Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit
The Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit (EV3) project is a program designed to promote vaccine confidence to help guide parent and caregiver vaccine decision-making, improve access to vaccination services for school-aged children, and improve access to immunization education opportunities for healthcare professionals in underserved areas.
Through generous funding support from the Carolina Centers for Medical Excellence (CCME) Foundation, the South Carolina Vaccine Equity Workgroup (VEW) will pursue this multi-pronged approach in Cherokee, Chesterfield, Jasper, and Lancaster counties for the 2022-23 project year. Based on a review of 2021-22 rural county school data published by SC DHEC, these four counties demonstrated the highest needs for education and action to increase vaccination rates among school-aged children.
In 2021, with a small grant from Vaccinate Your Family, the South Carolina Immunization Coalition collaborated with College of Charleston, Clemson University, and SC DHEC to develop a social media campaign toolkit to promote vaccine confidence within the Palmetto State. This toolkit contains with 10 weeks of example messaging, promotional ad graphics, and tips for successful social media campaigns. SCIC project staff and limited funding are available to support your organization's EV3 social media campaign efforts.
All partners that serve South Carolina and EV3's project counties are invited to join our call to action!
SCIC has partnered with leading researchers from University of South Carolina and Duke University to host four in-person workshops during which SC healthcare professionals can learn and practice core skills of motivational interviewing.
This educational activity is free of charge and is intended for immunizers, healthcare, school health, and public health professionals. Continuing Education credits (CEU) will be available at no cost for medical, nursing, and pharmacy professionals.
Lunch will also be provided!
To maximize the learner experience, workshop sizes are limited to 20 participants and no virtual option is available.
Describe basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Demonstrate core skills of MI, including open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, and summarizing (OARS skills)
Identify best practices in implementing MI to promote uptake of recommended immunizations
Define 'stages of change' and explain MI-based strategies appropriate for each stage
Discriminate between change talk and sustain talk
Sayward Harrison, PhD, University of South Carolina
Laura Fish, PhD, Duke University
The VEW will partner with schools, mobile vaccination partners, and community-based organizations to coordinate and support vaccination events for K-12 students.
Have an upcoming event you would like the SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup to support? Let us know!
Feb 28-March 2 – Dorchester District 4 Schools
March 11 – Brookland Foundation Health Fair, West Columbia, SC
March 22-24 – Darlington County Schools
March 27-30 Dorchester District 2 Schools
April 12-13 Laurens County schools
April 27-29 Cherokee County Schools
Feb 6, 2023
Indian Land Middle
Indian Land Intermediate
Andrew Jackson Middle
Feb 7, 2023
A.R. Rucker Middle