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Local Approaches to Implementation. Toni Wafeeg, RN BSN Chief Nurse Immunization Program. Mission. The Houston Department of Health and Human Services seeks to decrease seasonal influenza prevalence by increasing influenza uptake, and educating on disease transmission.

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Local approaches to implementation

Local Approaches to Implementation

Toni Wafeeg, RN BSN

Chief Nurse

Immunization Program


Mission

Mission

The Houston Department of Health

and Human Services seeks to

decrease seasonal influenza

prevalence by increasing influenza

uptake, and educating on disease

transmission


Hdhhs seasonal influenza goals

HDHHS Seasonal Influenza Goals

  • Increase community’s capacity to decrease seasonal influenza disease prevalence

  • Provide safety net service delivery at area clinics

  • Partner with local and national organizations

  • Educate at every opportunity


Seniors high risk

Seniors/High Risk

  • Health Fairs

  • Congregate Meal Sites

  • Working with Area Agency on Aging

  • Vote and Vaccinate

  • Partnerships with Community Organizations

    • NACCHO WIC Initiative

  • Assessing Nursing Homes

    • Knock-out the Flu campaign


Child adolescent population

Child/Adolescent Population

  • Partnering with school district

    • Explored service delivery in schools

    • Targeting elementary ages

    • Largest school district

    • Weekly reader project

  • Daycare Provider In-services

  • Provider in-services


Barriers things to consider

Barriers/Things to Consider

  • Timing of Vaccine Shipments

  • Dispelling current myths

  • Private Provider Infrastructure

  • Navigating ISD system

  • Provider Reimbursement Rates


What works

What Works

  • Collaboration between public and private entities

  • Registry Inclusion

  • Reminder/Recall Systems

  • Captive Audience (WIC/Grocery Stores)

  • Message Boards

  • Media Messaging


Contact information

Contact Information

Toni Wafeeg, RN

Chief Nurse

Houston Department of Health and Human Services

713-798-0812

[email protected]


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