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December 1999 Back to top
Issue 131 - Dec 22, 1999
  1. CDC publishes surveillance summary on public health indicators affecting older adults
  2. CDC publishes report on use of neuraminidase inhibitors for treatment of influenza A and B infections
  3. CDC publishes article about pyloric stenosis in infants following pertussis prophylaxis with erythromycin
  4. CDC publishes report on global measles control
Issue 130 - Dec 3, 1999
  1. CDC publishes article on measles elimination efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
  2. Looking for national immunization and hepatitis B resources? IAC's website tells you how to find them
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November 1999 Back to top
Issue 129 - Nov 29, 1999
  1. CDC publishes report on polio eradication in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
Issue 128 - Nov 22, 1999
  1. CDC publishes update on current influenza activity in the United States
  2. CDC calls for abstracts for the 34th National Immunization Conference
  3. December 10th is the early registration deadline for the Second National Conference on Immunization Coalitions set for January
  4. December 1st is the early registration deadline for the International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease in April
Issue 127 - Nov 16, 1999
  1. Story # 21: Chickenpox Claimed the Life of My Son Christopher
Issue 126 - Nov 10, 1999
  1. New "Corrections Page" on the Immunization Action Coalition's website alerts readers to incorrect information in Coalition publications
  2. CORRECTION: "Ask the Experts," General Vaccine Questions, fall/winter 1999-2000 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS"
Issue 125 - Nov 5, 1999
  1. CDC publishes article on the withdrawal of rotavirus vaccine recommendation by ACIP
  2. CDC publishes article on recommendations on the use of vaccines containing thimerosal as preservative
Issue 124 - Nov 1, 1999
  1. CDC publishes progress report on influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among persons with diabetes mellitus
  2. CDC publishes report on public health response to a potentially rabid bear cub
  3. CDC publishes article on polio eradication efforts in Myanmar
  4. Discount starts today! Order the 6th edition of the "Pink Book" at a reduced price until December 31, 1999
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October 1999 Back to top
Issue 123 - Oct 29, 1999
  1. ACIP no longer recommends rotavirus vaccine for U.S. infants
  2. ACIP modifies recommendation for meningococcal vaccination
  3. Employment opportunity! The Immunization Action Coalition is looking for a publication assistant
  4. Get it by fax! Request the 1999-2000 influenza VIS from CDC's "Fax on Demand" service
  5. CDC's National Immunization Program website has a new look!
  6. Lyme disease Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) now available on IAC's website
  7. Every Child By Two holds annual conference in December
  8. Asian Pacific Islander hepatitis B posters available
  9. Rabies conference scheduled for November in San Diego
Issue 122 - Oct 22, 1999
  1. Participate in the "Healthy People 2000" satellite meeting in December
  2. Ready to download! Serbo-Croatian VISs now available on IAC's website
  3. CDC publishes article on progress toward polio eradication in Nepal
  4. Year 2000 registry conference set for March, 2000, in Rhode Island
  5. Register now! Tropical medicine conference is coming in November
  6. Order your Dr. Seuss immunization posters soon before they're all gone!"
Issue 121 - Oct 22, 1999
  1. Story # 20: Infant dies of congenital rubella syndrome
Issue 120 - Oct 19, 1999
  1. Prepare your printer! The Immunization Action Coalition's new and revised materials are ready to download!
Issue 119 - Oct 15, 1999
  1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Rotavirus vaccine is withdrawn from the market
  2. New management position now available at the Immunization Action Coalition
  3. Are you prepared for the next influenza pandemic?
  4. CDC's "Immunization Update 1999" now available on video with free CE credit
  5. "Communicating with Parents: Best Practices in Childhood Immunization" teleconference is offered through October 28th
Issue 118 - Oct 11, 1999
  1. CDC publishes article about influenza activity worldwide
  2. CDC publishes article on reasons Medicare beneficiaries miss vaccinations
  3. FDA publishes information sheet on Influenza Virus Vaccine on the Web
  4. Spanish language influenza education materials available from NCAI
  5. CDC announces International Infection Control Week, October 17-23, 1999
  6. Immunization Action Coalition's offer of free adult immunization posters has ended
Issue 117 - Oct 5, 1999
  1. Vaccinate Adults! National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is October 10-16, 1999
  2. Read all about it! Obtain a transcript of the national press conference on adult immunization
  3. Free! Order adult immunization posters from IAC
  4. Materials you can download and use to promote adult immunization all year long
  5. Adult immunization booklets available from CDC
Issue 116 - Oct 4, 1999
  1. CDC publishes updated ACIP statement on hepatitis A
  2. CDC publishes article on polio in Iraq
  3. October is Child Health Month
  4. CDC reports on healthier mothers and babies
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September 1999 Back to top
Issue 115 - Sep 28, 1999
  1. International Symposium on Combination Vaccines set for February 2000
  2. Conference on Vaccine Research to be held April 30 - May 2, 2000
  3. Sign up early and save! International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease scheduled for April 2000
  4. Mark your calendar! Washington D.C. is home to the 34th National Immunization Conference, July 5-8, 2000
  5. Every Child By Two publishes book on immunization registries
Issue 114 - Sep 27, 1999
  1. CDC releases data on national vaccination coverage levels among young children
  2. CDC publishes article on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan
  3. CDC publishes erratum on Lyme disease vaccine recommendations
  4. CDC offers satellite broadcast course on vaccine- preventable disease surveillance in December
  5. CDC and Emory University offer course on epidemiology in November
Issue 113 - Sep 22, 1999
  1. The fall/winter 1999-2000 issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!" is now available on the web and is in the mail
  2. What's in the latest issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!?"
Issue 112 - Sep 21, 1999
  1. CDC distributes "Dear Colleague" letter on guidance for use of hepatitis B vaccine that does not contain thimerosal as a preservative
Issue 111 - Sep 17, 1999
  1. CDC publishes report on vaccination campaign for Kosovar Albanian refugee children
  2. Coming Soon! Teleconference on "Communicating with Parents: Best Practices in Childhood Immunization" is offered starting September 27, 1999
  3. Workshop on preteen vaccination set for October 27, 1999 in Kansas City, MO
Issue 110 - Sep 10, 1999
  1. CDC provides notice of the availability of hepatitis B vaccine which does not contain thimerosal as a preservative
Issue 109- Sep 3, 1999
  1. CDC issues public health dispatch on recent rabies exposures in Iowa
  2. CDC publishes report on epidemiology of measles in the United States in 1998
  3. CDC releases public health dispatch on polio in Afghanistan
  4. Hepatitis C is the focus of national PSAs and pilot for CDC transit ad campaign
Issue 108- Sep 2, 1999
  1. The fall/winter 1999-2000 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" is available on the web and will be mailed next week
  2. What's in the latest issue of "NEEDLE TIPS?"
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August 1999 Back to top
Issue 107- Aug 30, 1999
  1. CDC publishes article about health intervention for U.S.-bound Kosovar refugees
  2. CDC publishes update on global wild poliovirus type 2 eradication
  3. Remember to register for CDC's satellite broadcast, "Immunization Update," Sept. 16, 1999
Issue 106- Aug 23, 1999
  1. Last week's offer of free copies of "Immunization Plus" is over
  2. CDC releases public health dispatch on potential hepatitis A exposure
  3. CDC publishes guidelines for the prevention of opportunistic infections for persons with HIV
Issue 105- Aug 20, 1999
  1. Special offer for school educators and school nurses! IAC is giving away free copies of "Immunization Plus," an immunization curriculum for the middle grades.
Issue 104- Aug 18, 1999
  1. Now you can download 17 foreign language Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) from IAC's website!
Issue 103  Aug 2, 1999
  1. Congressional committee hearing on vaccine safety and public health vaccine policy will be held Tuesday, August 3, 1999
Issue 102  - Aug 2, 1999
  1. CDC publishes article on achievements in public health: control of infectious diseases
  2. CDC publishes report on meningococcal disease in New England
  3. CDC publishes report on polio eradication during armed conflict
  4. Materials to teach health professionals about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases are available
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July 1999 Back to top
Issue 101- July 27, 1999
  1. NVAC sponsors workshop on thimerosal in vaccines
  2. CDC publishes report on secondary cases of hepatitis A in Kansas
  3. Are your patients heading off to college? Check out these resources on meningococcal vaccine for college students
  4. CDC offers slide series on "Hepatitis A to E"
Issue 100- July 23, 1999
  1. Important broadcast this afternoon! NPR to air one-hour radio program on pediatric vaccines
Issue 99- July 22, 1999
  1. FDA announces meeting on needle safety
  2. CDC publishes 1999-2000 edition of "The Yellow Book"
  3. Mark your calendar for CDC's upcoming "Immunization Update" satellite broadcast
  4. Conference on immunization coalition building set for January 2000 in San Diego
  5. PKIDS starts toll-free number for parents of children with infectious diseases
  6. Spanish language videos of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) now available
  7. Immunization registry software vendors now listed on AKC's website
  8. AMDA develops information kit on immunization in long-term care facilities
Issue 98- July 20, 1999
  1. Urgent message! Some hospitals have changed their newborn hepatitis B vaccination policies and are not following new CDC guidelines
Issue 97- July 16, 1999
  1. Do you know which newborns need to receive hepatitis B vaccine in the hospital despite thimerosal content? Read these new CDC guidelines!
Issue 96- July 15, 1999
  1. CDC recommends postponing administration of rotavirus vaccine
  2. MMWR publishes article on intussusception among recipients of rotavirus vaccine
  3. OPV no longer recommended for routine childhood immunization against polio beginning January 1, 2000
  4. CDC publishes report on progress toward measles elimination in Southern Africa
Issue 95- July 12, 1999
  1. CDC publishes report on rubella outbreak in New York
  2. An update on hepatitis B vaccines and thimerosal
  3. CDC's "Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women" now available on IAC's website
  4. IAC makes it easy to visit state health department websites!
Issue 94- July 8, 1999
  1. CDC publishes "Thimerosal in Vaccines: A Joint Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Public Health Service"
  2. U.S. Surgeon General issues statement on vaccine safety
  3. CDC answers questions on thimerosal and vaccines
Issue 93- July 6, 1999
  1. Last week's offer of free copies of "NEEDLE TIPS" is over!
  2. IAC is looking for an administrative assistant
  3. CDC publishes article on influenza outbreak among travelers in Alaska and Yukon Territory
  4. Pharmacists spearhead national campaign to vaccinate the elderly
  5. Immunization education software for nurses newly revised!
  6. CDC publishes article on measles control in Southeast Asia
Issue 92- July 1, 1999
  1. Free for the asking! Bulk copies of "NEEDLE TIPS"
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June 1999 Back to top
Issue 91- June 29, 1999
  1. ACIP votes to change recommendation for routine childhood polio vaccination to an all IPV schedule in January 2000
  2. MMWR publishes article about polio eradication efforts in African region
  3. MMWR makes it easy to earn CME/CNE/CEU credits online!
  4. Preliminary report on federal investments in vaccine purchase and immunization services now available on the Web
  5. International vaccine conference set for September 6-9, 1999, in the United Kingdom
Issue 90- June 18, 1999
  1. Immunization Action Coalition's offices will be closed the week of June 21-25 for CDC's National Immunization Conference
  2. CDC publishes report on improving vaccination coverage in children, adolescents, and adults
  3. Available now! A low-cost campaign kit to help you get adults in your community immunized
  4. Establishing a hepatitis B immunization program in a juvenile correction facility? E-mail us and we'll send you a free manual
Issue 89 - June 8, 1999
  1. CDC releases ACIP statement on the use of Lyme disease vaccine
  2. National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition conference set for August 2-4, 1999
  3. APHA annual meeting set for November 7-11, 1999
  4. Tropical medicine conference set for November 27-28, 1999
  5. Satellite broadcast on disease surveillance set for December 2, 1999
  6. 1999 edition of Shoreland's "Travel and Routine Immunizations" now available
Issue 88 - June 4, 1999
  1. STORY # 19: How many varicella deaths will it take?
Issue 87 - June 2, 1999
  1. Where in the Worldwide Web can you find out about the best immunization resources in the U.S.?
  2. IAC'S "Calendar of Events" is waiting for your click!
Issue 86 - June 1, 1999
  1. MMWR publishes updated recommendations on prevention of varicella
  2. MMWR publishes article on progress toward global poliomyelitis eradication, 1997-98
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May 1999 Back to top
Issue 85 - May 28, 1999
  1. June 1 is a VERY IMPORTANT DATE for VISs (Vaccine Information Statements)!
  2. Download the new influenza VIS for 1999-2000 from IAC's website
Issue 84 - May 27, 1999
  1. STORY #18: Lack of prenatal screening for hepatitis B causes multiple tragedies for one family
Issue 83- May 26, 1999
  1. STORY #17: Two deaths in a nursing home ignite pneumococcal vaccine campaign
Issue 82- May 25, 1999
  1. CDC and PAHO join forces to eradicate measles
Issue 81- May 24, 1999
  1. Prepare your printer! The Coalition's new and revised publications are ready to download!
Issue 80- May 21, 1999
  1. Great news! France officially supports hepatitis B vaccine for children and teens!
  2. CDC's satellite broadcast "Vaccinating Adults: The Technical Issues" set for June 3
  3. "Proven Methods for Raising Immunization Rates" is the focus of CME teleconferences, May 24 - July 1
  4. HCFA announces June 10th satellite broadcast on adult immunization
  5. Calendar of Events
Issue 79 - May 20, 1999
  1. Send Congress your hepatitis B vaccine testimony
Issue 78- May 19, 1999
  1. CDC announces availability of funds for applied research in immunization
Issue 77- May 18, 1999
  1. MMWR publishes recommendations on combination vaccines for childhood immunization
  2. MMWR publishes article about varicella-related deaths in Florida in 1998
  3. MMWR publishes update on influenza activity, 1998-99 season
  4. How to get a free electronic subscription to the MMWR
Issue 76- May 14, 1999
  1. Urgent! We need your help.
Issue 75 - May 13, 1999
  1. Fifth edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" now available
  2. Download CDC's adolescent hepatitis B slide series from the Internet
  3. Here's the simplest way to order immunization resources from CDC!
  4. Translated VISs available on Minnesota Department of Health website
  5. Calling out around the world! Do you have great immunization resources to share?
  6. Make the operating room a safer place for patients and providers
Issue 74- May 5, 1999
  1. FDA approves first home test for hepatitis C virus
Issue 73 - May 4, 1999
  1. CDC releases annual ACIP statement, "Prevention and Control of Influenza"
  2. CPT coding inadvertently causing serious delays in tests that diagnose acute hepatitis
  3. MMWR publishes article on outbreak of poliomyelitis in Angola
  4. MMWR publishes article on progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Nigeria
Issue 72- May 3, 1999
  1. Story # 16: Tetanus is far more than a "rusty nail" disease
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April 1999 Back to top
Issue 71- Apr 22, 1999
  1. FDA approves license for Nabi's hepatitis B immune globulin
  2. Remember! All Kids Count Registry Conference is next week April 27-30
  3. All Kids Count publishes e-mail newsletter about immunization registries
  4. It pays to register now for CDC's National Immunization Conference June 22-25
  5. National Adult Immunization Conference is set for June 21-22
  6. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
Issue 70- Apr 19, 1999
  1. Story #15: Mother's death from hepatitis B moves daughter to action
Issue 69- Apr 16, 1999
  1. Atencion! Ask your local television and radio stations to air Spanish language PSAs!
Issue 68- Apr 9, 1999
  1. Spring/summer issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!" is available on the web and is being mailed this week
  2. What's in the latest issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!?"
Issue 67- Apr 5, 1999
  1. MMWR article extolls the achievements of 20th century vaccines
  2. MMWR article says vaccination is one of the 20th century's ten greatest public health achievements
  3. MMWR article reports on progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in South East Asia region
  4. Update of "An Ounce of Prevention...What Are the Returns?" is now available from CDC
  5. How to get a free electronic subscription to the MMWR
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March 1999 Back to top
Issue 66- Mar 29, 1999
  1. Spring/summer issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" is available on the web and will be mailed this week
  2. What's in the latest issue of "NEEDLE TIPS?"
Issue 65- Mar 24, 1999
  1. APIC's resource packet can help you plan next fall's flu campaign
  2. Hib and pertussis teaching tools now available from ATPM
  3. WHO publishes 1999 edition of "International Travel And Health"
  4. Neonatal tetanus kills 400,000 newborns worldwide every year
Issue 64- Mar 19, 1999
  1. CDC releases ACIP recommendations on rotavirus vaccine
  2. Reminder: CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" course starts March 25
  3. "Introduction to Public Health Surveillance" course offered in June
  4. Learn and earn CME credit on the Internet
  5. Free for the asking! Bulk copies of "VACCINATE ADULTS!"
  6. "Immunizations Across the Lifespan" conference set for April 14
Issue 63- Mar 4, 1999
  1. The Vaccine Initiative announces a free electronic immunization news service
  2. Just published! The updated and expanded edition of the reference book, "Vaccines"
  3. CDC releases instructions for use of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)
  4. Subscribe to ProMED-mail to learn about emerging diseases around the world
  5. National tick-borne disease conference set for March 7-9
  6. Don't forget the Vaccine Research Conference on March 28-30
  7. Conference on needle-free injection technology set for March 31-April 1
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February 1999 Back to top
Issue 62- Feb 23, 1999
  1. MMWR publishes announcement of change in recommendation for meningococcal vaccine for travelers
  2. Influenza pandemic satellite broadcast is this Thursday!
  3. National Infant Immunization Week kit now available from CDC
  4. MMWR publishes article on progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Pakistan
Issue 61 - Feb 22, 1999
  1. Very Important News! Right now you can download five new VISs!
Issue 60- Feb 15, 1999
  1. Story #14: Man without history of a bat bite dies of rabies
Issue 59- Feb 12, 1999
  1. "Roll Up BOTH Sleeves" and immunize!
  2. "Pocket Guide to Vaccination and Prophylaxis" is a great new resource
  3. "The Embassy Project" an immunization chart in 25 languages
  4. Two travel medicine directories available
  5. Order Dr. Seuss posters from CDC
Issue 58- Feb 11, 1999
  1. An e-mail from NVIC
Issue 57- Feb 10, 1999
  1. Story #13: Hepatitis A: "Virus saps grad in her peak weeks"
Issue 56- Feb 8, 1999
  1. Federal announcement: Tripedia lot #0916490 is recalled
Issue 55- Feb 5, 1999
  1. National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) ordered to cease sending misleading and deceptive solicitations. Please see Issue #58 Feb 11, 1999.
Issue 54- Feb 4, 1999
  1. A couple of clicks and you'll be prepared for the influenza pandemic satellite broadcast
  2. CDC's four-part immunization satellite broadcast begins March 25
  3. "Early Adolescents: How to Save Their Lives" is topic of March 12 satellite broadcast
  4. Join the Second National Hepatitis Congress and Walk on Washington
  5. March 15 is the "early bird" registration deadline for CDC's 33rd National Immunization Conference
  6. All Kids Count Registry Conference set for April 27-30, 1999
Issue 53- Feb 1, 1999
  1. Do you have young patients with chronic HBV? Clinical trials using oral medication are enrolling children
  2. PKIDS is a great organization for parents of children with infectious diseases
  3. MMWR publishes article on the need for increased varicella surveillance
  4. "Hepatitis Control Report" is now available on the web
  5. A hepatitis B website from Singapore is an excellent site to visit
  6. Two new hepatitis B items are available on IAC's website
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January 1999 Back to top
Issue 52- Jan 29, 1999
  1. Story #12: Child dies of varicella encephalitis
Issue 51- Jan 28, 1999
  1. CDC's updated Q and A on hepatitis B answers vaccine safety questions raised by ABC's 20/20 broadcast
Issue 50 - Jan 26, 1999
  1. Vaccine Initiative says National Vaccine Information Center incorrectly portrayed risks of side effects associated with hepatitis B vaccine
  2. Looking for the latest vaccine news and links to vaccine organizations? Visit "The Vaccine Page"
Issue 49 - Jan 22, 1999
  1. Here's the just-published ACIP recommendation that describes who to vaccinate against hepatitis B
  2. MMWR publishes announcement of FDA approval of vaccine for Lyme disease
  3. MMWR publishes announcement of FDA approval of change in pediatric formulation for Recombivax HB
  4. MMWR publishes article on influenza activity in the United States
  5. MMWR publishes article on the final stages of poliomyelitis eradication -- Western Pacific Region
Issue 48- Jan 21, 1999
  1. Epivir-HBV (lamivudine) is approved by the FDA as oral treatment for chronic hepatitis B
Issue 47- Jan 20, 1999
  1. 20/20 will air hepatitis B vaccine news story on Friday
Issue 46- Jan 15, 1999
  1. Download the just-published "1999 Childhood Immunization Schedule"
  2. MMWR publishes erratum on ACIP recommendations on human rabies prevention
  3. Needle safety is topic of articles published in the San Francisco Chronicle
  4. California mandates safer needle devices
Issue 45- Jan 12, 1999
  1. Story #11: Measles outbreak associated with an unvaccinated population
Issue 44- Jan 11, 1999
  1. POSTPONED - CLICK ON "ISSUE 44" FOR DETAILS.
    News story on hepatitis B vaccine to air on 20/20 this Wednesday
Issue 43- Jan 8, 1999
  1. CDC releases ACIP recommendations on human rabies prevention
  2. MMWR publishes article on transmission of measles among a highly vaccinated school population
Issue 42 - Jan 7, 1999
  1. Story #10: Pertussis claims the lives of two infants
Issue 41- Jan 6, 1999
  1. Story #9: I was at no risk for ever having hepatitis B!"
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