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December 2007 Back to top
Issue 703 - December 31, 2007
  1. Merck updates information on supply of Varivax varicella vaccine and ProQuad MMR/varicella combination vaccine
  2. MMWR publishes interim recommendations for use of Hib vaccine in response to recall of certain lots of PedvaxHIB and Comvax
  3. New Jersey becomes first state to require influenza vaccination for children in day care and preschool settings
  4. IAC mourns the death of immunization advocate Rebecca Cole, who lost a child to complications from varicella
  5. Proceedings from the October 2007 ACIP meeting now online
  6. VIS translation: VIS for hepatitis A vaccine now available in Burmese
  7. Important: Be sure to give influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from now through spring 2008
  8. "Spotlight on Shingles" website is a useful resource for patients and the public
  9. State and local health departments: Healthy Roads Media requests that you fill out a short survey--please help
  10. For coalitions: IZTA plans two teleconferences for early 2008--one on January 23, another on February 5
  11. CDC website posts reports of confirmed human cases of avian influenza in Myanmar and Pakistan
Issue 702 - December 20, 2007
  1. CDC issues interim recommendations for the use of Hib vaccines in light of the recall of certain lots of PedvaxHIB and Comvax
Issue 701 - December 17, 2007
  1. Happy holidays from all of us at IAC
  2. Merck announces voluntary recall of certain lots of its Hib-containing vaccines PedvaxHIB and COMVAX
  3. IAC website posts three Spanish-language immunization print resources
  4. IAC updates its print resource "MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism: Examine the evidence!"
  5. December issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  6. December 12 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter posted on IAC's website
  7. Important: Be sure to give influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  8. CDC publishes update on U.S. influenza activity from September 30 through December 1
  9. Nomination deadline for the 2008 National Influenza Vaccine Summit's Immunization Excellence Awards is January 17, 2008
  10. WHO issues position paper on rabies vaccines
Issue 700 - December 10, 2007
  1. CDC publishes updated recommendation for meningococcal vaccination of at-risk children age 2-10 years
  2. Errors corrected in recommendations for eliminating hepatitis B transmission in infants, children, and teens
  3. In TV interview, NCIRD's Dr. Melinda Wharton refutes claims that vaccines cause harm
  4. Reminder: Satellite broadcast on Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases is scheduled for December 13
  5. Planned for January 17, 2008, CDC net conference will focus on shingles disease and vaccine, and adolescent vaccination recommendations
  6. Important: Be sure to give influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  7. CDC updates its Seasonal Flu web section with a Q&A on influenza vaccine efficacy
  8. Faces of Influenza schedules nationwide events for December 2007 and January 2008
  9. PandemicFlu.gov website posts toolkit of communication resources for healthcare community and others
  10. Deadline for abstract submission for NFID's Conference on Vaccine Research is February 15, 2008
  11. Abstract submission deadline for the National Conference on Immunization & Health Coalitions is February 1, 2008
  12. Subscribe to PATH's Vaccines for the Future e-newsletter
Issue 699 - December 6, 2007
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  2. Subscribe to IAC publications. They're free!
Issue 698 - December 3, 2007
  1. December 6 conference call offers practical strategies for vaccinating throughout the 2007-08 influenza season
  2. VIS for intranasal influenza vaccine now available in Spanish and Cambodian
  3. New: Two IAC screening questionnaires on precautions and contraindications to vaccination now available in more languages
  4. IAC updates a piece that answers patients' and parents' questions about influenza
  5. IAC updates its "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults"
  6. CDC reports on global progress on measles control and mortality reduction during 2000-2006
  7. CDC series on Epidemiology and Prevention of VPDs ceases live broadcast; will be available on DVD and Internet only
  8. MMWR announces that December 1 marked the twentieth anniversary of World AIDS Day
  9. National Influenza Vaccination Week organizers thank partners and encourage on-going use of resources
  10. GAO publishes the findings of its study on influenza vaccine production, distribution, and promotion
  11. Important: Be sure to give influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
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November 2007 Back to top
Issue 697 - November 28, 2007
  1. National Influenza Vaccine Summit redesigns the homepage of its www.preventinfluenza.org website
  2. Families Fighting Flu and CDC designate November 27 as Children's Flu Vaccination Day
  3. Saying it's a matter of patient safety, NFID urges healthcare professionals to commit to annual influenza vaccination
  4. NFID's public education initiative, "Talk Flu to Me," offers multimedia resources in English and Spanish
  5. CDC's Flu Gallery offers print and electronic resources for promoting influenza vaccination
Issue 696 - November 26, 2007
  1. Important: CDC publishes expanded ACIP recommendations for FluMist use in children age 2-4 years, as well as other changes in the vaccine's use
  2. CDC announces availability of an additional injectable influenza vaccine
  3. Maine updates its mumps vaccination recommendations in response to mumps outbreak
  4. MMWR notifies readers that November 26-December 2 is National Influenza Vaccination Week
  5. Adult Immunization Schedule available in several more formats
  6. Check your email: Wednesday's IAC Express Extra Edition will keep you up to date on activities and resources for National Immunization Vaccination Week
  7. Important: Be sure to administer influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  8. VIS for nasal-spray influenza vaccine now available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
  9. November issue of CDC's Immunization Works e-newsletter covers seasonal influenza and several other topics
  10. CDC updates "Vaccine Management," an essential document on vaccine storage and handling
  11. NFID's S.T.O.P. Meningitis toolkit offers resources for immunizing adolescents and young adults
  12. CDC's plans December 13 satellite broadcast and webcast on VPD surveillance
Issue 695 - November 20, 2007
  1. Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have 2007 year-end dollars to spend
Issue 694 - November 19, 2007
  1. CDC article shows U.S. mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases is at an all-time low
  2. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on influenza
  3. New: IAC website posts three of its patient-education materials, all newly translated into Spanish
  4. NIVS's "Influenza Activity Spotlight" offers healthcare professionals lots of resources and information
  5. Important: Be sure to administer influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  6. Health organizations urged to post CDC's influenza vaccination graphic on their websites
  7. Actress Jennifer Garner kicks off ALA's "Faces of Influenza" vaccination campaign
  8. CDC website posts presentation slides from the October ACIP meeting
  9. Website of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine now offers clinical scenarios on immunization
  10. NIAID awards contracts to strengthen and expand Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs)
  11. CDC reports on India's progress toward polio eradication from January 2006 to September 2007
Issue 693 - November 13, 2007
  1. Needle Tips readers--please fill out our online survey
  2. Vaccinate Adults readers, we've got an online survey for you, too
Issue 692 - November 12, 2007
  1. Nation's supply of influenza vaccine at record high; CDC urges broad and continued immunization into spring 2008
  2. "Read immediately" issue of Immunization Works asks that you share your plans for National Influenza Vaccination Week
  3. New: CDC adds public service announcements to its materials for National Influenza Vaccination Week
  4. Important: Be sure to administer influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  5. New: Merck reports unavailability of PedvaxHIB vaccine; CDC website posts letter regarding status of Hib vaccine supply
  6. November 8 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  7. New: IAC's Declination of Influenza Vaccination form now available in Spanish
  8. VIS for injectable influenza vaccine now available in Haitian Creole and Portuguese
  9. CIIC makes two resources available online--its report on childhood influenza immunization and its influenza bulletin
  10. New: 2007-08 adult immunization schedule now available for Palm and Pocket PC handhelds
  11. MMWR reports on syringe exchange programs
Issue 691 - November 5, 2007
  1. New: ACIP votes to recommend nasal-spray influenza vaccine for children age 2-5 years
  2. CDC's Drs. Atkinson and Kroger correct answer in Needle Tips (October 2007) about which children should receive two doses of influenza vaccine
  3. Two AAP clinical reports will help physicians identify and manage patients with autism spectrum disorder
  4. Wall Street Journal editorial defends childhood vaccination and counters Jenny McCarthy's claim of vaccination harm
  5. Updated data indicate a normal range of intussusception cases among children vaccinated with rotavirus vaccine
  6. Get ready: CDC announces National Influenza Vaccination Week for November 26-December 2 and posts related materials
  7. Important: Be sure to administer influenza vaccine throughout the influenza season--from fall 2007 through spring 2008
  8. VIS for nasal-spray influenza vaccine now available in Hmong, Russian, and Somali
  9. CDC's Seasonal Flu web section posts new materials
  10. Reminder: November 15 is the deadline for submitting abstracts for CDC's 2008 National Immunization Conference
  11. WHO website posts document that outlines the organization's work to ensure immunization quality, safety, and standards
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October 2007 Back to top
Issue 690 - October 29, 2007
  1. Fatal case of human rabies reported in Minnesota
  2. How's your state doing? Data tables and maps of 2006 NIS childhood immunization rates make it easy to find out
  3. VISs for injectable influenza vaccine and Tdap vaccine now available in several additional languages
  4. Error corrected in December 2006 recommendations for eliminating hepatitis B transmission in adults
  5. CDC launches its redesigned Spanish-language website, "CDC en Espanol"
  6. October 25 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  7. October issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter available on CDC website
  8. CDC's Seasonal Flu web section posts updated materials
  9. WHO reports that projected production of pandemic influenza vaccine has increased significantly
  10. FDA, NIH, and WHO plan public workshop on pandemic influenza vaccine development for December 10-11
  11. Draft of pandemic influenza vaccine allocation plan now online; public comment will be sought
Issue 689 - October 22, 2007
  1. New: CDC publishes Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for October 2007-September 2008
  2. New: CDC publishes updated recommendations for prevention of hepatitis A virus infection after exposure and before international travel
  3. New: FDA approves use of Menactra, a bacterial meningitis vaccine, in children age 2-10 years
  4. October 2007 issue of Vaccinate Adults is filled with resources for adult medicine specialists
  5. CDC's influenza website puts a mix of resources at the fingertips of health professionals and their patients
  6. Mayo Clinic's Dr. Gregory Poland makes a strong case for mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel
  7. New: PKIDS launches national educational campaign--"Silence the Sounds of Pertussis"
  8. HPV vaccine VISs now in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, and Urdu
  9. What are your state's immunization laws for healthcare personnel and patients? The CDC website has the answer!
  10. For coalitions: IZTA plans two conference calls on website design and strategic Internet use
Issue 688 - October 15, 2007

  1. October 2007 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
  2. NFID's Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition launches website for patients, health professionals, and the media
  3. Looking for a vaccine-related article? Check out IAC's redesigned journal articles web section
  4. IAC screening questionnaire updated to reflect FDA approval for using LAIV in children age 2-5 years
  5. MMWR announces FDA's March 28 approval of alternative dosing schedule for Twinrix combined hepatitis A and B vaccine
Issue 687 - October 8, 2007

  1. New: Updated VIS reflects FDA approval for use of nasal-spray influenza vaccine in children age 2-5 years
  2. CDC highlights FDA-approved changes to administration and storage of LAIV vaccine
  3. IAC updates five of its print materials--including FDA-approved changes in administration of LAIV vaccine to children
  4. CDC and NNii websites post resources related to thimerosal research published in the September 27 NEJM
  5. New: Spanish-language version of the current recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule now online
  6. WHO publishes recommendation on composition of influenza virus vaccines for southern hemisphere for 2008
  7. October 4 issue of Hep Express electronic newsletter available online
  8. CDC website posts information on production delays for Vaqta pediatric and adult hepatitis A vaccine
  9. Reminder: Registration deadline for Current Issues in Immunization net conference on travel health is October 10
  10. Reminder: Clinical Vaccinology course set for November 9-11 in Bethesda, MD
  11. For coalitions: Abstracts for the National Conference on Immunization & Health Coalitions are due February 1, 2008
  12. CDC reports on progress in controlling measles in Nepal during 2000-06
Issue 686 - October 1, 2007

  1. FDA approves Afluria, a new inactivated influenza vaccine for use in people age 18 years and older
  2. NEJM publishes three articles related to thimerosal in vaccines
  3. Interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine now available in Spanish
  4. CDC reports on national and global influenza activity during May 20-September 15, 2007
  5. Proceedings from the June 27-28 ACIP meeting now online
  6. WHO's "World Health Report 2007" focuses on building a safer future through international public health cooperation
  7. Snap Shots, an electronic newsletter of USAID, offers readers an international perspective on immunization
  8. ICEID to be held in Atlanta on March 16-19, 2008; abstracts due November 19
  9. Vermont Department of Health schedules immunization conference for October 30 in Stowe, VT
  10. The journal Vaccine to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Vaccine Congress in Amsterdam on December 9-11
  11. Seminar on infectious diseases modeling scheduled for December 10-12 in Annecy, France
  12. CDC publishes update on global activity of vaccine-derived polioviruses during January 2006-August 2007
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September 2007 Back to top
Issue 685 - September 24, 2007

  1. New: FDA approves use of FluMist nasal-spray influenza vaccine in children age 2-5 years
  2. Health experts deplore low influenza vaccination rates and call for vaccination throughout fall and winter months
  3. CDC data show low influenza vaccination rates for older and at-risk adults
  4. CDC data indicate that fewer than one-third of children age 6-23 months received influenza vaccine during 2005-06
  5. CDC data from six sentinel sites point to low influenza vaccination coverage for children age 6-59 months in 2006-07
  6. VISs for shingles, HPV, DTaP, and PCV7 vaccines available in Hmong, Somali, and/or Russian
  7. Nominations due September 27 for Association of Immunization Managers Bull's-Eye Award
  8. Global Hepatitis A Meeting planned for November 30-December 1 in Miami; abstracts due October 1
  9. CDC reports on progress in controlling measles in Kenya during 2002-07
  10. CDC reports on laboratory surveillance for wild and vaccine-derived polioviruses
Issue 684 - September 17, 2007
  1. Spanish-language version of VIS for inactivated influenza vaccine available on IAC website
  2. CDC highlights resources for influenza season
  3. Breaking news: CDC launches a new influenza website for health professionals and the public
  4. IZTA website features CDC media resources for 2007-08 influenza season
  5. Coming soon: National Adult Immunization Awareness Week is scheduled for September 23-29
  6. September issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  7. For coalitions: IZTA schedules October 23 teleconference on building support for immunization registries
Issue 683 - September 10, 2007
  1. New VIS translations available on IAC's website
  2. FDA approves new smallpox vaccine
  3. IAC updates patient- and professional-education materials
  4. PKIDS launches Flu's Gonna Lose campaign
  5. Heads up: November 15 is deadline for abstracts for the 2008 National Immunization Conference
  6. CDC announces first World Rabies Day
  7. Penn Center for Bioethics expands vaccine ethics website
  8. Healthy Roads Media offers VISs in alternative formats
  9. CDC hosts polio photo exhibit: view a preview online
  10. Clinical Vaccinology Course set for November 9-11 in Bethesda
  11. Minnesota Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference scheduled for October 11-12
  12. Louisiana Shots for Tots conference scheduled for November 29-30
Issue 682 - September 4, 2007
  1. CDC releases information on vaccination coverage of children
  2. CDC releases information on vaccination coverage of adolescents
  3. CDC offers new HPV education and training products
  4. Miss the 2007 Immunization Update broadcast? View it online!
  5. IAC updates patient- and professional-education materials
  6. August 30 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  7. CDC's influenza web section posts new influenza information
  8. Online coloring materials make it fun for kids to learn immunization basics
  9. ACIP meeting scheduled for October 24-25
  10. Pandemic flu conference to take place in Washington, DC, October 29-31
  11. Phacilitate Vaccine Forum scheduled for January 28-30 in Washington, DC
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August 2007 Back to top
Issue 681 - August 27, 2007
  1. Official CDC Health Advisory: Hepatitis A in a food handler who served persons from multiple states
  2. CDC releases revised interim meningococcal VIS
  3. New: Spanish-language version of the current recommended adult immunization schedule now online
  4. MMWR reports on respiratory illness mistakenly attributed to pertussis
  5. IAC updates "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
  6. August issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  7. MMWR features chart illustrating HPV infection prevalence
  8. Vaccine Education Center Newsletter includes important information for healthcare professionals
  9. North American Plan for Avian and Pandemic Influenza released
  10. WHO issues position paper on rotavirus vaccines
  11. Former CDC director writes about changes in public health from 1998-2002
Issue 680 - August 20, 2007
  1. CDC responds to NVIC's press release about the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil
  2. IAC updates three of its Spanish-language viral hepatitis screening questionnaires
  3. IAC updates patient- and professional-education materials on influenza and hepatitis B
  4. CDC reports on U.S. kindergarteners' vaccination coverage during the 2006-07 school year
  5. For coalitions: IZTA update on influenza vaccine supply and CDC's influenza communication plan scheduled for September 6
Issue 679 - August 15, 2007
  1. Now is a great time to purchase IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have fiscal year-end-dollars to spend
Issue 678 - August 13, 2007
  1. MMWR notifies readers of revised recommendations to vaccinate all persons ages 11-18 with MCV4 at earliest opportunity
  2. JAMA study concludes that current vaccine financing system results in gaps for underinsured U.S. children
  3. IAC website posts updated and new immunization-education print materials
  4. CDC issues an update on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity in 2006-07 and on composition of 2007-08 influenza vaccine
  5. JAMA study finds community strategies can prevent deaths during influenza pandemic
  6. CDC net conferences coming soon--New Influenza Vaccine Recommendations and Travel Health Issues Including Malaria
  7. August 9 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  8. Support the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable
  9. Asian Liver Center publishes 2007 edition of its Physician's Guide to Hepatitis B
  10. Asian Liver Center operates an information health line
  11. National Task Force on Hepatitis B: Focus on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans works to eliminate hepatitis B-related mortality and morbidity
  12. National Viral Hepatitis Training Center offers training in San Diego
  13. Fifth International Bird Flu Summit scheduled for September 27-28 in Las Vegas
Issue 677 - August 6, 2007
  1. New: CDC's Pre-Teen Vaccine campaign urges vaccination with meningococcal, Tdap, HPV vaccines--and others
  2. Reminder: August 9 is the date for CDC's satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2007"
  3. Updated: CDC website posts May 2007 edition of its booklet "Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women"
  4. Merck notifies CDC of delays in production of its pediatric and adult hepatitis A vaccines
  5. IAC website posts interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine in Turkish
  6. For coalitions: IAC's www.izcoalitions.org website keeps on growing--be sure your coalition is in on the action
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July 2007 Back to top
Issue 676 - July 30, 2007
  1. VIS news: CDC releases interim VIS for hepatitis B vaccine
  2. Important: CDC releases updated information on the 7/16/07 edition of the VIS for intranasal influenza vaccine
  3. IAC updates print piece that answers patients' questions about pertussis
  4. CDC website posts updated information on HPV brochure and poster and HPV Q&As for public and professionals
  5. CDC website posts presentation slides from the June ACIP meeting
  6. VIS translations: VIS for injectable influenza vaccine in Turkish; VISs for polio and MMR vaccines in Amharic
  7. WHO publishes the June 2007 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
  8. July issue of the Pandemic Influenza Update now on the IAC website
  9. Museum in Virginia opens a permanent exhibit commemorating the most severe polio outbreak of 1950
  10. Vacancy announcement: NVPO seeks senior public health advisor; application deadline extended to August 17
  11. MMWR notifies readers that September 15 is the deadline for applying for the Epidemic Intelligence Service
  12. Minnesota Department of Health schedules its 2007 immunization conference for October 11-12
  13. Hib Initiative offers a free quarterly email newsletter
Issue 675 - July 23, 2007
  1. 2007-08 VISs for influenza vaccines now available on CDC website
  2. Official CDC Health Advisory: Hepatitis A infections linked to children adopted from Ethiopia and their family contacts
  3. Updated: IAC revises three of its immunization education print materials
  4. MMWR notifies readers of August 9 broadcast/webcast of Immunization Update 2007
  5. MMWR notifies readers that revised International Health Regulations have gone into effect for the United States
  6. Attention nurses: Earn free CE credits by reading about vaccine safety and taking an online test
  7. HHS to provide $175 million to assist states in pandemic influenza preparedness efforts
  8. New: HHS releases fourth part of its Pandemic Planning Update
Issue 674 - July 16, 2007
  1. "Vaccinated" recounts the story of Maurice Hilleman's life-saving work in twentieth-century vaccine development
  2. Now in Spanish: VIS for pediatric diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
  3. CDC reports on hepatitis A vaccination coverage of U.S. children ages 24-35 months during 2004-05
  4. MMWR publishes ACIP's recommendations for prevention and control of influenza
  5. July issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  6. New: Unofficial summary of June 27-28 ACIP meeting now posted on IAC website
  7. ACOG's Immunization Wheel offers professionals abundant information on immunizing adolescent and adult women
  8. Newly launched: WHO/ICO Information Centre on Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer
  9. New: July 11 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now available online
  10. CDC reports on worldwide progress toward interruption of wild poliovirus transmission during January 2006-May 2007
Issue 673 - July 9, 2007
  1. New: 2008 edition of CDC's travel-health guide--the Yellow Book--now available online
  2. NCIRD website posts update on shortage of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMR-V) combination vaccine
  3. Online form for ordering CDC publications is up and running again
  4. Pakistani government and Measles Initiative launch largest-ever measles vaccination campaign
Issue 672 - July 2, 2007
  1. New: CDC publishes ACIP's influenza vaccination recommendations for 2007
  2. ACIP votes to recommend routine use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine in adolescents ages 11-18 years
  3. Reformatted: IAC's popular online Ask the Experts web section offers users fast, easy navigation
  4. IAC introduces new pieces that answer patients' questions about Hib and shingles (zoster)
  5. September 15 is the date for CHOP's Vaccine Education Symposium
  6. New: CDLHN offers CD of printable materials to promote the use of Tdap vaccine to professionals and adult patients
  7. Annual Immunize Georgia Conference set for September 20 in College Park, GA
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Issue 671 - June 25, 2007
  1. ACIP's varicella recommendations now published in MMWR Recommendations and Reports
  2. IDSA issues policy blueprint to strengthen adult and adolescent immunization
  3. IAC introduces new pieces that answer patients' questions about chickenpox, diphtheria, and HPV
  4. HHS Policy Information Center releases five influenza vaccine issue briefs
Issue 670 - June 18, 2007
  1. FDA approves revised label for RotaTeq; CDC provides information about the change
  2. New: July 2007 issue of Vaccinate Women is on the IAC website
  3. IAC introduces new pieces that answer patients' questions about tetanus, rubella, polio, meningococcal, and rotavirus
  4. June issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  5. Current Issues in Immunization net conference to focus on immunizations for healthcare personnel--registration is limited
  6. Mark your calendar: August 9 is the date for CDC's live satellite broadcast "Immunization Update 2007"
  7. New VIS translation: VIS for DTaP vaccine now available in Turkish
  8. Former CDC director writes about changes in public health from 1993-1998
  9. HHS awards two contracts to expand domestic influenza vaccine manufacturing capacity
  10. WHO and vaccine manufacturers to continue progress on plan to create global stockpile of H5N1 avian influenza vaccine
  11. HHS convenes leadership forum to help U.S. prepare for possible influenza pandemic
  12. MMWR notifies readers that WHO will update the recommended nomenclature for wild-type rubella viruses
Issue 669 - June 11, 2007
  1. New: CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases launches Vaccines & Immunization website
  2. IAC introduces three new pieces that answer patients' questions about mumps, pertussis, and PPV
  3. Updated: IAC revises two of its immunization-education pieces
  4. Free: Order two pads of the Vaccine Education Center's shingles-education sheets at no charge
  5. New: CDC website posts questions and answers concerning the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccine
  6. June 5 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  7. New: HHS publishes 2007 Jordan Report on accelerated development of vaccines
  8. For coalitions: July 10 is the date for IZTA's teleconference on state and national pre-teen vaccine campaigns
  9. Correction: MMWR fixes error published in CDC's report on characteristics of persons with chronic hepatitis B
Issue 668 - June 6, 2007
  1. We invite your organization to join more than 120 organizations in urging ACIP to expand its influenza vaccination recommendations to include all children through age 18 years
Issue 667 - June 4, 2007
  1. IAC introduces three new pieces that answer patients' questions about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and measles
  2. Somali-language VISs available for four more vaccines: inactivated influenza, MMR, PCV7, and rotavirus
  3. Infectious Diseases Society of America publishes policy principles for adult and adolescent vaccination
  4. Act now: Free bulk copies of the latest issue of "Needle Tips" (March 2007) will go fast
  5. DVD from CDLHN will help you promote immunization through English- and Spanish-language broadcast media
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May 2007 Back to top
Issue 666 - May 29, 2007
  1. New: IAC website redesign underway, new web sections added
  2. IAC updates four of its immunization-education pieces
  3. CDC adds guidance for planning a large-scale influenza vaccination clinic to its influenza web section
  4. OSHA releases pandemic influenza guidance for healthcare personnel
  5. WHO's World Health Assembly reaches agreement on sharing influenza viruses and access to influenza vaccines
Issue 665 - May 22, 2007
  1. Please help IAC Express by filling out our online survey!
Issue 664 - May 21, 2007
  1. Visit IAC's newly redesigned VIS web section
  2. New: Two standing orders protocols for administering HPV vaccine--one for children/teens, one for adults
  3. IAC updates its popular professional-education piece "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
  4. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on hepatitis A and hepatitis B
  5. VIS update: CDC makes minor revisions to the VIS for DTaP vaccine
  6. May issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  7. For coalitions: June 12 is the date for IZTA's teleconference update on the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
  8. CDC reports on recent U.S. vaccinia virus transmission in the household of a military smallpox vaccinee
Issue 663 - May 14, 2007
  1. CDC updates readers on supply of vaccines containing varicella-zoster virus
  2. MMWR highlights Hepatitis Awareness Month
  3. CDC reports on epidemiology of chronic HBV infection in San Francisco
  4. CDC reports on hepatitis B prevention through universal infant immunization in China
  5. CDC publishes surveillance summary on health behaviors, including influenza and pneumococcal vaccination
  6. HAN issues official Health Advisory about influenza-associated pediatric mortality and the increase of Staphylococcus aureus co-infection
  7. CDC announces addition of hepatitis A module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  8. NASTAD releases primer on viral hepatitis policymaking and programs
  9. Former CDC director writes about changes in public health from 1990-1993
  10. CDC publishes record of February ACIP meeting
  11. FDA clears first respirators for use in public health medical emergencies
  12. New pandemic influenza resources available
  13. CDC updates its avian influenza web section
  14. California Distance Learning Health Network to offer pandemic influenza school preparedness training on May 17
Issue 662 - May 9, 2007
  1. May is a great month to purchase IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have fiscal year-end-dollars to spend
Issue 661 - May 7, 2007
  1. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month! Be sure to visit IAC's special web section for an overview of events
  2. Journal of Infectious Diseases publishes article about HBV transmission between patients in dental practice: accompanying editorial advocates hepatitis B vaccination for all persons up to age 40 years
  3. May 2 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter covers events related to Hepatitis Awareness Month
  4. New: CDC's booklet "Childcare and School Immunization Requirements: 2005-2006" now available on the IAC website
  5. CDC reports on vulvar vaccinia infection after sexual contact with military smallpox vaccinee in Alaska in 2006
  6. Updated: IAC revises its professional-education piece on administering IM and SC injections to adults
  7. HHS issues interim guidance on use of facemasks and respirators in public settings during an influenza pandemic
  8. For coalitions: May 15 is the date for IZTA's teleconference on the Influenza Summit's update on vaccine supply
  9. Seattle STD/HIV prevention training center and University of Washington develop online study site
  10. Seminar on new frontiers in cancer immunotherapy scheduled for July 9-11 at Veyrier-du-Lac, France
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April 2007 Back to top
Issue 660 - Apr 30, 2007
  1. IAC's redesigned Unprotected People Reports web section includes new reports on HPV, rotavirus, shingles, and more
  2. AAP endorses CDC's General Recommendations on Immunization
  3. New VIS translation: Interim VIS for varicella vaccine now available in Chinese
  4. IAC updates its online Ask the Experts information on human papillomavirus
  5. Five states expand immunization requirements for school attendance
  6. Updated: IAC makes minor revisions to two of its viral hepatitis screening questionnaires
  7. April issue of the Vaccine Education Center's "Parents PACK" electronic newsletter discusses pneumococcal vaccine and more
  8. Get some yucks: Check out PKIDs' interactive immunization website for teens and twenty-somethings
  9. For coalitions: May 8 teleconference will cover CDC's influenza vaccine communication plan for 2007-08
  10. Turkish-language translations of two of IAC's parent-education pieces available online
  11. Healthy Roads Media seeks input from IAC Express readers
Issue 659 - Apr 24, 2007
  1. Please--do it NOW! Call your U.S. senators about signing the immunization appropriations letter by Thursday, April 26
  2. Please--do it NOW! Call your U.S. representative about signing the immunization appropriations letter by Thursday, April 26
Issue 658 - Apr 23, 2007
  1. It's here! National Infant Immunization Week is April 21-28
  2. New: FDA approves human vaccine to protect against avian influenza virus H5N1
  3. FDA approves accelerated dosing schedule for Twinrix
  4. CDC reports on two fatal rabies cases in U.S. in 2006
  5. UNICEF reports on current drive to immunize 3.9 million Iraqi children against measles
  6. New: CDC website launches new homepage and other improvements
  7. April 18 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  8. Interim VIS for meningococcal vaccine and VIS for varicella vaccine now in Turkish
  9. Symposium on HIV and hepatitis B vaccines planned for May 10 in Washington, DC
  10. For coalitions: IZTA launches the Immunization Coalitions Blog
  11. For coalitions: Bring your ideas to the May 1 phone meeting to plan the 2008 National Conference on Immunization Coalitions
  12. Reminder: April 27 is deadline for standard registration for the Points Across health promotion conference
Issue 657 - Apr 16, 2007
  1. AAP policy statement recommends that all children receive hepatitis A vaccination at age 1 year
  2. AAP policy statement recommends a two-dose varicella immunization strategy
  3. AAP voices concern that rising vaccine costs and inadequate payment procedures put children at risk
  4. Sabin Vaccine Institute awards Dr. Hilary Koprowski the 2007 Sabin Gold Medal
  5. April issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available online
  6. ACIP meeting scheduled for June 27-28 in Atlanta; May 18 is deadline for non-U.S. citizens to register
  7. Proceedings of the AAP/AMA Immunization Congress now available online
  8. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in Pakistan and Afghanistan
  9. Biodefense Vaccines & Therapeutics conference planned for June 4-6 in Washington, DC
Issue 656 - Apr 9, 2007
  1. CDC publishes recommendations for animal rabies prevention and control
  2. CDC updates its HPV brochure for clinicians and posts counseling messages on its HPV web section
  3. Updated: IAC revises its professional-education piece on vaccine contraindications and precautions in adults
  4. 150 immunization coalitions have posted information on IAC's izcoalitions.org website—is yours one of them?
  5. Immunization Coalitions Technical Assistance Network plans webcast for April 10 and conference call for April 24
  6. CDC reports on measles elimination in South Korea
  7. CDC adds novel influenza A virus infections to its National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
  8. NIAID plans to expand its programs for influenza research and surveillance
Issue 655 - Apr 2, 2007
  1. New: FDA advisory panel selects vaccine strains that will make up the U.S. influenza vaccine for 2007-08
  2. New: April 2007 issue of Vaccinate Adults is on the Web and soon to be mailed
  3. HHS officially approves reorganization of CDC's Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases
  4. March 28 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  5. English and Spanish VISs for most child and adult vaccines now in audio, multimedia, and web-page video formats
  6. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases—United States, 2005"
  7. Register now for the B Informed 2007 patient conference
  8. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in Nigeria in 2005-06
  9. AIM Provider Toolkit is a resource guide for immunization in Michigan
  10. Connections in Health Care conference scheduled for June 20-21 in Duluth, MN
  11. Public Health Congress planned for July 16-18 in Washington, DC
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March 2007 Back to top
Issue 654 - Mar 26, 2007
  1. ACIP's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendations now published in MMWR Recommendations and Reports
  2. New: Tenth edition of the Pink Book now in print and online
  3. Errata: MMWR issues corrections to ACIP's General Recommendations on Immunization
  4. World TB Day is March 24
  5. Updated: IAC revises its professional-education sheet "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations"
  6. March issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available on the NIP website
  7. New: Seventh edition of the Canadian Immunization Guide now in print and online
  8. WHO issues position paper on pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  9. Measles outbreak in North Korea claims four lives; UNICEF and WHO launch nationwide vaccination campaigns
  10. FluWorkLoss 1.0 software estimates loss of work days during an influenza pandemic
  11. European Vaccine Forum scheduled for May 30-June 1 in Munich
Issue 653 - Mar 21, 2007
  1. Action needed soon: Call your U.S. senators about signing the immunization appropriations letter by Wednesday, April 4
  2. Action needed soon: Call your U.S. representative about signing the immunization appropriations letter by Friday, April 13
Issue 652 - Mar 19, 2007
  1. Data collected in first year of postmarketing monitoring does not suggest an association between intussusception and RotaTeq vaccination
  2. CDC's 2005 surveillance of acute viral hepatitis cases  indicates dramatic decline from 1995 to 2005
  3. April 21-28 is National Infant Immunization Week; CDC's online resources make it easy to promote
  4. ASTHO updates immunization fact sheets and posts them online
  5. CDC updates its Influenza web section with Spanish-language version of "Key Facts about Influenza and Influenza Vaccine"
  6. Asian Liver Center's free "Know HBV" and "Hepatitis B and Moms-to-Be" brochures now in Korean, Lao, and Tagalog
  7. Points Across IV Health Promotion Conference and Evidence-Based Institute scheduled for May 16-17 in Columbia, MD
Issue 651 - Mar 14, 2007
  1. New: March 2007 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
Issue 650 - Mar 12, 2007
  1. New: CDC issues ACIP recommendations for the use of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine
  2. New VIS translation: Spanish-language version of the interim VIS for varicella vaccine now online
  3. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  4. CDC's report on aging includes a call to action to increase adult immunization in racial/ethnic minority populations
  5. New formats: 2007 Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents now available in pocket and brochure sizes
  6. Fewer than one in three asthmatic children received inactivated influenza vaccine in the 2004-05 influenza season
  7. CDC website posts presentation slides from the February 2007 ACIP meeting
  8. CDC's Adult Immunization Quiz now advises on the need for shingles vaccination
  9. New: March 7 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter now online
  10. Pre-travel health advice is the topic for CDC's April 12 Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference
  11. March 13 teleconference to focus on pandemic influenza and the role of immunization coalitions
Issue 649 - Mar 5, 2007
  1. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  2. New VIS translation: Interim VIS for HPV vaccine now available in Spanish
  3. IAC updates the VIS dates on its professional information sheet "It's Federal Law!"
  4. Revised VFC resolution states that children younger than age 9 receive two influenza vaccine doses if they received only one dose during their first influenza vaccination
  5. New: Journal of Family Practice's 2007 immunization supplement, "Vaccines Across the Life Span," now online
  6. NNii booklet offers tips on finding reliable immunization information on the Internet
  7. Two books for parents—"Baby 411" and "Toddler 411"—offer sound vaccination information
  8. CDC updates its Influenza web section
  9. CDC funds available for translational research; letter of intent due March 12
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February 2007 Back to top
Issue 648 - Feb 26, 2007
  1. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  2. Merck notifies CDC of low yield of varicella-zoster virus in its bulk vaccine
  3. New: "Shots 2007" version of childhood and adult immunization schedules now available for handhelds
  4. CDC reports on measles cases among three U.S. adults visiting China for child adoptions during July-August 2006
  5. New: Standing orders protocol for administering rotavirus vaccine to infants is available on IAC's website
  6. Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative seeks applicants for program officer in its Vaccine Access Program
Issue 647 - Feb 22, 2007
  1. Wow! IAC has immunization record cards for patients of all ages—for children and teens, for adults, for a lifetime!
  2. A must for every exam room: Laminated child and adult immunization schedules, updated for 2007
  3. New: IAC's "Shop IAC" web page offers users centralized, convenient, one-stop shopping
  4. Training video and CD-ROM toolkit provide great guidance on vaccine administration and storage/handling
Issue 646 - Feb 19, 2007

  1. FDA issues Public Health Notification on information on RotaTeq and intussusception
  2. National Influenza Vaccine Summit announces recipients of the 2007 Immunization Excellence Awards
  3. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  4. Infectious Diseases in Children publishes two-part report on the challenges of vaccination reimbursement
  5. IAC's hepatitis website celebrates its six-year anniversary
  6. February 14 issue of IAC's Hep Express electronic newsletter available online
  7. CDC outlines differences in HPV vaccination recommendations issued by ACIP and the American Cancer Society
  8. February issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter available online
  9. CDC reports on U.S. influenza activity from October 2, 2006, to February 3, 2007
  10. CDC's Influenza web section updates five resources on seasonal influenza
  11. National Viral Hepatitis Training Center announces 2007 training dates
Issue 645 - Feb 12, 2007

  1. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  2. Boulder County's pertussis website offers patients and professionals practical information and resources
  3. Nomination deadline for the Natalie J. Smith award has been extended to February 16
  4. OSHA offers employers guidance for protecting employee health and safety during an influenza pandemic
Issue 644 - Feb 5, 2007

  1. Revised VIS: CDC makes minor change to interim VIS for HPV vaccine
  2. CDC offers email update service for many CDC web pages
  3. HHS unveils two new efforts to advance pandemic influenza preparedness
  4. Death of St. Paul boy reminds professionals and parents of the importance of influenza vaccination
  5. IDSA calls for mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers
  6. Pennsylvania Immunization Education Program provides slides and speaker notes online
  7. CDC scientists discover more about the 1918 influenza virus
  8. Teleconference on National Infant Immunization Week scheduled for February 20l
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January 2007 Back to top
Issue 643 - Jan 29, 2007

  1. Dr. Paul Offit's commentary published in the Wall Street Journal
  2. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  3. Updated: IAC revises three of its education materials
  4. Save $25 when you register for NIC before February 17
  5. Global measles deaths drop by 60 percent between 1999 and 2005
  6. APhA annual meeting to feature programming on pharmacy-based immunization
  7. For immunization coalitions: January 30 is the date for IZTA's teleconference on foundation fundraising
Issue 642 - Jan 24, 2007

  1. Help advocate for increased federal immunization funding—join the 317 Coalition
Issue 641 - Jan 22, 2007
  1. Correction: MMWR corrects an error in the vaccination schedule for persons ages 0-18 years
  2. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  3. Update: IAC revises five professional educational materials
  4. New: CDC announces addition of influenza module to its "You Call the Shots" training course
  5. CDC adds three new pieces to its Influenza web section
  6. New book traces the history of vaccination and the development of the movement against immunization
  7. Women In Government issues progress report on cervical cancer prevention efforts in the U.S.
  8. Attention readers: PKIDS needs you to share your success stories about changing teens' health habits
  9. HHS awards contracts to vaccine manufacturers for advanced development of H5N1 influenza vaccine
Issue 640 - Jan 16, 2007
  1. FDA approves refrigerated formulation of FluMist
  2. CDC posts revised interim varicella VIS
  3. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  4. IAC revises its online Ask the Experts information on hepatitis A vaccine and general vaccine questions
  5. IAC updates its provider-education piece on administering IM injections
  6. January issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now available
  7. CDC releases revised edition of its vaccine management handbook
  8. MMWR notifies readers of upcoming Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases broadcast
  9. January 10 issue of IAC's Hep Express newsletter now online
  10. ACIP meeting scheduled for February 21–22 in Atlanta
  11. Every Child By Two videos available on YouTube
  12. California's Immunization Branch develops materials to promote the use of Tdap vaccine
  13. Coalition building course offered March 21 in Columbia, MD
  14. New grant opportunity available for the AA/NHOPI community; deadline for applications is February 28
Issue 639 - Jan 8, 2007

  1. New: CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the 2007 Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Ages 0-18 Years
  2. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  3. Don't miss it: January 10, kaisernetwork.org will present a live web cast about administering HPV vaccine
  4. Registration begins January 10 for the satellite broadcast Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  5. IAC updates its hepatitis C screening questionnaire for adult patients
  6. Time's running out: January 12 is the early-bird registration deadline for the 2007 National Immunization Conference
  7. February 9 is the nomination deadline for the fourth annual "Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award"
  8. Tenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research scheduled for April 30-May 2 in Baltimore
Issue 638 - Jan 2, 2007
  1. Reminder: Be sure to continue administering influenza vaccine during the early months of 2007
  2. CDC reports low level of activity in the first two months of the 2006-07 U.S. influenza season
  3. CDC's report on U.S. measles activity in 2005 indicates continuing need for high measles vaccination coverage
  4. IAC revises five of its professional- and patient-education print materials
  5. Free: Order two pads each of the Vaccine Education Center's Tdap and HPV informational tear sheets at no charge
  6. New: Current Issues in Immunization Net Conference to focus on new adult hepatitis B and Tdap recommendations
  7. January 19 is the deadline for nominations for the Influenza Summit's 2007 Immunization Excellence Awards
  8. Showcase your PSAs during the 2007 Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases satellite-broadcast series
  9. CDC adds new materials to its influenza web section
  10. For immunization coalitions: AED to offer three skill-based workshops at CDC's National Immunization Conference
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