Category Archives: Immunization

Back-To-School Clinics

Every pediatric office is busy giving back-to-school shots and some are holding special events. Central FL Health Care just had their special day this past Saturday. Upcoming Back-To-School events I’m aware of are: Sebring Pediatrics, Monday Aug 11 Heartland Pediatrics … Continue reading

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April 25, 2014 Task Force Meeting

  Guest Speaker: Ilean Zamlut, Public Health Manager with MedImmune for the State of Florida and key person for the Flu Mist School Programs along with Christopher ’Eric’ Burton, MedImmune Vaccine Account Manager. Lunch was provided by Raji Sonni, M.D.     Other … Continue reading

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Back to School & Flu

As kids go back to school this month, there is a higher risk of germs spreading among classmates and teachers. With flu season just around the corner, have you taught your kids the right way to be a flu fighter? … Continue reading

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A 13 Minute DVD Increases HPV Vaccination

Can a strategy to increase HPV vaccination rates be as simple as a 13-minute DVD? To increase HPV vaccination rates in their area, researchers from the University of Kentucky PRC developed a video called “1-2-3 Pap,” a 13-minute educational and … Continue reading

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About the Highlands County Immunization Task Force

Please check our blog site for the latest updates and information about immunizations in Highlands County. Let us tell you about the Mission of the Highlands County Immunization Task Force (HCITF):   The HCITF exists to reduce the spread of vaccine preventable disease … Continue reading

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New Flu Vaccine Information Statements

Vaccine Information Statement Update:  Influenza 2013-2014 Updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for influenza vaccines – for both Inactivated Influenza Vaccines (IIV), and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines (LAIV) were posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  These VISs reflect … Continue reading

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Welcome – August is National Immunization Month

Welcome to the Highlands County Immunization Task Force Website. Did you know that August is National Immunization Awareness Month?  Please read the announcement from Florida Immunization Section Administrator, Mr. Charles Alexander. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) August is … Continue reading

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