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July 23, 2013
AAFP News
AAFP Backs Initiative to Ensure Newborns Receive Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose; Guidebook Offers Best Practices for Hospitals, Birth Centers
AAFP announces its endorsement of the Immunization Action Coalition's new initiative, Give birth to the end of Hep B, in this news article.
December 11, 2012
Boston Globe
Nurses Take Wrong Stance in Opposing Flu Vaccine
The Immunization Action Coalition's Honor Roll is referenced as an organization that supports mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers in this letter to the editor.
October 5, 2012
Nature
US States Make Opting Out of Vaccinations Harder
Diane Peterson, associate director for immunization projects, is quoted in this article about legislative efforts to strengthen exemption requirements.
October 2012
Infectious Disease News
Adult Immunization Rates Significantly Lacking
Deborah Wexler, MD, founder and executive director of the Immunization Action Coalition, is quoted extensively in this article on adult immunization.
September 4, 2012
Twin Cities Pioneer Planet
Keeping Minnesota kids healthy: Lagging immunization rates and a whooping cough epidemic
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, is quoted in this article about the importance of vaccination and the recent outbreaks of pertussis.
August 2012
Real Simple
15 Things You Need to Know About Vaccines
The Immunization Action Coalition is cited as a source for parents to check on school vaccination requirements.
July 29, 2012
Goff Public
Minnesota Public Health Advocates Urge Parents to Get their Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts
The Children's Physician Network, Minnesota Medical Association, Minnesota Head Start Association, Immunization Action Coalition, and the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota are working together to raise awareness as part of August's National Immunization Awareness Month.
July 5, 2012
McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Mandatory Vaccinations vs. Voluntary — Not for Wimps!
The Immunization Action Coalition's Honor Roll for Patient Safety is described in this opinion piece.
May 31, 2012
Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Adults Need Shots, as Well
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, is quoted in this article about adult immunization.
April 20, 2012
CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Awards, 2012
Diane Peterson, associate director for immunization projects, is the Minnesota recipient of CDC's Childhood Immunization Champion Award
March 27, 2012
Kare11.com
Health Risks for Adults Who Aren't Vaccinated
Dr. Wexler, executive director of the Immunization Action Coalition, joined KARE-11 News to talk about the health risks to adults who aren't fully vaccinated.
February 8, 2012
CIDRAP
Federal Advisors Propose Steps to Boost Health Worker Flu Vaccination
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, comments to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) board about IAC's support of mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel are mentioned in the article.
October 20, 2011
Shot of Prevention
Celebrating 20 Years of Saving Lives Through Immunization
Every Child By Two (ECBT) commemorates 20th anniversary at gala celebration; IAC's executive director Deborah Wexler, MD, receives ECBT's Immunization Leadership Award at the event
September 19, 2011
NPR MORNING EDITION
Teens And Tweens Find They Too Need Vaccines To Attend School
Sharon Humiston, MD, Associate Director for Research, talks about the importance of vaccination during the pre-teen and teen years
September 14, 2011
Associated Press
GOP's Bachmann Gets Stung by Comments While Pressing Concerns Over Perry's Vaccine Stance
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, is quoted in AP article, which covers comments made about the HPV vaccine by Rep. Michele Bachmann
September 13, 2011
USA TODAY
No Evidence HPV Vaccines Are Danger
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is cited as the source of information about HPV mandates
September 13, 2011
CNN.com: Anderson Cooper
Rep. Michele Bachmann's HPV Claim
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is cited as the source of information about HPV mandates
September 6, 2011
NWCN.com
More Idaho Parents Refuse to Get Children Vaccinated
Diane Peterson, Associate Director of Immunization Projects, is quoted in an article about the serious consequences of vaccine refusal
August 19, 2011
Safe & Sound Program
Immunizations
In this podcast for the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Dr. Deborah Wexler discusses the importance of vaccinations, lets us know about the proper immunization schedule for children through adults, busts vaccination myths, and tells us the truth about vaccinations and autism
August 2011
Costco Connection
A Shot of Good Health: Adults need vaccinations too
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, is quoted in Costco Connection article about adult vaccination
August 7, 2011
Omaha World Herald
Adults: Got Your Pertussis Vaccine?
IAC is credited as a source of information about pertussis vaccination
August 1, 2011
KARE11 - Video
Physicians Urge Parents to Get Children Vaccinated
Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD, talks to broadcast journalist Diana Pierce about the importance of getting your children and teens vaccinated, before heading back to school in the fall
APRIL 27, 2011
PIONEER PRESS
Vaccines: A Public Health Victory, by Robert M. Jacobson, MD, and Alan Olson, MD
IAC's website is mentioned as a trusted source for information about vaccines
APRIL 26, 2011
ABC NEWS
Fighting Meningitis
Sharon Humiston, MD, Associate Director for Research, is featured on this Good Morning America program about preventing meningitis
JANUARY 11, 2011
WEBMD
Helping a Child Who Is Afraid of Shots
Deborah Wexler, MD, Executive Director, is quoted in WebMD article about childhood vaccination
JANUARY 1, 2011
HMONG PAGES
Hepatitis B: Know Your Status, Know Your Facts
Deborah Wexler, MD, Executive Director, is quoted in Hmong pages article about hepatitis B
NOVEMBER 10, 2010
STANFORD DAILY
Meningitis Case Remains Isolated
Diane Peterson, Associate Director of Immunization Projects, is quoted in an article about a Stanford University student with bacterial meningitis
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
LETTER TO DEAR ABBY
This Year Flu Shots Are Recommended for Everyone
AUGUST 31, 2010
CIDRAP
Latex Labeling Change Causes Minor Delay for Some Flu Vaccine
Diane Peterson, Associate Director of Immunization Projects, is quoted in CIDRAP article about influenza vaccine supply
AUGUST 26, 2010
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Flu Season 2010-11: What to Know to Stay Healthy: To ward off the virus, get a flu shot now. There's no need to miss school or work this flu season
Deborah Wexler, MD, Executive Director, is quoted in U.S. News & World Report article about influenza vaccination
JANUARY 9, 2007
WASHINGTON POST
A Shot of Urgency In Md.'s Vaccine Debate
Deborah Wexler, MD, Executive Director, is quoted in Washington Post article about school immunization requirements for children
AUGUST 2006
MINNESOTA HEALTH CARE NEWS
A Commitment to Providing Immunization Information: Coalition's Efforts to Keep the Health Care Community Up-To-Date
OCTOBER 14, 2004
LETTER TO DEAR ABBY
Flu Shots are Good Protection—And Won't Give You the Flu
SEPTEMBER 22, 2004
LETTER TO DEAR ABBY
Kids Getting Flu Vaccine May Require Two Shots are Good Protection— And Won't Give You the Flu
SPRING 2003
SABIN VACCINE INSTITUTE
Sabin Vaccine Institute Salutes Deborah Wexler, MD: Immunization Action Coalition Founder Turns Community Outreach into National Forum
MAY 5, 2000
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS
Immunization Coalition Gets Shot in Arm
MAY 15, 1997
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS
A Shot in the Arm: Immunization Action Coalition Wins Prestigious Award
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