October 13, 2020




IAC Webinar to Highlight Best Practices and Resources for Developing Mass Immunization Clinics

Planning to conduct mass vaccination clinics for influenza and/or COVID-19 vaccines? Not sure where to start? On October 15 from 1–2:30 pm ET, join IAC and a panel of experienced providers as they describe their successes and challenges in conducting mass vaccination clinics. The panelists will highlight best practices and offer practical information for conducting successful clinics.

The archived meeting video and presentation slides will be posted to the Mass Vaccination Resources website.

New COVID-19 Session Added to NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course

The NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course (CVC) will be held as a virtual event on November 15-17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration is available online.

New session added on COVID-19 – Managing the Impact of a Pandemic

COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Implementation – Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH
Once licensed, deployment of any COVID-19 vaccine will need to be thoughtfully implemented to address priority groups. This presentation will describe the epidemiology of COVID-19, efforts to develop a vaccine at “warp speed” to combat this public health threat, and current thinking on how to rapidly deploy COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Considerations – Paul A. Offit, MD
Vaccine safety is always a key part of the vaccine development process, even when rapidly developing vaccines. This presentation will apply vaccinology concepts to COVID-19, including the critical need to monitor safety and effectiveness before and after vaccine deployment.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Vaccine Administration – Jefferey A. Goad, PharmD, MPH
Protection from vaccine-preventable diseases relies on community immunity, but there is evidence that fewer routine immunizations have been administered during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will review the latest guidance on safely maintaining vaccination coverage during the pandemic.

CDC/Influenza Division Weekly Surveillance Reports for Influenza COVID-19

CDC’s Weekly Surveillance Reports for Influenza and COVID-19 for Week 40, ending October 3, 2020, are available online on the FluView and COVIDView websites. (Note: Summit partners also can access the key technical influenza points by visiting FluPort, the Influenza Division’s Sharepoint portal.)

More News from CDC


  • CDC has partnered with the American Medical Association and the AdCouncil to launch a campaign encouraging flu vaccination, particularly among African American and Hispanic audiences: The campaign launched on October 6, 2020.
  • In a CDC podcast posted on October 6, 2020, Lisa A. Grohskopf, MD, MPH, highlighted the importance for all children – including those with special health care needs – to receive a flu vaccine..

Celebrating Dr. Hilleman’s Legacy: Integrity Matters

The Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cordially invites you to a virtual event to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maurice Hilleman. The celebration, Integrity Matters, will take place on October 16, 2020 from 3:00–4:30 pm ET.

The program will feature: remarks from Dr. Hilleman’s family and the director of HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children; presentation of awards to three 2020 Maurice R. Hilleman essay contest winners, including a reading of each winning essay; and a discussion of “Integrity in the Time of COVID-19 Vaccine Development,” by Dr. Paul Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center. Registration information is available online.

CDC “Wear a Mask…” tools available in Multiple Languages

CDC’s “Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Get a Flu Vaccine” flyers are now available in 15 languages in addition to English. These posters are available on the Tools for Essential Workers website.

Free Webinar Series from Canada

Immunize Canada and CANVax invite you to join their free joint webinar series, “’Tis the Season”: Discussing Immunization Care during the Pandemic and Beyond.” The session will be held on October 27 from 1–2 pm ET.

Summit Website Offers Useful Resources on Adult and Influenza Vaccination

Remember to visit the Summit website for the latest on adult and influenza immunization resources. You can also find archival copies of The Summit Buzz and Summit Call Summaries on the site.


Summit calls are held weekly on Thursdays at 3 pm ET throughout the influenza season, unless cancelled. Zoom information generally is sent to partners the morning of the call. Please email L.J Tan or Joanna Hill if you have any updates on activities to provide to the Summit.

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