Friday, October 25, 2019

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Adolescent Vaccination: HPV Clinical Case Study and Meningitis Awareness
Lori Anderson, MD, Consultant, Amistad Community Health Center and
Jamie Schanbaum, Founder
The Jamie Group
About 90 percent of the public think that by the time children are teens, their need for vaccinations are complete. However, they're often wrong. In fact, less than half of teen boys complete the human papillomarvirus (HPV) series, only one third of teens receive the second dose of meningitis vaccine and most teens skill the flu shot altogether. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adolescents catch up on all childhood immunizations and receive additional vaccines for meningitis, HPV, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, and the flu. Attend this session to hear a case study on HPV and the story of Jamie Schanbaum, who was rushed to Seton Hospital in Austin, TX thinking she was having an asthma attack and flu-like symptoms. Two days later, Jamie and her family learned she had contracted a rare disease. Meningococcal septicemia is similar to meningitis. Jamie survived, though sadly she lost her legs and fingers, which had to be amputated as a direct result of her infection.


  • Relate ways to ensure teens complete their human papillomarvirus (HPV) series.
  • Describe meningitis and who is at risk for contacting it.


9:30 AM - 11 AM

Closing Session
National Perspective on Immunizations
Melinda Wharton, MD, MPH
Director, Immunization Services Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at CDC
This session will highlight current issues in immunization from the national perspective, with a focus on vaccination coverage among children, adolescents, and adults.  Measles outbreaks in the U.S. in 2018-2019 have highlighted the need to identify communities with low vaccination coverage among children and to develop strategies to address low coverage.  Additionally, action is needed to address low coverage with influenza vaccine among children and human papillomavirus vaccine among preteens and adolescents.  Strategies to improve vaccine coverage and address parental concerns about vaccination will be discussed.


  • Describe current trends in vaccine coverage in the United States.
  • Identify at least one strategy to improve vaccine coverage that you can implement in your practice or work setting.

Award/Wrap Up
The closing session will wrap up the conference. The Department of State Health Services will present is first-ever "Immy Awards."  There will also be an explanation regarding the new Texas Immunization Stakeholder Working Group (TISWG). Raising vaccine coverage levels will require a comprehensive, coherent, strategic approach. The state immunization system is complex and requires collaboration among many public sector, private sector, and community groups. TISWG was created to increase partnerships among these groups across the state to improve immunization practices for all Texans.


11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

TISWG Annual Meeting
The Texas Immunizers and Stakeholders Working Groups Annual Meeting will be held at the conclusion of the 2019 Texas Immunization Conference hosted by the The Immunization Partnership and Texas Department of State Health Services. The meeting is free-of-charge and will have limited online viewing options. If you plan to register for this event, select the session when you choose your schedule for the conference as a registrant. If you are not attending the conference, please register on the TISWG Meeting Registration Link.