Committee on Immunizations

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Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

The ICAAP Committee on Immunizations (COI) serves as the advisory board for ICAAP’s broad scope of immunization initiatives. The COI provides oversight of childhood and adolescent immunization education for healthcare providers; education and training on the Illinois immunization registry, I-CARE; provider/public awareness of immunization information; publications; advocacy; vaccine financing/reimbursement; and the development of a statewide network of immunization champions.  Subgroups of the COI work on topic-specific issues, as necessary.

Past activities include development of four separate immunization education curricula for healthcare providers: Reaching Our Goals: Immunization Provider Education,  Adolescent Immunization Education, Immunization Education for Medical Assistants, and Pregnancy & Immunizations. Education and training programs related to the statewide immunization registry, I-CARE.  The development of an adolescent immunization sub-committee committed to immunization education and outreach to non-traditional vaccine providers including OB-GYNs.

Committee Meetings and Contacts

COI Meetings: The COI meets periodically throughout the year via teleconference and in-person meetings.

COI Chairperson: Dennis Vickers, MD, MPH, FAAP

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If you are interested in attending the next COI meeting or have any other questions please contact:

Sandra Han, MA
Director, Immunizations and Related Programs
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext 221
Fax: 312/733-1791
shan@illinoisaap.com

Nirja Shah, MPH, CHES
Manager, Immunization Initiatives
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 216
Fax: 312/733-1791
nshah@illinoisaap.com

John Welliver
Manager, Immunization Initiatives
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 209
Fax: 312/733-1791
jwelliver@illinoisaap.com

Anne Wong
Project Coordinator, Immunization Programs
1400 W. Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026, ext 206
Fax: 312/733-1791
awong@illinoisaap.com