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DOH-Pinellas: Shots Across The Bay Immunization Workshop

By Maggie Hall, PIO - Contact Number: 727-824-6908

June 22, 2016

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Partners Immunizing Towards Community Health

PITCH (Partners Immunizing Towards Community Health) will host “Shots Across The Bay” Immunization Champion Train the Trainer Workshop, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Arts Building, 3030 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa. Participants take the tools they learn back to their respective practice and become advocates for their fellow staff and clients. This interactive training is updated to reflect changing needs in immunization education.

The workshop is offered at no charge and participants completing the program will earn 4 continuing education credits (CEUs). The workshop is open to anyone who works with immunizations, including RNs, LPNs, CNAs, MAs, office managers and physicians. Topics for the workshop include:

  • Vaccine Safety and Handling
  • Florida Shots
  • Florida School Immunization
  • Vaccine Hesitancy and Talking to Parents
  • Interactive Exercises

An optional vaccine administration module is scheduled from 5-5:30 p.m. Partners for the workshop also include The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, Florida ShotsTM and BayCare Medical Group. For more information, call PITCH at 727-820-4105 or email pitchnews@outlook.com. To register online, go to: http://goo.gl/9GeP3s


About PITCH:

PITCH (Partners Immunizing Towards Community Health) is a collaborative partnership dedicated to protecting the health of the community by raising immunization rates. Established in 2013, PITCH has expanded to a coalition supported by three lead partners; The Department of Health in Pinellas County, The Florida Chapter of the AAP, and Suwanee River AHEC. Currently there are nine participating counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Sumter and more than 40 community partners with a vested interest in education, clinical outreach, and policy change to reach our shared goal of protecting children, teens, and adults from vaccine preventable diseases.

For more information about the programs and services offered by DOH-Pinellas, go to http://www.pinellashealth.com/ or call 727-624-6900.




About the Florida Department of Health

The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.

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