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December 2004 Back to top
Issue 500 - Dec. 30, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #71: Wisconsin teen survives clinical rabies without pre- or postexposure prophylaxis
Issue 499 - Dec. 20, 2004
  1. Happy Holidays from all of us at IAC
  2. ACIP expands priority groups for inactivated influenza vaccination
  3. ACIP issues an interim resolution regarding the groups eligible to receive VFC influenza vaccine
  4. Corrected Spanish-language VIS for live attenuated influenza vaccine now on IAC's website
  5. CDC reports on estimated influenza vaccination coverage in the U.S. during September 1-November 30, 2004
  6. CDC summarizes survey data on influenza vaccination of high-priority persons in the U.S. during October-November 2004
  7. Update: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  8. December issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  9. MMWR tells readers where to find information about influenza disease and vaccine
  10. "Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, October 2004-September 2005" now on NIP website
  11. New: CDC and Clean Hands Coalition offer parents and teachers resources to help children avoid colds and influenza
  12. CDC reports on the U.S. public's awareness of influenza-prevention measures and willingness to use them
  13. CDC reports on respiratory syncytial virus activity in the U.S. during 2003-04
Issue 498 - Dec. 13, 2004
  1. DHHS announces U.S. will import 1.2 million doses of influenza vaccine from GSK manufacturing facility in Germany
  2. HAN issues an official CDC Health Update about influenza vaccine allocation
  3. Chiron announces UK regulators will extend the suspension of its license to manufacture influenza vaccine
  4. Update: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  5. Former Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders spearheads national hepatitis A awareness campaign
  6. New: Six states enact immunization mandates
  7. New: Migrant Clinicians Network offers comic books and videos that educate migrant parents about childhood immunization
  8. MMWR notifies readers that the Eighth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research will be held in Baltimore in May 2005
  9. New electronic update: The National Immunization Coalition TA Network is looking for subscribers
  10. GAVI and the Vaccine Fund re-launch the Immunization Forum newsletter
Issue 497 - Dec. 09, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #68-70: Liver cancer deaths following failure to test for HBV and to interpret test results accurately
Issue 496 - Dec. 06, 2004
  1. Updated: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  2. Teleconference on immunization coalition advocacy scheduled for December 14
  3. Updated: IAC posts revised immunization and hepatitis parent-education pieces to its website
  4. Official CDC Health Advisory issued about revised recommendations for malaria prophylaxis in Dominican Republic
  5. CDC reports on the expansion of the AFP surveillance system to global surveillance of other infectious diseases
Issue 495 - Dec. 01, 2004
  1. Think of all the times you've turned to IAC for help--now, IAC is turning to you
  2. Federal and military employees: Help IAC by using agency code 0233 when you make your Combined Federal Campaign Contribution
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November 2004 Back to top
Issue 494 - Nov. 29, 2004
  1. CDC notifies MMWR readers that December 1 is World AIDS Day
  2. Updated: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  3. New: CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis posts the Hepatitis C Toolkit on its website
  4. Updated: IAC revises its parent-education piece "Immunizations for Babies"
Issue 493 - Nov. 22, 2004
  1. November 22 is the day for CDC's audio conference about influenza vaccine and antivirals for persons with HIV/AIDS
  2. New: CDC issues adult immunization schedule for October 2004-September 2005
  3. New: November issue of the Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on CDC's website
  4. New: CDC revises VIS for yellow fever
  5. New VIS translation: Spanish version of the supplement to the inactivated influenza vaccine VIS now on IAC's website
  6. Updated: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  7. New: November issue of HEP EXPRESS electronic newsletter now available on IAC's website
  8. Updated: IAC revises two hepatitis-related education pieces
  9. Updated: IAC revises its parent-education brochure "Questions parents ask about baby shots"
  10. BEFORE THE HOLIDAY RUSH, be sure to register for CDC's 2005 National Immunization Conference
Issue 492 - Nov. 17, 2004
  1. Plan ahead: Use your year-end dollars to stock up on essential immunization resources for 2005--or to contribute to IAC
Issue 491 - Nov. 15, 2004
  1. New: CDC issues a patient-screening questionnaire to determine who is eligible for nasal-spray influenza vaccine
  2. New: CDC and states to distribute 10.3 million doses of influenza vaccine nationwide
  3. Medicare plans to raise physician payment for administering eligible adult vaccinations from $8 to $18 in 2005
  4. New: MedImmune announces changes in the storage requirements for FluMist influenza vaccine
  5. CDC issues report on vaccination coverage among U.S. children entering school in 2003-04
  6. New VIS translations: VIS for LAIV now available in seven additional languages
  7. Update: CDC continues to update its website with information regarding the influenza vaccine shortage
  8. New: IAC adds a section of Spanish-language resources to its website for the public
  9. DHHS announces contract to secure future egg supply for influenza vaccine production
  10. Reminder: December 1 is the date for CDLHN's free satellite broadcast on vaccine storage and handling
Issue 490 - Nov. 8, 2004
  1. Immunization community mourns the death of Dr. John LaMontagne, NIAID deputy director
  2. Clinician alert: Take time today to register for CDC's Influenza Update Net Conference
  3. IFAS and CDC educate patients and professionals about pneumococcal disease and vaccine
  4. Don't miss out: Order IAC's "Adults Only Vaccination" kit while supplies last
  5. CDC continues to update its Web materials related to the current influenza vaccine shortage
  6. 2003 influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates for elderly and some high-risk persons fell short of national objectives
  7. CDC reports 89% decrease in acute hepatitis B infection among U.S. children and adolescents during 1990-2002
  8. National Influenza Vaccine Summit's home page offers broad overview of current and ongoing influenza-vaccination issues
  9. CDC reports on reasons Medicare beneficiaries age >=65 years failed to receive influenza vaccination during 1991-2002
Issue 489 - Nov. 1, 2004
  1. New: CDC issues a supplement to the VIS for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine
  2. More than 4.2 million doses of influenza vaccine were shipped last week to providers who serve high-priority groups
  3. New: Register now for CDC's Influenza Update Net Conference, scheduled for November 19
  4. Updated: CDC adds new professional and patient information related to the influenza vaccine shortage to its website
  5. DHHS announces that it has potentially identified more than 5 million additional doses of influenza vaccine
  6. CDC issues an update on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity for May-October 2004
  7. VIS translations: New hepatitis A vaccine VIS now available in eight additional languages
  8. Reminder: November 19 is the deadline for abstracts for CDC's 2005 National Immunization Conference
  9. CDC issues notice about false-positive HBsAg tests
  10. CDC reports on laboratory surveillance for wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses during January 2003-June 2004
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October 2004 Back to top
Issue 488 - October 27, 2004
  1. Please tell CBS your thoughts about the importance of their Oct. 20 broadcast on the public health impact of vaccine refusal
  2. Updated: CDC's "Influenza" web section adds new professional- and patient-education information on influenza vaccine shortage
  3. Erratum: "IAC EXPRESS" article about NIP's audio VISs contains an error
Issue 487 - October 25, 2004
  1. New: CDC issues a patient-screening questionnaire to determine who is eligible for injectable influenza vaccine
  2. Updated: IAC's professional piece "Give these people influenza vaccine" now reflects interim CDC recommendations
  3. DHHS/CDC issue press releases about the influenza vaccine shortage
  4. New: October issue of "Vaccinate Adults" is in the mail and on the Web
  5. CDC reports on Iowa's efforts to interrupt measles transmission in spring 2004
  6. New: NIP makes audio versions of almost all VISs available on its website
  7. CDC notifies readers about the availability of a 24-hour clinician information line
  8. Job opening: AAP seeks manager for its national infectious diseases committee and section
  9. December 1 is the date for CDLHN's free satellite broadcast, Quality Assurance in Vaccine Handling and Storage
  10. NIP updates the address for its web-based interactive "Vaccine Quiz"
  11. Louisiana's "Shots for Tots" state immunization conference is scheduled for December 16-17 in New Orleans
Issue 486 - October 20, 2004
  1. Tune in tonight: "60 Minutes Wednesday" will air its report on parents' concerns about vaccine safety
  2. New: CDC issues interim chemoprophylaxis and treatment guidelines for influenza antiviral medications
  3. Updated: CDC expands information about LAIV and those who should receive influenza vaccine in the 2004-05 season
  4. New: DHHS issues press release about supply of influenza vaccine and antiviral medications
  5. CDC adds influenza-associated mortality among children <18 years of age to the list of nationally notifiable diseases
  6. Use IAC's adult immunization record card to educate adult patients about their lifelong need for vaccination
  7. CDC reports Hispanic persons ages 19-35 months and >=65 years lag non-Hispanic white persons in receiving vaccinations
  8. CDC's "Influenza" web section begins posting the "Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update" for the 2004-05 season
  9. Mark your calendar: Day-long symposium on eliminating disparities in adult immunization scheduled for October 28
  10. New: October issue of IAC's "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter now online
Issue 485 - October 18, 2004
  1. Attention: CDC posts slides from the October 14 influenza immunization net conference on the NIP website
  2. New: IAC's online "2004-05 Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guide" is a useful, up-to-date resource
  3. CDC and Aventis Pasteur announce TIV allocation plan to address influenza vaccine shortage
  4. Aventis Pasteur ships more than 2 million doses of influenza vaccine to providers who serve high-priority groups
  5. DHHS issues a press release about influenza vaccine price gouging
  6. New: CDC posts provider- and patient-education information on influenza vaccine shortage on its "Influenza" web section
  7. October issue of CDC's "Immunization Works" electronic newsletter focuses on current influenza vaccine shortage
Issue 484 - October 11, 2004
  1. CDC publishes hard copy of the electronic version of ACIP's October 5 interim influenza vaccination recommendations
  2. News alert: "Current Issues in Immunization" net conference will focus on influenza immunization and vaccine supply
  3. New: Provider and patient information sheets about influenza vaccine shortage now posted on CDC's "Influenza" web section
  4. New: September issue of CDC's "Immunization Works" electronic newsletter is posted on the NIP website
  5. New: October 2004 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" provides lots of resources on childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  6. New: Encourage your patients to view clips from "Fragile Lives--Immunization at Risk" on IAC's online video library
  7. New translation: "Protect yourself against hepatitis A & B: A guide for gay and bisexual men" now available in Spanish
  8. IAC revises its professional-education pieces "Guide to contraindications" and "Doctors sued for failing to immunize"
  9. IAC revises its patient-education pieces "Are you 11-19 years old?" and "If you were born in these places, find out your hepatitis B status"
  10. Massive cross-border polio vaccination campaigns are planned to immunize 80 million African children
Issue 483 - October 6, 2004
  1. CDC releases ACIP's interim influenza vaccine recommendations for the 2004-05 influenza season
Issue 482 - October 4, 2004
  1. Updated: NIP posts the September 2004 Immunization Practice Toolkit on its website
  2. Updated: IAC expands and makes extensive revisions to its parent-education piece "After the Shots"
  3. CDC releases Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #3
  4. Act now: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of "VACCINATE WOMEN" (August 2004) will go fast
  5. November 19 is the deadline for abstracts for CDC's 2005 National Immunization Conference
  6. New: "The Vaccine Handbook" is now available for PDAs
  7. CDC reports on emergency measles control activities in Darfur, Sudan, during 2004
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September 2004 Back to top
Issue 481 - Sept. 27, 2004
  1. CDC reports on influenza-vaccination coverage of U.S. children ages 6-23 months during the 2002-03 influenza season
  2. CDC makes supplemental recommendations about the timing of influenza vaccination for the 2004-05 season
  3. Updated: New edition of "Employee Flu Immunization Campaign Kit" now online
  4. Mark your calendar: October 14 is the date for CDC's next "Current Issues in Immunization" net conference
  5. English/Spanish DVD explains trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine VIS to patients with limited English literacy
  6. New: Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine VIS now available in Japanese and Italian
  7. New: September issue of IAC's "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter is now online
  8. Newly revised hepatitis A VIS has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Tagalog
  9. New: Use IAC's Pediatric and Adult Clinic Supplies Checklist to get your community clinic ready for immunization season
  10. Updated: IAC revises its parent-education brochure "All Kids Need Hepatitis B Shots"
  11. Erratum: MMWR corrects error to its report about suspension of rotavirus vaccine
Issue 480 - Sept. 20, 2004
  1. CDC reports that the shortage of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) has been resolved
  2. Dear Abby to publish a letter on September 22 about the importance of childhood influenza immunization
  3. Act now: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of "Vaccinate Adults" (May 2004) will go fast
  4. New: NIP's web-based interactive "Vaccine Quiz" helps adolescents and adults find out which vaccines they need
  5. Paul A. Offit, MD, responds to "Wall Street Journal" article about thimerosal and autism
  6. Coming soon: Teleconference on Eliminating Disparities in Childhood Immunization set for September 23
  7. Updated: IAC makes major revisions to its parent-education piece "Vaccine Concerns"
  8. Updated: IAC revises its patient education brochure "Hepatitis A is a Serious Liver Disease"
  9. The Society for Adolescent Medicine website offers valuable information to professionals, teens, and parents
Issue 479 - Sept. 13, 2004
  1. CDC's 2004-05 "Flu Gallery" materials are a must for your diverse patient population, as well as for you and your staff
  2. If you vaccinate adults, the "Adults Only Vaccination" kit is a necessity--especially at influenza vaccination time
  3.  ECBT/TFAH report presents recommendations for vaccinating the 20% of U.S. preschoolers who remain undervaccinated
  4. Updated: IAC makes minor revisions to its professional-education sheet on dosages for hepatitis A and B vaccines
  5. Current VIS for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine now available in Armenian
  6. CDC reports on progress made toward polio eradication in Egypt in 2003-04
Issue 478 - Sept. 7, 2004
  1. Viewing two "how-to" videos can help you and your staff deliver first-rate vaccination services
  2. Pharmacists: If you're looking for immunization resources, be sure to check out APhA's immunization information web section
  3. Update: IAC revises its patient-education sheet "Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized!"
  4. UNICEF announces plan to vaccinate 7.5 million Madagascar children against measles this fall
  5. CDC describes actions that led it to recommend suspension of rotavirus vaccine after reports of intussusception
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August 2004 Back to top
Issue 477 - August 30, 2004
  1. New: August 2004 issue of "VACCINATE WOMEN" is on the IAC website
  2. DHHS releases a draft of its Pandemic Influenza Response Preparedness Plan for public comment
  3. Free: Order two pads of the Vaccine Education Center's influenza-education sheets at no charge
  4. CDC issues REACH 2010 surveillance about the health status of U.S. minority communities in 2001-02
  5. CDC reports high influenza vaccination rates for U.S. Asians ages >=65, but pneumococcal rates low for some Asian groups
Issue 476 - August 23, 2004
  1. IAC offers influenza and typhoid vaccine VISs in more languages and updates "It's federal law!" education piece
  2. New: August issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter now posted on NIP's website
  3. Act now: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" (May 2004) will go fast
  4. CDC alerts readers to an error in a footnote in ACIP's recommendations on prevention and control of influenza
  5. "Impact of Pediatric Vaccination in Family Practice" teleconference scheduled for September and October
  6. CHIC to hold its Annual Immunization Symposium in Cleveland October 22
  7. CDC notifies readers about the release of BRFSS Maps
Issue 475 - August 16, 2004
  1. CDC Health Update contains information and recommendations on the current avian influenza A situation
  2. CDC reports on studies assessing the effectiveness of the 2003-04 influenza vaccine in Colorado
  3. JAMA publishes study showing varicella vaccine effective in preventing disease
  4. CDC reports on US measles epidemiology during 2001-03
  5. CDC seeks public's comments on its vaccine safety program
  6. Michigan has distributed 300,000 adult immunization record cards--IAC urges you to distribute them, too!
  7. Updated: IAC revises educational pieces on vaccine storage and handling--just in time for influenza vaccination season
  8. Coming this week: August 19 is the date for CDC's satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2004"
  9. Act now: August 20 is the deadline for early-bird registration for the Immunization Registry Conference
Issue 474 - August 9, 2004
  1. Official CDC Health Advisory reports confirmed case of measles on an airline flight from Hong Kong to New York
  2. VIS update: CDC issues revised VIS for hepatitis A vaccine
  3. CDC reports on transmission of hepatitis B virus in Georgia correctional facilities
  4. CDC reports on hepatitis B vaccination of inmates in Texas correctional facilities
  5. If you vaccinate adults, you can't afford to be without the "Adults Only Vaccination" kit
  6. IAC makes minor changes to its English and Spanish patient-education piece "All kids need hepatitis B shots!"
  7. NPI honors recipients of its Excellence in Immunization awards
  8. NIP web section presents detailed information on needle-free injection technology
  9. NIP's free web-based training course on smallpox vaccine storage and handling is approved for CME credit
  10. WHO announces resumption of polio immunization campaigns in Kano, Nigeria
  11. SIGN's annual meeting scheduled for October 20-22 in Cape Town, South Africa
Issue 473 - August 2, 2004
  1. CDC reports on 2003 vaccination coverage levels among U.S. children ages 19-35 months
  2. August is National Immunization Awareness Month--download promotional materials from the NPI website
  3. CDC notifies readers of medical errors involving inadvertent administration of tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines
  4. Reminder: August 19 is the date for CDC's satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2004"
  5. GLMA develops new hepatitis prevention materials for MSM
  6. July 28 issue of IAC's "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter now available online
  7. Don't miss out: Register today for the National Conference on Immunization Coalitions
  8. September 10 is the registration deadline for CHOP's vaccine education symposium
  9. Update: "CDC Public Health Law News" electronic newsletter switches to weekly format
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July 2004 Back to top
Issue 472 - July 26, 2004
  1. July issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  2. Two terrific videos teach vaccine administration, and storage and handling
  3. New: WHO and GAVI launch an immunization financing web section
  4. Indiana Fall Awards Conference scheduled for October 4 and 8
  5. New translation: IAC's "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" now available in Turkish
  6. CDC reports on recent polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Issue 471 - July 20, 2004
  1. You too can achieve health care worker influenza vaccination rates of 80%--with help from two new online toolkits
Issue 470 - July 19, 2004
  1. Get ready for influenza vaccination season with IAC's Adult Immunization Record Card
  2. Updated: Newly revised "Summary of Adult Immunization Recommendations" now online
  3. New VIS translations: Inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine VIS now available in ten additional languages
  4. CDC publishes hard copy of July 9 electronic article on fourth rabies death linked to organ transplantation
  5. "Vaccines: Preventing Disease and Protecting Health" examines past, present, and future vaccine development
  6. CDC corrects telephone number published in the Updated Recommendations for Use of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Issue 469 - July 12, 2004
  1. Important: CDC notifies readers of recommendation to reinstate third dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7)
  2. NFID's new program, "Kids Need Flu Vaccine, Too!" helps providers increase pediatric influenza vaccination rates
  3. NFID's online CME course gives physicians strategies for implementing pediatric influenza immunization recommendations
  4. Save the date: Live satellite broadcast of CDC's Immunization Update 2004 is scheduled for August 19
  5. CDC reports a fourth death linked to an organ transplant donor infected with rabies virus
  6. CDC publishes hard copy of July 2 electronic article on rabies transmission through solid organ transplantation
  7. Report discusses the role communication plays in strengthening immunization programs in developing countries
Issue 468 - July 6, 2004
  1. CDC confirms first reported cases of rabies transmission through solid organ transplantation
  2. CDC reports on 2003-04 influenza activity in the U.S. and worldwide and on composition of the 2004-05 influenza vaccine
  3. CME teleconferences on childhood influenza prevention are scheduled for July 13-15
  4. Attention: July 19 is the application deadline for the position of director, Division of Viral Hepatitis
  5. Reminder: July 31 is the early-bird registration deadline for the National Conference on Immunization Coalitions
  6. Coming soon: HFI's National Viral Hepatitis Summit scheduled for August 26-27 in Baltimore, MD
  7. September 7 is registration deadline for Immunize Georgia's Little Guys conference
  8. CDC notifies readers about free software for influenza pandemic preparedness planning
  9. CDC reports on progress toward measles mortality reduction in South East Asia, 1999-2002
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June 2004 Back to top
Issue 467 - June 28, 2004
  1. CDC Health Advisory: Missouri reports a confirmed case of measles in a child adopted from China
  2. Updated: IAC revises two professional-education pieces on influenza
  3. VIS translations: Current VIS for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine now available in French and Turkish
  4. June issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  5. AMA develops guide to appropriate reimbursement coding for populations at risk of viral hepatitis
  6. Immunization Registry Conference scheduled for October 18-20 in Atlanta
  7. IAC publishes updated education piece on unusual cases of HBV transmission
  8. June issue of "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter now online
  9. WHO foresees a major polio epidemic in south and west Africa
  10. CDC reports on progress toward global eradication of polio from January 2003 through April 2004
  11. CDC publishes report on animal rabies prevention and control
Issue 466 - June 21, 2004
  1. CDC made great strides in viral hepatitis prevention under the leadership of Dr. Harold Margolis
  2. Seize the day: Now's the time to register for the July 8 Net Conference "Current Issues in Immunization"
  3. Update: IAC posts revised Spanish-language immunization screening questionnaires on its website
  4. New: You can modify the web-text versions of IAC's standing orders protocols to meet your practice or clinic needs
  5. Continuing education: For a global immunization perspective, subscribe to these high-quality international listservs
Issue 465 - June 14, 2004
  1. New: State legislatures enact immunization requirements
  2. Update: CDC makes a minor change to the MMR VIS
  3. Update: IAC adds information to its professional-education sheet on using standing orders to administer PPV vaccine
  4. New: Slides, handouts, and recordings of National Immunization Conference presentations now available on NIP's website
  5. New: CDC releases an update on SARS and avian influenza
  6. World Vaccine Congress to be held October 11-13 in Lyon, France
Issue 464 - June 8, 2004
  1. Oops—we linked you to a faulty file on our website
Issue 463 - June 7, 2004
  1. IAC's "Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide" receives praise
  2. Update: IAC adds new information to its educational sheet on reliable sources of immunization information
  3. CDC Health Update announces the end of the suspension of adoptions from China
  4. CDC issues an update on measles among children adopted from China
  5. CDC reports that the United States has completed the first phase of its plan for laboratory containment of poliovirus
  6. Gates Foundation grant helps UNICEF's childhood measles vaccination campaign in Sudan
Issue 462 - June 1, 2004
  1. Errors discovered and corrected in footnotes of "Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule--United States, July-December 2004" on the NIP website
  2. NIP releases Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #2 for the 2004-05 influenza season
  3. CDC publishes hard copy of ACIP influenza recommendations
  4. NIP publishes new VISs for influenza and typhoid vaccines
  5. May issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter available on the NIP website
  6. CDC reports on immunization registry progress
  7. May issue of IAC'S "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter now available online
  8. CDC reports on wild poliovirus importations in West and Central Africa
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May 2004 Back to top
Issue 461 - May 24, 2004
  1. IOM report says MMR and thimerosal-containing vaccines not associated with autism
  2. CDC announces new goals and organizational design
  3. May 2004 issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS" is in the mail and on the Web
  4. CDC notifies readers about new definitions for travel notices
  5. CVP at PATH launches e-Learning modules
  6. New VIS translation: Rabies vaccine VIS now available in Spanish
  7. Immunization documentary to be aired on BBC World
  8. CDC notifies readers about availability of diphtheria antitoxin through an investigational new drug protocol
Issue 460 - May 17, 2004
  1. May 2004 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" provides up-to-date resources on childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  2. CDC reports on a varicella outbreak among vaccinated children at a Michigan elementary school in 2003
  3. WHO pulls together a partnership to contain outbreak of meningococcal disease in Burkina Faso
Issue 459 - May 10, 2004
  1. Reminder: Spring is the time to encourage adult patients to get a tetanus-diphtheria booster
  2. New edition: "International Travel and Health 2004" now available on the WHO website
Issue 458 - May 3, 2004
  1. New: CDC publishes "Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule--United States, July-December 2004"
  2. New: CDC issues the latest ACIP influenza recommendations in an "MMWR Early Release"
  3. New: IAC's comprehensive guide to adult immunization is now available for order
  4. April issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter is now posted on the NIP website
  5. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases--United States, 2002"
  6. National Conference on Immunization Coalitions scheduled for September 20-22 in Norfolk, VA
  7. IOM workshop on pandemic influenza to be held June 16-17 in Washington, DC
  8. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in Nigeria
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April 2004 Back to top
Issue 457 - April 26, 2004
  1. Flash bulletin from the Influenza Summit: Providers, place your influenza vaccine orders NOW!
  2. APIC announces national initiative to increase influenza vaccination rates among health care workers
  3. Physicians and health educators--CDC needs YOU!
  4. Understanding vaccine-safety information from VAERS
  5. New: Two Spanish-language videos are added to IAC's website
  6. American Immunization Registry Association announces website redesign and expansion
  7. CDC publishes a hard copy of its April 16 electronic article on the current measles outbreak among adoptees from China
  8. Erratum: MMWR corrects information from its April 14 update on the current measles outbreak among adoptees from China
  9. New translation: Hepatitis B brochure now available in Tongan
  10. HFI's National Viral Hepatitis Summit to be held August 26-27 in Baltimore, MD
Issue 456 - April 19, 2004
  1. New: CDC's latest video on vaccine storage and handling is available through NIP and IAC
  2. CDC recommends temporary suspension of adoptions from a Chinese orphanage in response to measles outbreak
  3. CDC reports on a 2003 measles outbreak in a Pennsylvania boarding school
  4. CDC briefly reports on continuing measles outbreak among adoptees from China
  5. CDC's new primer on diagnosing and managing foodborne illnesses includes information on hepatitis A virus
  6. Free: Bulk copies of the latest issue of "Vaccinate Adults!" (February 2004) are available--place your order now
  7. New: April issue of IAC's "HEP EXPRESS" electronic newsletter now available online
  8. New: Second edition of "Vaccinating Your Child: Questions & Answers for the Concerned Parent" has updated information
  9. CDC publishes hard copy of April 9 electronic article on the current measles outbreak among adoptees from China
  10. CDC reports on progress toward eliminating measles from the Americas during 2002-03
  11. CDC notifies readers about Vaccination Week of the Americas
  12. New translation: "Summary of Rules for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization" now in Turkish
Issue 455 - April 12, 2004
  1. CDC reports on current multistate measles investigation among adoptees from China
  2. CDC issues an update on influenza activity for the 2003-04 influenza season
  3. New: IAC posts 16 adult immunization resources on its website
  4. New: CDC brochures on standards for child, teen, and adult immunization practices are available for online ordering
  5. MMWR notifies readers that National Infant Immunization Week is April 25 through May 1
  6. Update: CDC's website adds Q & A section about recent rabies vaccine recall
  7. CDC notifies readers about manufacturer's recall of human rabies vaccine
  8. Attention: April 23 is the application deadline for the NPI Excellence in Immunization Awards
  9. Clarification: IAC makes a minor change to its "Summary of Rules for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization"
  10. June 1 is the registration deadline for "B Informed 2004"
  11. "World Congress on Vaccines and Immunization" to be held in Tokyo September 30 through October 3
Issue 454 - April 5, 2004
  1. CDC notifies readers about a manufacturer's recall of IMOVAX human rabies vaccine
  2. Update: IAC revises two resources on childhood and teen vaccination
  3. Going, going, gone: The photo notebook and slide set are being discontinued--get yours now!
  4. Reminder: April 16 is the nomination deadline for AIM's award recognizing an outstanding Immunization Program Manager
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March 2004 Back to top
Issue 453 - Mar 29, 2004
  1. New: NIP releases Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #1 for the 2004-05 influenza season
  2. New: CDC publishes guidelines for preventing health-care-associated pneumonia
  3. CDC publishes report on recent Iowa measles case associated with nonmedical vaccination exemption
  4. CDC issues report on polio eradication in India
Issue 452 - Mar 26, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #66: Society pays a high price for nonmedical vaccination exemption
Issue 451 - Mar 22, 2004
  1. AAP releases its latest immunization policy statement, "Recommendations for Influenza Immunization of Children"
  2. Official CDC Health Advisory reports on a measles case imported to the United States on March 12
  3. CDC reports on a school-associated outbreak of pertussis in Arizona in 2002-03
  4. Free: Bulk copies of the latest issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" (January 2004) are available--place your order now
  5. Read the March issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter on the NIP website
  6. New: AAP makes four print resources available at no charge
  7. CDC releases "Dear Colleague" letter on recommended STD prevention services for MSM
  8. HBF adds a National Library of Medicine tutorial to its website
  9. CDC workbook on sharps injury prevention programs available online
  10. AASLD practice guidelines published online
  11. Two new issues of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
  12. WHO publishes injection safety documents
Issue 450 - Mar 15, 2004
  1. Authors retract vaccine-autism link put forward in an article published in 1998 in "The Lancet"
  2. April 5 is the registration deadline for CDC's Netconference "Current Issues in Immunization"
  3. Free: Bulk copies of the latest issue of "VACCINATE WOMEN" (September 2003) are available--place your order now
  4. 2004 edition of "ImmunoFacts" available for order
  5. Somali-language immunization video available free of charge
  6. VIS translations: Live intranasal influenza vaccine VIS available in Bosnian, Russian, and Somali
Issue 449 - Mar 9, 2004
  1. Action needed ASAP: Tell your senators, "Increase public health funding by increasing the federal tobacco tax."
Issue 448 - Mar 8, 2004
  1. MMWR notifies readers about the updated recommendation to suspend routine use of third and fourth doses of PCV7
  2. Now's the time to get ready for National Infant Immunization Week 2004
  3. New: Monograph on influenza vaccination for health care workers now on "Infectious Diseases in Children" website
  4. Updated: NIP redesigns the Vaccines for Children web section
  5. Attention providers: You can download tri-fold parent, patient, and professional brochures from the NIP website
  6. NNii announces website redesign
  7. New: Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23) VIS available for the first time in Chinese
Issue 447 - Mar 2, 2004
  1. Health provider alert: CDC recommends immediate suspension of third and fourth doses of PCV7
Issue 446 - Mar 1, 2004
  1. NFID issues a Call To Action: Influenza vaccination rates among health care workers must increase!
  2. CDC Health Update includes interim recommendations for persons with possible exposure to avian influenza
  3. Association of Immunization Managers seeks nominations for the "Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award"
  4. Gates Foundation makes $82.9 million grant for development of new tuberculosis vaccines
  5. Current West African polio immunization campaign to reach 63 million children
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Issue 445 - Feb 23, 2004
  1. CDC reports on a fatal case of adult pertussis in Minnesota in 2003
  2. "Wall Street Journal" editorial describes intimidation by activists who link autism with thimerosal in vaccines
  3. February issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter now available on IAC's website
  4. For limited-literacy patients: Hepatitis A VIS now available on video and DVD in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
  5. Updated: IAC makes minor changes to its professional-education sheet "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination"
  6. Errata: CDC clarifies information published in the February 13 issue of MMWR
Issue 444 - Feb 16, 2004
  1. CDC, ACIP, and professional associations recommend temporary suspension of the routine use of the fourth dose of PCV7
  2. Attention adult medical specialists: The latest issue of "VACCINATE ADULTS!" is on the Web
  3. Revised: IAC's "Ask the Experts" compilation is updated with information from the January 2004 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS"
  4. Updated: IAC adds to its popular collection of video footage related to vaccine-preventable diseases
  5. CDC reports on outbreaks of avian influenza in Asia and on recommendations for evaluating and reporting suspected cases
  6. CDC reports on recent cases of influenza A (H5N1) in Thailand
  7. Plan ahead: Dates for National Adult Immunization Awareness Week are moved up
  8. Updated VIS translation: The most current meningococcal VIS is now available in Spanish on IAC's website
  9. U.S. military personnel who received smallpox vaccine rarely transferred vaccinia virus to others
  10. CDC publishes update of smallpox vaccine adverse events among U.S. civilians during 2003
  11. April 16 is the early-bird registration deadline for the Seventh Annual Conference on Vaccine Research
  12. Mark your calendar: Vaccination Week in the Americas will be observed April 24-30
  13. CDC reports on WHO's updated Global Polio Eradication Initiative Strategic Plan
Issue 443 - Feb 9, 2004
  1. Employment opportunity available at IAC in St. Paul, MN
  2. CDC Health Advisory includes interim recommendations regarding influenza A (H5N1) and SARS
  3. New: 8th edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" (the "Pink Book") now available
  4. Kids with hepatitis can go to camp!
  5. Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization conference set for March 19
Issue 442 - Feb 4, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #65: 2003 rabies death highlights the importance of seeking immediate treatment for bites from potentially rabid animals
Issue 441 - Feb 2, 2004
  1. Can you help IAC find a celebrity spokesperson for immunization?
  2. New: IAC creates a web page to allay parents' concerns that MMR vaccine might cause autism
  3. New: IAC's web page helps health professionals, parents, and patients locate old immunization records
  4. CDC issues an update of U.S. influenza activity for January 18-24
  5. New: The Rotavirus Vaccine Program launches an international website for health professionals and the public
  6. Reminder: February 14 is the pre-registration deadline for the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Issue 440 - Jan 28, 2004
  1. Dr. Walter Orenstein leaves a legacy of exceptional accomplishment with his retirement from the National Immunization Program
Issue 439 - Jan 27, 2004
  1. CDC reports on human death associated with bat rabies
  2. CDC issues an update of U.S. influenza activity for January 11-17
  3. January 30 is the date for "Influenza and Beyond: Responding to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" satellite broadcast/webcast
  4. New: January issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" is in the mail and on the Web
  5. New: January issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" electronic newsletter is posted on the IAC website
  6. February 19 is the first satellite broadcast of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 2004"
  7. CDC reports on reduction in measles mortality in West Africa
  8. "Points Across: Strategies for Creating Health Messages that Work" conference scheduled for March 25 in Columbia, MD
Issue 438 - Jan 22, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #64: 2002 Alabama measles outbreak is traced to an imported case
Issue 437 - Jan 20, 2004
  1. CDC, AAP, and AAFP publish "Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule--United States, January-June 2004"
  2. New: Freeware puts 2004 childhood immunization schedule in the palm of your hand
  3. CDC issues an update of U.S. influenza activity for January 4-10
  4. CDC reports on a preliminary assessment of the effectiveness of the 2003-04 inactivated influenza vaccine
  5. CDC updates its influenza web section with interim guidance for schools and other school-related resources
  6. 1st International Neonatal Vaccination Workshop scheduled for March 2-4 in McLean, VA
  7. International Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases to be held in Atlanta February 29-March 3
  8. New: Japanese Encephalitis Project at PATH adds links to resources to its website
  9. IOM meeting on vaccines and autism scheduled for February 9
Issue 436 - Jan 12, 2004
  1. MedImmune and Wyeth announce changes in the storage requirements for FluMist influenza vaccine
  2. CDC issues an update on influenza-related deaths among children age <18 years during the current influenza season
  3. CDC website posts guidance for prevention and control of influenza in peri- and postpartum settings
  4. CDC issues an update on influenza activity during December 21, 2003-January 3, 2004
  5. NEJM publishes an article on factors influencing the decision to receive meningococcal vaccine
  6. Get continuing education credit for CDC's immunization self-study courses and ACIP statements
  7. Reminder: January 12 is the registration deadline for CDC's Netconference "Current Issues in Immunization"
  8. Reminder: January 16 is the deadline to submit abstracts for the National Immunization Conference
  9. "Mass Vaccination Clinics" satellite broadcast scheduled for March 18
  10. World Vaccine Congress to be held April 27-29 in Montreal
  11. International AIDS Conference scheduled for July 11-16 in Bangkok
Issue 435 - Jan 08, 2004
  1. Unprotected People #63: Pennsylvania man's death from diphtheria underscores the importance of vaccination for international travelers
Issue 434  - Jan 05, 2004
  1. CDC reports on U.S. incidence of acute hepatitis B
  2. January 12 is the registration deadline for NIP's Netconference "Current Issues in Immunization"
  3. Paul Offit's vaccine-safety article available on the "Pediatrics" website
  4. CDC issues an update on current U.S. influenza activity
  5. MMWR publishes update on current influenza-related deaths among U.S. children less than 18 years old
  6. Save the date: "Epidemiology and the Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases" to be broadcast in February and March
  7. Updated: IAC makes minor revisions to its VIS professional-education sheet "It's Federal Law!"
  8. Subscribe today: CDC's free electronic news service "Public Health Law News" is looking for readers
  9. January 26 is the deadline for proposals for NACCHO's 2004 annual conference
  10. The Department of Health and Human Services announces rule for Smallpox Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
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