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IAC Express: Issue 1229
February 10, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If someone is older than 55 years and had their spleen removed…read more
Top Stories
CDC publishes two articles about the release of the 2016 childhood and adult immunization schedules; both previously published as MMWR Early Releases
CDC reports on surveillance of vaccination coverage among adults in 2014
National Vaccine Program Office releases National Adult Immunization Plan
"Ask the Experts" web section about Hib vaccination updated
IAC’s “Take a Stand™” workshops proving highly successful around the country: Register NOW for the next sessions in Texas (February 16–19)
February is Heart Month; patients with heart disease are at high risk of influenza complications
U.S. cancer centers call for improved HPV vaccination rates to help prevent HPV-associated cancers
Reminder: Nominations are now open for the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit Excellence Awards; submission deadline is February 15
UNITY Consortium invites practices to apply for participation in a new study about adolescent vaccination
Join Voices for Vaccines on February 17 for a conference call featuring Dr. David Gorski, author of the Respectful Insolence blog
National Vaccine Program Office solicits proposals for conducting research related to vaccine confidence and hesitancy
IAC Handouts
IAC updates three parent-friendly vaccine schedules for children and adolescents to include meningococcal B vaccine
IAC updates "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations" to include meningococcal B vaccination for microbiologists who are routinely exposed to isolates of Neisseria meningitidis
Official Releases and Announcements
AAP publishes 2016 recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule online
Featured Resources
Influenza is spreading and serious; CDC releases guidance on antiviral treatment
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC
Journal Articles and Newsletters
January issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on meningococcal vaccine; free CE credit available
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Early bird registration deadline is February 12 for National Conference on Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships; poster deadline is February 29
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