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IAC Express: Issue 1390
October 17, 2018
Top Stories
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CDC publishes report on vaccination rates among children age 19–35 months of age in 2017
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CDC reports on vaccination coverage of kindergarten students during 2017–18 in MMWR
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CDC releases updated VIS for hepatitis B vaccine
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New 65+ Flu Defense website features tools and resources for healthcare professionals serving adults age 65 and older
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FDA approves expanded age indication for Afluria
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CDC study shows that during the last six influenza seasons, getting a flu shot reduced a pregnant woman’s risk of being hospitalized from flu by an average of 40%
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CDC reports on rubella infection in an unvaccinated pregnant woman in Kansas
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CDC experts update information on Ask the Experts sections about Meningococcal ACWY and Meningococcal B vaccines
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IAC Spotlight! Get a copy of "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults" DVD for staff training
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements" and "You Must Give Your Patients Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)—It’s Federal Law!"
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IAC posts nine updated translations of its "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults" and seven translations of its "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens"
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IAC revises the Spanish-language translations of its screening checklists for contraindications to inactivated injectable influenza and live attenuated intranasal influenza vaccines
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IAC posts updated Spanish-language translation of "Questions Frequently Asked about Hepatitis B"
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts eight new translations of the Meningococcal ACWY VIS
World News
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WHO publishes guidance for evaluating progress towards elimination of measles and rubella in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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American Immunization Registry Association releases resource about how to use small area analysis to find pockets of vaccination need, as well as suggestions about
responding to the need
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IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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JAMA publishes study on optimal timing of Tdap vaccination during pregnancy
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BuzzFeed provides good overview of the importance of influenza vaccination—share with patients and parents!
Education and Training
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NFID to offer October 30 webinar about pneumococcal vaccination of adults
Conferences and Meetings
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Tune in to ACIP's October 24–25 meeting via live webcast
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