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IAC Express: Issue 1302
April 26, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: My 11-year-old patient received a dose of Tdap when he was 7 years old…read more
Top Stories
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations titled "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization" to replace "General Recommendations on Immunization"
It's National Infant Immunization Week; CDC names Childhood Immunization Champion Award winners
Reminder! April issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
Twenty cases of measles reported in Minnesota children
CDC reports on a varicella death on a cargo ship in Puerto Rico
World Meningitis Day celebrated on April 24
IAC Spotlight! Archived webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better” can be viewed on IAC website; slide set and speaker notes also available
IAC Handouts
IAC posts Spanish translations of four updated HPV handouts for parents, teens, or adults
IAC corrects a small error on its "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC publishes community mitigation guidelines to prevent pandemic influenza
World News
Immunization campaign protects 5 million children from polio and measles in Yemen
WHO publishes global strategy on eliminating yellow fever epidemics
World Malaria Day was commemorated on April 25
Featured Resources
CDC launches a new childhood immunization quiz for parents
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
CDC to present a May 8 "train the trainer" webinar on how to use its "You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention" slide set
Reminder: CDC's NetConference series about adult immunization runs every Wednesday, April 12–May 31
Conferences and Meetings
CDC and the Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition to sponsor a summit on April 27–28 to discuss the recommendations of the National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C
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