Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio (IANO)
Immunization Awareness Week for the Ohio Statehouse
April 24th thru 30th, 2022
Partners in the Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio are invited to take part in activities to boost awareness of the importance of childhood vaccines, as we acknowledge National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), April 24th – 30th. Incorporating themes and materials already created for that recognition, IANO and its long-time partners, the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and Ohio Champions for Vaccines will localize vaccine related themes and host a week-long Ohio Immunization Awareness Week with a variety of quick and easy engagement opportunities for IANO members. This campaign will be targeted to members of the Ohio General Assembly, and serves as the 2022 edition of our Statehouse Immunization Advocacy effort.
IANO will email to partners a virtual communications toolkit with instructions and content ready for you to share with lawmakers, including social media posts, letter-to-the-editor templates, resources to contact your legislators in district, etc. Our goal is to send a significant and noticeable amount of childhood vaccine information to lawmakers, to remind them of the importance of immunization for young children. This is especially critical now, as lawmakers have been considering policies around vaccine mandates for adults, and have been including childhood vaccines in these proposals, which would dramatically weaken our childhood vaccination system.
Knowing that our partners still struggle with heavy workloads and staffing shortages from the pandemic, the virtual toolkit will allow partners the opportunity to engage at a level that works best for them.
Keep your eyes open for the toolkit to arrive in the next couple of weeks and we will be in touch soon. Please contact us with any questions in the meantime. Thank you!