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2  Prevents 14 million cases of disease in the US each year  Objectives reflect a mobile world society  People continue to contract diseases that are vaccine preventable

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4  Types of flu vaccines 3  Importance for pregnant women and babies 4  Safety of the flu vaccine 4  Who can receive the vaccine 4 get-both-the-seasonal-flu-and-the-h1n1-flu-vaccine/

5 During the early flu season:  47.3% of pregnant women were vaccinated 5  Safety concerns were the main barrier 5  Remaining below the 80% target 5  Text4baby program 6

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7 During the flu season:  53.3% of pregnant women were vaccinated 7  Text4baby and Washington DOH partnership 8,9  Washington DOH letter to physicians (M. Hayes, personal communication, January 31, 2011).  Vaccine shortage and suspension of mercury limits 10

8  Current availability of vaccine 11  Whatcom County H.D. community flu shot clinic 39  Text4baby on WTA buses 8

9  Pregnancy increases risk for flu complications 4  Increased hospitalizations for infants 12  Health care providers recommending vaccination 5  Increased accurate knowledge 5, (G. Stream & associates, personal communication, December 5, 2011). › Faces of Influenza grassroots campaign 13

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11  “Whooping cough” 14  Most commonly affects infants, young children 14  Many infants infected by family members 15  Best prevention is vaccination 14,15,16 › DTaP vs. Tdap  vp5InE 23 vp5InE

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13  Incidence of infant pertussis 29  Recent outbreak activity 26  Primary goal of outbreak control 26  National campaigns 29 s/50717/

14  Pertussis epidemic in April  Highest rate in children under age 1 17  Improvements after 2012 › Continued push for vaccinations 19 › WA DOH translated materials on website 19

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16  Skagit and Whatcom counties 17  Pertussis vaccine opt-out rate 21  Budget cuts 22  GIFT Tdap vaccine program 20 vaccine-declared-safe-for-adults-over-65/

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19  Infant hospitalization 27  Acceleration of administration of DTaP 28  Offering Tdap for caregivers at 2 week check up 30

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21  What is tuberculosis?  Spread through the air  Latent vs. active

22 During 2011:  3.4 cases of TB per 100,000 people  Decline compared to 2010  Foreign born vs. U.S. born citizens

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24 During 2011:  3.0 cases per 100,000 people  Foreign born citizens  Multi-drug resistant  Age as a factor

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26  Ann Rushing  3.0 active cases per 100,000 people in 2012  90% latent, 10% active  Current issue: multi drug resistance  Highest priority: active TB cases

27  Screening of immigrants seeking US citizenship 35  Workplace safety and awareness 36,37  Treatment methods 34  Western Washington University policy 34

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