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APIC Recognizes International Infection Prevention Week

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) urges health care professionals to take action to promote vaccinations during International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), Oct. 13–19.

To celebrate this year’s theme of “Vaccines are Everybody’s Business,” APIC expanded the resources for both patients and health care professionals on the Infection Prevention and You website. Essential hospital leaders are encouraged to download and share the free infographics, including a new infographic about the important role herd immunity plays to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases. Additionally, APIC has developed prewritten social media posts.

APIC will host a Twitter chat Oct. 15 at noon ET to discuss the important role patients, friends, and family play in protecting public health through vaccination. To participate, follow #IIPWChat.

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Emily Schweich is a senior communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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