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News Release
Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets September 1 via Zoom - 08/16/22

August 16, 2022

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, PHD.Communications@state.or.us

Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT) meets September 1 via Zoom

What: Meeting of Oregon’s Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT).

Agenda: Draft agenda items include:

  • Public comment (see process below);
  • Update on school immunizations;
  • Epidemiology update: COVID, hMPXv (human monkeypox virus), Polio, tetanus;
  • ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS) update;
  • Future of COVID update from the COVID Response & Recovery Unit (CRRU);
  • “Let’s Play Catch Up”: what we know and plans for routine and COVID vaccination efforts;
  • Final agenda will be available at meeting or via email request three days prior to the meeting date by contacting info@state.or.us .

When: Thursday, September 1, 12:00-2:00pm.

Where: Virtually via Zoom meeting – Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Be sure to watch for that confirmation – you will need it to join the meeting.

Public comment is welcomed and encouraged. The purpose of public comment is to help inform IPAT members. Anyone interested in submitting public comment is invited to do so. All written comment received by noon on Friday, August 26 will be shared with IPAT voting members and staff prior to the meeting on September 1.

If you prefer to provide your comment during the meeting, please notify Anne Vancuren at imm.info@dhsoha.state.or.us before noon on Friday, August 26th. We have 15 minutes on the agenda for public comment, allowing three minutes each for five people. If we receive more than five requests for live public comment, we will choose the five via lottery. If you are not chosen, you are encouraged to submit your comment in writing by the same deadline on August 26.

Background: The Oregon Immunization Program works to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease in Oregon. Our staff members identify and promote evidence-informed public health best practices to both the public and health care professionals throughout the state. For more information, visit the program’s website: www.healthoregon.org/IMM.

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help. Some examples of the free help OHA can provide are:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats

If you need help or have questions, please contact 711 TTY or imm.info@state.or.us at least 48 hours before the meeting.


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