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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.

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#VaxAnyVisit  #AskAboutVaccines

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!

Additional Resources

Education

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.

 

Course Objectives

  • 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
     

Instructors

  • Sayward Harrison, PhD, University of South Carolina

  • Laura Fish, PhD, Duke University 

Sat, January 21
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Mid-Carolina AHEC
Lancaster, SC

Sat, February 18

9a-12p

McLeod Health Cheraw
Cheraw, SC

Sat, Mar 18

9a-12p

Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library

Allendale, SC

Sat, April 22

9a-12p

Limestone University

Gaffney, SC

Access

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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

Upcoming events:

   Feb 6, 2023
    Indian Land Middle

    Indian Land Intermediate
    Andrew Jackson Middle

    Andrew Jackson High

   Feb 7, 2023

     A.R. Rucker Middle

     South Middle

     Buford Middle

     Buford High

   Feb 8, 2023

     Lancaster High

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