Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit
The Every Visit is a Vaccine Visit (EV3) project is a program designed to promote vaccine confidence messaging 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.
SC Adolescent Immunization Task Force
The SC Adolescent Immunization Task Force, formed in 2017 to address disparities in HPV vaccination coverage among South Carolina's preteens and adolescents, meets the second Friday each quarter at 12pm.
This group is chaired by the American Cancer Society and meeting agendas feature education and action components for all participants.
To learn more, send an email to the
SC Adult Immunization Workgroup
The SC Adult Immunization Workgroup focuses on addressing gaps in vaccination rates among adults. This group hosted its kickoff meeting on June 23, chaired by the Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME).
Over the next several months, this group will conduct an environmental scan and host strategic planning sessions to develop key activities to ultimately: increase the percentage of adults who have received the recommended age-appropriate vaccines and improve immunization data reporting practices to the statewide immunization registry, SIMON.
To learn more, send an email to the workgroup chair
SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup
The SC Vaccine Equity Workgroup (VEW) is comprised of partner leaders and professionals from a variety of industries, including SC Office of Rural Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prisma Health, MUSC, Hope Health, SC Cooperative, and SC DHEC VFC (Vaccines for Children) program.
The VEW has three key goals: identify specific pediatric populations with low vaccination rates, investigate and define the contributing factors to low vaccination rates in those areas, and identify tailored strategies to address those factors in targeted areas.
INVEST (INcreasing VaccinE uptake among Southern Teens) is a school-based program to reduce rural-urban disparities in HPV vaccination. This program was developed by researchers at the University of South Carolina and Duke University, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and can be customized to the needs of your school or school district.
Quarterly Coalition Update Meetings
The South Carolina Immunization Coalition, informally established in 2015 as a branch of the South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans, connects and engages a network of over 350 leaders, vaccine champions, and advocates throughout the state and southeast region.
General Coalition Update meetings are currently conducted virtually the third Wednesday each quarter from 12p-1:30p.
Send an email to SCIC's Public Health Liaison to get invite details.
Education and Professional Development: Speakers' Bureau
One of the key arms of SCIC's action plan is education. In partnership with learning collaboratives, academic institutions, and vaccine industry leaders SCIC aims to coordinate, facilitate, and/or host education in-services for healthcare professionals, parents/caregivers, and community health professionals.
SCIC Executive Committee coordinates a Speakers' Bureau featuring respected thought leaders and partners in targeted areas of expertise, such as chronic disease prevention, vaccine communication, immunization data reporting, and school-based interventions.
Members of the Speakers' Bureau are featured as keynote, panel, or session speakers for education or professional development events, based upon the requested topic and speaker expertise. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.