Mass immunization campaigns, known as National Immunization Days (NIDs) or supplementary immunization activities (SIAs), are one of the four pillars of eradication. This supplementary immunization is intended to complement – not replace – routine immunization.
The aim of mass campaigns is to interrupt circulation of polio virus by immunizing every child under five years of age with two doses of oral polio vaccine, regardless of previous immunization status.
The idea is to catch children who are either not immunized, or only partially protected, and to boost immunity in those who have been immunized. This way, every child in the most susceptible age group is protected against polio at the same time – instantly depriving the virus of the fertile seedbed on which its survival depends.
Intellectual Concepts Field Support Officers assist countries with organizing immunization efforts across large areas (including hard to reach areas), contributing to the second pillar of polio eradication—supplemental immunization activity. Our FSOs have also improved immunization data collection and are assisting public health districts/areas/countries with attaining and sustaining certification-standard AFP surveillance. Certification is only granted when a country/area demonstrates the absence of polio for three consecutive years.
- Develop and coordinate the infection prevention and control program in multiple facilities.
- Develop and implement infectious disease and occupational health plan, policies, and processes.
- Track, trend and analyze data related to the effectiveness infection control measures.
- Prepare written reports and presentations, and deliver to appropriate audiences as needed.
- Conduct research and develop communications related to effective infectious disease control measures.
- Creating strategies and action plans for the prevention of outbreaks.
- Investigate possible outbreaks and identify the proper resources and actions in response to a communicable disease exposure.
- Develop and maintain a standardized TB Control Program for the organization.
- Create and implement tools to monitor and audit the effectiveness of policies and procedures.
- Directs and assist in preparing reports and statistical data for the infection control analysis of the programs
- Identify and implement the recommendations from Public Health Departments, CDC and ORR
- Coordinate regional meetings, training agenda, and presentations for program staff on occupational health topics.
- Monitor health services provided by other health professionals as they relate to employee care in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures, state licensing and federal guidelines.
- Participate in the development and delivery of on the job training for nurses, and medical staff as needed.
- Provide health management, effective communication, and leadership in the execution and direction of quality services to employees.
- Identify infection control equipment and supplies needed to maintain a safe environment for employees and the community.
- Maintain the vaccination data for all programs and ensure compliance with applicable policies and processes.
- Employee Health Nurse for Corporate Office
- Participate in the development and implementation of the Return to Work Programs
- Supervise and train the employee occupational health medical team.