COVID-19 Community Levels Update, March 17, 2023: The CDC has listed all eight Connecticut counties in the Low/Green category as part of its weekly Community Levels update. People who are at a high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Please visit to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at

To take part in a teleconference coming up, complete the registration form for the program you wish to participate. Once registered, you will receive confirmation of your registration and instructions on joining the teleconference. Register early as there are a limited number of phone lines. All Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and medical office staff are invited to participate.


To listen to a recording of a previous teleconference, locate the webinar you want to review and simply click on the link for recording or view slides. Below is a listing of immunization webinars.

CME credits are available through AAP. For a registration form or more information on this program contact AAP at 860-525-9738 or e-mail


2018 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

The New Connecticut Immunization Information System "CT WiZ" What's in it for Me?

Thursday May 10 12:10 – 1:00PM

Coming soon, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Immunization Program will replace the Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS) with a new Immunization Information System (IIS) called "CT WiZ". CT WiZ will offer many new features! Tune into this webinar to learn about how you will order your vaccines, report doses administered and track your inventory all in this one system. Learn about bi-directional electronic data exchange between your electronic health record (EHR) and CT WiZ. Learn how you can assess your coverage rates in CT WiZ.To To register for the webinar, go to


2017 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

Immunization Update 2017 
Wednesday, October 18th  12:10 – 1:00PM
presentation is to update health care personnel on the latest recommendations for immunization from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  The presentation will include resources and job aids to assist providers in their immunization practice. 
The Win/Win/Win campaign was developed by Norwalk Health Department to promote the anti-cancer Human Papillomavirus vaccine to preteens and teenagers in the community.  Any child who visits their doctor’s office to talk about and start or continue the HPV vaccine series can complete a postcard to enter in a drawing for an iPad®.  Two doctor’s offices (small-medium size and large) that enter the most post cards win a free lunch for their staff.  The three wins stand for:  Win iPad®/Win lunch for doctor’s office/Win immunity for child and community.


You Are The Key: Getting into the Routine of Recommending Cancer Prevention in Connecticut 

Thursday, May 18th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe, effective, and have been recommended in the United States since 2006 but coverage remains unacceptably low. Lack of protection provided by vaccination leaves adolescents vulnerable to six types of cancer later in life. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges that clinicians may face in providing effective recommendations for vaccination, and we will provide information and strategies to overcome these barriers. We will also present information about the current status of coverage in Connecticut, and local barriers that have been identified. 


2016 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

Understanding Immunization Matters in Preterm & Early Infancy
Wednesday, June 29th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Immunizations are a crucial part of routine care for infants worldwide. This webinar will go over vaccine preventable diseases in infants, including those infants who are premature.


Immunization Update 2016
Thursday, September 8th - 12:10 to 1:00PM
Join us for this webinar featuring the latest information on vaccines and a forecast of this year's flu season.  Our presenter will review recently updated vaccine schedules and discuss the latest information regarding meningococcal and HPV immunizations.  An overview of updates to CDC’s 2016 Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit will also be provided.


2015 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

2015 Current Vaccine Updates
Tuesday, December 15th 12:10 - 1:00PM
This year’s vaccine update will review current ACIP recommendations for influenza, Tdap, pneumococcal and meningococcal serogroup B vaccines. It will also provide an overview of the flu season to date including the pre-booking of state supplied influenza vaccine, the distribution of flu vaccine thus far, and coverage levels from the 2014-15 influenza season.  In addition, we will give a snapshot of vaccine wastage reported to the state Immunization Program.


HPV Vaccine: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, October, 8th 12:10 – 1:00PM
Vaccines against human papillomavirus have been available for adolescents in the US since 2006 but uptake remains suboptimal. Reasons for this are likely complex and multifactorial. The purpose of this presentation is to review evidence for strategies that work to increase coverage and identify opportunities that can be implemented in Connecticut.


2014 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

HPV Vaccine Reluctance: Talking with Parents
Benjamin Judson, MD,  Scott Schoem, MD & Sydney Spiesel, MD, PhD 
Thursday, May 15th   - 12:10 to 1:00
HPV vaccination rates are well below other vaccines administered during adolescence.  Connecticut’s own rate is at an anemic 43%.  Many times, parents hesitate to approve this vaccination for a variety of reasons.  This webinar will review the CDC recommendations for HPV vaccines.  With up to 80% of oropharyngeal cancers in the U.S. caused by infection with the HPV virus, the program will outline the surprising relationships between low HPV vaccination rates and increases in adult head and neck cancer cases.  Because HPV vaccines bring up difficult issues of sexuality, discussions with parents and teens can be challenging.  This program will offer providers with specific strategies for addressing patient or parent reluctance.


Making the Case for Vaccines: Responding to Common Questions and Concerns
Wednesday, October 8th  12:10 – 1:00PM
Medical providers face many challenges in responding to parents who delay or refuse a wide variety of vaccines.  Join one of the nation’s most respected vaccine experts to learn about effective approaches to patient communication.  Our speaker will address common concerns raised by parents and offer effective methods and strategies for handling resistance and refusals.  This program will provide advice on some of the hot button vaccine issues along with simple solutions for communicating effectively with parents.


Vaccine News and Previews
Wednesday, December 10th  12:10 – 1:00PM
Join us for this webinar featuring the newest information on vaccines and a forecast of this year’s flu season.  Our presenter will review recently updated vaccine schedules including MMWR, Hib and HPV recommendations.  The program will also include information on increased rates of measles outbreaks, pneumococcal vaccine rates and guidelines on HepB for healthcare personnel.  Because proper handling of vaccine supplies can minimize spoilage and waste, the program will offer storage and handling tips.  Recently reported positive outcomes from the Vaccines for Children program will offer participants insights into effective vaccination strategies.


2013 CT Chapter AAP Webinar/Teleconference Series

Immunization Update: What's New In Vaccines
Tuesday, December 3rd




For more information or to contact the Immunization Program, please call:
860-509-7929, during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


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