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August 28, 2016

Education and Training

Immunization recommendations are constantly changing. New vaccines are developed, vaccine recommendations are revised, vaccine shortages occur, and new immunization tools are created to improve provider practices. The Idaho Immunization Program offers education and training opportunities to help healthcare providers stay up-to-date on this important information.


Beginning August 21, 2016, vaccine wastage and returns will be processed through IRIS. In order to transition to this functionality, the Idaho Immunization Program (IIP) will be holding 24 on-site trainings, in 13 different locations around Idaho. Each training will last approximately 2 hours. Primary and Back-up Vaccine Coordinators are encouraged to attend to ensure a smooth transition, proper wastage and return processing and accurate vaccine management.

The IIP will be offering a reimbursement of $45 per organization (per VFC pin number), for each organization that sends at least one attendee. Each organization will need to fill out a W9 form and submit it to the IIP to be eligible for the reimbursement. Forms can be submitted by email at or by fax at 208-334-4914. 

Registration for these events is required and closes on July 6, 2016 at 5pm.
Dates, times and the link to register can be found HERE

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

(a.k.a. The Pink Book) Course & Idaho Immunization Summit

November 2-4, 2016

A two-day Immunization Course and a half-day Immunization Summit presented by the CDC, the Idaho Immunization Program and the Idaho Immunization Coalition.

Register Here



Onsite Training Opportunities

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Provider Trainings and Resources

  School Immunization Requirements (8/19/15) - Learn about Idaho's school immunization requirements and utilizing IRIS. (Slides.pdf)

  School Immunization Report (10/8/15) - Learn how to complete your school immunization report. (Slides.pdf)

   2015 Influenza Updates Webinar (11/18/15) - Dr. William Atkinson, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Immunization Education Immunization Action Coalition, discusses influenza updates for the 2015 season. 

2016 Childcare Immunization Requirements (1/20/16) - Learn about Idaho's childcare immunization requirements and utilizing IRIS.

 2016 School Immunization Training (5/09/16) - Learn about herd immunity, vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine hesitancy, and more!

Idaho Immunization Program Presents Dr. Paul Offit (5/03/16) - Hear Dr. Paul Offit answer questions about talking to parents about vaccines.

DTap, Tdap, and Td Vaccines: Frequest Clinical Questions and Issues (7/19/16) - Hear JoEllen Wolicki discuss DTap, Tdap, and Td issues.


  2015 Booster Shots Presentation (Recommended for medical providers)

 2016 Shot Smarts Presentation (Recommended for medical providers)

 Reminder Recall (3/2/16) - Learn how the Reminder Recall feature can help run labels or letters for patients that are due or past due for immunizations.

 Manage Immunizations (3/2/16) - Learn how to view and manage immunizations for patients.

 Creating Lists (3/2/16) - Learn how to create a list, organize records using lists, and run reports.

  Electronic Data Exchange with IRIS and Meaningful Use (4/04/16) - Learn what is Data Exchange, how to start the process, and how it works with Meaningful Use. 

IRIS Legal Notice (3/02/16) - Learn how to create legal notices.

IRIS Password Reset (3/16/16) - Learn how to use the new IRIS Password Reset button.