Established in May 2007 by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition (CIIC) focuses on protecting infants, children, and adolescents from influenza by communicating with “one strong voice” the need to make influenza immunization a national health priority.
In September 2012, CIIC issued a progress report marking five years since its creation in 2007. While pediatric influenza rates have steadily increased during the past few years, extending protection annually to nearly half of the nation's children, there is still much work to be done. “Improving Childhood Influenza Immunization: A Five Year Progress Report,” highlights the positive advances in pediatric influenza immunization and outlines future challenges for the immunization community to address.
Following CIIC's first meeting in 2007, “Improving Childhood Influenza Immunization Rates To Protect Our Nation’s Children ” was released as a comprehensive report highlighting the need to improve immunization rates among children of all ages and outlines strategies for healthcare professionals and parents to take to increase immunization rates.