The EXCITE Newsletter: November 11th, 2021

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Happy Veterans Day to all our Veterans!

Two Opportunities for Scholarly Work around EXCITE


1. The National Health Outreach Conference is planned to be in-person in Kansas City, MO, May 4th-6th, 2022, with the theme Today’s Health in a Changing World-Be the Difference. We encourage you to consider submitting a proposal about your project including lessons learned around immunization education! The EXCITE program team will be submitting a proposal around the system-level work and learnings and there is an opportunity for individual projects to submit your stories too.

Don’t hesitate- the proposals are due November 15 but are only 500-word submissions! Link to the proposal submissions guidance.


2. The National Urban Extension Conference will be held in May 2022. The EXCITE program team along with Cornell Extension will be looking at a panel presentation related to specific work in urban arenas with EXCITE. We welcome all teams and can also connect you with others who might want to submit other panels.
If you are interested in participating on either the urban panel or another one, E-mail EXCITE program team member Molly,
The proposals are due November 20th, NUEC 22 – Call for Proposals.

Resources on Vaccine Costs

Several teams mentioned they are fielding questions about the cost of vaccines for COVID-19 and other adult immunizations. COVID-19 vaccines are free to the public (regardless of citizenship status), though people may be asked to provide health insurance information if available. You are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine regardless of insurance status because it has been federally funded. The cost of other vaccines, such as flu, varies by type of health insurance and state.
We have compiled resources from the CDC and other health organizations have several resources that may be helpful:

New Pediatric Resources from the CDC


While EXCITE projects are not intended to focus on kids, discussing kids’ vaccines with families might be a way to get adults vaccinated, too. There are a series of resources on the CDC website for pediatric COVID-19 vaccinesbooster shots, and communication and media toolkits. Alexi Piasecki from the CDC has also provided a PowerPoint created by the CDC communications team on the booster vaccine as well as talking points and FAQs for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Thanks for your continued work on your projects, please let us know if you have any questions or how we can best serve you.




Michelle Rodgers

Associate Dean and Director

University of Delaware

EXCITE Project Director


Kathryn “Katie” Stofer, PhD

Assistant Project Director for Immunization Education, EXCITE

Research Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

University of Florida