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December 2005 Back to top
Issue 571 - Dec. 19, 2005
  1. All of us at IAC wish you a wonderful holiday season
  2. AAP releases policy statement on use of Tdap vaccine in adolescents
  3. CDC issues an update of U.S. influenza activity from October 2 to December 3
  4. NEJM: Influenza-associated deaths among persons younger than 18 years were "substantial" during 2003-04 influenza season
  5. NIP website posts provisional ACIP recommendations for use of Tdap, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B vaccines
  6. Updated: IAC revises its parent-education piece "What if you don't vaccinate your child?"
  7. Deadline for abstracts for the National Conference on Immunization Coalitions is January 27, 2006
  8. Deadline for abstracts for the Conference on Vaccine Research is February 3, 2006
Issue 570 - Dec. 15, 2005
  1. Looking for serious savings? Order Adult Immunization Record cards by the case
  2. Need to spend year-end dollars? Stock up now on essential immunization resources for 2006
  3. Want to support a worthy cause? IAC could really use your tax-deductible year-end contribution!
Issue 569 - Dec. 12, 2005
  1. CDC publishes guidelines on antimicrobials recommended for treatment and postexposure prophylaxis of pertussis
  2. NIP issues updated version of the provisional recommendation for vaccinating adolescents with Tdap vaccine
  3. December Immunization Works newsletter focuses on the billions routine childhood immunization saves each year
  4. HHS starts a process to integrate pandemic influenza planning at federal, state, and local levels
  5. CDC report on epidemiology of measles in U.S. in 2004 indicates only 37 reported cases, a new one-year low
  6. New: Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference to focus on new hepatitis A vaccine recommendations
  7. MMWR notifies readers that FDA approved lowering the age limit for Havrix hepatitis A vaccine to 12 months
  8. Errata: MMWR corrects errors in its December 2 article on licensure of measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine
  9. New: Current VISs for injectable and nasal-spray influenza vaccines now available in Russian and Somali
  10. New: Interim VIS for meningococcal vaccine now available in Russian and Somali
  11. Before the holiday rush, take time to register for CDC's 2006 National Immunization Conference
  12. Johns Hopkins/UNICEF report makes the case for investing in immunization communication
  13. CDC updates its Influenza web section
Issue 568 - Dec. 5, 2005
  1. CDC issues press release about the appointment of three new center directors
  2. Important: Deadline for nominations to ACIP is December 19; ACIP's provisional recommendations are now online
  3. Heads up: One-word error now corrected on Spanish-language VISs for injectable and nasal-spray influenza vaccines
  4. New: Interim VIS for Tdap vaccine now available in Spanish
  5. CDC provides information about newly licensed measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine
  6. CDC updates its Influenza web section with English- and Spanish-language materials
  7. New: December 2 issue of Hep Express now available online
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November 2005 Back to top
Issue 567 - Nov. 28, 2005
  1. CDC proposes updating communicable disease regulations, including those for pandemic influenza and diphtheria
  2. New: IAC website presents standing orders protocols in a single table for easy reference
  3. New: IAC website consolidates answers to FAQs onto one web section
  4. NIP collects several adult immunization resources on one web page
  5. New: CDC announces addition of polio module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  6. CDC reports on the October 2005 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Poliomyelitis Eradication
  7. Teleconference about immunizing migrant workers scheduled for December 13
  8. Turkish translations for three educational materials now available on IAC's website
Issue 566 - Nov. 22, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #81: Imported case of congenital rubella syndrome diagnosed in New Hampshire
Issue 565 - Nov. 21, 2005
  1. Note: Watch tomorrow's IAC Express for an Unprotected People Report on a case of imported congenital rubella syndrome
  2. CDC updates its Influenza web section with information on avian influenza
  3. Use IAC's Adult Immunization Record Card to educate adult patients about their lifelong need for vaccination
  4. Updated: IAC revises several of its print materials for health professionals
  5. CDC reports that 48 percent of children under age six participated in immunization information systems in 2004
Issue 564 - Nov. 14, 2005
  1. ACIP votes to recommend adult vaccination with tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
  2. New: CDC issues final VISs for injectable and nasal-spray influenza vaccines and updates VIS instructions
  3. Update: CDC adds new fact sheet to its web section on Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Menactra meningococcal vaccine
  4. New: Prepublication copies of the ninth edition of the Pink Book now available for order
  5. CDC's satellite broadcast/webcast on Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases is set for December 8
  6. CDC updates its Influenza web section
  7. Multiple copies of the CD-ROM of NIP's Vaccine Storage & Handling Toolkit now available through IAC
  8. New: GAO releases its report on the influenza vaccine shortage of 2004-05
  9. New: November issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  10. Updated: IAC revises two of its professional-education pieces
  11. Correction: Copyright information about ACOG's guidelines on immunization during pregnancy
  12. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases planned for Atlanta on March 19-22, 2006
  13. Two new resources on global immunization now available
Issue 563 - Nov. 7, 2005
  1. New: DHHS releases pandemic influenza plan for nation; federal government launches a pandemic influenza website
  2. CDC updates its Influenza web section
  3. Spanish-language version of the interim VIS for meningococcal disease available on IAC's website
  4. Updated: IAC revises two professional-education pieces related to viral hepatitis
  5. New: November 4 issue of Hep Express now available on IAC's website
  6. CDC publishes a correction to the current adult immunization schedule
  7. CDC reports on the global Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network during January 2004-June 2005
  8. November 11 is the early-bird registration date for the Phacilitate North American Vaccine Forum
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October 2005 Back to top
Issue 562 - Oct. 31, 2005
  1. ACIP recommends hepatitis A vaccine for all children
  2. CDC announces that nation's influenza vaccine supply continues to increase, encourages broader use of vaccine
  3. DHHS awards a $62.5-million contract to Chiron to manufacture avian influenza vaccine
  4. CDC adds lots of new and updated material to its Influenza web section
  5. Vaccine Education Center website posts useful article for parents on vaccine myths and vaccine safety
  6. NIAID press release reports on a study showing acellular pertussis vaccine is effective in adults and adolescents
  7. PKIDS surveys parents and teens about adolescent immunization and posts results on its website
  8. Immunization coalition teleconference to focus on using an advisory committee to contribute to a pandemic influenza plan
Issue 561 - Oct. 28, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #80: Preventable measles outbreak in Indiana results in 34 cases and three hospitalizations in summer 2005
Issue 560 - Oct. 24, 2005
  1. Read immediately: CDC issues guidance about vaccine storage during power outages
  2. FDA approves Havrix hepatitis A vaccine for use in children as young as age 12 months
  3. New: LTC facilities funded by Medicare or Medicaid now must offer residents influenza and pneumococcal vaccination
  4. New: Here are three excellent influenza resources you should know about
  5. New: CDC's Influenza web section posts comprehensive information about avian influenza
  6. CDC declares 1918 pandemic influenza virus a select agent
  7. 2003 influenza vaccination rates for elderly and high-risk persons fell short of national objectives
  8. Survey indicates only 13 percent of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2003-04 influenza season
  9. October issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  10. Interim VIS for injectable influenza vaccine now in Vietnamese and Armenian; audio and video VISs available
  11. MMWR includes CDC's report on recent polio infections among four Minnesota children
  12. New: APHA annual meeting moved from New Orleans to Philadelphia; date changed to December 10-14
Issue 559 - Oct. 18, 2005
  1. Official CDC Health Advisory confirms a human rabies death in Mississippi
  2. CDC releases report on recent poliovirus infections among four unvaccinated children in Minnesota
Issue 558 - Oct. 17, 2005
  1. FDA releases three lots of Chiron's Fluvirin vaccine for use during 2005-06 influenza season
  2. NEW: CDC issues Adult Immunization Schedule for October 2005-September 2006
  3. MMWR includes CDC's report on Guillain-Barre Syndrome among recent recipients of Menactra vaccine
  4. MMWR notifies readers about FDA's approval of VAQTA hepatitis A vaccine for children age 1 year and older
  5. New: The October 2005 issue of Vaccinate Adults is in the mail and on the Web
  6. Typo trouble: NIP corrects a typo on the interim VIS for Tdap vaccine
  7. Erratum: IAC Express corrects its October 10 article on Alaska's meningococcal mandate
  8. Update: IAC makes minor changes to four of its vaccine administration pieces
  9. Rate of pertussis hospitalizations for infants younger than 6 months increased by 20% from 1994-1998 to 1999-2003
  10. New: November 4 is the deadline for abstracts for the 2006 National Immunization Conference
  11. CDC's Influenza web section begins posting the "Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update" for the 2005-06 season
  12. CDC's Influenza web section posts information on laboratory diagnosis of respiratory illness
Issue 557 - Oct. 10, 2005
  1. Updated interim VIS for meningococcal vaccine has information about possible association between Menactra and Guillain-Barre syndrome
  2. New: NIP website posts the latest information about VISs currently under development
  3. New: Minnesota infant contracts vaccine-derived polio virus; NIP website posts page of FAQs about polio
  4. Researchers reconstruct the 1918 pandemic influenza virus with hope of learning how to avert future pandemics
  5. Updated: Five IAC pieces related to viral hepatitis have been revised
  6. New: Alaska mandates education about meningococcal disease and vaccine for college students; three more states let pharmacists vaccinate.
  7. New: October 5 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  8. New: UNICEF issues Progress for Children, a report card on worldwide childhood immunization
Issue 556 - Oct. 10, 2005
  1. CDC reports on five cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome among recent recipients of Menactra meningococcal conjugate vaccine
Issue 555 - Oct. 3, 2005
  1. CDC issues official Health Advisory about Menactra meningococcal vaccine and Guillain Barre Syndrome
  2. New: October 2005 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  3. New: Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #3 available for the 2005-06 influenza season
  4. New: NIP makes its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit available in web-based and CD-ROM formats
  5. Locate influenza clinics with ALA's online Flu Clinic Locator or your 2-1-1 information-and-referral call center
  6. NIAID and MedImmune to collaborate in developing vaccines against potential pandemic influenza viruses
  7. New: ECBT launches a vaccine safety web section
  8. VIS translations: Interim influenza vaccine VISs now available in Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Turkish
  9. Reminder: Two-day course "Epidemiology & Prevention of VPDs" to be held at two California sites in November
  10. CDC reports on WHO's laboratory surveillance for wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses during 2004-05
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September 2005 Back to top
Issue 554 - Sept. 30, 2005
  1. The Cutter Incident, by Paul A. Offit, MD, traces the enduring effects of a 1955 vaccine manufacturing accident
  2. Editorial urges media, scientific community, and parents to strongly counter the myth that thimerosal causes autism
Issue 553 - Sept. 26, 2005
  1. New: CDC issues interim VIS for Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) vaccine for adolescents and adults
  2. MMWR issues correction to the influenza vaccination recommendations it published September 16
  3. News alert: On September 28 Dear Abby will publish a letter urging early influenza vaccination for high-risk persons
  4. New: Screening questionnaire identifies which patients are eligible to receive influenza vaccine before October 24
  5. New: CDC responds to Lancet article questioning the efficacy and effectiveness of influenza vaccines for older people
  6. Federal and military employees: Help IAC by using agency code 0233 when you contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign
  7. "Vote and Vax" booklet tells how to set up an influenza shot clinic in your community on Election Day
  8. Teleconference on adolescent immunization is scheduled for October 11
  9. Report compares influenza vaccination in managed healthcare plans during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 influenza seasons
  10. VIS translation: Thai-language VIS now available for hepatitis A vaccine
  11. Annual SIGN Alliance meeting to be held November 14-16 in Hanoi; October 1 is deadline for hotel reservations
  12. MMWR corrects data on 2003 influenza and pneumococcal coverage among persons age 65 years and older
Issue 552 - Sept. 19, 2005
  1. DHHS announces children 18 years and younger displaced by Hurricane Katrina can receive free vaccinations
  2. Health experts urge vaccination for those at risk of complications of influenza or pneumococcal disease
  3. New: Spanish-language VISs for injectable and intranasal influenza vaccines available on IAC's website
  4. CDC report assesses the impact routine PCV7 vaccination had on invasive pneumococcal disease from 1998-2003
  5. CDC reports on recent U.S. and worldwide influenza activity and on vaccination recommendations for the 2005-06 season
  6. New: IAC's "2005-06 Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guide" is a useful resource for health professionals
  7. September issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  8. CDC presents stats on nursing home residents age 65 and older who received pneumococcal vaccinations in the late 1990s
  9. DHHS prepares for possible influenza pandemic by buying vaccine and antiviral medications
  10. Arizona Immunization Conference scheduled for November 17-18 in Mesa
Issue 551 - Sept. 12, 2005
  1. All of us at IAC extend our condolences to those affected by Hurricane Katrina
  2. CDC's Hurricane Katrina Health & Safety web page offers continually updated immunization information
  3. CDC has information on Hurricane Katrina for health professionals, relief workers, and shelter operators
  4. DHHS sets up a toll-free crisis hotline for persons emotionally distressed by Hurricane Katrina
  5. Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #2 available for the 2005-06 influenza season
  6. Mark your calendar: The next Current Issues in Immunization netconference is scheduled for October 13
  7. New: CDC's Flu Gallery offers professional- and patient-education materials for the 2005-06 influenza season
  8. Coming up: National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is scheduled for September 25-October 1
  9. Free: Bulk copies of the May 2005 issue of Vaccinate Adults are available for the asking
  10. Updated: IAC's Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization has been substantially revised
  11. New: Professional-education piece on Healthcare Worker Vaccination Recommendations available on IAC's website
  12. September 9 issue of IAC's HEP Express electronic newsletter now available online
  13. Help out: NIP continues to need volunteers to pilot test its immunization training courses
  14. Polio update: Immunization campaigns reduce polio incidence in Nigeria; WHO reports two new cases in Ethiopia
  15. Corrections: CDC revises pneumonia and influenza mortality stats reported in MMWR on August 19 and August 26
Issue 550 - Sept. 6, 2005
  1. CDC website posts interim immunization recommendations for persons displaced by Hurricane Katrina
  2. CDC website posts interim immunization recommendations for emergency responders assisting with Hurricane Katrina
  3. DHHS establishes web page and toll-free number to identify health professionals to assist in Hurricane Katrina relief
Issue 549 - Sept. 6, 2005
  1. Note: Watch for an Extra Edition of IAC Express related to Hurricane Katrina
  2. FDA approves combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine
  3. FDA approves new influenza vaccine for upcoming season
  4. CDC publishes updated information on influenza vaccine supply and recommendations for prioritization
  5. CDC updates its website with Q&As about influenza vaccine supply and prioritization
  6. FDA releases statement on Chiron Corporation inspection
  7. Heads up: November 4 is deadline for abstracts for the 2006 National Immunization Conference
  8. Updated: IAC substantially revises its professional-education piece "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
  9. New: CDC announces addition of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  10. Influenza vaccination standing orders for children and adolescents is new, standing orders for adults is updated
  11. Updated: Revised "Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, Needle Size, and Preparation" now online
  12. Injectable typhoid vaccine currently unavailable
  13. New: Draft agenda for the National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference now available
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August 2005 Back to top
Issue 548 - August 29, 2005
  1. New: CDC's influenza web section adds materials for the 2005-06 season
  2. New: VIS for MMR vaccine now available in Vietnamese
  3. Updated: IAC revises its patient questionnaire "Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?"
  4. Updated: Two revised hepatitis educational pieces available on the IAC website
  5. Upcoming event: Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers to speak at the Sierra Nevada Immunization Conference
Issue 547 - August 26, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #79: CDC reports on preventable measles among
  2. U.S. residents, 2001-2004
Issue 546 - August 22, 2005
  1. Comments on proposed CMS nursing home immunization requirement must be submitted by August 30
  2. FDA approves VAQTA hepatitis A vaccine for use in children ages 12 months and older
  3. New: August 2005 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  4. Important: September 15 is the deadline for submitting comments on proposed revisions to Healthy People 2010
  5. Teleconference on working with physicians to improve adult vaccination rates is scheduled for September 13
Issue 545 - August 15, 2005
  1. New: CDC issues comprehensive interim guideline for planning for an influenza vaccine shortage during the 2005-06 season
  2. Looking for sources of presentation material? Online PowerPoint slides put valuable information at your fingertips
  3. August issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  4. August 12 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
Issue 544 - August 12, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #78: Florida man dies from rabies eight months after receiving dog bite in Haiti
Issue 543 - August 8, 2005
  1. Do it today: Please thank Tim Russert for moderating the vaccines-and-autism debate on Meet the Press
  2. Must read: Slate.com article sheds light on controversy about thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism
  3. NIP announces temporary shortage of conjugated meningococcal vaccine
  4. CDC outlines priority groups for vaccination with injectable influenza vaccine in the event of a vaccine shortage
  5. Errata: MMWR corrects four errors in ACIP's newly released influenza recommendations
  6. Register today: Update on 2005-06 influenza vaccine communications and supply planned for August 16
  7. Three states enact immunization legislation for a variety of vaccines
  8. Updated: Spanish-language version of IAC's brochure "Immunization . . . Not Just Kids' Stuff"
  9. New: Interim 2005-06 VIS for injectable influenza vaccine now available in audio format
Issue 542 - August 5, 2005
  1. Sunday, August 7, Meet the Press to discuss mercury-containing vaccines and neurological disorders
Issue 541 - August 1, 2005
  1. CDC reports on 2004 vaccination coverage levels among U.S. children ages 19-35 months
  2. Hard copy of ACIP's new influenza recommendations now available
  3. NPI announces recipients of its 2005 Excellence in Immunization awards
  4. New: Transcript of CDC's media briefing on vaccine safety and child health is now posted on NIP's website
  5. Updated: IAC revises three influenza education pieces to reflect the new ACIP recommendations
  6. CDC summarizes data from its 2003 Immunization Registry Annual Report
  7. 140 immunization coalitions have posted information on IAC's IZ Coalitions website--is yours one of them?
  8. Upcoming events: IAC adds a Boston University symposium and the APHA Annual Meeting to its online calendar
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Issue 540 - July 27, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #77: Toddler suffers septicemia, meningitis, and multi-organ failure as complications of Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Issue 539 - July 25, 2005
  1. New: Provisional ACIP recommendations for combined tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis vaccine are posted on NIP's website
  2. New: Interim VISs now available for both injectable and intranasal influenza vaccines
  3. July issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  4. Updated: IAC revises a professional education piece on preventing perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission
  5. Pharmacists and medical assistants: NIP needs you to pilot test its training programs
  6. Oregon's Answer to Cancer race--a fund raiser for hepatitis B virus infection and liver cancer--is scheduled for August 6
Issue 538 - July 18, 2005
  1. New: CDC issues the latest ACIP influenza recommendations in an "MMWR Early Release"
  2. MMWR notifies readers about August 9 webcast on prevention of human papilloma virus infection and cervical cancer
  3. Teleconference on communicating with legislatures about vaccine safety is scheduled for August 9
  4. CDC releases guidance statement on HIPAA and perinatal hepatitis B
  5. Learn about proposed hepatitis B vaccination strategies for U.S. adults
  6. Study reveals that handwashing with soap can save children's lives by reducing the incidence of certain diseases
  7. New: July 15 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  8. CDC reports on a survey of U.S. syringe exchange programs operating during 2002
  9. CDC reports on the use of a rapid analysis system to assess influenza vaccination coverage among California HMO members
Issue 537 - July 11, 2005
  1. DHHS announces addition of influenza vaccine to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
  2. New: Johns Hopkins report on adolescent and adult pertussis now available online
  3. New: Article reveals that containment of 2004 measles outbreak cost Iowa $142,000
  4. Reminder: Register soon for the two-day course "Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases"
  5. Order soon: Price of DVD version of "Immunization Techniques" video will increase to $35 on August 1
  6. Updated: IAC revises its parent-education piece "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
  7. Polio update: CDC reports on India's progress toward polio eradication, WHO reports on Indonesia's new polio cases
Issue 536 - July 5, 2005
  1. New: NIP posts CDC's 2005 "Vaccine Management" booklet on its website
  2. CDC posts Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #1 for 2005-06 on its influenza web section
  3. CDC reports on influenza activity in the United States and worldwide during the 2004-05 season
  4. Arizona Department of Health Services reports 500 pertussis cases and one infant death
  5. CDC notifies MMWR readers about the July 28 satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2005"
  6. Update: IAC revises educational pieces to include information on two newly licensed vaccines
  7. Reminder: Use these online promotional materials to advertise National Immunization Awareness Month in August
  8. Correction: IAC revises information it published about CMS's reimbursement for administering influenza vaccinations
  9. VIS translations: IAC posts Haitian Creole VISs for measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  10. WHO's email bulletin service "Disease Outbreak News" reports first case of polio in Angola since 2001
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Issue 535 - June 27, 2005
  1. The New York Times article "On Autism's Cause, It's Parents vs. Research" is available free of charge only until July 2
  2. Institute of Medicine responds to article on thimerosal written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
  3. More than 30 cases of measles reported in Indiana; free vaccine administered
  4. June issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  5. New: The web section of WHO's Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety now offers information in six languages
  6. Upcoming events: Hepatitis B Foundation's B-Informed patient conference and Oregon's Flu Summit scheduled for July
  7. MMWR corrects its article on seroprevalence of poliovirus antibodies in a Dominican community in Puerto Rico
Issue 534 - June 23, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #76: Newborn's death emphasizes need to consider pertussis in differential diagnosis of coughing adults
Issue 533 - June 20, 2005
  1. CDC announces topics for July 14 net conference on Current Issues in Immunization and opens online registration
  2. FDA approves Pegasys for treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus infection
  3. New: June 17 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  4. Corrections made to Hmong inactivated influenza vaccine VIS; interim meningococcal vaccine VIS now available in Turkish
  5. Upcoming events: Immunization coalition teleconference in July and Indiana immunization conference in October
  6. Somalia schedules emergency polio immunization campaign for June 17-26
  7. CDC reports on seroprevalence of poliovirus antibodies among children in a Dominican community in Puerto Rico in 2002
  8. CDC reports on progress in measles control in Zambia during 1999-2004
Issue 532 - June 13, 2005
  1. FDA approves a new combination vaccine to help protect adolescents and adults against whooping cough
  2. New: AMA's primer will help physicians improve immunization rates, especially among minority populations
  3. New: CDC issues guidelines for preventing and controlling influenza transmission in long-term-care facilities
  4. New: IAC develops a professional-education piece on the use of standing orders to improve adult vaccination rates
  5. New VIS translations: VISs for five vaccines now available in Burmese
  6. MMWR corrects data reported on total mortality and influenza and pneumonia mortality between April 1-May 27, 2005
Issue 531 - June 8, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #75: Three-year-old's ordeal with severe pneumococcal disease includes bloodstream and lung infection
Issue 530 - June 6, 2005
  1. The May 2005 issue of "Vaccinate Adults" is in the mail and on the Web
  2. AAP endorses new meningococcal vaccine guidelines
  3. New: AAP's "Red Book Online" now tracks new vaccines' licensure and recommendation status
  4. Recent journal articles discuss pertussis in adults and parents who refuse immunization for their children
  5. Plan ahead: Online resources are now available for promoting National Immunization Awareness Month
  6. CDC reports on Colorado's surveillance of influenza-associated hospitalizations during 2004-05
  7. New: Partnership for Prevention publishes its report on strengthening adult immunization
  8. New VIS translation: IAC posts MMR vaccine VIS in Ilokano
Issue 529 - June 2, 2005
  1. Time's running out: Use your fiscal year-end (June 30) dollars to stock up on essential immunization resources--or to contribute to IAC
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May 2005 Back to top
Issue 528 - May 31, 2005
  1. New: ACIP releases recommendations on meningococcal disease prevention; CDC press release presents background information
  2. New: CDC fact sheet on meningococcal disease and vaccine includes information about newly licensed MCV4 vaccine
  3. New VIS translation: Spanish-language meningococcal vaccine VIS now available
  4. May issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter is posted on the NIP website
  5. New: CDC announces broad availability of the 2005-06 edition of its travel-health guide, the "Yellow Book"
  6. Mark your calendar: Several CDC immunization courses are planned for summer and fall
  7. New translation: IAC's parent-education piece "After the Shots: What to do if your child has discomfort" now in Spanish
  8. June 14 teleconference to focus on reducing immunization disparities by working with ethnic physicians organizations
Issue 527 - May 25, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #74: Parents helpless as children battle pertussis
Issue 526 - May 23, 2005
  1. New: May 2005 issue of "Needle Tips" provides lots of resources on childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  2. Visit IAC's redesigned hepatitis prevention programs website for Hepatitis Awareness Month
  3. New: DVD format of "Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring" is now available
  4. CDC issues press release about factors possibly associated with autism risk
  5. New: May 20 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
Issue 525 - May 16, 2005
  1. CDC report recommends health professionals limit use of IgM anti-HAV testing to specific indications
  2. MMWR notifies readers that May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
  3. New VIS: NIP posts VIS for Japanese encephalitis vaccine to its website
  4. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases--United States, 2003"
  5. UNICEF reports new cases of polio in Indonesia and Yemen; major vaccination campaigns to begin soon
Issue 524 - May 9, 2005
  1. FDA approves Boostrix, a tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine intended for teens
  2. May 9-16 is the first National Hepatitis B Awareness Week; "AIM for the B" campaign is planned for the same time
  3. New: Spanish-language childhood and adolescent immunization schedule available on NIP's website
  4. Important: May 27 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for the National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference
  5. New: 2003 SMART BRFSS data and prevalence tables now available
  6. Updated: IAC revises some of its professional- and patient-education pieces
  7. Subscribe to more than 20 email news services using IAC's Directory of Immunization Resources
  8. New: Documents related to the Blue Ribbon Panel meeting about CDC's vaccine safety activities now online
  9. CDC Health Update announces destruction of influenza A(H2N2) samples mistakenly included with proficiency test panels
  10. Scheduled for June 13-15 in Atlanta, conference on public health law will include sessions on vaccine safety
  11. Vaccines 2005 conference to be held in Amsterdam June 13-15
Issue 523 - May 2, 2005
  1. "Read immediately" issue of Immunization Works discusses relocation of the Immunization Safety Branch
  2. April issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  3. New: CDC's commemorative timeline, 50 Years of Vaccine Progress, is posted on NIP's website
  4. New: VISs for three travel-related vaccines now available in DVD, video, and CD-ROM formats
  5. Updated: IAC revises two of its education pieces
  6. CDC reports on recent worldwide progress toward interruption of wild poliovirus transmission
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Issue 522 - April 25, 2005
  1. U.S. Congress accepts plan for major reorganization of CDC
  2. New: The 2005 annual report of the National Immunization Program now available online and in print
  3. April 24 marks the start of National Infant Immunization Week, now in its second decade
  4. New: CDC's commemorative timeline, 50th Anniversary of the Polio Vaccine, is posted on NIP's website
  5. Coming soon: The National Immunization Coalition TA Network plans two influenza teleconferences for May
  6. "Immunization Works," the statewide Iowa immunization conference, is scheduled for June 2 in West Des Moines
Issue 521 - April 18, 2005
  1. Official CDC Health Advisory recommends destroying sample panels of influenza A/H2N2
  2. MMWR notifies readers that April 24-30 is National Infant Immunization Week
  3. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  4. Maurice R. Hilleman, giant in vaccine development, dies at age 85
  5. New: Trivalent influenza vaccines to be covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program starting July 1
  6. New: CDC seeks comment on its Research Agenda through April 19
  7. New: CHOP's Vaccine Education Center launches Parents PACK, an online vaccine-information resource
  8. IAC reorganizes and updates its online Directory of Immunization Resources
  9. IAC updates multiple print pieces related to viral hepatitis
  10. New: April 15 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  11. New: NIP website posts recordings of NIC presentations, reminds attendees that April 25 is deadline for CE credit
  12. Providers: Power of 10 campaign makes it easy to educate your patients about the importance of getting a Td booster
Issue 520 - April 11, 2005
  1. New: CDC issues interim VIS for meningococcal vaccine
  2. New: Comprehensive Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit now available on the NIP website
  3. 50th anniversary of the discovery of polio vaccine inspires exhibits, events, and articles
  4. New: NIIW PSAs for television stations will be available by satellite downlink on April 12 and 14
  5. CDC issues an update on U.S. influenza activity for the 2004-05 season
  6. Conference on the Public's Health & the Law in the 21st Century is set for June 13-15 in Atlanta
Issue 519 - April 4, 2005
  1. Important: CDC issues Dr. Stephen Cochi's message about the publication of a new book on thimerosal and autism
  2. FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis B virus infection
  3. CDC provides information on influenza vaccine prebooking and distribution strategies for the 2005-06 influenza season
  4. April 7 is World Health Day
  5. Recommendations for improving high-risk adults' influenza, PPV, and hepatitis B vaccination coverage now available
  6. CDC reports on estimated influenza vaccination coverage among U.S. adults and children--September 1, 2004-January 31, 2005
  7. April 29 is the application deadline for NPI's 2005 Excellence in Immunization Awards
  8. Big savings: IAC's smallpox immunization record cards available at half price--while supplies last
  9. CDC reports on an inadvertent laboratory exposure to Bacillus anthracis in California in 2004
  10. New: Two rotavirus vaccine resources now available online
  11. Measles cases surge in Nigeria
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Issue 518 - March 29, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #73: CDC provides case reports on varicella-related deaths of three susceptible, unvaccinated children
Issue 517 - March 28, 2005
  1. CDC announces the elimination of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in the United States
  2. CDC posts new NIIW resources to the NIP website, offers a technical assistance teleconference on March 29 and 31
  3. Note: On March 29, IAC will publish an Unprotected People report about recent varicella deaths in the United States
  4. CDC reports on varicella surveillance in Oregon public elementary schools
  5. New: The March issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter is now available on the NIP website
  6. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2004-05
Issue 516 - March 21, 2005
  1. New: The CDC-INFO Contact Center now answers phone-in immunization questions; VISs are changed accordingly
  2. Mark your calendar: April 14 is the date for CDC's next Current Issues in Immunization net conference
  3. FDA approves new preservative-free formulation of sanofi-pasteur's pediatric influenza vaccine
  4. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable meeting set for April 10-12
  5. National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference website now live
  6. New issue of "Viral Hepatitis" available on VHPB website
  7. New: March 18 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  8. New conference listings: Immunization coalition conference call and hepatitis B meeting are set for April
  9. CDC publishes recommendations for animal rabies prevention and control
Issue 515 - March 14, 2005
  1. CDC reports on transmission of hepatitis B virus among persons undergoing blood glucose monitoring
  2. IAC updates six viral hepatitis education pieces
  3. Florida Immunization Summit set for April 26-27
Issue 514 - March 7, 2005
  1. CDC issues an update on U.S. influenza activity during the 2004-05 season
  2. CDC reports on interventions to increase influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
  3. CDC reports on Connecticut's use of a state influenza hotline as a way to increase influenza vaccination coverage
  4. New: NIP announces availability of a web-based training course, "Immunization: You Call the Shots"
  5. Reminder: It's time to finalize your plans for the National Immunization Conference
  6. Check it out: NIP website adds resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas
  7. New: ECBT's model statute will help states draft legislation that permits immunization information to cross state lines
  8. CDC reports on progress in reducing worldwide measles mortality, 1999-2003
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Issue 513 - Feb. 28, 2005
  1. Free: Order two pads of the Vaccine Education Center's meningococcus education sheets at no charge
  2. New: Georgia and Ohio enact immunization legislation
  3. Newly posted: IOM's report on vaccine safety and CDC's statement in response
  4. New: February 22 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  5. Save the dates: Teleconference on immunization educational materials and two vaccine conferences coming soon
  6. CDC reports on Europe's progress toward eliminating measles and preventing congenital rubella syndrome
Issue 512 - Feb. 21, 2005
  1. CDC and NIH support influenza vaccination of elderly, though study states it may not prevent as many deaths as assumed
  2. CDC reports on hepatitis A vaccination coverage among U.S. children ages 24-35 months during 2003
  3. New: CDC website posts numerous resources for National Infant Immunization Week and Vaccination Week in the Americas
  4. New: Journal of Family Practice's immunization supplement, "Vaccines Across the Life Span, 2005," is now online
  5. New: February issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  6. State officials: Betty Bumpers to speak at February 23 web conference on Vaccine Safety: What Legislators Need to Know
  7. AED launches listserv for members of the National Immunization Coalition TA Network
Issue 511 - Feb. 14, 2005
  1. ACIP recommends newly licensed meningococcal vaccine for adolescents and college freshmen
  2. BRFSS data indicate influenza vaccine was given to priority groups during the first part of the 2004-05 influenza season
  3. Act now: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of "Vaccinate Adults" (October 2004) will go fast
  4. New: CMS has web resources for those who vaccinate Medicare beneficiaries against influenza and pneumococcal disease
  5. CDC reports on a case of Japanese encephalitis in a U.S. traveler returning from Thailand in 2004
  6. New conference listings: Adult immunization and health promotion conferences are scheduled for March and May
  7. MMWR corrects errors in two recent issues
Issue 510- Feb. 7, 2005
  1. New feature: IAC Express now offers its readers a link to the web version of the current issue
  2. Reminder: Be sure to register for CDC's satellite broadcast Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  3. Register for NIC and take time to plan your conference participation using the new NIC Track System
  4. New: Special training will be held after NIC for National Immunization Coalition TA members
  5. New: HAN issues an official CDC Health Update about avian influenza
  6. Updated: CDC continues to supplement its Influenza web section
  7. New: Scripts and slides now available from CDC's net conference on Varicella Case-Based Reporting
  8. Teleconference on planning and implementing an immunization event for the public is scheduled for February 22
  9. CDC reports on a polio outbreak in Sudan in 2004
  10. Spring 2005 Phacilitate Vaccine Forum scheduled for May 23-25 in Amsterdam
Issue 509 - Feb. 1, 2005
  1. Unprotected People #72: Infant dies after contracting pertussis from adult family members
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Issue 508 - Jan. 31, 2005
  1. CDC reports on an outbreak of invasive pneumococcal disease in Alaska during 2003-04
  2. CDC reports on outbreaks of pertussis associated with hospitals in the United States during 2003
  3. Note: On February 1, IAC will publish an Unprotected People report about a fatal case of pertussis in West Virginia
  4. Update: CDC continues to supplement its Influenza web section
  5. New: January issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  6. Association of Immunization Managers seeks nominations for the 2nd annual "Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award"
  7. Save the date: National Viral Hepatitis Prevention Conference set for December 5-9 in Washington, DC
  8. CDC launches web page devoted to perinatal hepatitis B information and resources
  9. IAC updates immunization and viral hepatitis materials
  10. New: January 21 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter available online
Issue 507 - Jan. 28, 2005
  1. CDC announces two new strategies to promote continued influenza vaccination
Issue 506 - Jan. 24, 2005
  1. Correction: AAP and IAC correct an error in a CPT code description that appeared in the IAC EXPRESS of January 12
  2. New: 2005 Childhood Immunization Schedule and 2004-05 Adult Immunization Schedule now available for Palm OS handhelds
  3. Update: CDC continues to supplement its Influenza web section
  4. MMWR notifies readers about satellite broadcasts on Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  5. MMWR corrects error in a footnote in its article "Update: Influenza Activity--United States, 2004-05 Season"
Issue 505 - Jan. 18, 2005
  1. New: FDA approves meningococcal polysaccharide diphtheria toxoid conjugate vaccine for persons ages 11-55 years
  2. Dr. John Ward accepts position as director of CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis
  3. CDC issues an update of U.S. influenza activity during the 2004-05 influenza season
  4. New: CDC posts the 2nd printing of The Pink Book on its website
  5. Registration opens January 19 for CDC's satellite broadcast on Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  6. Update: CDC continues to supplement its Influenza web section
  7. New: CMS demonstration project will provide influenza antiviral medicines to Medicare beneficiaries
  8. New: Preservative-free Td vaccine now available
  9. CDC reports that vaccination coverage for non-Hispanic African Americans trails coverage for non-Hispanic whites
  10. CDC reports African Americans have twice the incidence rate for hepatitis B and Streptococcus pneumoniae as whites
  11. Update: IAC revises several of its patient- and professional-education pieces
  12. WHO publishes the December 2004 meeting report of its Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
  13. MMWR's notifiable disease statistics now include serogroup data for meningococcal disease
  14. MMWR notifies readers about QuickStats, a new feature on public health indicators and trends
Issue 504 - Jan. 12, 2005
  1. AAP website posts an overview of changes in vaccination administration procedure codes and their valuation for 2005
Issue 503 - Jan. 10, 2005
  1. Act soon: January 28 is the deadline for NIC's early-bird registration
  2. Coming soon: CDC's satellite broadcasts on Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  3. Summer camp for kids with hepatitis--send for an application before January 31
  4. New: PKIDs launches listservs for kids with hepatitis C and B
  5. Update: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  6. NFID releases report on the epidemiology of meningococcal disease among U.S. children, teens, and young adults
  7. Register today for CDC's January 19 immunization net conference on varicella case-based reporting
  8. CDC and UNC sponsor a satellite broadcast/webcast on vaccine shortages on January 28
  9. Indiana State Department of health will hold its "Immunization from A to Z" course on January 28
  10. World Vaccine Congress set for April 18-20 in Montreal
  11. International Society of Travel Medicine plans conference for May 1-5 in Lisbon
  12. NFID to hold its 2005 Conference on Vaccine Research on May 9-11 in Baltimore
  13. CDC reports on malaria transmission in resort areas of the Dominican Republic in late 2004
Issue 502 - Jan. 7, 2005
  1. CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2005
Issue 501 - Jan. 3, 2005
  1. MMWR publishes ACIP's updated interim influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2004-05 influenza season
  2. Update: CDC continues to supplement its website with information related to the influenza vaccine shortage
  3. New: IAC screening questionnaires help providers determine if patients have contraindications to influenza vaccine
  4. Teleconference on starting local immunization coalitions is scheduled for January 11
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