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December 2006 Back to top
Issue 637 - Dec 18, 2006
  1. Happy holidays from all of us at IAC
  2. CDC issues ACIP recommendations for preventing tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in adults and the ACIP/HICPAC recommendations for healthcare personnel
  3. VIS translations: VISs for influenza vaccines now in Arabic; interim VIS for HPV vaccine now in Thai
  4. Submissions for Moorehouse's Best Practices for Eliminating Adult Immunization Disparities contest due January 19, 2007
  5. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccines throughout December and into 2007
  6. CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage among children ages 6-23 months during the 2005-06 influenza season
  7. CDC reports that 56 percent of children under age six participated in Immunization Information Systems in 2005
  8. December 22 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 2007 Northwest Immunization Conference
  9. CDC reports on U.S. public health surveillance for smallpox during 2003-05
Issue 636 - Dec 13, 2006
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Issue 635 - Dec 11, 2006
  1. New: CDC issues ACIP's recommendations on elimination of hepatitis B virus infection in U.S. adults
  2. New: CDC launches website to promote implementation of revised hepatitis B immunization recommendations for adults
  3. Important: Errors in table on vaccine storage temperatures in the 2006 General Recommendations have been corrected
  4. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccines throughout December and into 2007
  5. Revised VIS: CDC makes a minor change to interim VIS for meningococcal vaccines
  6. A must for every exam room: IAC's laminated U.S. adult immunization schedule—updated for 2006-07
  7. IAC revises its online Ask the Experts information on rotavirus, zoster, and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines
  8. December issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available
  9. December 5 issue of IAC's Hep Express newsletter now online
  10. MMWR compiles information about all its current continuing-education exams into one handy reference list
  11. WHO issues position paper on Hib vaccines
  12. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization approves $100 million for pneumococcal vaccine funding
  13. PAHO publishes second edition of its book Recent Advances in Immunization
Issue 634 - Dec 4, 2006
  1. New: CDC issues ACIP's General Recommendations on Immunization
  2. New Hampshire's vaccine program to offer free HPV vaccine to girls ages 11-18 years
  3. Dr. Julie Gerberding issues statement for World AIDS Day and announces the launch of www.aids.gov website
  4. Updated: IAC revises standing orders protocols for administering four vaccines to adults
  5. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on varicella and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  6. IAC makes major revisions to hepatitis B education material for Asian American and Pacific Islander patients
  7. Two freebies: Bulk copies of October 2006 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults will go fast—don't miss out!
  8. Influenza Summit newsletter publishes a thank-you to all who participated in National Influenza Vaccination Week
  9. Correction: Influenza Summit corrects a phone number in the November 30 issue of its newsletter
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Issue 633 - Nov 30, 2006
  1. HHS press release encourages everyone who hasn't received influenza vaccine to get immunized
  2. Updated: www.preventinfluenza.org adds new resources—be sure to visit it often throughout influenza season
  3. CDC and the National Immunization Coalition TA Network offer useful information for promoting influenza vaccination in December and beyond
Issue 632 - Nov 27, 2006
  1. New: CDC posts provisional recommendations for use of shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine on the ACIP web section
  2. CDC releases Dear Colleague letter from Dr. Gerberding about National Influenza Vaccination Week
  3. National Influenza Vaccination Week is the time to motivate everyone in your community to get vaccinated; many resources are available to drive the message home
  4. CDC provides guidance for providers without sufficient vaccine to meet demand during National Influenza Vaccination Week
  5. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on measles, mumps, rubella, rabies, and meningococcal disease
  6. IAC revises two of its staff education pieces
  7. MMWR publishes information about December 7 satellite broadcast
  8. November issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC's website
Issue 631 - Nov 20, 2006
  1. VIS correction: Typo fixed on dosing schedule of the Spanish-language version of the interim VIS for HPV vaccine
  2. Heads up: CDC needs your help in promoting National Influenza Vaccination Week; CDC issues related health advisory
  3. Special issue of the National Influenza Vaccine Summit's newsletter encourages providers to promote their influenza vaccination clinics ASAP
  4. November issue of the National Influenza Vaccine Summit's newsletter now available
  5. Updated: Summary of recommendations for child and teen immunization and two other professional-education materials
  6. November issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available
  7. New: FDA issues safety alert for Tamiflu influenza antiviral; CDC offers related information for providers and the public
  8. New: Tenth edition of the Pink Book now available; order by December 15 for pre-publication discount
  9. Save the date: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases broadcast planned for January/February 2007
  10. Web-on-demand and DVD versions of the Immunization Update 2006 broadcast now available for self-study
  11. Tuesday's NOVA program to feature recent research on the 1918 influenza virus
  12. New: HHS releases third part of its Pandemic Planning Update
Issue 630 - Nov 16, 2006
  1. CDC designates November 27-December 3 as National Influenza Vaccination Week and encourages vaccination throughout influenza season
  2. National Influenza Vaccine Summit's new website is packed with information and resources for National Influenza Vaccination Week and beyond
Issue 629 - Nov 13, 2006
  1. AAP releases policy statement recommending routine immunization of infants with pentavalent rotavirus vaccine
  2. VIS news: Influenza vaccine VISs in Haitian Creole and Brazilian Portuguese; interim shingles vaccine VIS in Spanish
  3. Article in AAP News urges health professionals to provide VISs each time they vaccinate
  4. Update: IAC revises three of its professional-education materials
  5. NEHI report examines the barriers to widespread adoption of the new HPV vaccine
  6. CDC's influenza web section posts new and updated pediatric influenza immunization information
  7. National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable releases plan to eliminate viral hepatitis in the United States
  8. New: November 7 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  9. CDC website posts information on shortage of hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines
  10. Teleconference on ACIP's working process and recent recommendations is scheduled for December 12
  11. NFID offers an online CME program highlighting the need for routine influenza vaccination of children with asthma
  12. Surveillance of foodborne-disease outbreaks in the U.S. in 1998-2002 includes information on hepatitis A outbreaks
  13. CDC reports on 2006 polio outbreak among adults in Namibia
Issue 628 - Nov 6, 2006
  1. CDC reports supply of meningococcal conjugate vaccine sufficient to resume vaccination of children age 11-12 years
  2. CDC website posts statement about recall of Fluvirin influenza vaccine
  3. CDC website posts updated Q&A on influenza vaccine supply and prioritization for the 2006-07 season
  4. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on influenza, Hib, HPV, polio, and PCV
  5. IAC revises seven of its patient and staff education materials
  6. California issues short-term exemption to law banning mercury-containing influenza vaccine for children younger than age three years
  7. CDC publishes special issue of Immunization Works electronic newsletter soliciting candidates for five new ACIP members
  8. It's easy to locate influenza vaccination clinics with ALA's online Flu Clinic Locator
  9. Before the holiday rush, take time to register for CDC's 2007 National Immunization Conference
  10. MMWR corrects errors in its October 20 update on GBS among recipients of meningococcal conjugate vaccine
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Issue 627 - Oct 30, 2006

  1. New: ACIP votes to recommend herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine for adults age 60 years and older
  2. Mark your calendar: CDC schedules the live satellite broadcast Adult Immunization 2006 for December 7
  3. Influenza summit's web section posts resources to boost vaccination rates of health workers and others at risk
  4. CDC's web section on HPV infection and vaccine is reformatted; Spanish-language materials are added
  5. NIP revises its interactive immunization scheduler for children age 5 years and younger
  6. CDC update on U.S. mumps activity during 2006 encourages vaccination for those with high risk for exposure
  7. Updated: IAC revises four of its education sheets for health professionals to include new vaccine information
  8. WHO releases its action plan for increasing the vaccine supply to combat a global influenza pandemic
  9. Heads up: The deadline for abstract submission for NFID's Conference on Vaccine Research is February 2, 2007
Issue 626 - Oct 23, 2006
  1. CDC influenza web section posts letter to healthcare providers about influenza vaccine supply for 2006-07 season
  2. JAMA article links increased pertussis incidence to nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements
  3. Congratulations! Walt Orenstein, MD, elected to the Institute of Medicine
  4. Gene is linked to autism spectrum disorders in families with more than one affected child
  5. New: NIP posts web page of shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine information for healthcare providers and public
  6. CDC issues update on GBS among U.S. recipients of Menactra meningococcal conjugate vaccine during 2005-06
  7. New: Fact sheet available for health professionals and the public on GBS and meningococcal conjugate vaccine
  8. CDC reports on 2004 survey of STD-prevention counseling practices and HPV opinions of clinicians with teen patients
  9. More than half of U.S. states report >=95 percent vaccination coverage of children entering school in 2005-06
  10. CDC reports on U.S. varicella surveillance practices in 2004
  11. CDC's influenza web section begins posting the "Weekly Report: Influenza Summary Update" for the 2006-07 season
  12. Guidance on use of surgical masks and respirators in healthcare settings posted on Pandemic Influenza website
  13. Conference on preparing for influenza pandemic is planned for November 13-15 in Washington, DC
Issue 625 - Oct 16, 2006
  1. New: CDC releases October 2006-September 2007 adult immunization schedule
  2. New: Interim VIS for HPV vaccine in Spanish; VISs for injectable and nasal-spray influenza vaccines in Armenian
  3. October issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  4. National Influenza Vaccine Summit posts its August-September newsletter
  5. New: The October 2006 issue of Vaccinate Adults is in the mail and on the Web
  6. AAP publishes three articles on measles-containing vaccine
  7. CDC launches multi-state study to identify risk factors for autism-spectrum disorders, awards $5.9 million
  8. What's your state doing? PandemicFlu website posts comprehensive array of state pandemic planning information
  9. New state requirements: Governors of Kansas, Louisiana, and New York sign immunization legislation
  10. CDC publishes update on vaccine-derived polioviruses worldwide
  11. MMWR issues correction to its October 6 report on 2004-05 childhood influenza vaccination coverage
Issue 624 - Oct 9, 2006
  1. New: FDA approves additional influenza vaccine; it is intended for use in persons age 18 years and older
  2. 2005 NIS data indicate influenza vaccination rate for children ages 6-23 months doubled between 2003-4 and 2004-05
  3. CDC compares 2004 and 2005 BRFSS data on influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates for adults age 65 and older
  4. 2005 NIS data indicate slight increase in hepatitis B vaccination rate of newborns compared with 2004 data
  5. New: October 2006 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  6. New: American Lung Association launches Faces of Influenza initiative
  7. New: IAC updates its "Notification of Vaccination Letter" with space for HPV and shingles vaccines
  8. Teleconference on addressing parents' concerns about vaccines scheduled for November 7

Issue 623 - Oct 2, 2006
  1. Study of more than 2 million children fails to link MMR or DTP vaccination with increased risk for encephalopathy
  2. How's your state doing? 2005 BRFSS provides influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates for adults age 65 and older
  3. Congratulations! Dr. Nancy Cox, CDC influenza expert, selected as Federal Employee of the Year
  4. Cardiologists strongly encouraged to vaccinate their patients with inactivated influenza vaccine
  5. Updated for 2006-07: Online information and guidance on influenza vaccine, antivirals, lab diagnosis, and more
  6. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting scheduled for October 25-26 in Atlanta
  7. Proceedings from June 2006 ACIP meeting now online
  8. American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting planned for Boston on November 4-8
  9. New: September 28 issue of IAC's Hep Express e-newsletter now online
  10. CDC updates online adult and adolescent vaccine quiz for public
  11. New: IAC website posts Turkish-language translations of five patient-education pieces
  12. 2006-07 Spanish-language VIS for inactivated influenza vaccine now available in audio and video formats

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Issue 622 - Sep 25, 2006
  1. Recommendations for HIV testing in healthcare settings published in MMWR Recommendations and Reports
  2. CDC publishes report on inadvertent misadministration of meningococcal conjugate vaccine
  3. CDC releasing August 10 Immunization Update broadcast in podcast format segments
  4. Heads up: November 1 is deadline for abstracts for the 2007 National Immunization Conference
  5. Updated: IAC revises two pieces for healthcare professionals
  6. CDC issues update on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity during May 21–September 9, 2006
  7. CDC reports on measles-control activities in Africa
  8. Earn continuing education credit online by participating in interactive, case-based activities

Issue 621 - Sep 18, 2006
  1. New: CDC releases interim VIS for shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine
  2. Survey of 2005 vaccination rates of U.S. children ages 19-35 months shows similar rates across racial and ethnic lines
  3. CDC reports on state and local health departments' response to U.S. varicella outbreaks during 2003-04
  4. 2006 National Adult Immunization Week scheduled for September 24-30; promotional materials available
  5. IAC updates its two summaries of immunization recommendations and other materials for healthcare professionals
  6. National Influenza Vaccine Summit web section posts materials on influenza vaccination of healthcare professionals
  7. Massachusetts Medical Society website posts the 2006 Employee Flu Immunization Campaign Kit
  8. Promote healthcare worker vaccination with CDC's updated posters and flyers
  9. Don't delay: Add your influenza clinic to the American Lung Association's popular Flu Clinic Locator website
  10. Article in FDA Consumer magazine explains the basics of influenza vaccine selection and recommendations
  11. CDC's Influenza web section posts an assortment of influenza information sheets for healthcare professionals
  12. September issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter focuses on influenza vaccine
  13. Women in Government recommends HPV vaccination for girls entering middle school
  14. MMWR issues corrections to the STD treatment guidelines it published on August 4

Issue 620 - Sep 11, 2006
  1. New: CDC releases interim VIS for human papillomavirus vaccine
  2. Postexposure prophylaxis urged for those exposed to rabid horse at Tennessee Walking Horse 2006 National Celebration
  3. More than 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be produced for the U.S. market for 2006-07
  4. Influenza vaccine VISs available in Spanish; other immunization educational pieces now in Arabic, Thai, and Japanese
  5. New: Current Issues in Immunization net conference to focus on avian influenza
  6. New: Federal government launches Pandemic Influenza website in Spanish-language format
  7. Reminder that perinatal hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a nationally notifiable condition
  8. September 7 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter available online
  9. CDC reports on 2006 measles outbreak in Fiji

Issue 619 - Sep 5, 2006
  1. IAC releases new and revised standing orders for administering vaccines and managing vaccine reactions
  2. Updated: IAC revises three influenza pieces
  3. IAC redesigns home page of website to highlight new information
  4. Immunization Coalitions Technical Assistance Center offering teleconference in October
  5. Contemporary Pediatrics offers teleconference series on pediatric influenza immunization
  6. Late August issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC's website
  7. CDC adds information about vaccine shortages to its website
  8. CDC provides information on new micro-chip test for quick diagnosis of influenza strains
  9. WHO provides case definitions for human infections with influenza A (H5N1) virus
  10. MMWR includes CDC's report on plague in the United States
  11. Local immunization coalition sponsoring conference in Kentucky

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Issue 618 - Aug 28, 2006
  1. New: CDC'S 2006-07 Flu Gallery materials are ready for downloading
  2. Updated: IAC makes significant revisions to the professional-education Q&A "Hepatitis B and the Healthcare Worker"
  3. CDC reports 13 cases of plague in the United States in 2006; presents case reports on six
  4. Updated: CDC adds information to its HPV web section for patients and professionals
  5. CDC reports on completion of first phase of laboratory containment of polioviruses in WHO's European Region

Issue 617 - Aug 22, 2006
  1. Do you have end-of-the-fiscal-year dollars you need to spend? Consider a major purchase from IAC

Issue 616 - Aug 21, 2006
  1. New: CDC posts the provisional recommendations for use of HPV vaccine on the ACIP web section
  2. New: August 2006 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  3. August issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC's website
  4. JAMA publishes study showing Hib vaccination of infants in Kenya significantly reduces invasive Hib disease rates
  5. Pharmacy-Based Immunization Summit planned for September 13–14 in Arlington, VA
  6. 2006 Asian American Pacific Islander Health Summit scheduled for September 14–16 in San Jose, CA

Issue 615 - Aug 14, 2006
  1. New: CDC publishes recommendations for preventing rotavirus gastroenteritis among infants and children
  2. Important: ACOG posts excerpts from its recommendations for use of HPV vaccine on its website
  3. Attention: August 15 teleconference on the upcoming 2006-07 influenza season to feature presentations from CDC
  4. New: IAC develops form for healthcare workers to sign if declining influenza vaccination
  5. New: August issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now online
  6. Free: Two Spanish- and English-language films on immunization now available from Migrant Clinicians Network
  7. New VIS translations: VISs for injectable and nasal-spray influenza vaccines now in additional languages
  8. New: Thai-language VISs now available for hepatitis A, Tdap, and rotavirus vaccines
  9. Free CME credits: Web-enhanced teleconferences on adolescent immunization scheduled for August and September
  10. Campaign underway to vaccinate Lebanon's displaced children against measles and polio

Issue 614 - Aug 8, 2006
  1. CDC releases guidelines for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases

Issue 613 - Aug 7, 2006
  1. New: HAN issues official Health Advisory about a multi-state investigation of potential rabies exposure at a summer camp
  2. ACIP publishes provisional recommendations for prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis among pregnant women
  3. ACIP updates provisional recommendations for prevention of varicella
  4. August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  5. MMWR publishes report on a pertussis outbreak in an Amish community
  6. FDA approves influenza vaccines to be manufactured for upcoming influenza season
  7. New BRFSS estimates for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage among adults available from CDC
  8. National Influenza Vaccine Summit releases July newsletter
  9. Updated: IAC revises injection technique piece for providers
  10. IAC adds HPV and herpes zoster pages to its websites
  11. CDC releases guidelines for vaccinating kidney dialysis patients and patients with chronic kidney disease
  12. New: 2006-07 inactivated influenza VIS available in audio and video formats

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Issue 612 - July 31, 2006
  1. ACIP's influenza recommendations now finalized in MMWR Recommendations and Reports; correction is included
  2. "Ask the Experts" hepatitis B: New and revised questions on IAC website!
  3. Interim VIS for Tdap vaccine in Spanish and Chinese; interim VIS for meningococcal vaccine in Chinese
  4. Updated: IAC revises its "Screening questionnaire for child and teen immunization"
  5. 2005-06 U.S. Influenza Season Summary available online
  6. CDC website posts presentation slides from the June 2006 ACIP meeting
  7. Free: Two pads each of VEC's information sheets on thimerosal, hepatitis A, and pandemic influenza
  8. July issue of the Pandemic Influenza Update now on the IAC website
  9. July 27 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  10. 146 immunization coalitions have posted information on IAC's izcoalitions.org website--is yours one of them?

Issue 611 - July 24, 2006
  1. New: CDC website posts a web section of HPV resources
  2. Updated: IAC revises its "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" and three other adult immunization pieces
  3. CDC's August 10 broadcast to cover influenza, pertussis, rotavirus, and zoster vaccines and hepatitis A recommendations
  4. New VIS translations: VISs for MMR vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine now available in additional languages
  5. Web conference on starting and maintaining an immunization coalition coming August 22; next Coalition U course soon
  6. Educational seminar on HPV vaccine scheduled for July 26 in Washington, DC
  7. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in India, January 2005–June 2006

Issue 610 - July 17, 2006
  1. CDC releases revised interim Tdap VIS
  2. AHA and ACC recommend influenza vaccination for patients with cardiovascular disease
  3. CDC reports on 2004 varicella outbreak among vaccinated children in Nebraska
  4. NACCHO devotes journal issue to seasonal and pandemic influenza
  5. Clinical Vaccinology Course set for November 3–5 in Atlanta

Issue 609 - July 11, 2006
  1. Action needed ASAP. Call your U.S. senators by Thursday, July 13, about signing the current immunization appropriations letter

Issue 608 - July 10, 2006
  1. VIS translation: Interim VIS for rotavirus vaccine now available in Spanish
  2. July issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  3. New: HHS releases second part of its pandemic influenza planning update
  4. WHO analyzes 205 confirmed cases of human avian influenza from December 2003 to April 30, 2006

Issue 607 - July 3, 2006
  1. New: CDC issues the latest ACIP influenza recommendations in an MMWR Early Release
  2. New: ACIP votes to recommend human papillomavirus vaccination for girls and women ages 9-26 years
  3. New: ACIP votes to recommend changes in varicella vaccination
  4. New: Influenza VISs for 2006-07 season now available on the CDC and IAC websites
  5. CDC website posts HPV vaccine fact sheet for healthcare professionals and updates fact sheet for public
  6. June 29 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  7. New: Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative launches newsletter

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Issue 606 - June 26, 2006
  1. Breaking news: CDC urges awareness of measles in Americans returning from Germany
  2. Teleconference on shingles and new shingles vaccine is scheduled for July 18
  3. Free: Bulk copies of June 2006 Vaccinate Adults available while they last
  4. Reminder: Conference on Immunization Coalitions is planned for Denver on August 9–11
  5. MMWR announces that June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
  6. CDC issues update on progress toward polio eradication in Pakistan and Afghanistan in January 2005–May 2006

Issue 605 - June 19, 2006
  1. New: JCAHO establishes infection control standards that address influenza vaccination for healthcare staff
  2. VIS translations: Current VIS for hepatitis A vaccine translated into Spanish and 10 other languages
  3. Updated: IAC revises many immunization and hepatitis information pieces for parents, patients, and professionals
  4. Time magazine selects CDC's Dr. Nancy Cox as one of the Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World
  5. July 7 NIP net conference will cover human papillomavirus (HPV), cervical cancer, and HPV vaccine and recommendations
  6. July 20 NIP net conference to focus on vaccine preparation and delivery and on 2006 influenza recommendations
  7. August 10 broadcast to cover influenza, pertussis, rotavirus and zoster vaccines and hepatitis A recommendations
  8. CDC issues an update on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity in 2005-06 and on composition of 2006-07 influenza vaccine
  9. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases—United States, 2004"
  10. HHS announces final rule for smallpox vaccine injury compensation

Issue 604 - June 12, 2006
  1. FDA approves Gardasil, a vaccine to protect females ages 9–26 years from cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases
  2. MMWR includes ACIP's updated recommendations for control and elimination of mumps
  3. ACHA and CDC issue joint letter to provide guidance for residential colleges regarding the current mumps outbreak
  4. HAN issues CDC Health Update on revised interim guidance for testing persons with suspected avian influenza infection
  5. New: 2006 Red Book available in print format at the end of June; preorders being accepted now
  6. Free: Order two pads of the Vaccine Education Center's rotavirus information sheets at no charge

Issue 603 - June 8, 2006
  1. It's better than ever: Adult Immunization Record Card now includes space to record meningococcal, Tdap, zoster, and HPV vaccines
  2. Laminated U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules are a must for every exam room

Issue 602 - June 5, 2006
  1. MMWR issues an Early Release announcing updated ACIP recommendations for control and elimination of mumps
  2. NIP website posts provisional ACIP recommendations for rotavirus vaccine for infants
  3. NIP updates interim VIS for Tdap vaccine with information for adult vaccine recipients
  4. New: June 2006 issue of Vaccinate Adults is in the mail and on the Web
  5. New: IAC website posts chart and U.S. map showing which states have PCV mandates for daycare enrollees
  6. June Immunization Works electronic newsletter available on the NIP website
  7. MMWR dedicates June 2 issue to retrospectives on the AIDS epidemic, 1981–2006
  8. Reminder: All attendees to the June 29–30 ACIP meeting are required to register online
  9. Update: CDC website posts new HPV vaccine fact sheet for the public
  10. Free: Migrant Clinicians Network makes new Spanish-language immunization comic books available through June 16

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Issue 601 - May 30, 2006
  1. New: FDA licenses Zostavax, a vaccine to protect persons ages 60 years and older against varicella-zoster virus (shingles)
  2. IAC develops standing orders for administering child and adult vaccines and updates patient and professional immunization pieces
  3. Correction: Inaccurate information about government funding appeared in May 22 issue of IAC Express
  4. MMWR includes CDC's report on current multistate mumps outbreak
  5. Save the date: CDC's Immunization Update 2006 broadcast is scheduled for August 10
  6. Pandemic influenza: Possible human-to-human transmission of avian influenza reported in Indonesia; CDC releases May Pandemic Influenza Bulletin
  7. June 27 teleconference will recap news from the June 22 National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  8. Video webcast of NFID's May 18 media forum on evolving issues in the prevention and treatment of influenza available online
  9. Attention school nurses: Give It a Shot toolkit offers lots of time-saving resources for promoting teen immunization
  10. May 24 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  11. Sixth Annual B Informed Patient Conference returning to San Francisco June 10–11

Issue 600 - May 22, 2006
  1. Dr. Lee Jong-wook, WHO's director-general, dies suddenly
  2. New: MMWR publishes updated ACIP recommendations for hepatitis A vaccine
  3. CDC issues update about the current multistate mumps outbreak
  4. ACIP recommends deferring meningococcal conjugate vaccination for persons ages 11-12 years because of limited supply
  5. Important: May 24 is new deadline for your U.S. representative to sign immunization appropriations letter
  6. New: May 2006 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  7. Updated: IAC revises its Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization with new vaccination information
  8. Childhood immunization ranks second among the 25 most valuable and cost-effective preventive health services
  9. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet June 29-30; advance registration is recommended

Issue 599 - May 15, 2006
  1. Action needed ASAP: Call your U.S. representative about signing the current immunization appropriations letter by May 18

Issue 598 - May 15, 2006
  1. New: HAN issues official Health Advisory about a case of human rabies infection in Texas
  2. May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
  3. CDC reports chronic HBV infection among approximately 15% of newly tested Asian immigrants in New York City
  4. CDC reports on hepatitis B vaccination coverage of U.S. adults in 2004
  5. CDC reports on vaccine-preventable child deaths and on Global Immunization Vision and Strategy for 2006–15
  6. New: Professional-education sheet helps reduce confusion about similar-looking vials of Tdap, DTaP, and Td vaccines
  7. Government website posts a viewer's guide and Q&A section about the TV movie "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America"
  8. Reminder: Deadline for early-bird registration for Public Health and the Law conference is May 20
  9. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section with information about avian influenza
  10. New: CDC reports on 13-month delay between evaluation and diagnosis of autism in children

Issue 597 - May 8, 2006
  1. New: White House releases implementation component of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza
  2. New: "Vaccines for Adolescents" patient-education piece now on NIP website
  3. New: CDC website posts a fact sheet for the general public about HPV disease and vaccine
  4. May issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  5. CDC's surveys of parents indicate at least 300,000 U.S. children had autism in 2003-04
  6. For information on "Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America," contact your state health department's communications office
  7. More than $1 billion awarded for cell-based influenza vaccine; background information posted on CDC website

Issue 596 - May 1, 2006
  1. VIS news: Interim VIS for rotavirus vaccine now available, as are translations for the current VIS for hepatitis A vaccine
  2. Important: May 5 mumps teleconference will feature speakers from CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health
  3. Mumps update: CDC posts fresh information to its mumps web section
  4. CDC gathers resources related to the new ACIP hepatitis recommendations on one web page
  5. CDC updates three avian influenza resources on its Influenza web section
  6. New: April 26 issue of Hep Express now available online
  7. CDC reports on worldwide progress toward interrupting wild polio transmission during 2005–06

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Issue 595 - Apr. 24, 2006
  1. Access CDC's media advisory on mumps outbreak online
  2. CDC enhances its mumps web page
  3. CDC offers online training in viral hepatitis serology
  4. Vaccine Education Center offers three new downloadable pieces
  5. CDC reports on National Infant Immunization Week
  6. USAID website features avian influenza resources
  7. Updated: IAC revises two print education pieces
  8. CDC updates its Influenza web section with current information about avian influenza
  9. Erratum: MMWR corrects error in its April 11 and 14 reports on exposure to mumps during air travel
  10. May 16 teleconference to discuss hepatitis vaccine programs  and resources for immunization coalitions

Issue 594 - Apr. 18, 2006
  1. Laminated U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules are a must for every exam room
  2. Immunization Techniques video (VHS or DVD) offers a low-cost way to give staff high-quality immunization instruction

Issue 593 - Apr. 17, 2006
  1. Important: Corrected CDC Health Advisory presents information and guidance for the current mumps outbreak
  2. MMWR publishes report alerting healthcare providers about recent U.S. air travel by persons infectious with mumps
  3. New: NIP website posts up-to-date resources regarding the current mumps outbreak
  4. IAC posts another thimerosal resource to its website homepage
  5. Updated: IAC revises "It's federal law!" and other education pieces for health professionals and patients
  6. CDC updates its Influenza web section with current information about avian influenza
  7. WHO issues guidelines for preparing for and mitigating pandemic influenza in refugee and displaced populations
  8. CDC publishes recommendations for animal rabies prevention and control

Issue 592 - Apr. 12, 2006
  1. CDC alerts healthcare providers that persons infectious with mumps traveled by air in the U.S. between March 26-April 2, 2006

Issue 591 - Apr. 10, 2006
  1. IAC posts three thimerosal resources to its website
  2. CDC issues an update on Guillain-Barre Syndrome and receipt of Menactra vaccine
  3. Handouts and recordings of NIC sessions now available online
  4. April issue of Immunization Works summarizes information about NIP reorganization and name change
  5. New: April issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  6. MMWR publishes report on the current mumps epidemic in Iowa
  7. Avian influenza covered extensively on the websites of CDC, NIAID, and WHO
  8. Reminder: Register soon for the April 20 Rotavirus net conference
  9. Public Health and the Law in the 21st Century conference scheduled for June 12-14 in Atlanta

Issue 590 - Apr. 3, 2006
  1. CDC reports on current mumps epidemic in Iowa
  2. CDC releases updated hepatitis A VIS
  3. New: Two more excellent thimerosal resources from Dr. Paul Offit are now online
  4. Society of Adolescent Medicine's position paper on adolescent immunization published in Journal of Adolescent Health
  5. IAC revises three hepatitis education pieces for patients
  6. CDC updates its Influenza web section
  7. FDA approves the use of the antiviral drug Relenza for preventing influenza, as well as treating it
  8. March 29 issue of Hep Express now available online
  9. May 18–19 are the dates for North Dakota's Vaccination Expedition 2006

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Issue 589 - Mar. 27, 2006
  1. New: AAP endorses CDC's hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. Here's a resource to help you talk with parents about thimerosal
  3. MMWR publishes ACIP's tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis recommendations for adolescents
  4. Current Issues in Immunization net conference to focus on general recommendations and rotavirus recommendations
  5. April 11 teleconference to discuss human papillomavirus disease and vaccine
  6. HHS adds more influenza antiviral medication to the nation's stockpile
  7. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section
  8. Pandemic Influenza website adds planning checklists for colleges/universities and child care/preschools
  9. Updated: IAC revises a Spanish-language adolescent immunization piece and a professional-education piece
  10. Attention teens: Your PSA on meningococcal disease could be featured on websites, a pod cast, and a DVD

Issue 588 - Mar. 20, 2006
  1. HHS releases two new pandemic influenza planning guides and an update on related department priorities
  2. CDC posts updated provisional Tdap recommendations for adults online
  3. Build NIIW awareness with new English and Spanish resources
  4. PATH's Rotavirus Vaccine Program publishes newsletters and other resources
  5. CDC offers influenza chemoprophylaxis and treatment guidelines for PDAs
  6. CDC reports on increased antiviral medications sales before the 2005–06 influenza season in New York City
  7. CDC reports on inhalation anthrax associated with dried animal hides
  8. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section
  9. CDC issues update on U.S. influenza activity during February 26–March 4, 2006
  10. Hib Initiative offers a free quarterly email newsletter

Issue 587 - Mar. 13, 2006
  1. New: Laminated U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules are a must for every exam room
  2. New: Current U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules now available for PDAs
  3. NIP schedules March 14–15 teleconference on promoting infant immunization through Spanish-language media outlets
  4. March issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  5. MMWR focuses on public health response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in states other than Louisiana
  6. Erratum: MMWR corrects storage information for live attenuated influenza vaccine
  7. CDC website posts presentation slides from ACIP's February 21–22 meeting
  8. CDC updates its Influenza web section with news about the geographic spread of avian influenza
  9. Pandemic influenza: new Update newsletter and checklists for school districts and home healthcare providers now available
  10. NFID issues Call to Action on immunizing children with asthma against influenza
  11. CDC issues update on U.S. influenza activity during February 19–25
  12. New: FDA issues draft guidelines for accelerated development of seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines
  13. CDC reports that during 1999–2004 global measles deaths were reduced 48 percent to 454,000

Issue 586 - Mar. 6, 2006
  1. Dr. Paul A. Offit to deliver Hilleman lecture at National Immunization Conference
  2. HHS secretary Mike Leavitt to address NIC's opening plenary session
  3. HHS prepares for potential influenza pandemic by buying additional antiviral medications
  4. CDC posts provisional ACIP recommendations for wider use of varicella vaccine, including a second dose during outbreaks
  5. New: CDC announces addition of Hib module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  6. CDC updates its Influenza web section with news about the geographical spread of avian influenza
  7. IAC's hepatitis website celebrates five years of sharing good ideas!
  8. MMWR includes an article about investigational product for varicella postexposure prophylaxis
  9. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during February 12–18
  10. February 28 issue of IAC's Hep Express newsletter now online
  11. B Informed patient conference scheduled for June 10–11
  12. Points Across III health promotion conference will introduce Coalition University

Issue 585 - Mar. 3, 2006
  1. Unprotected People #84: Mississippi boy dies from rabies; exposure to bats around home is likely source

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Issue 584 - Feb. 27, 2006
  1. New: CDC publishes recommendations for preventing tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in adolescents
  2. New: ACIP recommends new rotavirus vaccine for infants
  3. New: ACIP expands its influenza vaccine recommendation for children
  4. New: CDC reports an investigational drug is available for postexposure varicella prophylaxis of high-risk patients
  5. CDC issues two Health Updates about a current case of inhalation anthrax in Pennsylvania
  6. CDC reports on an outbreak of mumps in a New York summer camp during 2005
  7. CDC reports on the 2004–05 mumps epidemic in the United Kingdom
  8. Avian influenza: WHO and CDC report on rapid spread of the disease in birds
  9. Influenza vaccination recommendations for healthcare personnel now in MMWR Recommendations and Reports format
  10. Updated: IAC revises two patient-education pieces
  11. Puzzled about the status of vaccine licensures and recommendations? "Red Book Online" has current information
  12. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during February 5–11
  13. Attention immunization coalitions: Meet 'n' Greet and teleconferencing opportunities are available in March
  14. Reminder: March 6 is registration deadline for meeting on management of hepatitis B virus

Issue 583 - Feb. 20, 2006
  1. Errata: MMWR publishes corrections to ACIP's hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. New: CDC website posts numerous resources to help you promote National Infant Immunization Week, April 22-29
  3. IAC updates patient-information pieces on immunizations for people infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C virus
  4. February 16 issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC's website
  5. CDC updates its Influenza web section with information about avian influenza outbreaks
  6. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during January 29-February 4
  7. WHO's redesigned immunization website is now live
  8. CDC reports that transmission of resurgent wild poliovirus type 1 during 2002-05 has been interrupted
  9. Phacilitate Vaccine Forum scheduled for June 19-21 in Amsterdam

Issue 582 - Feb. 13, 2006
  1. New: CDC publishes recommendations for influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel
  2. Don't miss it: Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers to speak at NIC's closing plenary
  3. New: 9th edition of the Pink Book now available for downloading and ordering
  4. New: Spanish-language version of the current Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule now online
  5. Your help is needed: Support the National Hepatitis B Act, H.R. 4550
  6. February issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter focuses on Dr. Anne Schuchat, the new NIP director
  7. NIP makes Td and Tdap resources available online
  8. New: IAC and New York state collaborate on a professional-education piece about the hepatitis B birth dose
  9. Updated: IAC revises two patient-education pieces
  10. MMWR includes article about new lab test for diagnosing avian influenza in humans
  11. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section
  12. HHS and Institut Pasteur to collaborate on pandemic influenza preparedness
  13. February 2 issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC's website
  14. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during January 22-28
  15. ICEID to be held in Atlanta on March 19-22; two related conferences also planned
  16. Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization Conference set for March 10

Issue 581 - Feb. 9, 2006
  1. FDA approves new rotavirus vaccine
  2. FDA approves new lab test for detecting avian influenza in humans

Issue 580 - Feb. 6, 2006
  1. The staff of IAC honor the memory of Mark Wexler
  2. Involved with immunizing children and/or teens? Be sure to sign up for this practical teleconference
  3. Federal government launches official pandemic influenza website
  4. CDC posts hepatitis conference presentations online
  5. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section
  6. CDC reports on U.S. childhood influenza vaccination coverage during the 2003-04 season
  7. Free: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of Needle Tips (October 2005) are just a click away
  8. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during January 15–21
  9. Updated: IAC revises a vaccine-storage-and-handling piece for health professionals
  10. National Conference on Immunization Coalitions extends abstract submission deadline to February 28
  11. CDC releases report on a case of imported vaccine-associated paralytic polio
  12. Sign up for February continuing education conference calls
  13. New: February 3 issue of IAC'S Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  14. CDC issues guidelines for surveillance of adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine

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Issue 579 - Jan. 30, 2006
  1. CDC releases Dear Colleague letter about new recommendations to prevent perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission
  2. Reminder: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases satellite broadcast begins February 9
  3. Reminder: February 17 is deadline for regular-price registration for the National Immunization Conference
  4. New: January 19 issue of CDC's Pandemic Influenza Update now available on IAC website
  5. CDC's web section on avian influenza has a link to WHO's updated information on global occurrences of the disease
  6. New: Award-winning BBC documentary "Fragile lives: Immunization at risk" now available on DVD
  7. New VIS translation: Spanish-language version of the new rabies VIS now available on IAC's website
  8. Updated translations: Revised IAC patient-education brochure on hepatitis B now available in Vietnamese and Chinese
  9. Teleconference on working with pharmacies to increase immunization rates is scheduled for February 14
  10. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section with Spanish- and English-language materials
  11. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during January 8-14

Issue 578 - Jan. 23, 2006
  1. MMWR includes CDC's report on adamantane resistance among influenza A (H3N2) viruses and interim guidelines for use of antiviral agents
  2. WHO publishes the December 2005 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
  3. CDC adds to and updates its Influenza web section
  4. Attention NIC attendees: The National Immunization Coalitions (TA) Network needs your immediate feedback
  5. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity during January 1-7
  6. MMWR list of exams available for continuing education credit includes three related to immunization and viral hepatitis

Issue 577 - Jan. 18, 2006
  1. CDC publishes an MMWR Dispatch on Adamantane resistance among influenza A (H3N2) viruses and interim guidelines for the use of antiviral agents

Issue 576 - Jan. 17, 2006
  1. CDC issues official Health Advisory, recommending against the use of Amantadine and Rimandatine for the treatment or prophylaxis of influenza
  2. CDC issues interim VIS for hepatitis A vaccine
  3. CDC issues updated VIS for rabies vaccine
  4. Important information for those planning on attending ACIP meetings
  5. HHS releases a pandemic influenza guide for individuals and families
  6. AAFP publishes a pandemic influenza vaccine prioritization guide for providers
  7. IAC adds web section of pandemic influenza resources
  8. IAC adds autism web section to its website for the public and health professionals
  9. Influenza update: CDC reports on influenza activity during December 25–31, 2005
  10. VIS translation: IAC posts Haitian Creole VIS for meningococcal vaccine
  11. CDC updates its influenza web section
  12. January issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website

Issue 575 - Jan. 9, 2006
  1. NIP website posts the 2006 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule and links to related materials
  2. New: NEJM reports on two studies indicating that rotavirus vaccines in development are effective and safe
  3. CDC provides online information about the new hepatitis B recommendations
  4. Act soon: Deadlines for three important CDC events are coming up fast
  5. CDC updates its Influenza web section with materials on avian and seasonal influenza
  6. Influenza update: CDC reports on influenza activity during December 18-24, 2005
  7. February 10 is nomination deadline for the 3rd annual "Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award"
  8. MMWR Quick Stats show healthcare settings that delivered or prescribed vaccines for persons younger than 18 years in 2002-03
  9. New: January 6 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online

Issue 574 - Jan. 6, 2006
  1. CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for 2006

Issue 573 - Jan. 4, 2006
  1. Start the New Year with a bargain: Order IAC Adult Immunization Record cards by the case

Issue 572 - Jan. 3, 2006
  1. New: ACIP releases hepatitis B recommendations for infants, children, and adolescents
  2. Net conference on new hepatitis B recommendations is scheduled for February 2; register by January 31
  3. Registration opens January 19 for CDC's satellite broadcast on Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  4. CDC reports on 2001-03 pertussis surveillance data
  5. World Health Organization reports on pandemic influenza now available online
  6. Updated: IAC revises "It's federal law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
  7. Russian-language VISs for influenza and meningococcal vaccines are revised
  8. January 10 teleconference to offer a preview and update on the National Conference on Immunization Coalitions

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