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Wisconsin Immunization Program Update

Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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New Immunization Program Staff

We would like welcome two new Immunization Program staff.

The first, is our new Northern Regional Immunization Advisor, Christie Oestreich. Christie graduated in 2015 from the University of Missouri with a Master’s in Public Health. Her Bachelor’s  degree was in General Studies with minors in nutrition and health promotion. Christie was working at the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) as a Community Health Specialist and interned there while in school. She can be reached at (715) 365-2709 and her email is

The second new staff person is Whitney Ederer. Whitney is a UW Population Health Service Fellow who will be working with the program/bureau for the next two years. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and her bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies from Winona State University. She can be reached at (608) 266-3128 and her email is

Welcome Christie and Whitney!

Save-the-Date: Adult Immunization Best Practices Webcast

Please mark your calendars for 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on August 23, 2017 for a webcast on adult immunization best practices. The webcast will be hosted by the Wisconsin Immunization Program and the target audience will be health care providers that serve adults. Several local health departments will be presenting on lessons learned from adult immunization activities.

Free "Pink Book" Webinar Series 

Each Wednesday from now through October 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. CST, experts from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host webinars that cover chapters from The 13th Edition Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (commonly known as “The Pink Book”) and answer viewers’ questions. Advanced registration is required. To register for the webinars and to learn more, please visit the CDC website.

HPV Vaccine Reminder/Recall Efforts

Starting next month through October, the Wisconsin Immunization Program will be mailing reminder/recall postcards to all Wisconsin adolescents aged 15 through 18 years in need of a third dose of HPV vaccine. The data used for this effort will come from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR) and the funding for this effort is through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health care providers of adolescents should be prepared for a potential influx of patients requesting HPV vaccination. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please email