Our Goal… Community Immunity

13th Annual ACIC Immunization Update Conference will be Nov. 1, 2018 – watch here for details . . . Did you know it takes about 2 weeks after getting your flu shot for your body to develop an immune response? Get your shot now! #FightFlu . . .

The Allegheny County Immunization Coalition is Western Pennsylvania’s leading resource for timely, accurate information on vaccines and immunization, and the diseases they prevent.

Everyone Needs Vaccines!

Immunization saves lives. It protects the lives of those you care about as well as future generations to come. Everyone benefits from vaccination:

  • Children of all ages
  • Adults
  • Health care workers

Working for Community Awareness!

Infection Preventionists Nina Tatar (left above) and Alyssa Parr (right),  are not only influenza activists at UPMC but also work hard in the community for vaccination awareness. On July 23, 2017 as part of Allegheny County Immunization Coalition efforts, the two provided the PA Department of Health regulations to parents of young school children at National Council of Jewish Women’s Annual Back 2 School store. Are you passionate about spreading the word? Use our Contact Form to get involved with ACIC at other community outreach opportunities in Allegheny County.

Congratulations to our 2016 Vaccine for Children Immunization Champions!

2016 Vaccine for Children Immunization ChampionsSee a recap of our 2016 11th Annual Immunization Conference – Thank you to all speakers, exhibitors, presenters, and attendees for your dedication and hard work. Because of your efforts, our communities are better protected from vaccine-preventable diseases!

Thanks for attending!

The 2017 12th Annual Immunization Conference was another successful event! We appreciate the time and effort given from all involved (details to come!).

Reasons to Get Vaccinated

  • Vaccine-preventable diseases still exist.
  • Vaccines keep you healthy.
  • Everyone deserves a healthy life and future.
  • Healthy people can get sick too.
  • Vaccines are safe and effective.
  • Vaccine preventable diseases are expensive.
  • When you get sick, others are at risk!
  • Vaccines save lives.
  • Immunizations have the power to protect.
  • Saying no to vaccine is saying yes to disease.
  • Immunizations protect everyone.
  • High vaccinations rates benefit communities.

This site provides:

  • Information you can trust
  • School Immunization Regulations
  • Resources for providers & pharmacists
  • Helpful information for parents
  • Calendar of Coalition events
  • And much more!
Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD
2016 Keynote Speaker Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and faculty member of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

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