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December 2010 Back to top
Issue 906 - December 21, 2010
  1. Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As on current immunization issues
Issue 905 - December 20, 2010
  1. Happy holidays from all of us at IAC
  2. HHS announces that Walgreens will donate $10 million in vouchers to vaccinate 350,000 people against influenza
  3. IAC's Video of the Week features a PKIDs' video of a mother's account of her family's struggle with pertussis
  4. Spotlight on immunize.org: Browse through the two-year archive of IAC's "Video of the Week" offerings
  5. IAC updates information on the popular handout "It's federal law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
  6. IAC's screening questionnaires for child/teen and adult contraindications and precautions to immunization are now available in Spanish and six other languages
  7. New IAC piece offers birthing hospitals sample text for admission orders for hepatitis B vaccination in newborn nursery
  8. Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
  9. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  10. CDC issues guidelines for preventing, diagnosing, and treating sexually transmitted diseases
  11. CDC offers clinicians guidance on using rapid influenza diagnostic tests during the 2010-11 influenza season
  12. "P.J. Gets Wise" adolescent immunization DVD available free to physicians' offices and health departments
  13. Many of PKIDs' January and February webinars on using social media are tailored to the needs of health communicators
  14. NFID's Conference on Vaccine Research scheduled for May 16-18; deadline for abstract submission is January 24
  15. Phacilitate's North American Vaccine Forum is set for January 24-26 in Washington, DC
  16. Meeting on creating a global collaborative network for vaccine safety studies is planned for March 28-30 in Annecy, France
Issue 904 - December 13, 2010
  1. MMWR publishes CDC's recommendations for preventing pneumococcal disease among infants and children
  2. February to be publication date for "Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule--United States, 2011" and "Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years--United States, 2011"
  3. New: CDC publishes an updated edition of the interim VIS for rotavirus vaccine
  4. Spotlight on immunize.org: most popular handouts for patients and staff
  5. Nine new healthcare organizations have been added to IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  6. IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Paul Offit discussing the new booster recommendations for meningococcal conjugate vaccine
  7. National Influenza Vaccine Summit is accepting nominations for its 2011 Immunization Excellence Awards through March 1
  8. IAC updates its handout for healthcare professionals about PPSV vaccination
  9. IAC updates three handouts that answer the public's questions about measles, mumps, and rubella
  10. Online course on vaccine safety and patient communication offers free CE credit to nurses who participate
  11. California's EZ-IZ e-learning website posts two training modules on vaccine storage
  12. November issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter presents information on California's pertussis outbreak and ACIP's October 2010 meeting
  13. CDC website posts the live meeting archive from the October ACIP meeting
  14. Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
  15. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  16. Register for the 2011 National Immunization Conference by February 18 to get the early-bird rate
  17. Clinical Vaccinology course scheduled for March 4-6 in Chicago
  18. MMWR publishes report on the progress India made toward polio eradication from January 2009 to October 2010
Issue 903 - December 7, 2010
  1. Please donate to the Immunization Action Coalition
Issue 902 - December 6, 2010
  1. It's National Influenza Vaccination Week: CDC's collection of resources will help you get the word out
  2. Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Influenza web section offers one-stop access to influenza vaccination information
  3. Four states expand immunization requirements for school attendance
  4. IAC updates three handouts that answer the public's questions about tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
  5. For National Influenza Vaccination Week, IAC's Video of the Week comprises a selection of influenza videos
  6. Do you tweet? Then help promote National Influenza Vaccination Week by participating in the NIVW Tweet-a-Thon
  7. CDC expert commentary on the safety of influenza vaccine offers clinicians free CME/CE credit
  8. NFID's Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition develops a ready-to-use program for communicating about childhood influenza immunization
  9. MMWR publishes report on seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccination coverage of pregnant women during 2009-10 influenza season
  10. This may be your last chance to order bulk quantities of the National Influenza Vaccine Summit's FREE 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides
  11. CDC's comprehensive summary of 2010-11 influenza antiviral medications is intended for clinicians
  12. HHS presents panel discussion for seniors and their caregivers as part of its "Know What to Do About the Flu" webcast series
  13. Healthy People 2020 is now available: Be sure to check out the Immunization and Infectious Diseases section
  14. CDC's STD surveillance report for 2009 includes statistics related to human papillomavirus
Issue 901 - December 2, 2010
  1. New DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, updated in 2010
  2. Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products! For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
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Issue 900 - November 29, 2010
  1. IAC's new professional-education handout explains how to use vaccines with diluents
  2. AAP fact sheet is updated with studies that refute any relationship between vaccines and autism
  3. IAC adds two English/Spanish warning signs to its vaccine storage-and-handling collection
  4. Spotlight on immunize.org: Visit "What's New at IAC"
  5. IAC's Video of the Week features a CDC expert commentary on the value of the recommendation for universal influenza vaccination
  6. Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
  7. December 5-11 is National Influenza Vaccination Week--be sure to submit your organization's event plans
  8. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  9. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  10. PKIDs' December 14 webinar will be a case study of AAP's "Protect Tomorrow" public service campaign
Issue 899 - November 22, 2010
  1. New IAC handout presents scientific evidence that vaccines are unrelated to the development of autism
  2. IAC updates two influenza handouts, one on the importance of getting the whole family vaccinated against influenza, the other on warning signs of serious influenza infection
  3. Spotlight on immunize.org: One-stop access to all IAC's handouts for patients and staff
  4. Adult vaccination coverage estimates from the 2009 National Health Interview Survey are now online
  5. IAC's Video of the Week stresses the importance of hepatitis B testing for Asian Americans
  6. Article in the journal Pediatrics indicates influenza vaccination of pregnant women safely protects women and their infants
  7. Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
  8. December 5-11 is National Influenza Vaccination Week--special events are planned throughout the week
  9. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  10. Now online: Interim guidance on using influenza antivirals during 2010-11 influenza season
  11. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  12. MMWR reports on survey results of U.S. syringe exchange programs in 2008
  13. MMWR reports on occupational transmission of Neisseria meningitidis in California in 2009
  14. View this excellent archived webinar on vaccine handling and storage and receive free CE credit
  15. CDC Features educates public on the safety of influenza vaccines
  16. New: CDC announces addition of 2010 influenza module to its "You Call the Shots" training course--free CE credit is available
  17. Free CE credit available for viewing archived webinar on malaria eradication
Issue 898 - November 15, 2010
  1. Spotlight on immunize.org: find essential resources for providing vaccination services
  2. IAC updates its two how-to handouts on administering vaccine injections
  3. IAC's Video of the Week focuses on the importance of influenza vaccination for pregnant women
  4. Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
  5. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  6. CDC's December 9 net conference to cover meningococcal conjugate vaccine and adult influenza vaccination
  7. CDC offers webinar on increasing influenza vaccination among people with chronic health conditions on November 18
  8. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases to host press conference about adult immunization on November 17
  9. New: University of Pittsburgh develops an adult immunization standing orders tool kit
  10. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  11. For coalitions: 186 immunization coalitions have posted information on www.izcoalitions.org--is yours one of them?
  12. October issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter presents resources on pertussis disease and vaccine
  13. December 5-11 is National Influenza Vaccination Week--be sure to submit your organization's event plans
  14. TFAH report finds lower H1N1 influenza vaccination rates for minorities and higher hospitalization rates
  15. CDC website posts presentation slide sets from the October ACIP meeting
  16. CDC Features educates the public on vaccination's important role in preventing pneumonia
  17. The Asian Liver Center offers new Hmong-language brochure on hepatitis B and liver cancer
  18. San Francisco's social marketing campaign aims to increase awareness of the importance of adult immunization and of influenza vaccination
Issue 897 - November 8, 2010
  1. MMWR announces that November 12 is World Pneumonia Day
  2. IAC's Video of the Week is a PSA of Kevin McKidd--Grey's Anatomy star and World Pneumonia Day spokesperson
  3. American College of Physicians issues statement mandating influenza vaccination for healthcare workers, joining five other professional associations on IAC's Honor Roll For Patient Safety
  4. Spotlight on immunize.org: one-stop shop for official recommendations and information about vaccines
  5. Read pro-vaccine posts from the bloggers at Science-Based Medicine
  6. December 9 webinar to focus on a new model for communicating vaccine-safety information to parents
  7. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  8. CDC re-launches its rotavirus web section and publishes information about rotavirus vaccines and intussusception
  9. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  10. MMWR publishes report on outbreaks following wild poliovirus importations in Europe, Africa, and Asia
  11. CDC publishes a large-print version of the 2010-11 VIS for injectable influenza vaccine
  12. VIS for PPSV vaccine now available in Korean
  13. PKIDs has seven upcoming webinars on using social media, many tailored to the needs of health communicators
Issue 896 - November 1, 2010
  1. IAC updates three handouts, including the highly popular child/teen screening questionnaire and adult screening questionnaire
  2. IAC's new handout presents evidence that parents who choose personal-belief exemptions for their children put others at risk for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases
  3. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  4. IAC's Video of the Week stresses that getting vaccinated is the way we can keep each other healthy during influenza season
  5. Spotlight on immunize.org: Vaccine-related slide set presentations available from IAC, CDC, and others
  6. CDC Features presents a video on the importance of influenza vaccination for pregnant women
  7. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  8. WHO announces that current polio vaccination campaigns will immunize 72 million children in 15 African nations
  9. MMWR publishes report on global routine vaccination coverage in 2009
  10. Intended for refugees, Minnesota's "Understanding Vaccines" DVD presents its message in seven languages
  11. "Practice Efficiency & Business of Vaccines" CME conference will be held November 13 in Phoenix
  12. November 7 is abstract deadline for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America's annual meeting
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Issue 895 - October 25, 2010
  1. Bulk quantities of the 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  2. IAC's Video of the Week, "Listen to Your Momma," encourages influenza vaccination
  3. Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's selection of practical and clinically relevant vaccine-related journal articles
  4. IAC updates "Hepatitis B: Questions and Answers"
  5. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  6. Here's a roundup of current influenza vaccination news from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
Issue 894 - October 18, 2010
  1. AAP publishes recommendation for mandatory influenza immunization of all healthcare personnel
  2. Reminder: All doses of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine have expired
  3. Honor Roll updated with an AAP policy statement, NFID statement, healthcare institutions' mandatory influenza vaccination policies, and related editorials
  4. 2010-11 influenza vaccine pocket guides--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
  5. MMWR publishes report on U.S. tetanus and pertussis vaccination coverage among adults in 1999 and 2008
  6. Spotlight on immunize.org: easy-to-access vaccine package inserts and contact information for vaccine manufacturers
  7. IAC's Video of the Week is a selection of videos of parents' accounts of losing a child to influenza
  8. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  9. MMWR publishes report on progress made worldwide toward controlling rubella and congenital rubella syndrome in 2009
  10. HHS presents panel discussion on pregnant women and influenza vaccination as part of its "Know What to Do About the Flu" webcast series
  11. MMWR announces the final vaccination coverage estimates for the 2009-10 influenza season
  12. IAC updates the patient screening questionnaire "Should You Be Tested for Hepatitis C?"
  13. PKIDs offers webinar on using social media to help educate the public, build community, and promote better health
  14. Influenza vaccine VISs now available in Amharic
Issue 893 - October 11, 2010
  1. MMWR publishes report on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity during June 13-September 25, 2010
  2. IAC's Video of the Week recounts the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's experience with employee influenza vaccine mandate
  3. Spotlight on immunize.org: Where you'll find current information on U.S. and international immunization organizations
  4. MMWR publishes report on seasonal influenza vaccination coverage among children ages 6 months-18 years during the 2009-10 influenza season
  5. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  6. History of Vaccines website offers a living chronicle of the compelling history of vaccination
  7. WHO announces composition of seasonal influenza vaccines for the 2011 southern hemisphere influenza season
  8. CDC updates information on supply of DTaP-IPV (Kinrix) vaccine
  9. VISs for shingles vaccine and MMRV vaccine now available in additional languages
  10. September issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter now online
  11. Minutes of the June 2010 ACIP meeting now online
  12. PKIDs offers four new webinars on using social media
  13. Eurovaccine 2010 scheduled for December 10 in Stockholm
Issue 892 - October 4, 2010
  1. Google's Flu Vaccine Finder can help the public find locations for influenza vaccination
  2. MMWR publishes a report on a case of human rabies in Virginia in 2009
  3. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  4. Standardized injection site maps help everyone in the office use the same anatomic sites for each vaccine
  5. IAC's Video of the Week features a Medscape commentary on the new influenza vaccine guidelines for 2010-11
  6. Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find books and periodicals for reference and reading
  7. IAC updates two print pieces that answer the public's questions about varicella and pneumococcus
  8. HHS kicks off the first in a series of "Know What to Do About the Flu" webcasts
  9. Actress Julie Bowen joins the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza campaign
  10. "CDC Features" educates the public about pertussis
  11. "P.J. Gets Wise" adolescent immunization DVD available free to physicians' offices and health departments
  12. Influenza VISs now available in three additional languages
  13. WHO issues position paper on pertussis vaccines
  14. Reminder: Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 5-7 in Bethesda, MD
  15. December 3 is the deadline to submit abstracts for the National Immunization Conference
Issue 891 - October 1, 2010
  1. Golden oldies edition: Read the most common questions sent to "Ask the Experts"
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Issue 890 - September 27, 2010
  1. Reminder: All doses of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine have expired
  2. Dear Abby publishes letter about influenza vaccination on Monday, September 27
  3. FDA adds information about intussusception risk to Rotarix labeling
  4. IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A sections related to diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, pneumococcal polysaccharide, and varicella vaccination
  5. Spotlight on immunize.org: Find important resources from federal and state immunization-related agencies and programs
  6. IAC updates three handouts for patients
  7. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  8. IAC'S Video of the Week features actor Wes Studi discussing influenza in Native American communities
  9. IAC'S updated "Vaccinations for Adults--You're NEVER too old to get immunized!" now available in Spanish and six other languages
  10. Every Child By Two creates two new tools for parents
  11. Influenza VISs now available in three additional languages
  12. "CDC Features" educates the public about influenza and World Rabies Day
  13. PKIDs offers four new webinars about using traditional and social media
Issue 889 - September 20, 2010
  1. "Dear Colleague" joint letter urges healthcare professionals to vaccinate pregnant women against influenza
  2. CDC publishes prevention strategies for influenza in healthcare settings
  3. Dear Abby to publish letter on Monday, September 27, about the importance of influenza immunization
  4. MMWR reports on vaccination coverage of children ages 19-35 months
  5. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  6. IAC updates standing orders for rotavirus and meningococcal vaccination
  7. IAC updates Q&A handouts about influenza, HPV, and rabies
  8. Spotlight on immunize.org: Find current listings of free continuing ed opportunities
  9. IAC's Video of the Week looks back at the 2009-10 H1N1 influenza epidemic
  10. Influenza VISs now available in 10 additional languages
  11. Learn more about vaccine storage and handling and earn free continuing education credits
  12. Virtual Immunization Communication Network launches new website
  13. "All Things Considered" vaccine conference scheduled for November 8-9 in Washington, DC
Issue 888 - September 13, 2010
  1. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  2. Spotlight on immunize.org: Looking for additional immunization-related email news services you can sign up for?
  3. Animation on IAC's Video of the Week shows how an influenza virus can invade the body and replicate
  4. Shots 2010 immunization schedules app for iPhone and iPod devices now available for FREE download
  5. MMWR publishes report on U.S. parents' attitudes about school dismissals related to 2009 H1N1 influenza
  6. MMWR publishes corrections to ACIP's 2010 influenza recommendations
  7. CDC website adds videos, PSAs, and web tools for use during the 2010-11 influenza season
  8. A CDC Clinical Reminder warns about the risks of using a fingerstick device on more than one person
  9. ACIP meeting scheduled for October 27-28 in Atlanta; registration deadlines are in early October
  10. Michigan to hold eight regional immunization conferences in October and November
  11. Scheduled for November 12, World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of the global effects of pneumonia
Issue 887 - September 7, 2010
  1. Reminder: August 2010 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
  2. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  3. MMWR publishes ACIP's updated recommendations for preventing invasive pneumococcal disease among adults using PPSV23
  4. Clarification: Tdap/DTaP chart from last week's IAC Express includes California-specific recommendations
  5. Mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare workers called for by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  6. AAP releases policy statement on recommendations for influenza immunization of children
  7. IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A sections related to influenza, meningococcal, and rabies vaccines and diseases
  8. IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Nancy Snyderman speaking about California's pertussis outbreak
  9. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine encourages increased efforts in adolescent immunization
  10. NACCHO launches radio campaigns to promote Vaccines for Children program
  11. CDC website adds 2010-11 influenza vaccination print materials for a variety of audiences
  12. Almost 100 million children in China to receive measles vaccine
  13. VISs for influenza and Td/Tdap vaccines now available in additional languages
  14. Reminder: Vaccine Education Center to hold symposium in Philadelphia on September 25
  15. VICNetwork hosts September 23 webinar on communicating vaccine safety data to parents
  16. "CDC Features" educates about the development of influenza videos for deaf and hard-of-hearing people
  17. MMWR announces a Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 5-7 in Bethesda, MD
  18. PKIDs' September 23 webinar will discuss social media problems and solutions; September 30 webinar to focus on traditional media
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Issue 886 - August 31, 2010
  1. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  2. Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products! For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
Issue 885 - August 30, 2010
  1. New: August 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
  2. Reminder: August 2010 issue of Needle Tips available online
  3. New DVD for 2010! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  4. Eight new healthcare organizations have been added to IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  5. MMWR reports on measles transmission associated with air travel
  6. MMWR publishes estimates of deaths associated with influenza from 1976-2007
  7. FDA issues MedWatch report about transmitting bloodborne pathogens with fingerstick and point-of-care blood testing devices
  8. Take me out to the ballgame! IAC's Video of the Week promotes immunization with a baseball theme
  9. IAC updates Spanish translations of influenza vaccination screening questionnaires
  10. VISs for influenza, varicella, and Td/Tdap vaccines now available in additional languages
  11. Avoid mixing up DTaP and Tdap with this handy chart
  12. National Meningitis Association promotes adolescent immunization
  13. MMWR details changes in measurement of Hib vaccination coverage
  14. "CDC Features" teaches kids about rabies
  15. IAC's "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization" and "If You Have Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection. . ." now available in Turkish
  16. Massachusetts immunization conference to be held October 7 in Marlborough
  17. World Influenza Congress scheduled for December 7-9 in Amsterdam
Issue 884 - August 23, 2010
  1. New: August 2010 issue of Needle Tips is now online
  2. Spanish translations of 2010-11 influenza VISs now available
  3. Director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases encourages providers to vaccinate against influenza
  4. MMWR reports on vaccination coverage among adolescents
  5. IAC corrects CPT code information in "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2010-11 Influenza Season"
  6. IAC develops new handout to help providers determine the number of influenza vaccine doses needed by children in the 2010-11 season
  7. IAC updates the influenza handout for patients, "Seek emergency medical care. . ."
  8. IAC updates two pieces on hepatitis B vaccination--one for adults, and the other for preteens
  9. Take the Joint Commission Flu Vaccination Challenge!
  10. IAC's Video of the Week promotes National Immunization Awareness Month
  11. Indiana State Department of Health shares immunization resources
  12. American Nurses Association now accepting nominations for its ANA Immunity Award
  13. Conference titled "The Science, Ethics, and Politics of Vaccine Mandates" to be held September 21 in Philadelphia
  14. PKIDs' September 1 webinar will teach participants about YouTube
  15. Missouri Immunization Conference to be held November 17-19 in St. Louis
Issue 883 - August 17, 2010
  1. Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As on current immunization issues
Issue 882 - August 16, 2010
  1. New: CDC issues VISs for the two 2010-11 influenza vaccines--available in English only
  2. MMWR publishes ACIP's recommendations for use of CSL's influenza vaccine during 2010-11
  3. IAC updates four handouts, including its vaccine administration record forms, influenza vaccine products chart, and declination of influenza vaccination form
  4. IAC updates online "Ask The Experts" Q&A sections related to PCV and PPSV
  5. IAC's Video of the Week features children promoting the importance of the hepatitis B birth dose
  6. Register for CDC's September 2 Net Conference on ACIP'S influenza recommendations and CDC's communication plans
  7. "CDC Features" educates parents about getting their children vaccinated in time for school
  8. MMWR issues erratum for ACIP's 2010 influenza recommendations
  9. Conference on the Science, Ethics, and Politics of Vaccine Mandates scheduled for September 21 in Philadelphia
  10. WHO issues position paper on rabies vaccine
  11. MMWR publishes report on laboratory containment of wild poliovirus in WHO's Region of the Americas
Issue 881 - August 9, 2010
  1. ACIP makes recommendations for use of CSL's Afluria seasonal influenza vaccine during 2010-11
  2. CDC Health Advisory Network notifies providers about seasonal influenza A (H3N2) virus infections
  3. CDC publishes ACIP influenza recommendations in MMWR Recommendations and Reports
  4. CDC updates information on supply of Hib and hepatitis B vaccines
  5. IAC updates screening questionnaires and standing orders for seasonal influenza vaccination
  6. CDC Health Advisory Network notifies providers about shortened shelf life of sanofi pasteur's H1N1 2009 monovalent influenza vaccine in multi-dose vials
  7. IAC's Video of the Week features an original song about vaccination
  8. IAC updates "Pneumococcus: Questions and Answers"
  9. "CDC Features" educates the public about shingles vaccination
  10. Texas Immunization Summit scheduled for September 30-October 1 in Fort Worth
  11. Hepatitis Foundation International summits to be held in four locations this fall
Issue 880 - August 2, 2010
  1. CDC's 2010 recommendations for prevention and control of seasonal influenza published as an MMWR Early Release
  2. MMWR publishes CDC's recommendations for use of yellow fever vaccine
  3. MMWR reports on influenza activity in the United States during the 2009-10 influenza season
  4. MMWR reports on regional H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign in Skokie, IL
  5. IAC's Video of the Week focuses on autism research
  6. "CDC Features" educates the public about various immunization-related topics
  7. FDA approves 4 influenza vaccines for the 2010-11 season
  8. Campaign plans to vaccinate almost 8 million Afghani children against polio
  9. IAC updates "Management of Chronic Hepatitis B in Adults"
  10. CDC website posts presentation slide sets from the June ACIP meeting
  11. WHO publishes the June 2010 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
  12. Reminder: Vaccine Education Center to hold symposium in Philadelphia on September 25
  13. Minnesota immunization conference set for October 15
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Issue 879 - July 26, 2010
  1. ACIP publishes recommendations for use of anthrax vaccine
  2. MMWR reports on gastrointestinal anthrax after an animal-hide drumming event
  3. IAC updates patient handout "Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis B?"
  4. IAC's Video of the Week provides training on injection safety
  5. IAC's updated "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization" and "Are you 11-19 years old?" available in 8 translations
  6. Spanish translations of Td/Tdap, meningococcal, MMR, and multi-vaccine VISs now available
  7. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine corrects its adolescent immunization schedule
  8. Webcast on vaccine handling and storage scheduled for August 26
  9. Reminder: August 5 is the date for "Immunization Update 2010"
  10. PKIDs' July 28 webinar to focus on CDC's 2010-11 influenza vaccination campaign; August 3 webinar to focus on California's experience with social media
  11. 2010 Influenza Congress USA is scheduled for November 8-10 in Washington, DC
Issue 878 - July 19, 2010
  1. IAC updates "Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Questions and Answers"
  2. IAC's Video of the Week features a Medscape commentary on HPV vaccine safety
  3. CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" course now available on DVD
  4. Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity to sponsor July 27 conference call on vaccine updates
  5. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine posts adolescent immunization schedule
  6. PCV and HPV VISs now available in Hmong, Karen, Somali, Russian, and Vietnamese
  7. PPSV and shingles VISs now available in Karen and Somali
  8. Thai translations of HPV and MMRV VISs now available
  9. Project BioShield delivers first smallpox vaccine for certain immunocompromised persons
Issue 877 - July 12, 2010
  1. Six states expand immunization requirements for school attendance
  2. IAC's "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization" now in Spanish
  3. LOL as rapper "Tdap Vac" and his friends entertain teens with their "Get the Tdap Shot" message
  4. MMWR reports on increase in pertussis cases in California during January-June 2010
  5. A CDC Commentary video on Medscape tells clinicians which people need Tdap vaccination and the value of giving it
  6. Third edition of "The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians" now available
  7. New: MMWR reports can now be accessed on Facebook and Twitter
  8. MMWR publishes report on Nigeria's progress toward poliomyelitis eradication from January 2009 to June 2010
  9. Save the date: Shots for Tots conference planned for October 28-29 in New Orleans
Issue 876 - July 6, 2010
  1. Reminder: June 2010 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
  2. IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety updated as five more healthcare organizations join; related editorial added
  3.  IAC updates handout for the public about hepatitis A vaccination
  4. IAC's Video of the Week features real-life stories about vaccine-preventable diseases
  5. AAP's Vaccine Status Table is updated and online; two additional tables have been added
  6. CDC reports on hepatitis A vaccination coverage among U.S. children ages 12-23 months during 2006-09
  7. "CDC Features" educates the public about pertussis
  8. Toolkit from Project Immunize Virginia helps healthcare professionals address parents' concerns about vaccinations
  9. CDC reports on a case of vaccinia virus infection in Washington state in 2010
  10. Virtual Immunization Communication Network sponsors July 22 webinar on communication strategies for the upcoming influenza season
  11. CDC announces Immunization Update 2010 webcast, which is scheduled for August 5
  12. Reminder: Vaccine Education Center to hold symposium in Philadelphia on September 25
  13. CDC's Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course scheduled for Lake Tahoe, November 3-5
  14. North Dakota State Immunization Conference set for August 24-25 in Mandan
  15. Reminder: PKIDs' webinar about successful social marketing coming up on July 15
  16. Fondation Merieux plans October conference on herd immunity
Issue 875 - June 28, 2010
  1. New: June 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
  2. Reminder: June 2010 issue of Needle Tips available online
  3. California's pertussis epidemic claims the lives of five infants
  4. IAC updates three handouts, including "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization"
  5. IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and disease
  6. IAC's Video of the Week presents an overview of the immune system
  7. For coalitions: 182 immunization coalitions have posted information on www.izcoalitions.org--is yours one of them?
  8. MMRV vaccine VIS now available in Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
  9. Real Guys Immunize campaign spurs dads on to protect themselves and their families against VPDs
  10. "CDC Features" discusses the importance of vaccination to protect children and families against tetanus
  11. CDC issues "Summary of Notifiable Diseases--United States, 2008"
  12. Minutes of the February 2010 ACIP meeting now online
  13. PKIDs' June 29 webinar to outline how ImmunizeBC uses traditional and new media to teach the merits of immunization
  14. Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Summit scheduled for August 17-19 in Cambridge, MA
Issue 874 - June 21, 2010
  1. New: June 2010 issue of Needle Tips is now online
  2. IAC creates a handout of resources for professionals to respond to vaccine-hesitant parents and updates handout on medical management of vaccine reactions in adults
  3. IAC's Video of the Week features older adults discussing their recollections of vaccine-preventable diseases
  4. AAP issues policy statement on increasing immunization coverage
  5. A CDC Commentary video on Medscape can help you reassure your patients about the safety of HPV vaccine
  6. CDC updates information on supply of hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines
  7. VIS for DTaP vaccine now available in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian
  8. CDC's Adult Immunization 2010 webcast now available online
  9. Hepatitis B Foundation to hold "B Informed Now!" workshop in Los Angeles on June 26
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Issue 873 - June 14, 2010
  1. Rotavirus vaccine is now contraindicated for infants diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency
  2. IAC updates four handouts, including standing orders for PCV13 and "It's federal law!"
  3. IAC's Video of the Week focuses on pneumococcal disease and PCV13 vaccine
  4. IAC's "Are you 11-19? Then you need to be vaccinated!" now available in 7 updated translations
  5. Michigan Department of Community Health offers adolescent immunization toolkit
  6. Presentations from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit now available online
  7. Rotavirus VIS now available in Spanish; MMRV VIS available in Indonesian
  8. Mark your calendar: August 5 is the date for "Immunization Update 2010"
  9. Register for CDC's July 1 Net Conference on vaccine administration
  10. WHO publishes third edition of "State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization"
  11. MMWR reports on deaths and hospitalizations due to H1N1 influenza in Greece
  12. Global Training Network invites healthcare professionals to try its pilot program about vaccine safety
  13. New Jersey Learning Management Network schedules immunization program on July 26
Issue 872 - June 7, 2010
  1. IAC updates handout about the importance of vaccination
  2. IAC's video of the week features news clip about an infant who died of pertussis
  3. One & Only Campaign educates healthcare professionals and the public about safe injection practices
  4. World Health Assembly adopts resolution to tackle childhood pneumonia
  5. CDC publishes MMWR report on surveillance for Guillain-Barre syndrome after receipt of H1N1 influenza vaccine
  6. WHO issues position paper on polio vaccines and polio immunization in the pre-eradication era
  7. Save the date: Vaccine Education Center to hold symposium on September 25
  8. Interim rotavirus VIS now available in Thai
  9. PKIDs' July 15 webinar will teach participants about successful social marketing
Issue 871 - June 2, 2010
  1. Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As on current immunization issues
Issue 870 - June 1, 2010
  1. MMWR discusses licensure of bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2, Cervarix) for use in females and presents CDC's updated HPV vaccination recommendations
  2. MMWR discusses licensure of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4, Gardasil) for use in males and presents CDC's guidance for its use
  3. New: CDC publishes interim VIS for MMRV vaccine
  4. Check out IAC's redesigned print materials section
  5. IAC develops new handout to help healthcare professionals administer pneumococcal vaccines to children
  6. IAC updates "Do I need any vaccinations today?"
  7. AAP releases policy statement on the prevention of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in infants and children
  8. IAC's Video of the Week offers a personal perspective on chronic hepatitis B virus infection
  9. Hep B Moms helps empower women so they can say, "Hep B stops with me"
  10. Interim VIS for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) now available in Indonesian
  11. CDC's Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course to be offered in Colorado, July 12-14
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Issue 869 - May 24, 2010

  1. Interim VIS for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) now available in Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese
  2. IAC updates its adult immunization chart "Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized!"
  3. IAC's Video of the Week strongly states that vaccination is the ONLY way to prevent meningitis
  4. National Influenza Vaccine Summit announces recipients of its 2010 Immunization Excellence Awards
  5. During National Hepatitis Awareness month, President Obama, NVHR, and CDC take steps to end the silence around hepatitis
  6. The just-published book "Expecting 411" includes vaccination information for parents-to-be
  7. MMWR corrects its misstatement of the requirements for evidence of mumps immunity for healthcare personnel
  8. International Papillomavirus Conference set for July 3-8 in Montreal
Issue 868 - May 17, 2010
  1. FDA revises its recommendations for rotavirus vaccine: clinicians can resume use of Rotarix and continue use of RotaTeq
  2. New: CDC revises interim VIS for rotavirus vaccine
  3. IAC's "Hepatitis B shots are recommended for all new babies" now available in Spanish and five other languages
  4. IAC's Video of the Week examines the growing bias against science, including opposition to vaccination
  5. CDC provides information on the supply of shingles and MMRV vaccines
  6. Want to know more about using the new PCV 13 vaccine? A CDC Commentary video on Medscape can help you
  7. PKIDs' June 10 webinar will focus on using social marketing to target parents who are hesitant about vaccines
  8. Please take three minutes out of your day to give PATH feedback about its Vaccine Resource Library
  9. MMWR publishes report on worldwide progress made toward interrupting wild poliovirus transmission during 2009
  10. CDC reports on Regional Vaccination Weeks, held April 24 to May 1, 2010
  11. MMWR corrects errors in its April 30 interim report on seasonal influenza coverage during August 2009-January 2010
  12. MMWR corrects an error in its April 2 interim report on H1N1 influenza coverage during October 2009-January 2010
Issue 867 - May 12, 2010
  1. Please add your local, state, or national organization's name to the 317 Coalition's letter of general support for immunization funding--the deadline is next Wednesday, May 19
Issue 866 - May 10, 2010
  1. CDC publishes recommendations for use of combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) vaccine
  2. VIS for PCV7 vaccine is temporarily re-posted on CDC's and IAC's websites
  3. CDC announces Hepatitis Awareness Month
  4. CDC reports on the results of California's Adult Hepatitis Vaccine Project during 2007-08
  5. CDC reports on U.S. rotavirus vaccination coverage among infants age 5 months during June 2006-June 2009
  6. Five more healthcare organizations join IAC'S Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  7. Video presents a mother's account of the devastating effects pneumococcal disease had on her children
  8. IAC updates the popular print piece "Are you 11-19 years old?" and two other print pieces
  9. IAC updates its two standing orders for administering hepatitis A vaccine
  10. IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to rotavirus vaccine
  11. CDC reports on U.S. trends in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence during 2001-06
  12. Turkish translations available for IAC's parent-education piece on hepatitis B vaccination and VIS for PCV13 vaccine
  13. MMWR corrects errors in "Human Rabies--Kentucky/Indiana, 2009," which was published April 9, 2010
Issue 865 - May 3, 2010
  1. Reminder: April 2010 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
  2. MMWR publishes ACIP's guidance for use of high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine in people age 65 years and older
  3. IAC's Video of the Week is a rebroadcast of PBS's "The Vaccine War"
  4. Shingles vaccine VIS now available in Spanish
  5. MMWR presents state-by-state statistics on seasonal influenza vaccination coverage during August 2009-January 2010
  6. Keep vaccinating against H1N1 and seasonal influenza!
  7. VISs for Gardasil and Cervarix human papillomavirus vaccines now available in four translations
  8. MMWR corrects some references that appeared in the March 2010 ACIP recommendations for rabies postexposure prophylaxis
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Issue 864 - April 26, 2010
  1. New: April 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
  2. Reminder: April 2010 issue of Needle Tips available online
  3. It's National Infant Immunization Week April 24-May 1: Check out how childhood immunization is being promoted around the nation
  4. In support of National Infant Immunization Week, IAC's website features videos that champion childhood immunization
  5. VISs for Gardasil and Cervarix human papillomavirus vaccines now available in Spanish
  6. On Tuesday, April 27, "The Vaccine War" will air on PBS's Frontline program
  7. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) VIS now available in Hmong, Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog
  8. Keep vaccinating against influenza this spring, and be sure to give pneumococcal vaccine when indicated
  9. "CDC Features" encourages parents to get pre-teens and teens vaccinated against meningococcal disease
  10. May 26-28 National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions to feature many notable speakers
  11. ACIP meeting scheduled for June 23-24 in Atlanta; registration deadlines are in early June
Issue 863 - April 19, 2010
  1. New! April 2010 issue of Needle Tips is now online
  2. IAC updates "Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
  3. New: CDC publishes VIS for PCV13 vaccine
  4. IAC's Honor Roll for patient safety updated; related editorial added
  5. IAC's Video of the Week features animated descriptions of how immunization works
  6. AIM Provider Toolkit includes great resources to help you vaccinate patients
  7. American Pharmacists Association publishes immunization handbook
  8. Paul Offit's "Autism's False Prophets" now available in paperback
  9. Japanese encephalitis VISs for JE-VAX and Ixiaro vaccines now available in five translations
  10. MMWR reports on recent U.S. influenza activity and composition of 2010-11 influenza vaccine
  11. Keep vaccinating against H1N1 and seasonal influenza!
  12. PKIDs' webinars to focus on various components of social media
  13. International Rotavirus Symposium scheduled for August 2-3 in Johannesburg, South Africa
Issue 862 - April 12, 2010
  1. Pediatrics publishes article about gaps in perinatal hepatitis B prevention
  2. IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
  3. April 28 webinar will feature Dr. Paul Offit discussing how to communicate scientific information
  4. IAC's Video of the Week explores the deadly 1918 influenza pandemic
  5. "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vaccinations" is an excellent resource for patients and parents
  6. MMWR reports on case of human rabies and provides infection control recommendations for personnel performing autopsies on decedents with confirmed or suspected rabies infection
  7. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) announces new blog
  8. PKIDs' May 4 webinar to focus on social marketing
  9. Two IAC parent-education pieces now available in Farsi
  10. Meeting on HIV/AIDS vaccine development to be held in New York City on May 19
  11. Errata: MMWR makes corrections to its report on H1N1 influenza vaccination coverage of healthcare personnel
Issue 861 - April 9, 2010
  1. It's time to contact your U.S. senators to ask them to increase immunization funding
Issue 860 - April 7, 2010
  1. Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As on current immunization issues
Issue 859 - April 5, 2010
  1. New: CDC publishes new interim VISs for HPV vaccines--one VIS for Gardasil and one for Cervarix
  2. Increase in H1N1 influenza in Southeastern U.S. underscores the need to keep vaccinating against H1N1 and seasonal influenza
  3. Influenza vaccination coverage increases among U.S. healthcare personnel during August 2009-January 2010
  4. MMWR reports state-by-state H1N1 vaccination coverage during October 2009-January 2010
  5. IAC's Video of the Week focuses on the importance of adult immunization
  6. Reminder: National Infant Immunization Week is set for April 24-May 1; CDC has resources for planning and promotion
  7. March issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter available online
  8. "CDC Features" educate the public about pertussis and mumps
  9. Reminder: the National Immunization Conference will be held April 19-22 in Atlanta
  10. Two viral hepatitis training videos now available online
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Issue 858 - March 29, 2010
  1. CDC and FDA publish Q&As for providers and parents about temporary suspension of Rotarix (GSK)
  2. Global organizations release statements on the use of Rotarix vaccine
  3. MMWR reports on H1N1 influenza in pregnant women who require intensive care
  4. 2010 U.S. immunization schedules available in a variety of formats
  5. IAC updates two resources for parents, one on hepatitis B vaccine for babies and one on rotavirus vaccine
  6. Keep vaccinating against influenza this spring and be sure to also give pneumococcal vaccine when indicated
  7. IAC's Video of the Week teaches young adults about the value of immunization
  8. PPSV and multi-vaccine VISs now available in Thai
  9. IAC posts updated Turkish translations of three popular parent pieces
Issue 857 - March 22, 2010
  1. CDC Health Advisory notifies providers about FDA's recommendation to temporarily suspend use of GSK's Rotarix vaccine
  2. MMWR publishes CDC's recommendations for the use of a reduced (4-dose) vaccine schedule for postexposure prophylaxis to prevent human rabies
  3. MMR vaccine VIS now available in Yiddish
  4. Video presents a mother's powerful narrative of her son's decade-long struggle with complications from chickenpox
  5. Keep vaccinating against H1N1 and seasonal influenza!
  6. Nearly 8 million Afghan children to benefit in latest United Nations polio vaccination drive
  7. Free CME webinar: American College of Preventive Medicine's "H1N1--Lessons Learned" webinar is scheduled for March 24
  8. California Immunization Coalition's 2010 Summit is planned for May 3-4 in Sacramento
Issue 856 - March 15, 2010
  1. MMWR discusses licensure of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and presents CDC's recommendations for its use among children
  2. MMWR discusses licensure of a meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menveo) and presents CDC's guidance for its use
  3. MMWR publishes CDC's recommendations for use of Japanese encephalitis vaccines
  4. IAC corrects information about ACIP's provisional recommendations for universal influenza vaccination, which appeared in the March 8 issue of IAC Express
  5. CDC Health Advisory notifies providers about potential cases of mumps during the current multi-state outbreak
  6. Vaccine Court rules that thimerosal-containing vaccines do not cause autism
  7. MMWR publishes report on invasive pneumococcal disease in young children before licensure of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  8. Important: Register for CDC's April 1 Net Conference on the new ACIP recommendations for PCV13 and meningococcal vaccine
  9. IAC updates seven translations of the adolescent immunization piece "Are you 11-19 years old?"
  10. IAC's Video of the Week promotes a fund-raising campaign to prevent pneumonia in children worldwide
  11. Updated anthrax vaccine VIS incorporates recommendations for the new 5-dose administration schedule
  12. Keep vaccinating against H1N1 influenza!
  13. Important: While you're vaccinating against influenza, be sure to administer PPSV to all people with existing indications
  14. February issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter is now online
  15. Shingles vaccine VIS now available in Thai
  16. CDC website posts presentation slide sets and the live meeting archive from the February ACIP meeting
  17. PKIDS' March 23 webinar to present an overview of social marketing; March 24 webinar to focus on identity management
  18. MMWR publishes report on progress made in 2009 toward poliomyelitis eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  19. Epidemiology in Action course set for April 26-May 7 at Emory University in Atlanta
  20. International Papillomavirus Conference set for July 3-8 in Montreal; early registration deadline is March 30
Issue 855 - March 8, 2010
  1. CDC posts provisional recommendations for universal inactivated influenza vaccination in the 2010-11 U.S. influenza season
  2. CDC posts provisional recommendations for the use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine among infants and children
  3. New: CDC publishes VISs for licensed Japanese encephalitis vaccine--one VIS for Ixiaro and one for JE-VAX
  4. Two more healthcare organizations join IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  5. FDA advisory panel selects viruses for influenza vaccines to be used in the U.S. during the 2010-11 influenza season
  6. IAC's Video of the Week features a boy's positive perspective on the benefits of influenza vaccination
  7. Keep vaccinating against H1N1 influenza!
  8. CDC has resource to help providers talk with parents about vaccines
  9. IAC corrects inaccurate age indication for PCV13 vaccine that appeared in the March 1 issue of IAC Express
  10. MMWR publishes a report on respiratory syncytial virus activity in the U.S. during July 2008-December 2009
  11. Reminder: Deadline for regular registration for National Immunization Conference is April 2
  12. National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention publishes its Strategic Plan for 2010-15
  13. Scheduled for April 24, World Meningitis Day is a day of action to raise awareness about meningitis and septicemia
  14. NFID's Annual Conference on Vaccine Research planned for April 26-28 in Bethesda; early registration deadline is March 15
Issue 854 - March 3, 2010
  1. Use IAC's top-quality products to efficiently vaccinate patients and effectively educate them about the importance of vaccination. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
Issue 853 - March 1, 2010
  1. ACIP votes to recommend influenza vaccination for all people ages 6 months and older
  2. ACIP votes to recommend replacing Prevnar (7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) with Prevnar 13 (13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine); FDA approves Prevnar 13
  3. WHO recommends viruses for influenza vaccines for use in the 2010-11 northern hemisphere influenza season
  4. IAC'S Video of the Week features blogger moms discussing if the vaccine-autism debate is over
  5. IAC updates six translations of "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
  6. IAC updates its "Quiz #1: Immunization" and "Quiz #2: Vaccine Administration"
  7. Keep vaccinating against seasonal and H1N1 influenza!
  8. CDC offers health departments and coalitions lots of resources to plan for and promote National Infant Immunization Week, scheduled for April 24-May 1
  9. "CDC Features" educates parents about Hib disease and vaccine
  10. MMWR publishes report about a case of presumptive abortive human rabies in Texas in 2009
  11. PKIDS' March 4 webinar will teach the basics of social marketing; March 11 webinar to focus on Skype and instant messaging
  12. Reminder: NFID's Clinical Vaccinology Course is planned for March 12-14 in San Diego
  13. Phacilitate's European Vaccine Forum scheduled for June 21-23 in Barcelona
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Issue 852 - February 22, 2010
  1. Reminder: February 2010 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults now available online
  2. New: FDA approves Menveo meningococcal conjugate vaccine for use in people ages 11 through 55 years
  3. Eight more organizations join IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  4. New: IAC's Image Library will educate staff and the public about the importance of vaccination
  5. IAC updates its popular parent brochure "Hepatitis B shots are recommended for all new babies"
  6. Keep vaccinating against seasonal and H1N1 influenza!
  7. Important: While you're vaccinating against influenza, be sure to administer PPSV to all people with existing indications
  8. IAC's Video of the Week has lots of information about meningitis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
  9. Earn CE credit by viewing the new seasonal influenza module offered by CDC's "You Call the Shots" web-based training course
  10. IAC corrects an H1N1 influenza vaccine recall announcement published in the February 2010 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults
  11. UNICEF announces Bangladesh will vaccinate 20 million children against measles
  12. MMWR publishes report on an outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) on a Peruvian navy ship in June-July 2009
  13. PKIDS offers a February 23 webinar about how to use blogs to communicate immunization information
  14. Regular registration is now open for the May 26-28 National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
  15. Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization conference scheduled for March 19
Issue 851 - February 15, 2010
  1. New! February 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
  2. Reminder: February 2010 issue of Needle Tips now available online
  3. IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2010 U.S. child/teen and adult immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
  4. IAC updates four print resources for providers and patients, including standing orders and the "Reliable Resources" patient handout
  5. A new Unprotected People Report is a mother's account of rotavirus infection in her two youngest children
  6. Earn CME credit for watching the Discovery Health Channel's 4-part "Vaccine Update" video series
  7. MMWR publishes an update on an ongoing mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey
  8. MMWR publishes a report on transmission of yellow fever vaccine virus through breast-feeding in Brazil in 2009
  9. MMWR publishes report on progress in U.S. immunization information systems in 2008
  10. March 19 is the nomination deadline for the 2010 Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award
  11. PKIDS offers February 18 webinar about using Twitter to communicate immunization information
  12. Immunize Nebraska conference scheduled for June 11 in Omaha; early-bird registration deadline is May 28
Issue 850 - February 8, 2010
  1. New! February 2010 edition of Needle Tips is now online
  2. The Lancet retracts 1998 paper about MMR and autism by Wakefield, et al.
  3. CDC's Health Alert Network notifies clinicians about shortened shelf life of certain lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 vaccine in prefilled syringes
  4. IAC updates "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines" and "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults"
  5. IAC updates Spanish-language "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
  6. "Adult Immunization: Shots to Save Lives" report released
  7. IAC's Video of the Week section features video clips for parents produced by ECBT
  8. Check out IAC's redesigned VIS web section
  9. January issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter recently released
  10. Free "Shots 2010" software for the new adult, child, teen, and catch-up immunization schedules now available
  11. "CDC Features" educates the public about cervical cancer and HPV vaccines
  12. Reminder: Early Bird registration for National Immunization Conference ends February 19
  13. New hepatitis training resource from the University of Alabama available online
Issue 849 - February 1, 2010
  1. CDC's Health Alert Network notifies clinicians about voluntary recall of certain lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 vaccine in prefilled syringes
  2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $10 billion to accelerate global vaccine efforts
  3. PedvaxHIB again available for vaccination against Haemophilus influenza type b
  4. MMWR reports on H1N1 influenza outbreaks in long-term-care facilities
  5. Keep vaccinating against seasonal and H1N1 influenza!
  6. CDC and Medscape present series of expert commentaries
  7. IAC's Video of the Week features HHS Secretary Sebelius visiting a school-based H1N1 influenza vaccination clinic
  8. Compelling PSAs about adult immunization now available
  9. IAC revises "Seek emergency medical care if you or a family member shows the signs below"
  10. IAC adds Indonesian-language VISs to its website
  11. WHO publishes the December 2009 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
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Issue 848 - January 27, 2010
  1. Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As on new vaccine recommendations and licensures
Issue 847 - January 25, 2010
  1. Three more healthcare organizations join IAC'S Honor Roll for Patient Safety
  2. IAC updates four print resources for patients and providers
  3. IAC'S Video of the Week features PBS program on the H1N1 influenza epidemic
  4. Keep vaccinating against seasonal and H1N1 influenza!
  5. MMWR provides update on U.S. influenza activity
  6. MMWR article documents transfusion-related transmission of yellow fever vaccine virus
  7. PKIDS offers January 28 webinar about its Communications Made Easy program
  8. "Be Confident!" campaign educates adolescents and parents about HPV and cervical cancer prevention
  9. MMWR publishes data on H1N1 influenza vaccination coverage
  10. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases scheduled for July 11-14 in Atlanta
  11. International Neonatal & Maternal Immunization Symposium to be held March 26-28 in Turkey
Issue 846 - January 19, 2010
  1. New: 2010 U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults is now available
  2. CDC provides information for relief workers and others traveling to Haiti
  3. CDC publishes MMWR Early Release on H1N1 influenza vaccination rates
  4. March 1 is the nomination deadline for the 2010 National Influenza Vaccine Summit's Immunization Excellence Awards
  5. CDC experts review and update IAC's online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to Hib
  6. IAC's Video of the Week features a Canadian PSA about influenza
  7. HHS unveils new H1N1 influenza PSA campaigns targeted toward American Indians and Alaska Natives
  8. Families Fighting Flu launches new education campaign
  9. Shot of Prevention blog offers immunization advocates a virtual place to meet
  10. Institute of Medicine releases report on chronic hepatitis B and C infection
  11. Live seasonal influenza VIS now available in Amharic
Issue 845 - January 11, 2010

  1. Reminder: January 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults now available online
  2. New: CDC, AAP, and AAFP release the 2010 Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Ages 0 Through 18 Years
  3. Check out IAC's redesigned VIS web section: it offers you speed, clarity, and convenience
  4. It's National Influenza Vaccination Week: CDC's impressive collection of resources will help you get the word out
  5. FDA approves high-dose seasonal influenza vaccine intended for use in people ages 65 and older
  6. During National Influenza Vaccination Week, you'll want to view CDC's collection of videos on seasonal and H1N1 influenza
  7. Important: While you're vaccinating against influenza, be sure to administer PPSV to all people with existing indications
  8. New for parents: ECBT's video clip collection features vaccine experts answering pressing questions about vaccination
  9. Reminder: CDC's January 28 Net Conference will cover the 2010 U.S. immunization schedules--register soon
  10. PKIDS' Communications Made Easy program helps immunization educators promote immunization to the public
  11. MMWR publishes report on patients hospitalized with H1N1 influenza at a school in Hawaii in May 2009
  12. MMWR publishes report on patients hospitalized with H1N1 influenza in New York City in May 2009
  13. February 1 is the abstract deadline for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
  14. ACIP meeting scheduled for February 24-25 in Atlanta; February 2 is deadline for non-U.S. citizens to register
Issue 844 - January 4, 2010
  1. January 2010 issue of Vaccinate Adults focuses on seasonal and H1N1 influenza
  2. Reminder: January 2010 issue of Needle Tips now available online
  3. Scheduled for January 10-16, National Influenza Vaccination Week will focus on 2009 H1N1 vaccine
  4. New: IAC now has a patient handout that lists emergency warning signs for people with seasonal or H1N1 influenza and a piece that summarizes influenza vaccine products
  5. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month: PKIDS video presents a powerful incentive for HPV vaccination
  6. IAC updates sample standing orders for meningococcal and polio vaccination
  7. Vaccine Education Center videos now available on YouTube
  8. CDC posts Q&As for the public on human papillomavirus vaccine
  9. Register for the National Immunization Conference by February 19 to get the early bird rate
  10. December issue of CDC's Immunization Works electronic newsletter recently released
  11. NCIRD influenza materials are available for ordering or downloading
  12. Updated "Teaching Immunization for Medical Education" (TIME) modules are available for downloading
  13. Discovery Health Channel's Vaccine Update offers free CME credit for physicians
  14. MMWR publishes North Carolina study about the public's intent to receive influenza vaccines
  15. MMWR reports on the impact of influenza-related school closings
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