPDs: Two-part Series

Register today for this two-part webinar series on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, and Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, both from 1 - 2:30 p.m. CT. In these presentations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide updates on viral Vaccine-preventable Diseases (VPDs) in Session I and bacterial VPDs in Session II, covering surveillance, case investigation and outbreak control. By signing up at this page, you are registering for both sessions of the event.

Dec. 6 Webinar

Shingles Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Register today for this webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from 11 a.m. - noon CT from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to discuss best practices regarding the shingles vaccine. Topics include shingles (also known as herpes zoster) epidemiology, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) current recommendations for the shingles vaccine and ways to increase herpes zoster vaccination rates in adults.

Dec. 14 Webinar

Advancing QI Strategies from the Frontline

Register today for this Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) Cardiovascular Learning and Action Network webinar on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 1 - 2 p.m. CT to learn about common challenges in the home health setting. Providers will share tips, success stories and quality improvement strategies concerning how to use data, evaluate blood pressure, provide care for patients with certain disorders and more.

Dec. 20 Webinar

December Medication Safety Advisory Group

Register today for TMF Quality Innovation Network's monthly Medication Safety Advisory Group on Dec. 20, 2017, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CT. Providers throughout the region are invited to participate in this call to improve care for Medicare patients by learning about medication reconciliation among providers; reducing adverse drug events and polypharmacy; reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions; improving medication adherence; and best practices, lessons learned and evidence-based guidelines from other providers in the region. Note: This event was previously titled "Clinical Pharmacist-led Call."

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