The Sioux Falls Area Immunization Coalition is a network of dedicated community partners working together to increase immunization rates and prevent disease through education and outreach. The coalition is comprised of health care and public health professionals, community leaders, parents, businesses and others who are interested in improving vaccination rates in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and the surrounding area. Coalition members are committed to advocating, educating and delivering services to increase immunization rates for all age levels – children, teens and adults – and to serving as an important source of immunization information for health care professionals and their patients.

The coalition focuses on different areas of immunization promotion such as making sure children get vaccinated before they enter school and senior citizens receive influenza vaccines; raising community awareness about the value of vaccines; and other focuses where members’ expertise and experience can impact immunization rates and overall health. Through information distribution, workshops, conferences and other outreach activities, the coalition works to enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services and to facilitate communication about the safety, efficacy and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.

  • Build a membership to include all applicable stakeholders and organizations within our community.

  • Create a community presence through marketing campaigns, events and outreach activities and develop an immunization panel of experts for the community to utilize as a resource.

  • Host an annual immunization conference.n Sioux Falls. 

• The Human Race - September 19, 2020
The Human Race is a community fundraising event for 12 nonprofit organizations in the Sioux Falls Area.  The Human Race will feature a 5K run and a 1 mile fun walk.  The nonprofits invited by Health Connect to participate in the event are:  National Kidney Foundation, Independent Living Choices, Center of Hope, Siouxland Child Protection Council, Minnehaha County Family Violence Council, NAMI South Dakota, Carroll Institute, American Cancer Society, Sioux Falls Immunization Coalition, CAV (Community Action for Veterans) of Sioux Falls, FAST (Falls Area Single Track) and the Faith Temple Food Giveaway program. Each runner or walker will choose one of the nonprofits to benefit from their registration fee.  If social distancing is still necessary in September, the event will be held virtually.  No registration fees will be refunded. Click here to register!

 

Immunizations: Our Voice in a Changing World Virtual Conference  - September 23, 2020
2020 has been a significant year for spotlighting the importance of immunizations, from the South Dakota legislative session to the race for a COVID-19 vaccine. Join other health care professionals as we hear a state epidemiology update and discuss the state’s approach to House Bill 1235, "An act to revise provisions regarding immunizations."
This virtual conference is intended to promote immunizations throughout the state of South Dakota by supporting health care providers through education and community outreach resources. Sessions will address vaccine advocacy, influencing and educating policymakers, the status of a COVID-19 vaccine, and motivational action planning (MAP). Click here to view the agenda. Click here to register.

        
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If you would like to join the Sioux Falls Area Immunization Coalition and partner with us to promote the importance of vaccinations and provide helpful and informative education and outreach resources, please e-mail us at [email protected]

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For more information regarding the coalition, please e-mail us at [email protected]