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Immunization Action Coalition

What Others Say about IAC

Unsolicited comments from the immunization community

Educational Materials

What others say about IAC's Educational Materials
"I would like to request the PowerPoint slides for Quick Answers to Tough Questions Vaccine: Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals. I plan to be speaking about this topic this Friday and found your information to be very helpful. Thank you."
M.S., RN, immunization coordinator, Crook County Health Department, Prineville, OR, January 14, 2014
"Your recently updated PowerPoint presentation on immunization errors was most informative and practical."
J.I., PharmD, Drug Information Service, EG-03, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, January 2, 2014
"Hey all you wonderful folks at the IAC, thanks a million for all you do."
M.S., MPH, manager, Idaho Immunization Program, December 24, 2013
"Thank you. I think your material will be a valuable resource to our readership, their facilities, and their patients!"
J.C., MS, risk management consultant, Wolters Kluwer, December 11, 2013
"Our staff really likes the card format [pocket guides for influenza and pneumococcal] for patient education."
S.J., MPH, RN, BSN, Anchorage itinerant nurse manager, Southwest Region, Anchorage, AK, December 6, 2013
Thanks a bunch. I teach a course called Infectious Disease Epidemiology for which 20 students are taking for credit, but we tend to have 2 or 3 visitors sit in each week.... The class is all graduate students including, MPH, DrPH, PhD, and MD degree students. Most plan to work as Public Health professionals and need to know about the effectiveness of vaccine programs. I very much appreciate you sharing your slides with me."
W.S., PhD, CIH, professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, November 12, 2013
"Thank you so much! What a great PowerPoint [about vaccination errors]....Thanks again!"
B.M., LPN, clinical manager, Acorn Pediatrics, Bozeman, MT, November 5, 2013
"Thank you so much for all you do to help make our job easier. We use the screening questionnaires for both children and adults..."
L.S., RN, BSN, Ottawa County Health Department, Holland, MI, October 25, 2013
"I love IAC since I was introduced to it. I love the Batman and Robin jokes. I love the easy and up to date tables on immunizations as well as any new immunizations in the pipelines."
K.F., MD, Chicago, IL, September 5, 2013
"Thanks for all the resources that you provide. We use quite a few of these... I had already printed your updated pieces, and appreciate your algorithm and egg allergy handouts in the past... these are VERY helpful in our clinics.... Once again, thank you for ALL the resources you provide for us to use."
J.M., BSN, RN, public health nurse, Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, September 4, 2013
"[IAC has] good resources for keeping up to date on immunization and best practices."
R.W., RN, Clinton County Health Department, Plattsburg, MO, September 3, 2013
"I would like to extend my appreciation to Dr. Wexler for the creation of the Immunization Action Coalition, and her support in providing all the practical needs associated with immunizations. As an Infection Preventionist and Employee Health RN, I rely on the immunization sites for accurate and current information. I encourage and share the site with health care workers, and new Infection Preventionists, as well as the public. Thank you, Dr. Wexler, and thank you to your entire team for your dedication."
B.F., RN, CIC, CPHQ, director, Infection Prevention & Employee Wellness, Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House, NJ, August 29, 2013
"We see a very diverse population and you have the most up to date translations on vaccines which we frequently need."
K.M., ADN, RN, New Britain, CT, August 21, 2013
"I think you make great forms and I love using them... I appreciate the tips. I am already a very frequent visitor of your site."
K.A., director of nursing and vice president, TotalWellness, Omaha, NE, August 19, 2013
"I am a clinical educator for a small rural hospital and found this PowerPoint presentation [To Err Is Human]. It would be so helpful in our rural clinics to help educate medical assistants...Thank you so much for your help. This is a wonderful PowerPoint that will be of great use! Have a wonderful day."
A.H., RN, BSN, clinical educator, Copper Queen Community Hospital, Bisbee, AZ, August 5, 2013
"I just want say thank you very much for the great works being done at IAC... Our clients consist of Asians and East and West Africans refugees. Our health advocates reflect the communities we served. Our partners included community health clinics, public health agencies, and other community organizations working together to provide education, assisting access to immunizations. Also we are focusing on educating certain community to break down barriers to immunizations... I had found IAC to be the best resource with the best materials, and the selection of languages. My goal is to use the same materials for the consistency and accuracy of messages being delivered. We had tried using your printed materials for outreach and had received positive feedbacks from participants on quality of content translations. I especially appreciated the power point presentations....."
M.T., project manager, CAPI, Minneapolis, MN, August 5, 2013
"Thank you so much! It [Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals] really is a well thought-out presentation."
W.S., BSN, RN, clinical quality consultant, Michigan Primary Care Association, July 16, 2013
"This [Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] will be for about 30-80 RNs working on Labor & Delivery and High Risk Antepartum. I want them to be aware of the new recommendations for Tdap set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... Thank you so much! And I will reference the Immunization Action Coalition for my images."
C.B., RN, MSN, patient care services nurse educator, Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women's Hospital, MI, June 20, 2013
"I would like to request the 3 IAC presentations in Power Point format! They are great resources and reminders for my staff."
L.S., RN, BSN, director of nursing, Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department, Marion, IL, June 11, 2013
"Thank you so much for the good work you do to support us!"
D.A., BSN, RN, director of nursing, Purchase District Health Department, Paducah, KY, June 11, 2013
"Thirty-five years ago I was a PHN and had the pleasure of working with Dr. Deborah Wexler. Has been fun for me to watch how her endeavor with immunization has eveolved. The IAC is a wonderful service for families and clinicians. Thanks to you all."
A.H., RN, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, June 5, 2013
"Thanks for your help. You provide a wonderful resource that I'm referring to often!"
E.L., DO, NRAD Medical Associates, NY, April 27, 2013
"IAC was kind enough to allow me to present Dr. Wexler's presentation, To Err is Human; Not to Err is Better as a workshop at the 20th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference on Thursday, 4/18. The response was excellent – we had more attendees than the original room would hold so had to be moved to a larger room –  approximately 65-70 attended. I will hopefully have the evaluation results within the next 3-4 weeks and send them on at that time. Thank you again for allowing us to include Dr. Wexler's presentation in the conference."
A.D., MS, RN, special projects liaison, Arizona Immunization Program Office, Phoenix, AZ, April 19, 2013
"I am a regular reader and admirer of IAC."
Dr. S.G., Solapur, India, April 11, 2013
"Love your slide shows!"
L.S.C., MD, MPH, health officer, Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, March 4, 2013
"OH MY GOD, this website helps me a lot. I read in Burmese language what is those vaccine really mean with all detail. Now I understand more about it. Thank a lot to help our community with translate with different languages. It really helpful for everyone, who not born in U.S. God Bless you guys, to support us."
A.M., MA, Hope Clinic, February 12, 2103
"As an occupational health nurse working collaboratively with the infection preventionist, the IAC is very informative and keeps me updated with the most recent information."
T.P., BSN, RN, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL, January 16, 2013
"I would like to request a slide set copy of Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals. I find the information in it clear and concise and I will use some portions to teach our pediatric residents."
J.R.O., MD, MS/HSA, FAAP, medical director, Pediatric Care Center/After Hours Program, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, January 9, 2013
Thank you for all the work and assistance you provide to us and our immunization partners. It is very much appreciated!"
K.S., RN, BA, coordinator, Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, OK, December 17, 2012
"Immunize.org Staff, I have admired and supported your work for years..."
C.C., RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, director, infection prevention and control, Main Line Health System, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, November 8, 2012
"Thank you for all the good works."
B.G., MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, CA, October 25, 2012
"I use [your handouts] all the time for patient and staff education."
K.C.J., RN, Saint Vincent Health Center/Elk Valley Medical, Girard, PA, October 18, 2012
"...I also want to thank you for the amazing website that you have developed. It's incredibly informative and I use it every day. Your handouts are amazing...."
M.H., MD, pediatrician, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, Racine, WI, October 17, 2012
Thank you! This [To Err is Human slide set] is an invaluable tool."
M.P., RN, immunization program manager, Greene County Combined Health District, OH, September 26, 2012
"The CHP staff plan to use the Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases as a resource when discussing or presenting information on vaccine-preventable diseases. The slide of the spread of sputum during a cough is a very useful tool when discussing cough etiquette. In addition and fortunately, most parents do not know what whooping cough looks like so any time we can use a visual to demonstrate the obvious benefit of a vaccine, it helps everyone understand the necessity of a vaccination. Thank you for providing the resource."
D.V.P., RN, BSN, Community Health Services Director, Community Health Partners of Sioux County, Orange City, IA, September 4, 2012
"Thank you for making these power points available. Please send power points of the Photo Collection of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, To Err is Human, Not to Err is Better, and Quick Answers to Tough Questions. These are so clear and will help as we educate on needs for immunizations."
A.G.T., BSN, RN, MMI Coordinator, September 4, 2012
"Greetings IAC--Thank you for the wonderful and extremely helpful publications you have available online. I frequently utilize them..."
A.H., RN, PHN, Immunization Program Coordinator, Mason County Health Department, Havana, IL, August 30, 2012
"Please let me know when your influenza documents are updated for this year's flu season as your information is a wonderful resource!"
K.K., RN, BSN, Employee Occupational Health & Wellness, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, July 31, 2012
"We have previously ordered some pneumonia pocket guides from your web site. They were free of charge and our providers ordered a very minimal amount not knowing if they would be used in clinic very often. Needless to say, they are being used and they love them! How can I go about getting additional ones ordered for us?"
B.B., administrative specialist, UVA Medical Center, VA, July 30, 2012
"How to Administer Intramuscular (IM) Vaccine Injections and Subcutaneous (SC) Vaccine Injections is very well done and would provide nurses with a helpful review of acceptable vaccine sites."
B.L., DNP, FNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, July 4, 2012
"Thank you all for always being there for us vaccinators and educators!! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!! You are all the BOMB!! (Thought that was an appropriate analogy for the 4th of July) BIG RESPECT!!"
R.A., Education Division, MILVAX, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA, July 3, 2012
"We really like your handout entitled Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself. We'd like to include this document in a packet of resources that we send to school nurses with their immunization survey each year..."
K.S. , Massachusetts Department of Public Health, June 25, 2012
"Your new staff education piece titled Current Dates of VISs is the best thing since sliced bread (it doesn't take much to make me happy!) Thanks."
S.W., RN, BSN, MA, public health nurse, Pomperaug Health District, Southbury, CT, June 25, 2012
"I love this tool [Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?] and often use it for educating adults."
N.S., RN, public health nurse, Allegheny County Health Department, PA, April 27, 2012
"Thank you for your great resources."
N.H., manager of programs, National Education Health Information Network, Washington DC, April 24, 2012
"We are all immunizing pharmacists here and I believe your publications are very informational and will help to keep our staff informed on all of the issues."
M.C., PharmD, Walgreens, Lincoln, NE, April 21, 2012
"The resources you have online are really wonderful."
C.B., director, Primary Care & Physician Network Services, Community Care, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, April 16, 2012
"I want to thank you so much for IAC. As someone said today, IAC is like the bible of immunizations. I know I used all your resources on a daily basis, and used IAC as my #1 resource to all my colleagues, when I was working as immunization coordinator for Kipsap County in Washington State."
J.K., April 4, 2102
"The information that you provide is timely (including PowerPoint) and very beneficial for clinicians. Thank you very much!"
R.C., PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, March 13, 2012
"You have excellent information sheets to hand out to patients on hepatitis, etc."
S.P., RN, urgent care supervisor, Poudre Valley Health System-Greeley Medical Clinic, Greeley, CO, February 28, 2012
"This is such a great handout for patients/laypersons [Vaccinations for Adults]."
A.S., RN, UCSD Student Health Service, La Jolla, CA, February 7, 2012
"This is WONDERFUL! [Quick Answers to Tough Questions presentation] Thank you!"
S.C.S., MSM, CHES, executive director, Indiana Immunization Coalition, Indianapolis, IN, February 2, 2012
"I want to thank you and the rest of the IAC staff for your publication Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself. I can't even count the number of times we have used that publication here. Just over this last week we have used it a lot. It has been very helpful!"
E.D., Program Manager, West Virginia Immunization Network, Center for Rural Health Development, Hurricane, WV, January 26, 2012
"These handouts are great teaching tools! [writing about After the Shots...]
J.N., RN, Kentucky Department for Public Health, January 26, 2012
"Thank you for the excellent resources to make our life easier and our patient care safer!"
T.N., U.S. Army, January 25, 2012
"I have a supply of adult immunization records that have your origination name on them, but I am having a difficult time finding out how to order more of them. My adult clients really like them because they are small and fit in a wallet. Could you direct me to where I can get more?"
B.F., RN, BSN, Yamhill County Public Health, McMinnville, OR, December 30, 2011
"Thanks for all the great work you do."
C.R., RN, MS, Public Health Supervisor, Madison & Dane County, WI, December 29, 2011
"As Immunization Consultant for Yakima County I need up-to-date information on immunizations. The patient and staff handouts are very helpful."
C.D., BSN, Yakima Health District, Union Gap, WA, December 28, 2011
"Your resources offered are of immeasurable importance to us. We refer to your resources often. Thanks for all you do at IAC to support nurses out here in the field!"
K.K., RN, nurse administrator, Clark County Health Department, Winchester, KY, December 20, 2011
"I am using these materials to teach medical assistants how to administer injections and to educate them on vaccinations. Your handouts are clear and easy to understand--perfect for this purpose!"
H.M., RN, RMA, LXMO, AHI, medical assisting extern coordinator, Keiser University, Port St. Lucie, FL, December 13, 2011
"Oh yes! I would love it if you could send the PowerPoint [version of A Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] to me. That would be soooo helpful. Your presentation of information was a real eye-opener to how serious good health practices need to be. THANK YOU for your help! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!"
P.O., November 18, 2011
"I really liked your handout for patients called Keep your kids safe--get them vaccinated every fall or winter!"
K.V., Lead RN, Family Health Centers, Brewster, WA, November 3, 2011
"I have just started working in a student health center that also functions as a travel clinic and I have been giving a ton of vaccines. Your resources have been very helpful."
A.R., RN, University of Oregon, October 7, 2011
"Thank you for the wonderful vaccination pocket guides that were provided free of charge!"
C.J., RN, Loyola University, MD, October 5, 2011
"That was wonderful [link to Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children]. Thank you so much."
M.H., Blair Medical Associates, PA, October 4, 2011
"Thank you to IAC for all of the terrific work you do and resources you provide."
D.S., Education & Training Manager, Alaska Immunization Program, Anchorage, AK, September 27, 2011
"I appreciate all the work you all do in providing these important resources."
A.M., LVN, AAHA, Metro Health-Immunization Outreach & Education Program, San Antonio, TX, September 27, 2011
"Your resources are used by my students and myself to encourage immunization of adults and children in community health settings."
L.S., RNC, PhD, professor of nursing, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, September 14, 2011
"I absolutely love your resource item #P4072 Influenza Products for the 2010-2011 Season which also shows how to administer. Do you know if this will be updated for the 2011-2012 season to include intradermal flu? [yes] "
J.G., RN, Immunization Program Manager, Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health, Dayton, OH, August 24, 2011
"Thank you for ALL your resources. We use MANY of them. I also refer our local physicians to your website."
J.M., BSN, RN, Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, August 23, 2011
"We greatly value and appreciate your organization and all you do."
P.T., RN, BSN, Community Immunization Services, Riviera Beach, FL, August 2, 2011
"First I would like to commend you for the wonderful work you do and for the phenomenal resources you provide through your website. I use the Ask the Experts section a fair amount to assist in answering questions regarding various immunization scenarios. . ."
K.M.W., BS, RN, MSN, ECH Immunization Program Coordinator, Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus, Rochester, MN, July 18, 2011
"THANKS for all the great work and resources that IAC provides!"
D.S., Coordinator, Vaccinate Alaska Coalition, Anchorage, AK, July 12, 2011
"Info from you guys is always so user friendly."
S.F., MD, Immunization and Epidemiology Consultant, Mississippi State Department of Health, July 11, 2011
"We at the South Dakota Department of Health truly appreciate all the efforts of those who work with and for the Immunization Action Coalition. We use your resources daily."
P.S., South Dakota Department of Health, July 6, 2011
"First off, I would like to congratulate the IAC on the publishing of such a useful handbook [Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide]. It is easy to read, comprehensive, provides links to more specific sources of information, and organizes the necessary steps of coordinating, maintaining, and even funding the adult immunization programs of private physicians, beautifully. I want to thank you again for the enormous amount of work the IAC has invested in educating medical professionals and the public in the importance of immunization."
B.S., BS, intern, Palm Beach Health Department, FL, June 27, 2011
"IAC is a wonderful source of information on rules and regulations, injections, up-to-date information. The list of how valuable your information is to me in my work is indescribable. Thank you IAC."
C.M., LPN, Missouri Highlands Health Care, Ellington, MO, June 24, 2011
"I used the slides [A Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] in a presentation to nurses doing extra education in infection prevention and control. I had some CDC slides and your pictures of vaccine-preventable diseases complemented them very well. Thanks."
J.B., MD, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA, June 13, 2011
"We have an International Travel clinic serving a diverse population. Interpreted materials in African languages are extremely helpful."
M.T.M., Clinic Manager, International Travel Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2011
"We have found your standing orders to be extremely valuable."
N.B., RN, BSN, CCM, UHS Occupational Medicine, NY, May 19, 2011
"I love that IAC has pieces available in so many languages. No one else has done that, and it's a valuable service."
PKIDS, Vancouver, WA, May 12, 2011
"I purchased the CA immunization DVD and use it with my medical students and new staff. A great time saver and very complete!"
R.D., MD, FAAP, Okaloosa, IA, March 17, 2011
"Your Vaccinations for Adults handout is wonderful. We would like to use the layout idea and majority of the content for our clinic handouts and on our website, but adapt it in some places for our (Canadian) use... As I'm looking through your website, I am noticing many other great resources and am thinking there will be other handouts that we will wish to adapt as well..."
S.R., RN, BScN, Vaccine Preventable Diseases program, Grey Bruce Health Unit, Ontario, Canada, March 1, 2011
"I am giving a presentation in June for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians about vaccine refusal and would like to use your slides: Quick Answers to Tough Question. I think they are wonderful and complete."
P.S., MD, AAP Vice-Chair for District VI, Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, February 3, 2011
"Thank you for all you do to provide excellent resources; I use them often..."
P.F., Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health, January 25, 2011
"I cannot thank you enough for this website. I have been able to restructure our entire vaccination process with your help and screening tools. I really found the site to be educational and a wonderful resource, especially working in such a small, rural hospital I needed the insight... Again, our vaccine compliance [for influenza vaccine] went from 62% to 100% with the help of your form and wisdom. Thank you."
C.B., RN, ACS Unit Manager, WMH, Berkeley Springs, WV, January 17, 2011
"The new piece for admission orders for hospitals on the birth dose is a good piece. I feel it emphasizes more communication between hospital, parent, and primary care provider. In my experience, there seems to be a fair amount of breakdown between communication from hospital to pediatrician with the birth dose of hepatitis B. I also like the piece because it emphasizes early on about pvst 9-18 months with parents. Thanks for this piece."
S.J., RN, MN, Olympia, WA, December 21, 2010
"I find your resources very informative and helpful."
T.M., RN, Nursing Program Specialist, Child Care/School Health Coordinator, Lee County Health Department, FL, December 8, 2010
"Thank you for being a superb resource."
P.M., RN, LSW, MBA, CIC, Pharmacology Nurse Coordinator, Anesthesiology Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, December 7, 2010
"Thanks for sending these [influenza pocket guides] out; they will be very helpful to our agency."
P.H., RN, Duplin County Health Department, Kenansville, NC, October 19, 2010
"My physicians and staff love these pocket guides and I want to know if I can order more. Please advise, and thank you!"
K.F., LVN, BSHA, Employee Health Manager, Citrus Valley Health Partners, West Covina, CA, September 24, 2010
"Thank you so much for this valuable free tool [pocket guide]. I find that it is used and enjoyed by both nurses and physicians at our facility."
E.M., RN, MS, Clinical Quality Review Manager, Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD, September 17, 2010
"I wanted to thank you for all the hard work and the great job you do in promoting immunizations and keeping healthcare professionals informed. Your organization is an invaluable resource for me... Thank you again for all your efforts--they are greatly appreciated."
J.M., RN, BSN, Primary Care Partners, Grand Junction, CO, September 2, 2010
"I use your Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization as a reference tool... It is a reference tool that I use almost daily to refer to interval of vaccines. Thank you."
M.D., DO, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Orlando, FL, August 23, 2010
"Thank you. We hadn't seen that particular table [Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children], which makes it quite clear."
K.H., Randolph Elkins Health Department, Elkins, WV, August 20, 2010
"We LOVE the influenza vaccine products sheet that you sent out yesterday in the IAC Express. We especially like the administration info. It is simple and well written."
J.W., RN, BSN, Immunization Nurse Educator, Michigan Department of Community Health, August 17, 2010
"I work in a family practice where we immunize children and adults. Often times I have referred to your publication on who needs what."
P.T.., FNP, Phoenix, AZ, July 11, 2010
"Thanks much for your great help to us concerning vaccine issues past, present, and future!"
J.W., MD, Medical Director of Physician Services, Norton Healthcare, KY, August 3, 2010
"Thanks for the excellent work that IAC does. Your team does a fantastic job of promoting immunization!"
R.F., Michigan Department of Community Health Immunization Program, June 10, 2010
"Will you be offering the pocket guides for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines again this year? They were a big hit with my hospital last year and we are hoping to utilize this educational opportunity again this year. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a wonderful day."
J.M., RN, Infection Control Practitioner, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley, CA, May 26, 2010
"Thank you for all the materials you produce. They make our jobs much easier."
K.D., BSN, RN, Grand Forks Public Health, ND, May 4, 2010
"Thank you so much for making the MMR VIS available in Yiddish. We are one of the communities that has been working closely with the CDC."
B.P., RN, MT, Ezras Choilim Health Center, Monroe, NY, March 23, 2010
"Thank you for the availability of several Indonesian translations of VISs in the latest edition of IAC Express. It means and helps so much for us to disseminate vaccine information to everyone who wishes to look for VISs in Bahasa Indonesian."
J.S., MD, MScPH, PhD, GAVI Indonesian Secretariat, MOH, Jakarta, Indonesia, February 1, 2010
"Thank you for the influenza vaccine products chart."
A.W., MSN, RN, Director, Immunization Education Program, PA Chapter, AAP, Media, PA, January 5, 2010
"We do vaccinations as a public health agency. I have been planning and utilizing mass vaccine clinics for H1N1 vaccine distribution. Up-to-date vaccine information is essential for us and our patient population. Your quantity of translated information is very helpful to us."
James Sosa, MA, public health nurse, Brazos County Helath Dept, Bryan, TX, December 30, 2009
"I just looked at the Quick Answers to Tough Questions PowerPoint presentation. It is VERY good and I thank you for putting it together. I plan to distribute it to our work groups and our e-newsletter recipients (~1,000 public health professionals)..."
P.E., DrPH, MPH, Senior Analyst, Washington, DC, December 9, 2009
"Wonderful, thank you so much [about availability of H1N1 influenza VIS in Karen]. I'll take it to the clinic tomorrow, it should be very popular..."
C.B., Saskatchewan, Canada, November 7, 2009
"This [influenza pocket guide] is an invaluable tool utilized by the professional health staff throughout our county."
V.B., Immunization Specialist, San Joaquin County Public Health, Stockton, CA, October 20, 2009
"Thank you. You do such a fabulous job keeping us up-to-date with the best handouts."
M.P., Coastal Health District Immunization Coordinator, Savannah, GA, October 2, 2009
"Providers and nurses think these [influenza and PPSV pocket guides] are very useful; we have an older version and they requested new ones."
J.N., Medical Clinic Coordinator, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, Cashton, WI, October 2, 2009
"Our facility loved these [influenza and PPSV pocket guides] for our physicians and nursing staff. We have core measures in place to vaccinate appropriate groups and these are great reminders."
T.P., ICP, Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington, TX, September 21, 2009
"I will be giving the [influenza and pneumococcal] guides out to all of my nursing staff. I have done this in the past, the nurses find them convenient to answer patient or family member's questions and to reinforce their knowledge of the vaccine."
R.J., Clinical Services Coordinator, Wingate Health Care, Fishkill, NY, September 11, 2009
"We have the influenza and pneumococcal pocket guides. They are an excellent and handy resource during influenza season. Would you ever consider creating pocket guides for the other vaccines we give? Thank you for everything you produce!"
K.D., BSN, RN, Grand Forks Public Health, Grand Forks, ND, September 4, 2009
"We have found the pocket guides are a great addition to our Core Measure Pneumonia Education for staff. We hold classes, e-learning, and use the pocket guides as the staff's personal reference tool. We screen for influenza as we screen for the pneumonia vaccine. Nursing, pharmacy and physicians use them."
P.E., Clinical Outcomes Coordinator, Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, NC, September 1, 2009
"I am writing to ask of you would send me the flu and pneumococcal vaccination pocket guides. My practitioners love your guides and we are expecting more of the population to be requesting flu vaccination than ever before. I have been using your pocket guides since the 2003-04 flu season and we all appreciate the work you do in producing this easy-to-use guide."
K.S., RN, Director of Nursing, Presbyterian Medical Services, Checkerboard Area Health System, Cuba, NM, September 1, 2009
"Our office frequently consults these [influenza pocket guides] during the day to confirm recommendations when ordering the influenza vaccine. I love it and have handed it out to my staff for the last few years!"
C.M., CMA, Swedish Physician Division Greenlake, Seattle, WA, August 20, 2009
"I visit your website frequently. The information and materials for printing are extremely helpful."
B.H., PharmD, Lacey Drug Company, Acworth, GA, July 31, 2009
"[The influenza pocket guide is] invaluable for training VNA staff and particularly student nurses who work with us at VNA public flu clinics. There is such confusion over the PPSV, the PPSV guides provide excellent clarification for teaching."
A.Z., Monterey, CA, July 9, 2009
"[Pocket Guide] This is one of the most useful tools we have for educating current staff and physicians as well as our new residents. With each orientation each of them is given a guide for their pockets or clip boards. Preceptors review it with orientees and our policy of screening and vaccinating all eligible patients has risen dramatically. I can't tell you how invaluable these guides are for concise, accurate information at a glance. No one will take the time to look all that up or go to another source. Please continue with both of these guides!"
C.B., RN, Clinical Effectiveness Coordinator, Providence Sacred Health Medical Center, Spokane, WA, June 9, 2009
"Thank you so much for sharing this great material! [Declination of Influenza Vaccine Form to be reprinted in a manual for hospitals]"
J.C., MS, May 26, 2009
"A few years we implemented a screen, test, vaccinate program for our (many) International students from countries endemic for hepatitis B. Your publications and printed information were tremendous resources, and made our job of educating staff and patients so much easier. I used the Ask the Experts hepatitis B material not only to find answers to our own questions but also to help spread the word among my college health colleagues. So, thank you again, and keep up the great work!"
B.D., APRN, FNP, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, May 13, 2009
"Your publications are indispensible. We use your copy-ready forms such as the immunization questionnaire--it keeps us up-to-date in an easy-to-understand format."
C.G., LVN, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft Sam, Houston, TX, April 16, 2009
"Your publications keep me up to date in a quick and easy way. I have used your downloadable handouts, etc, for years and find them extremely helpful for parents and staff."
L.E., MS, APN/CPNP, Advocate Hope Chren's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, April 8, 2009
"I am a school nurse who reviews immunization records of all enrolling students. Many times, parents need additional information about immunization recommendations, and I find your materials the most comprehensive and readable."
K.C., San Gabriel, CA, March 30, 2009
"I love your publications as a way to keep myself current on most recent vaccine information and we use your materials to educate our patients on the truth about vaccines. I also greatly appreciate your Spanish materials as I care for many families that speak little English."
L.S., MD, Pediatrician, QuadMed Clinics, West Allis, WI, February 2, 2009
"I work in an alternative school where the majority of the population is of limited means, immigrants, etc. Current information is vital and I have always found your material helpful; especially those items available in Spanish."
H.W., BSN, Kent County Alternative Programs, Dover, DE, January 23, 2009
"'When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations' is wonderful. I use it in training staff all the time. Thank you for all you do."
T.S., Clinical Coordinator, Medical Clinic of North Texas, North Richland Hills, TX, December 4, 2008
"We are very grateful for all the many materials that you provide. Thanks for all your commitment and productivity."
K.E., RN, MSN, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Fort Collins, CO, December 1, 2008
"As a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a pediatric hospitalist, I will use the influenza pocket guides as an effective tool to educate medical students, pediatric and family medicine residents in training as well as nursing staff. Also, because of their size, they can become quite useful at point-of-care. A great pocket guide with practical utility! Thanks."
S.M., MD, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, Portland, OR, November 19, 2008
"I am an immunizing trainer for a chain here in Florida. We started giving flu shots this year and it [influenza pocket guide] has been a big success. I will be handing these out to my immunizers that have already taken the class and those who will be taking upcoming classes."
K.C., immunizing pharmacist, Walgreens, Valrico, FL, November 19, 2008
"I work for a company that does a lot of travel and provide many vaccines to employees. I have found your resources excellent!"
F.R., RN, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Racine, WI, November 12, 2008
"I work for the Immunization Action Plan as an immunization nurse for the Norwalk, CT Department of Health. These resources are important to my job so that I have all the up-to-date information."
E.M., BSN, IAP Nurse, Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk, CT, November 10, 2008
"As a pediatrician in clinic caring for children aged 0-18, and as a medical director tasked to educate students aged 3-18 and their families, your publications are essential to keeping abreast of the latest immunization updates. Very valuable resource for the pediatrician!"
M.J. MD, Honolulu, HI, October 25, 2008
"Your wonderful pocket guide was given to me by one of our pediatricians and now everyone would like one."
H.G., RN, MSN, APRN, CDC, Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail, CO, October 23, 2008
"I find your information VERY helpful and educational. It helps us educate the public."
L.S., Kansas City, MO, September 17, 2008
"Thank you for all of your wonderful materials which I use regularly."
R.C., MPH, Alameda County Immunization Assistance Project, Oakland, CA, September 16, 2008
"Thank you so much, Iowa Nurses Association will share these [influenza pocket guides] at our convention in October. Your help is appreciated. We also have an RN who has contacted us with concerns about the effectiveness of annual flu vaccines and I will refer her to this website, as there is a wealth of information here. Enjoy your summer."
B.L., Nursing Practice Specialist, Iowa Nurses Association, West Des Moines, August 6, 2008
"We include your 'Guidelines for Standing Orders in Labor & Delivery & Nursery Units to Prevent Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Transmission to Newborns' in birthing hospitals notebooks we leave at birthing facilities when conducting site visits and mother-baby chart reviews...You folks have been a tremendous asset for us!"
P.P., Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC, July 15, 2008
"I love and use your free educational print materials all the time."
A.R., RN, Education Specialist, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, July 9, 2008
The Neonatal Intensive Unit at Rady Children's Hospital is using your wonderful parent education materials for vaccine information. We are currently using the Immunizations for Babies handout as part of our discharge educational materials. It is so great to be able to have up-to-date, thorough information at our fingertips. We pride ourselves on providing our families with quality materials and education and these handouts provide a much needed resource of information for our families. Thank you.”
E.L., RN, BSN, San Diego, CA, June 25, 2008
“I use the declination form you created for flu and love it. Thank you for all the assistance and support you provide. We use your materials every day.”
M.P., Immunization Coordinator, Georgia Department of Human Resources, June 10, 2008
“Your organization is certainly one of the ‘premier' resources that I recommend to immunization folks for reliable, up-to-date resources for practitioners and training.”
F.B., PhD, MSEd, Professor & Director, Division of Behavioral Research and Community Health, Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, June 2, 2008
“Thank you for such an informative website. I especially appreciate the Tylenol and Motrin dosing chart. Thank you.”
Karen, mother of 2 ½ twin boys and a daughter, age 1 year, Tampa Bay, FL, April 15, 2008
“I am the educator for 17 practices associated with a community hospital- -the information from this website is invaluable in orienting and updating staff.”
D.J., RN, Educator, Lourdes Hospital, Bighamton, NY, February 26, 2008
“We frequently check immunize .org for updated VIS sheets and any updated information.”
E.T., LPN, Gallatin Children's Clinic, Gallatin, TN, February 25, 2008
“I am a NP student and am always looking at your website. These are valuable resources.”
K.D., RN, MSN, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, February 19, 2008
“Thanks for all you do for us family docs.”
D.F., MD, FAAFP, Oak Ridge, TN, February 2, 2008
“Thank you for your support and permission to use Immunization Action Coalition content within the material we develop for the clinics. Your organization is doing great work and we're just one beneficiary of your efforts.”
J.D., Manager, Target Clinic, Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, February 1, 2008
“Thank you so much for you organization and website. It is the best website for immunization information on the web. Here at Walter Reed, we use your standing orders, information sheets, your wonderful VISs in different languages, your information sheets on various vaccination information—nice and concise to place at every vaccination station—actually everything!!! The patients love your information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases! Your website is on everyone's ‘favorites' web browser list. Keep up the good work. You save us so much time doing all the written work for us! Thanks.”
L.C., Nurse Practitioner, Allergy & Immunology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, January 3, 2008
“Good morning, we utilize this [Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization] in our clinic operations, nationwide at MinuteClinic… We truly appreciate all of the hard work you do in regards to vaccination!!”
A.A., MinuteClinic, Minneapolis, MN, December 19, 2007
“I am assisting the North Dallas Shared Ministries Free Medical Clinic with some forms updates. One of the forms we are using is your Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization…We genuinely appreciate the services you provide to all of us.”
E.D., North Dallas Shared Ministries, Dallas, TX, December 17, 2007
“The Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado Springs provides approximately 17,000 flu and pneumococcal shots to the community. The pocket guides would be a benefit to our 40+ caregivers. [After receiving email about fulfilling this request] Thank you. I really appreciate it. The cards are very handy for the caregivers and our flu clinics.”
D.G., Assistant Division Manager, Visiting Nurse Association, Colorado Springs, CO, October 18, 2007
“As I said, I don't know what I would do without all of the wonderful materials you have. Just thought you would like to know I used the Shots for Babies handout AGAIN today at a library program and provided the parents with the web address so they could read stories about children with vaccine-preventable diseases… Those stories are the only way I have to bring home the reality of vaccine-preventable disease since most parents do not think these diseases exist any more…[later] And I used the Shots for Babies AGAIN at another library today. One mother commented, 'Why can't my pediatrician make it simple like this!' How's that for a testimonial!!”
M.K., RN-CS, CPNP, Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Hauppauge, NY, October 14 and 15, 2007
“The pocket cards are wonderful. I love the patient education talking points. I was nearly attacked at school when I distributed them. EVERYONE wanted them. My department chairman would like to send them out to all students/faculty at our clinical sites...."
K.K., University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, October 8, 2007
“We received these guides [Influenza and PPV Pocket Guides] and found them to be so popular on our nursing units that we would like more."
C.K., RN, Quality Coordinator, Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, WA, October 5, 2007
“All staff in our family practice use them [Influenza and PPV Pocket Guides] as a guideline for answering questions/guidelines for the influenza vaccine. Fantastic aid to us. Thank you!”
C.M., Clinical Back Office Lead, Swedish Physicians Greenlake, Seattle, WA, October 3, 2007
“I manage 5 clinics in rural NM. We are planning our flu shot clinics and my practitioners love your pocket guides. My 5 clinics are 100 miles from the nearest hospital and our population lives on the Navajo Reservation & in the Jemez mountains in rural northern NM.”
K.S., Director of Nursing, Presbyterian Medical Services, Cuba, NM, October 2, 2007
“We are a Pediatric Office… I found the information invaluable.”
L.G., MD, Milburn, NJ, July 28, 2007
“The [PPV] guide helps practitioners remember to order, provides guidelines for ordering, and provides education to the nurses administering the vaccine which helps to prevent errors and promote resident education. Excellent product and is used year round!!”
L.P., Infection Control Practitioner, Tucker Nursing Care Center, Columbia, SC, July 24, 2007
“[re-subscribing] I received this publication at my previous place of employment and found it most informative and helpful.”
D.M., DO, Hendricks, MN, July 16, 2007
“The Influenza Pocket guides are an excellent reference for our flu nurses and especially useful for the nursing students who volunteer at our public flu clinics. Orientation lecture is presented to all new flu nurses and students, these pocket guides reinforce what we teach and gives them a resource for review. We had a limited number last year and would love to have one for each nursing participant in our public influenza campaign.”
A.Z., VNA Community Services Program Manager, Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association, Monterey, CA, July 15, 2007
“I service the Presbyterian Physician, pharmacy and nursing staff prior to flu shot season. They loved the cards [Influenza Pocket Guide] last year, I ran out and needed more.”
A.A., Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, NM, July 9, 2007
“I find your free print materials very handy, especially for standing orders. Could you add standing orders for hepatitis A immune globulin? And any other IG standing orders like varicella? Thank you so much.”
M.S., RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Hendricks County Health Department, Danville, IN, June 28, 2007
“We give these [flu and PPV] guides to incoming residents. We find them to be very helpful and informative.”
R.C., Administrative Assistant, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Quality Management, Shreveport, LA, June 27, 2007
“Our agency does large flu and pneumonia clinics for our community with seasonal PRN nurses. These guides make excellent reference material for our PRN nurses. I place them at all the stations.”
L.P., RN, Wesley Community Services, Des Moines, IA, June 22, 2007
“Thanks for all the great patient education and provider clinic staff and resource materials you have available. You are by far the best immunization resource website! … Thanks again, we truly appreciate all your hard work.”
S.A., RNC, PHN, Whatcom County Health Department, Bellingham, WA, June 12, 2007
“I am already receiving all of your fabulous publication!! I use them frequently and appreciate all the great information. I also love your website and print and use many of your free print materials for patient education. Keep up the great work for all of us that depend on you!!”
M.D., RN, BSN, Immunization Nurse Consultant, Northcentral District Office, Pennsylvania Department of Health, May 7, 2007
"I have been receiving and using all of the publications from the IAC for about 13 years. It is a wonderful resource and the best on the Internet for immunization information. I frequently distribute the handouts to parents, school nurses, and MD offices as well as give out the website [address]. I have my obstetrician husband reading Vaccinate Women."
S.S., RN, Torrington Area Health District, Connecticut, April 11, 2007
"I like to have up-to-date information for my patients. I use the Summary of Recommendations ALL THE TIME, both for myself and in teaching residents and students!"
J.C., MD, Pediatric Clerkship Director, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, January 26, 2007
"I am a nurse consultant for a state immunization program, so am responsible for educating public and private providers and the public about immunization issues. We couldn't do that as effectively without the quality materials provided by IAC. Thanks so much."
D.G., BSN, MSN, Georgia Immunization Program, Atlanta, GA, January 11, 2007
"I work in school health with services to students from age 3 years through 21 years. The resources are real world tools to use as a nurse practitioner.. Thanks so much!"
J.W., EdD, RN, CPNP, SAISD Health Services, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, December 14, 2006
"Keeps me up to date and provides me with educational materials I can use for patients."
S.G., MD, Iowa City, IA, December 14, 2006
"Thank you for your essential work, a source of continuing education (available for downloading) for public health professionals."
B.M.M., MD, Public Health Department, Parma, Italy, November 27, 2006
"I am the immunization program manager for the Ector County Health Department and use these materials as resources for my own education as well as education I present to the public and to my providers. These materials serve as a huge resource for me. Thanks so much."
P.F., RN, Immunization Program Manager, Ector County Health Department, Odessa, TX, October 31, 2006
"This [Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guide] is a great tool to have. Thanks."
S.A.C., Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2006
"I love your immunization cards and we are looking into a purchase."
P.I.V., EDD, APRN, BC FAANP, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, June 9, 2006
"The folks in Maryland think these cards are great!"
K.E., CHES, Maryland Dept. Of Health & Mental Hygiene, June 9, 2006
"Thanks so much for the information. I have the training video, it is really a good one, and I have used it often. In fact, right now it is loaned out to a new employee."
B.L., ahni.com, June 1, 2006
"The standing orders for providers are so helpful, thank you! Thank you for your work, IAC is invaluable to our work here in Vermont!"
M.C., Vermont Department of Health, April 14, 2006
"What a great website and the abundance of languages offered."
T.T.H., Community Immunization Unit, Portland, OR, January 11, 2006
"Just thought you would like a little feedback on the wonderful school nurse letter the IAC has [What if you don't immunize your child?]. A local school nurse found a letter on the web that she wanted to give to parents who take religious exemptions. It was quite strongly worded and to me seemed threatening. I suggested the school nurses look at the IAC letter. WOW, was it well received!! Gets the point across with a much softer tone, not intimidating at all, while still clearly points out consequences of not immunizing. On behalf of the school nurses in Suffolk County, New York, thanks so much for all you do to help the nurses get children immunized."
M.B.K., RN-CS, CPNP, December 20, 2005
"Your site is great, and I'm sure we'll be using much of the material. Thank you for publishing current, accessible, free material!"
K.H. Immunization Program Specialist, Boulder County Public Health, CO, December 16, 2005
"Your service and information are second to none. Thanks for all your help."
E.L., RN, Travel Medicine, Rancho Mirage, CA, December 2, 2004
"Thanks for all your good work and information. You are my lifeline."
S.B., RN, FNP, PA-C, Director of Student Health, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, December 1, 2004
"Thanks for all the super fabulous materials. I'm at the New York City Department of Health and we need the hep B info sheets in loads of different languages. Your resources are a huge help."
K.B., November 15, 2004
"In the past few years, the Michigan Department of Community Health has distributed more than 300,000 IAC adult immunization record cards. We love the IAC adult immunization record cards--they are bright, easy-to-read, and virtually indestructible. One of my coworkers even added a card to a load of laundry and it came out legible and intact. The card is indestructible!"
R.F., Michigan Department of Community Health, August 12, 2004
"We recently purchased the 'Immunization Techniques' video from IAC and we found it quite good and helpful for our purposes. We thank you for your website and for the way you are always on top of everything. Thanks so much."
K.H., RPN, Infectious Diseases Prevention Program, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 5, 2004
"I have been using the Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring video for about 10 months and want to rant about the quality [video was developed by the California Department of Health, Immunization Branch, and distributed by IAC]. Thank you for making it so easily available. I have been in staff development for 18 years and have used many videos to augment learning experiences. This is one of the gems, incredible quality.  Thank you so much for providing a cutting edge service. You are the first place I look for information on vaccine issues."
C.O., RN, MS, CPN, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, February 17, 2003
"Hi IAC, I love you, I love you, I love you and I love all the resources you develop in the fight against hepatitis B transmission and other VPDS!!..."
P.P., North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, August 7, 2002
"We have just received our cards [IAC's adult immunization record cards] and they are wonderful. We placed an order for 200, to try them out. They are very nice quality and the patients really like them. Would it be possible to request additional cards..."
C.O., RN, Coordinator, Health Services, Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN, July 29, 2002
"I just read the IAC EXPRESS and want to thank you for the temperature log. I heard about it at the NIC but hadn't had time to call Michigan about availability. Your materials and information are very appreciated. Thanks again!"
M.U., Nebraska Health and Human Services, Lincoln, NE, May 14, 2002
"Thank you for your quick response to my e-mail. I really appreciate it and your help. As I said before, your site has been a huge benefit not only to me, but to my colleagues as well. You would not believe how many printouts I have taken to my supervisor and had approved to hand out to numerous private providers throughout the state. Parent education is a huge downfall in many practices, and the sooner we can get the doctors, nurses and other staff members to understand this and do something about it... the better! And believe it or not, giving invalid doses is an issue too. That's where the Summary of Rules comes into play. There is no reason for a nurse or MA not to know the minimal intervals between vaccines, along with everything else. And your chart couldn't be easier to read and understand... I thank you again for your help and generosity."
M.A., Indianapolis, IN, April 16, 2001
"I downloaded your MSM brochure on Hep B (it's fantastic!) and will be using it to promote our clinic's vaccination service."
E.R., Director of Education, Montrose Clinic, TX, February 13, 2001
[Regarding Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization] " I give them out to all the residents, as well as shrink them down, post them in every exam room in the clinic, my practice, every nurse's station, give the to med students and all the clinic nurses. Everyone loves 'em..."
F.N., Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2001
"I wanted to let you know that I use your materials more frequently than any other resource. Since my 'clients' are medical professionals, it is imperative that I provide information that is current and from a dependable source. Thank you for being that source to me."
M.W., RN, Occupational Health Services, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, May 15, 2000
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