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December 2011 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 970
December 27, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
It's a new look for IAC Express!
2.
CDC publishes recommendations for use of HPV4 in males
3.
CDC publishes recommendations for use of hepatitis B vaccine in adults with diabetes
4.
CDC publishes an MMWR Early Release update on current influenza A(H3N2)v transmission in five U.S. states
IAC Express: Issue 969
December 19, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
IAC revises its parent-education handout "What if you don't immunize your child?"
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's selection of practical and clinically relevant vaccine-related journal articles
3.
IAC's video of the week makes the case for nurses receiving annual influenza vaccination
4.
IAC updates its patient-education handout "Influenza: Questions and Answers"
5.
HHS announces the dedication of first U.S. facility for manufacturing cell-based influenza vaccine
6.
IAC posts four new translations of the VIS for meningococcal vaccines
7.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating
8.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
9.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
IAC Express: Issue 968
December 14, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO IAC
IAC Express: Issue 967
December 12, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
"Dear Colleague" joint letter urges healthcare professionals to vaccinate pregnant women against influenza
2.
CDC releases revised Japanese encephalitis vaccine VIS
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: Subscribe to immunization-related email news services from AAP, CDC, CIDRAP, and more
4.
IAC's Video of the Week focuses on influenza vaccine safety; free CME/CE credit available to video viewers
5.
CDC publishes a report on U.S. influenza activity during October 2-November 26
6.
Survey results present data on influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel
7.
"Keep your kids safe," IAC's new influenza handout for parents, now available in Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic
8.
White paper explores school-located vaccination as a way to increase vaccine uptake
9.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating
10.
WHO reports on the validation of elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus in Uganda in 2011
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
12.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
13.
Clinical Vaccinology course to be held in Chicago on March 9-11, 2012
14.
Conference on Vaccine Research to be held in Baltimore on May 7-9, 2012
IAC Express: Issue 966
December 6, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Now's a great time to order IAC's top-quality products, especially if you need to spend year-end dollars. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
IAC Express: Issue 965
December 5, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC publishes report on recent human-to-human transmission of novel influenza A(H3N2) virus in Iowa
2.
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week: CDC's collection of resources will help you get the word out
3.
IAC's Video of the week offers a selection of influenza videos for National Influenza Vaccination Week
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: influenza handouts for patients and staff
5.
CDC publishes report on increased measles transmission and outbreaks in Europe in 2011
6.
NCIRD publishes article that summarizes votes taken at the October ACIP meeting
7.
October issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
8.
CDC develops influenza materials for refugees
9.
CDC publishes report on the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in Latin America and the Caribbean during 2006-2010
10.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
11.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
12.
IAC posts Thai translation of the VIS for meningococcal vaccines
13.
January 9 is the nomination deadline for the Association of Immunization Managers' 2012 Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award
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November 2011 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 964
November 28, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC releases ACIP recommendations for immunizing healthcare personnel
2.
Reminder: November issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
3.
AAP News publishes article about the many children who are missing their supplemental dose of PCV 13
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: Some of IAC's most popular handouts for patients are offered in several languages
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features a physician recounting his and his family's first-hand experience with measles
6.
Reminder: CDC's December 1 Net Conference will cover influenza and HPV vaccination and National Influenza Vaccination Week
7.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating
8.
IAC posts Spanish and Chinese translations of the VIS for meningococcal vaccines
9.
Online newsletter describes activities planned for underserved populations during National Influenza Vaccination Week
10.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
IAC Express: Issue 963
November 21, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Reminder: New issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
2.
Immunization Action Coalition's executive director receives national recognition from Every Child By Two
3.
American Academy of Family Physicians and National Business Group on Health each endorse mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel; 25 more organizations join IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
4.
IAC renames its new declination form for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children and updates "It's Federal Law!
5.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's standing orders for vaccination
6.
IAC's Video of the Week urges viewers to give a child a shot at life by supporting immunization
7.
"Declination of Influenza Vaccination" now available in Spanish
8.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
9.
Online update spreads the word about activities HHS and CDC partners plan for National Influenza Vaccination Week
10.
Sign up to start receiving "Fighting Influenza," an e-newsletter from Families Fighting Flu
11.
WHO issues updated position paper on meningococcal vaccines
12.
Maryland's free online rabies postexposure prophylaxis course offers free CE credit
13.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
14.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
IAC Express: Issue 962
November 14, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: November issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
2.
Reminder: November issue of Needle Tips available online
3.
CDC releases revised interim polio vaccine VIS
4.
ACIP votes to recommend hepatitis B vaccination for adults age 60 years and younger with diabetes
5.
MMWR provides information on herpes zoster vaccine licensure and related recommendation
6.
IAC's Video of the Week features Alabama's Secretary of State's personal appeal for influenza vaccination
7.
Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find hundreds of images/photos related to vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases
8.
CDC develops new educational pieces for healthcare providers and parents
9.
MMWR reports on global routine vaccination coverage
10.
IAC updates "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations" and its translations
11.
IAC's updated screening questionnaires for children/teens and adults now available in Spanish and seven other languages
12.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
13.
CDC's December 1 Net Conference will cover influenza and HPV vaccination and National Influenza Vaccination Week
14.
Save the date: 1st National Immunization Conference Online to be held March 26-28!
15.
American College of Physicians to host a series of immunization-related webinars
16.
CDC offers webinar on using its FluVaxView system
17.
IAC posts new VIS translations for MMR and hepatitis B vaccines
18.
CDC posts presentation slide sets from the October 2011 ACIP meeting
19.
MMWR reports on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan and Pakistan
20.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
19.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
20.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available
IAC Express: Issue 961
November 7, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: November 2011 issue of Needle Tips is now online
2.
Immunization Action Coalition receives major award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3.
Third annual World Pneumonia Day is November 12
4.
2011 National Influenza Vaccination Week planned for December 4-12; be sure to submit information about your influenza immunization activities
5.
Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find up-to-date vaccine package inserts and contact information for vaccine manufacturers
6.
IAC's Video of the Week focuses on CDC's disease investigation teams
7.
"After the Shots," IAC's popular handout for parents, now available in Spanish and six other languages
8.
CDC publishes report on invasive pneumococcal disease and PCV13 coverage in selected U.S. regions during 2010-2011
9.
Congressional leaders introduce legislation to require viral hepatitis testing, treatment, and education
10.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
11.
Best Shot Foundation strives to get Empire State Building illuminated for World Pneumonia Day--support is needed
12.
Reminder: abstracts for National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions due November 15
13.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
14.
CDC publishes report on progress India made toward polio eradication from January 2010 to September 2011
15.
IAC posts Turkish translation of VIS for meningococcal vaccine
16.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
17.
CDC issues 2011 recommendations on animal rabies prevention and control
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October 2011 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 960
October 31, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
ACIP votes to recommend HPV vaccine for all males age 11-12 years
2.
CDC releases updated hepatitis A vaccine VIS
3.
IAC develops declination form for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC'S Influenza section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
5.
IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to influenza
6.
IAC's Video of the Week features a teenager's account of the 34 days he was hospitalized with influenza
7.
CDC and FDA issue guidance regarding patients who received influenza vaccine via jet injector
8.
Vaccine Education Center offers webinar on current vaccine issues on November 2
9.
Webinar on promoting influenza vaccine uptake in culturally diverse populations to be offered November 10
10.
American Nurses Association launches campaign to increase influenza vaccination rates
11.
Lancet Infectious Diseases publishes article about influenza vaccine effectiveness; public health groups respond
12.
IAC posts several new VIS translations for influenza, chickenpox, and shingles vaccines
13.
IAC divides its 2011-12 influenza vaccine products piece into two information sheets, one about products and one about vaccine administration
14.
HHS to release leading health indicators for Healthy People 2020 on October 31
15.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
16.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
17.
National Cocooning Summit to be held in Las Vegas on March 15-16
18.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
19.
MMWR publishes report on two 2011 outbreaks of rotavirus gastroenteritis among elderly adults in Illinois retirement communities
20.
Effective November 30, CDC will discontinue distributing investigational pentavalent (ABCDE) botulinum toxoid (PBT) vaccine for workers at risk for occupational exposure to botulinum serotypes A, B, C, D, and E
IAC Express: Issue 959
October 24, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
MMWR publishes ACIP recommendations on Tdap vaccination of pregnant women and others with close infant contact
2.
CDC releases updated meningococcal VIS
3.
Congratulations! Dr. Paul Offit elected to Institute of Medicine
4.
MMWR reports on change to rotavirus contraindications regarding history of intussusception
5.
FDA advises healthcare professionals not to use jet injector devices to administer influenza vaccine
6.
IAC releases new influenza handout: "Keep your kids safe--get them vaccinated every fall or winter"
7.
IAC revises "First do no harm--protect patients by making sure all staff receive yearly influenza vaccine!"
8.
Spotlight on immunize.org--IAC in the news
9.
IAC revises "Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV): CDC answers your questions"
10.
IAC's Video of the Week features an influenza campaign targeted to mothers
11.
Vaccine Education Center and AMA release updated booklet about teen immunization
12.
NFID offers new adult pneumoccocal vaccination resources
13.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
14.
IAC posts 13 new VIS translations for several different vaccines
15.
Minutes of the June 2011 ACIP meeting now online
16.
National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions set for May 23-25 in New Orleans; abstracts due November 15
17.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
18.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
IAC Express: Issue 958
October 17, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
MMWR publishes ACIP recommendations for meningococcal conjugate vaccine for high-risk children age 9-23 months
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: quick access to AAP vaccine policy statements
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Paul Offit reviewing the movie "Contagion"
4.
IAC updates four handouts, including adult and child/teen screening questionnaires, influenza vaccination declination form, and shingles Q&As
5.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
6.
CDC releases new influenza resources for providers
7.
Cuban American TV host Lili Estefan spearheads the American Lung Association's 2011-12 "Rostros de la gripe" Hispanic American influenza campaign
8.
MMWR reports on HPV vaccination implementation in the Americas
9.
Applications for NACCHO's 2012 Model Practices Awards program are due November 11
10.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
11.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
IAC Express: Issue 957
October 10, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC releases updated vaccine storage and handling guide
2.
IAC updates "After the Shots" to include new medication information
3.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: find links to blogs about vaccines and immunization topics
5.
Use our flyers to promote IAC resources!
6.
IAC's Video of the Week encourages teens to get vaccinated against influenza
7.
New: CDC announces addition of 2011 influenza module to its "You Call the Shots" training course--free CE credit is available
8.
Google's Flu Vaccine Finder can help the public find locations for influenza vaccination
9.
MMWR celebrates 50 years of publishing!
10.
CDC publishes three updated chapters of its vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance manual
11.
Order or download immunization resources for parents, patients, and providers from CDC
12.
National Influenza Vaccination Week scheduled for December 4-10
13.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are still available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
14.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
15.
September issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
16.
2011-12 influenza vaccine VISs now available in Haitian Creole and Portuguese
17.
Minnesota immunization conference to take place October 20-21; CE credit available
18.
Meeting on rebuilding trust in vaccines is planned for November 21-23 in Annecy, France
IAC Express: Issue 956
October 3, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
American Hospital Association endorses patient safety policies that require influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
2.
American Academy of Pediatrics updates three vaccine policy statements
3.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: New! School-located vaccination web section
5.
IAC's Video of the Week provides information on the 2011-12 influenza recommendations
6.
WHO announces composition of seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2012 southern hemisphere influenza season
7.
MMWR reports on progress in measles mortality reduction in India
8.
United Nations Foundation launches new global vaccines campaign
9.
CDC revises estimates of the public health impact of H1N1 influenza vaccination
10.
New VIS translations available: Korean and Ilokano for influenza and Yiddish for varicella
11.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available.
12.
Order a supply for your workplace today! Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch-11 influenza season
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September 2011 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 955
September 26, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
MMWR publishes notice about FDA change to age indication for Boostrix and reviews ACIP guidance for the use of Tdap vaccine
2.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: stay current with media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
4.
New England Journal of Medicine publishes results of CDC study on rotavirus vaccination
5.
IAC revises one-page version of "After the Shots" to provide space for writing medication instructions
6.
IAC's Video of the Week discusses issues involved in building better vaccines
7.
Vaccine Education Center offers updated resources
8.
MMWR reports on measles outbreak started by case imported from Malaysia
9.
CDC releases final state-level vaccination coverage statistics for the 2010-11 influenza season
10.
NFID blog explores issues related to infectious diseases
11.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
2011-12 influenza vaccine VISs now available in Hmong and Karen
14.
Program on adult immunization planned for October 4 in Piscataway, NJ; view it in person or on your computer screen
IAC Express: Issue 954
September 22, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Please take our 5-minute survey about IAC activities
IAC Express: Issue 953
September 19, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Laurel Wood joins the Immunization Action Coalition as coordinator for public health
2.
AAP responds to Rep. Michele Bachmann's assertion that HPV vaccine can have "very dangerous side effects" on children's health
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Arthur Caplan's challenge to Rep. Bachmann to produce her HPV "victim"
4.
CDC publishes report on influenza-associated pediatric deaths in the United States from September 2010 through August 2011
5.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
6.
Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi spearheads the American Lung Association's Faces of Influenza Campaign
7.
CDC publishes an update on U.S. and worldwide influenza activity from May 22 through September 3, 2011
8.
Cervical Cancer-Free America launches publication of an email newsletter--become a subscriber today!
9.
Spotlight on immunize.org: vaccine news and information web section
10.
CDC updates providers about febrile seizures related to simultaneous administration of PCV13 and TIV vaccines
11.
Reader alert: If you registered for VICNetwork's "What's New with the Flu?" webinar, you need to register again
12.
On October 5--Orange Nose Day--share what you know about the five steps to good health
13.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
14.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
15.
Immunize Nevada to present CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" course in Reno on November 2-4
IAC Express: Issue 952
September 12, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC publishes report on maternal and infant outcomes among severely ill pregnant and postpartum women with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1)
2.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
3.
CDC publishes report in MMWR on swine-origin influenza A (H3N2) virus infection in two U.S. children in 2011
4.
IAC updates handout that explains which children need two doses of influenza vaccine during the 2011-12 influenza season
5.
FREE: American College of Physicians' Adult Immunization Guide available in electronic and hard-copy formats
6.
IAC's screening questionnaires for influenza vaccination now available in Spanish
7.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's clinic resources
8.
IAC's Video of the Week discusses how taking a sexual history can protect a teen's health
9.
IAC corrects confusing information it published in an IAC Express article about febrile seizures related to simultaneous administration of PCV13 and TIV vaccines
10.
Every Child By Two schedules September 27 webinar on using the media to communicate vaccine messages and October 14 webinar on speaking with parents about autism
11.
WHO publishes revised recommendations for yellow fever vaccination for international travelers
12.
August issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
13.
CDC publishes a report on respiratory syncytial virus activity in the U.S. during July 2007-June 2011
14.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
15.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
16.
Scheduled for November 12, World Pneumonia Day seeks to raise awareness of the global effects of pneumonia
17.
ACIP meeting scheduled for October 25-26 in Atlanta; registration deadline is October 10
18.
2011-12 influenza vaccine VISs now available in Armenian and Farsi
19.
CDC publishes report on U.S. surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks in 2008
IAC Express: Issue 951
September 6, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC publishes MMWR Early Release about recent swine-origin influenza A (H3N2) virus infections in Indiana and Pennsylvania children
2.
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of children ages 19-35 months
3.
IAC updates its handout on influenza vaccine products available for the U.S. 2011-12 influenza season
4.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
5.
IAC's Video of the Week explores the pros and cons of physicians' refusing to see patients who decline vaccination
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Featured Resources
7.
AAP releases policy statement on recommendations for influenza immunization of children and makes influenza resources available on Red Book Online
8.
AAP releases an updated policy statement on recommendations for use of quadrivalent and monovalent varicella vaccines in children
9.
CDC's September 15 Net Conference to focus on influenza
10.
CDC publishes report on a measles outbreak in Indiana during June-July 2011
11.
CDC gives providers information for patients about febrile seizures related to simultaneous administration of PCV13 and TIV vaccines
12.
CDC updates information for clinicians on influenza vaccination, vaccine safety, and antiviral medications
13.
2011-12 influenza vaccine VISs now available in Amharic and Thai
14.
CDC publishes report on a human rabies death in Wisconsin in 2010
15.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
16.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
17.
VICNetwork to host September 21 webinar on promoting influenza vaccination
18.
Minnesota immunization conference planned for October 20-21
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August 2011 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 950
August 30, 2011
Table of Contents
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Now's a great time to order IAC's top-quality products, especially if you need to spend fiscal year-end dollars by September 30. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
2.
Please consider a contribution to support IAC's work
IAC Express: Issue 949
August 29, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Institute of Medicine publishes report on vaccine safety
2.
IAC updates screening questionnaires and standing orders for influenza vaccination
3.
Bulk quantities of the 2011-12 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides and PPSV Pocket Guides are available--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
4.
MMWR reports on adolescent vaccination rates
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features a mother describing the aftermath of losing her 5-year-old son to influenza
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Central Feature Box
7.
CDC publishes ACIP's 2011-12 influenza recommendations in MMWR
8.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
9.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
10.
Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare conference set for September 28-October 1
IAC Express: Issue 948
August 25, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As about healthcare personnel vaccination
IAC Express: Issue 947
August 22, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC's 2011 recommendations for prevention and control of seasonal influenza published as an MMWR Early Release
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's most popular web sections and downloads
3.
CDC reports on U.S. influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel during 2010-11 influenza season
4.
CDC reports on U.S. influenza vaccination coverage among pregnant women during 2010-11 influenza season
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features a young mother describing the death of her infant son from pertussis
6.
IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Tetanus-Diphtheria Toxoids & Pertussis Vaccine (Td/Tdap) to Adults" and "Skills Checklist for Immunization"
7.
2011-12 VISs for influenza vaccines now in Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Tagalog, Turkish, and Vietnamese
8.
"CDC Features" educates parents about the importance of making sure their children are fully vaccinated for school
9.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
10.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch MMWR publishes information about transplant-transmitted hepatitis B virus in the United States in 2010 Two Clinical Vaccinology courses coming up--one to be held in Atlanta on November 4-6, 2011, the other in Chicago on March 9-11, 2012
11.
MMWR publishes information about transplant-transmitted hepatitis B virus in the United States in 2010
12.
Two Clinical Vaccinology courses coming up--one to be held in Atlanta on November 4-6, 2011, the other in Chicago on March 9-11, 2012
IAC Express: Issue 946
August 15, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC website posts ACIP's provisional recommendations for use of Tdap vaccine in pregnant women
2.
Reminder: New issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
3.
New: Spanish-language versions of the 2011-12 influenza vaccine VISs now available
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: guide to immunize.org
5.
IAC posts new vaccine refrigerator and freezer temperature logs and updates existing logs
6.
IAC's Video of the Week presents tips for preventing errors in vaccine administration and storage and handling
7.
IAC updates "It's federal law! You must give your patients vaccine information statements (VISs)"
8.
NACCHO policy statement supports eliminating personal-belief exemptions from immunization requirements for child care and school attendance
9.
Dr. Arthur Caplan makes the ethical case for mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
10.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month; HHS toolkit is loaded with resources and ideas
11.
IAC's "After the Shots . . ." And "When Do Children And Teens Need Vaccinations?" now available in Spanish and six other languages
12.
CDC reports on 2010 Louisiana rabies death after exposure to a vampire bat in Mexico
13.
CDC makes the Pink Book available as an e-Book
14.
For parents: August 18 webinar will discuss FDA's role in protecting children's health with safe, effective vaccines
15.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
16.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
17.
National Meningitis Association launches a new blog--Parents Who Protect
18.
WHO announces that the Measles Initiative has helped vaccinate more than one billion children against measles since 2001
19.
CDC reports on progress toward poliomyelitis eradication in Nigeria during January 2010-June 2011
IAC Express: Issue 945
August 8, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: July issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
2.
Reminder: July issue of Needle Tips available online
3.
MMWR publishes CDC's updated recommendations for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine
4.
IAC's Video of the Week features IAC Executive Director Dr. Deborah L. Wexler speaking about back-to-school vaccination
5.
Spotlight on immunize.org: A to Z Index
6.
FDA and manufacturers provide resources in response to advisory committees' new recommendations on safe use of acetaminophen in children
7.
Journal of Infectious Diseases publishes CDC's special supplement on global progress toward measles eradication
8.
July issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
9.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
10.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
11.
Landscape analysis investigates potential drivers of strong routine immunization system performance in Africa
IAC Express: Issue 944
August 1, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: July 2011 issue of Needle Tips is now online
2.
Reminder: IAC launched a major redesign of www.immunize.org
3.
New: CDC issues VISs for the two 2011-12 influenza vaccines--available in English only
4.
CDC publishes errata to the General Recommendations on Immunization
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat discussing ways to overcome parents' vaccine concerns
6.
IAC updates its "Standing Orders for Administering Td/Tdap to Children Ages 7 Years and Older"
7.
Reminder: CDC's "Immunization Update 2011" live satellite broadcast and webcast scheduled for August 4
8.
U.S. varicella deaths nearly eliminated since vaccination program began
9.
NFID brief focuses on challenges and opportunities involved in protecting older adults from influenza
10.
CDC reports on characteristics associated with preschool children receiving influenza vaccine in Oregon during 2006-08
11.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
IAC's "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?" now available in Turkish
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IAC Express: Issue 943
July 25, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Reminder: IAC launched a major redesign of www.immunize.org
2.
FDA approves the 2011-12 influenza vaccine formulation for manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine in the U.S.
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features a mother's account of her daughter's poor outcome from measles--wishes she had vaccinated her
4.
Nominate an outstanding person for an ECBT Immunization Award--application deadline is August 15
5.
WHO publishes report on rotavirus vaccine and intussusception
6.
MMWR announces the first official World Hepatitis Day will be held on July 28
7.
MMWR reports on sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus among HIV-infected men who have sex with men
8.
CDC website posts presentation slide sets from the June 2011 ACIP meeting
9.
New: CDC issues VIS for adenovirus vaccine
10.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
12.
New Jersey Immunization Network's webinar on adolescent immunization scheduled for August 10
13.
Louisiana's Shots for Tots immunization conference set for October 27-28 in New Orleans
IAC Express: Issue 942
July 18, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Reminder: IAC launched a major redesign of www.immunize.org
2.
IAC's Video of the Week focuses on unsafe injection practices; free CME/CE credit available to video viewers
3.
CDC's new infection prevention guide and checklist promote safe care in outpatient settings
4.
WHO issues updated position paper on rubella vaccines
5.
DTaP and rotavirus vaccine VISs available in additional languages
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
MMWR reports on sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus among HIV-infected men who have sex with men
IAC Express: Issue 941
July 11, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC launches major redesign of immunize.org
2.
FDA approves Boostrix for people age 65 years and older
3.
IAC updates "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?" and "Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling"
4.
New: 2012 edition of the Yellow Book--CDC's travel-health guide--now available
5.
IAC's Video of the Week explores the anti-vaccine movement in Australia
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
8.
CDC offers information on changes in health insurance laws
9.
"CDC Features" provides information about tetanus vaccination
10.
VICNetwork to host webinar on reaching communities of color on July 27
11.
Immunize Nevada to sponsor CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" course November 2-4 in Reno
IAC Express: Issue 940
July 5, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Spotlight on immunize.org: new home page and website design coming soon
2.
New: Spanish-language version of the 2011 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule available from CDC
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Paul Offit discussing the history of the anti-vaccine movement
4.
CDC publishes report on multiple cases of measles after exposure during air travel in Australia and New Zealand
5.
Current Issues in Vaccines webinar, featuring Dr. Paul Offit, is available through August 23
6.
CDC's "Immunization Update 2011" live satellite broadcast and webcast scheduled for August 4
7.
CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 2011" course now available in web-on-demand and DVD formats
8.
View a panel discussion about ACIP's decision-making process on vaccine recommendations in the context of cost-effectiveness data and a vaccine's value to society. Video is now streaming online.
9.
"CDC Features" encourages parents to make sure their children are up to date on their measles (and other) vaccinations
10.
June issue of CDC's Immunization Works email newsletter includes articles on global immunizations and more
11.
VISs for MMRV, yellow fever, and anthrax vaccines available in additional languages
12.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
13.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
14.
July 8 webinar is your chance to offer your ideas on the Division of Viral Hepatitis's national education campaign
15.
CDC publishes update on worldwide outbreaks of vaccine-derived poliovirus during July 2009-March 201
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IAC Express: Issue 939
June 27, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
ACIP votes in favor of administering pertussis vaccine to pregnant women to protect infants from contracting the disease
2.
Decline in vaccine-preventable diseases called one of the decade's great global public health achievements
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: information and resources to help you respond to parents about personal belief exemptions
4.
IAC's Video of the Week outlines a new framework for communicating with parents about vaccine safety
5.
VISs for PCV, HPV (Cervarix), and PPSV vaccines now available in additional languages
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
IAC Express: Issue 938
June 23, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Official CDC Health Advisory: High Number of Reported Measles Cases in the U.S. in 2011--Linked to Outbreaks Abroad
IAC Express: Issue 937
June 22, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As about measles and MMR vaccination
IAC Express: Issue 936
June 20, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
MMWR reports on the settings in which U.S. adults received influenza vaccine during the 2010-11 influenza season
2.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Eric Courchesne discussing the latest research findings on autism
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Shingles (zoster) section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
4.
Minutes of the February 2011 ACIP meeting now online
5.
VISs for shingles vaccine and for Cervarix and Gardasil HPV vaccines now available in additional languages
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
8.
CDC publishes errata to its report on vaccination coverage among U.S. kindergartners during 2009-10
9.
2011 Illinois Immunization & Communicable Disease Conference set for August 8-9 in Normal, IL
IAC Express: Issue 935
June 13, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
States, major cities, and counties across the nation report recent increases in measles cases
2.
Three states expand immunization requirements for school attendance
3.
ASTHO brief asserts that permissive state vaccine-exemption laws contribute to increasing spread of VPDs
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: official releases from ACIP, CDC, FDA, WHO, and more
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features five short clips that answer parents' basic questions about immunization
6.
IAC makes major updates to "It's federal law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
7.
IAC updates its useful handout "Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them"
8.
Varicella and shingles vaccines should not be transported or stored at temperatures colder than -58 degrees F; do not use dry ice when transporting
9.
CDC publishes interim results of state-specific U.S. influenza vaccination coverage during August 2010-February 2011
10.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
12.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
IAC Express: Issue 934
June 6, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC reports on vaccination coverage and vaccination exemption rates among U.S. kindergartners during 2009-10
2.
IAC's Video of the Week features a six-part series about Dr. Paul Offit's career in vaccine research
3.
IAC updates "After the Shots . . . What to do if your child has discomfort"
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Meningococcal web section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
5.
CDC report summarizes U.S. influenza activity during the 2010-11 influenza season
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
8.
2011 North Carolina Immunization Conference scheduled for August 10-12 in Greensboro, NC
9.
2011 Illinois Immunization & Communicable Disease Conference set for August 8-9 in Normal, IL
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IAC Express: Issue 933
May 31, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC reports 118 measles cases across the U.S. in 2011, the highest number of cases reported for any January-May period since 1996
2.
CDC publishes recommendations for use of a booster dose of inactivated Japanese encephalitis vaccine
3.
CDC updates information on options for obtaining Japanese encephalitis vaccine for children
4.
American Pharmacists Association adopts a policy mandating influenza vaccination for pharmacy personnel; four more organizations join IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
5.
Spotlight on immunize.org: state immunization laws
6.
IAC's Video of the Week drives home the importance of being adequately vaccinated against measles
7.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
8.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
9.
New: CDC launches Preteen and Teen Vaccines website
10.
NFID offers two online training activities on pneumococcal disease--free CE credits available
IAC Express: Issue 932
May 25, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC reports 118 measles cases across the U.S. in 2011, the highest number of cases reported for any January-May period since 1996
IAC Express: Issue 931
May 24, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Now's a great time to order IAC's top-quality products, especially if you need to spend fiscal year-end dollars by June 30. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
2.
Please consider a contribution to support IAC's work
IAC Express: Issue 930
May 23, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Decline in vaccine-preventable diseases called one of the decade's great U.S. public health achievements
2.
FDA approves adenovirus type 4 and type 7 vaccine for use in military personnel ages 17 through 50 years
3.
Washington state law requires parents to get information on the benefits and risks of immunization
4.
IAC updates its patient-education handout "Reliable Sources of Immunization Information"
5.
IAC updates the provider-education handout "Need Help Responding to Vaccine-Hesitant Parents?"
6.
IAC's Video of the Week features "Crying Baby Symphony," a light-hearted look at babies leading healthier lives because of vaccination
7.
CDC offers a user-friendly child-and-teen vaccination schedule for parents
8.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC provides resources and vaccination information on hepatitis A and B
9.
ANA confers its April 2011 Immunity Award on Patricia Stinchfield, MS, RN, CPNP
10.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
11.
CDC's 2009 Surveillance Summary on the health status of minority communities includes information on influenza and pneumococcal vaccination
12.
VISs for hepatitis B and Td/Tdap vaccines now available in Indonesian
IAC Express: Issue 929
May 16, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
FDA licenses Fluzone Intradermal influenza vaccine
2.
HHS releases viral hepatitis action plan
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)
4.
IAC's Video of the Week provides information on diagnosing and preventing measles
5.
CDC's June 2 Net Conference will cover vaccinating people with altered immunocompetence and talking to parents about infant immunization
6.
CDC publishes "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, UnitedStates, 2009"
7.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
8.
CDC publishes report on tracking the progress toward global polio eradication during 2009-10
9.
VISs for MMR, varicella, polio, hepatitis B, DTaP, and Tdap/Td vaccines now available in Burmese
10.
World Vaccine Congress scheduled for October 10-13 in Lyon, France
IAC Express: Issue 928
May 9, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Dr. Sharon G. Humiston joins the Immunization Action Coalition as Associate Director for Research
2.
Reminder: New issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
3.
Correction: IAC posts second correction for "Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children and Teens"
4.
CDC issues new editions of the VISs for the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix
5.
IAC revises its two most popular educational pieces, "Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
6.
CDC offers resources in response to recently reported cases of imported measles
7.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Measles web section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
8.
Cervical Cancer-Free America launched on May 5 in Washington, DC
9.
IAC's Video of the Week focuses on cervical cancer prevention and treatment
10.
Now in Spanish: 2011 U.S. immunization schedules for children/teens and 2011 recommended vaccinations for babies
11.
IAC updates "Don't be Guilty of These Errors in Vaccine Storage and Handling"
12.
IAC's patient screening questionnaire "Are You 11 to 19 Years Old?" now available in Spanish
13.
CDC's 2011 "Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations" and 2011 "Immunization Works" CD available for order
14.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
15.
National Influenza Vaccine Summit announces recipients of its 2011 Immunization Excellence Awards
16.
April issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
17.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
18.
Scheduled for May 19: State University of New York webcast on recognizing and correcting unsafe injection practices
19.
VICNetwork hosts "Speak Up! The 2011 Virtual Immunization Symposium" on May 25
20.
Now available: Abstracts, slides, and recordings of presentations made at the 2011 National Immunization Conference
21.
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
22.
CDC reports on hepatitis C virus infection among adolescents and young adults in Massachusetts
23.
Symposium on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment to be held in New York City on May 16
24.
NVHR's May 16 webinar to explore HHS's national strategy for preventing and treating viral hepatitis
25.
Conference on strategies to improve screening and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis to be held June 4-5 in Atlanta
26.
Guidelines for preventing disease associated with animals published in MMWR Recommendations and Reports
IAC Express: Issue 927
May 2, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: April 2011 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
2.
Reminder: April 2011 issue of Needle Tips available online
3.
IAC updates its "Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling" and temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers in Fahrenheit and Celsius
4.
IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A sections related to diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, meningococcal, hepatitis B, and combination vaccines
5.
IAC updates its standing orders for administering meningococcal vaccine to children/teens and to adults
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: Access the archive of IAC's "Ask the Experts" vaccine Q&As
7.
IAC's "Immunizations for Babies" now available in Spanish and six other languages
8.
CDC publishes surveillance summary on county-level trends in vaccination coverage among U.S. children ages 19-35 months during 1995-2008
9.
Correction: Link IAC Express gave to Pediatrics' May 2011 supplement on vaccine safety has expired; new active link now available
10.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
11.
IAC's Video of the Week features a mother's account of her infant son's pertussis death
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
CDC publishes report on global rotavirus surveillance
14.
Many of PKIDs' May and June webinars focus on using social media to communicate immunization information
15.
Meeting on vaccines and immunotherapy for nosocomial infections is planned for September 26-28 in Annecy, France
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IAC Express: Issue 926
April 25, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: April 2011 issue of Needle Tips is now online
2.
FDA expands Menactra meningococcal vaccine licensure to include infants and toddlers ages 9 through 23 months
3.
MMWR announces National Infant Immunization Week for April 23-30, 2011
4.
New: 12th edition of the Pink Book now available to order or download
5.
AAP offers free access to Pediatrics' May 2011 supplement on vaccine safety
6.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
7.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's pertussis web section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
8.
IAC's Video of the Week features an entertaining animated video that explains how vaccines work
9.
ACOG's routine screening recommendations include information on assessing patients' immunization status
10.
MMWR announces World Malaria Day for April 25
11.
CDC reports on opportunities for and challenges to malaria eradication
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
Pennsylvania Immunization Conference scheduled for June 30 in Lancaster
IAC Express: Issue 925
April 18, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Reminder: IAC has posted an important correction to its educational piece for healthcare professionals: "Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children and Teens"
2.
CDC publishes report about a case of human rabies in Michigan in 2009
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's standing orders for vaccination
4.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
5.
Eleven new healthcare organizations have been added to IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety--bringing the total to more than 100!
6.
IAC's Video of the Week features magicians Penn and Teller making a strong visual case for immunization
7.
Use CDC's fact sheets to educate parents about the benefits and risks of vaccination
8.
National Infant Immunization Week starts on Saturday, April 23--be sure to add your activities to the CDC website
9.
Handout about safe injection practices is worth reviewing with your staff
10.
Scheduled for April 21: State University of New York webcast on improving teen immunization rates--CE credit available
11.
91 U.S. children have died from complications of influenza during the 2010-11 season--so please keep vaccinating
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
ACIP meeting scheduled for June 22-23 in Atlanta; registration deadlines are in early June
14.
CDC publishes report on tracking the progress toward global polio eradication during 2009-10
15.
New Zealand National Immunisation Conference planned for August 19-20 in Rotorua; abstracts due May 10
13.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
IAC Express: Issue 924
April 12, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
IAC has posted an important correction to its educational piece for healthcare professionals: "Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children and Teens"
IAC Express: Issue 923
April 11, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC website posts ACIP's provisional recommendations for use of Tdap vaccine among healthcare personnel
2.
APHA and AMDA issue position statements in support of mandating influenza vaccination for healthcare workers, joining seven other professional associations on IAC's Honor Roll for Patient Safety
3.
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society adopts position statement regarding personal belief exemption from immunization mandates
4.
IAC's Video of the Week features a discussion between authors Paul Offit and Seth Mnookin on the challenges of communicating vaccine information
5.
CDC issues new edition of the VIS for yellow fever vaccine
6.
IAC updates its two professional educational-guidance handouts on medical management of vaccine reactions
7.
CDC reports on measles imported by returning U.S. travelers ages 6-23 months during 2001-11
8.
CDC reports on a measles outbreak in Hennepin County, Minnesota, during February-March 2011
9.
Spotlight on immunize.org: answers to frequently asked questions
10.
IAC updates online "Ask the Experts" Q&A section related to MMR vaccine
11.
Important update: CDC's April 21 Net Conference will cover ACIP's changes to the use of Tdap vaccine in adolescents and adults, as well as the general recommendations for combination vaccines
12.
CDC reports on an assessment of the completeness of reporting on perinatal hepatitis B infection in the U.S.
13.
Six updated IAC handouts now available in Turkish
14.
Proportion of deaths from influenza and pneumonia remains higher than expected, so please keep vaccinating!
15.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
16.
CDC reports on an assessment of influenza-like illness surveillance at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2009
17.
Some of PKIDs' April and May webinars on using social media are related to immunization
IAC Express: Issue 922
April 6, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Read "Ask the Experts" Q&As about common vaccination misconceptions
IAC Express: Issue 921
April 4, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
All at IAC mourn the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Becky Payne
2.
CDC summarizes ACIP's recent votes on Tdap vaccination of healthcare workers, booster dose of Japanese encephalitis vaccine, and more
3.
American Nurses Association and eight other professional societies urge clinicians to follow CDC's new Tdap recommendations
4.
HHS announces launch of a new consumer-focused immunization website--www.vaccines.gov
5.
Minnesota Department of Health reports 15 confirmed cases of measles
6.
IAC updates its popular provider-education handout "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations"
7.
IAC updates its "Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?" adult patient screening questionnaire" and "Vaccine Handling Tips" for proper vaccine storage
8.
IAC's Video of the Week features Somali-language videos developed to educate Somali-American parents
9.
Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find information on upcoming immunization events and conferences
10.
National Infant Immunization Week is April 23-30; be sure to add your activities to the CDC website
11.
NCIRD announces National Immunization Conference will move to an every-other-year schedule; next conference to be held in Atlanta in 2013
12.
ACIP updates U.S. vaccine abbreviations
13.
77 U.S. children have died from complications of influenza during the 2010-11 season--so please keep vaccinating!
14.
March issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
15.
CDC publishes results of 2001-2008 U.S. tetanus surveillance
16.
CDC posts live meeting archive of the February ACIP meeting
17.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
18.
"Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010" available in hard copy and electronic formats
19.
April is STD Awareness Month; young people urged to get tested
20.
MMWR publishes report on 2009-10 measles outbreaks in Africa and progress toward measles pre-elimination goal
21.
April is Autism Awareness Month
22.
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course scheduled for September 27-28 in Tacoma
23.
Reminder: Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization's 20th annual conference to be held April 8
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IAC Express: Issue 920
March 28, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
FDA expands Zostavax vaccine age indications to include adults ages 50 through 59 years
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: handy "Quick Links"
3.
IAC's Video of the Week reminds nurses and the public to keep their immunizations up to date
4.
IAC updates "Meningococcal: Questions & Answers"
5.
The Vaccine Education Center's "Parents PACK" website and newsletter give parents up-to-the minute information about vaccines
6.
CDC's April 21 Net Conference will cover general recommendations for combination vaccines
7.
Proportion of deaths from influenza and pneumonia remains higher than expected, so please keep vaccinating!
8.
World TB Day was observed on March 24; U.S. did not meet the national goal of eliminating TB by 2010
9.
CDC reports on U.S. trends in tuberculosis in 2010
10.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
11.
Iowa Immunization Conference planned for June 8-9 in Des Moines
12.
West Virginia Immunization Summit scheduled for June 9-10 in Charleston, WV
IAC Express: Issue 919
March 21, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
"Vaccines and Your Child"--a new book to help parents separate fact from fiction
2.
Webinar on addressing parents' concerns about vaccines now available for viewing online
3.
MMWR publishes erratum related to the recommended schedule for people ages 7-18 years
4.
IAC develops new handout that can help individuals understand decisions in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding
5.
Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find hundreds of images/photos related to vaccination and vaccine-preventable diseases
6.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Paul Offit discussing the BMJ disclosure of Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent research
7.
CDC offers user-friendly childhood vaccination schedule for parents
8.
Comments solicited on draft federal report about adult immunization
9.
CDC website posts presentation slide sets from the February ACIP meeting
10.
IAC updates "Hib: Questions and Answers" and "Polio: Questions and Answers"
11.
CDC corrects Binational Immunization Resource
12.
CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis offers new posters
13.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
14.
MMWR reports on progress toward interrupting wild poliovirus circulation in countries with reestablished transmission
15.
MMWR reports on polio outbreak in Republic of the Congo
16.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
17.
Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization's 20th annual conference to be held April 8
18.
2011 Ohio Immunization Conference scheduled for May 13 in Cleveland
IAC Express: Issue 918
March 16, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. child/teen and adult immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
2.
Now's a great time to place an order for the newly updated Immunization Techniques DVD and IAC's personal patient record cards! For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
IAC Express: Issue 917
March 14, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of vaccine manufacturers
2.
IAC updates three immunization schedules for the public--one about babies, one about children and teens, and a third about 11-19-year-olds
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find links to local and state immunization coalitions
4.
National Infant Immunization Week to be observed April 23-30; CDC offers resources
5.
CDC publishes best practices on the use of PCR testing for pertussis diagnosis
6.
IAC's Video of the Week offers training on obtaining specimens for pertussis testing
7.
New report from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota explores ways to improve the immunization rates of Minnesota's children and teens
8.
CDC offers the 2011 immunization schedules in new formats
9.
5 more U.S. children died from complications of influenza the first week of March, so please keep vaccinating!
10.
MMWR reports on two cases of Japanese encephalitis in children in the United States
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
12.
IAC corrects information in its article about the mobile devices for which "Shots 2011" software is currently available
IAC Express: Issue 916
March 7, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
The Joint Commission's Tdap monograph seeks to increase Tdap vaccination among adults and adolescents
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: wealth of information on immunization topics
3.
IAC's Video of the Week gives kids tips on avoiding influenza
4.
55 U.S. children have died from complications of influenza during the 2010-11 season--so please keep vaccinating!
5.
IAC updates "Hepatitis A: Questions & Answers"
6.
New York Times' learning blog offers teachers a lesson plan on the history and biology of vaccines
7.
Reminder: March 11 is the deadline for regular-priced registration for the National Immunization Conference
8.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
9.
Epidemiology in Action course set for May 16-27 at Emory University in Atlanta
10.
MMWR publishes errata to varicella and hepatitis case counts published in the MMWR of January 7, 2011
11.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
12.
IAC corrects information in its article about the mobile devices for which "Shots 2011" software is currently available
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IAC Express: Issue 915
February 28, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
IAC's Video of the Week outlines steps the public can take to protect against influenza
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: Unprotected People Reports provide more than 100 vaccine-preventable disease accounts
3.
Free "Shots 2011" software for mobile devices is now available for the new adult and child, teen, and catch-up immunization schedules
4.
WHO recommends influenza vaccine composition for the 2011-12 northern hemisphere influenza season
5.
Influenza is present in all 50 states, so please keep vaccinating!
6.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
7.
Minutes of the October 2010 ACIP meeting now online
IAC Express: Issue 914
February 22, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases National Vaccine Plan
2.
New handout for parents about vaccine safety now available
3.
MMWR reports on deaths from acute HBV infection associated with assisted blood glucose monitoring
4.
IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Paul Offit on The Colbert Report
5.
IAC updates staff-education resources on vaccine contraindications and precautions
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: top resources for communicating with parents about vaccines
7.
CDC Health Advisory Network notifies healthcare professionals about best practices for using PCR for diagnosing pertussis
8.
CDC releases training videos on pertussis specimen collection
9.
MMWR publishes report on U.S. influenza activity from December 12, 2010 to February 5, 2011
10.
CDC offers new patient education materials related to hepatitis B
11.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13.
MMWR reports on potential transmission of viral hepatitis via stored blood vessels
14.
Reminder: NFID's Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to be held May 16-18 in Baltimore
15.
California Immunization Coalition Summit scheduled for April 18 in Los Angeles
16.
Virginia's Vaccine Update Conference to be held on May 6 in Richmond
IAC Express: Issue 913
February 14, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: 2011 U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Ages 0 Through 18 Years now available
2.
Spotlight on immunize.org: "Immunization Schedules" web section offers quick access to child, teen, and adult guidance for 2011
3.
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology issues position paper in support of mandating influenza vaccination for healthcare workers
4.
IAC's Video of the Week features Bill Gates narrating "Vaccines Save Lives"
5.
CDC corrects and reposts the 11" x 17" version of the 2011 U.S. recommended adult immunization schedule
6.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
8.
Rotavirus vaccine VIS now available in Thai
9.
Check out PKIDs' March and April webinars on using social media
IAC Express: Issue 912
February 7, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: 2011 U.S. Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule is now available
2.
FDA expands Menveo vaccine age indications to 2-55 years
3.
CDC launches new herpes zoster web section
4.
Spotlight on immunize.org: reminder to use IAC'S newly developed handouts and staff education materials
5.
IAC's Video of the Week features a hockey-themed immunization public service announcement
6.
IAC updates "Hepatitis A and B Vaccines: Be sure your patient gets the correct dose!" and "Vaccines with Diluents: How to use them"
7.
IAC's "Vaccinations for adults: You're NEVER too old for immunizations" now available in Spanish and nine other translations
8.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
9.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
10.
January issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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IAC Express: Issue 911
January 31, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
CDC issues new "General Recommendations on Immunization: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices"
2.
CDC issues updated recommendations for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines
3.
Spotlight on immunize.org: quick access to ACIP recommendations
4.
IAC's Video of the Week explains how the GAVI Alliance's finance mechanisms raise funds to provide immunization services
5.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi pledge $100 million to purchase and deliver childhood vaccines to Pakistan and Afghanistan
6.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
7.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
8.
Register for the 2011 National Immunization Conference by February 18 to get the early-bird rate
9.
MMWR publishes report on a case of diphtheria-like illness in Idaho in 2010
10.
Rotavirus vaccine VIS now available in Karen language
11.
WHO publishes the December 2010 meeting report of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
12.
RWorld Vaccine Congress scheduled for April 11-14 in Washington, DC
IAC Express: Issue 910
January 24, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
Reminder: New issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
2.
British Medical Journal wraps up a special series that exposes Andrew Wakefield's fraudulent research
3.
Salon retracts Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s report linking thimerosal to childhood neurological disorders
4.
FDA and CDC issue update on Fluzone influenza vaccine and VAERS reports of febrile seizures in children
5.
MMWR publishes CDC's recommendations for antiviral treatment and chemoprophylaxis of influenza infections
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's most popular handouts for patients offered in 12 languages
7.
IAC's Video of the Week teaches children how to protect themselves from influenza
8.
Rotavirus vaccine VIS now available in Spanish
9.
Studies in Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal's special supplement show rotavirus vaccines significantly reduce severe and fatal diarrhea in young children
10.
National Influenza Vaccine Summit is accepting nominations for its 2011 Immunization Excellence Awards through March 1
11.
IAC updates its "Notification of Vaccination Letter"
12.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
13
MMWR publishes report on self-reported cases of influenza-like illness in the U.S. during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic
14.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
15.
February 25 is the nomination deadline for the 2011 Natalie J. Smith, MD, Award
16.
VICNetwork hosts January 27 webinar on using storytelling to communicate the importance of vaccination
IAC Express: Issue 909
January 18, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: January 2011 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
2.
Reminder: January 2011 issue of Needle Tips available online
3.
MMWR publishes ACIP's updated recommendations for the use of Tdap vaccine
4.
Check it out: IAC develops a timely new web page--"The Fraud Behind the MMR Scare"
5.
Wall Street Journal publishes Dr. Paul A. Offit's editorial on Andrew Wakefield's failed 1998 study
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: More on Vaccinate Adults, including back issues and magazine viewer option
7.
IAC's Video of the Week explores the future of immunization
8.
IAC updates two of its most popular handouts, "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations" and "Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized!"
9.
IAC website posts an updated version of All Star Pediatrics' "Sample Vaccine Policy Statement"
10.
IAC updates two of its standing orders for administering vaccines to adults
11.
CDC's February 3 Net Conference to cover the recommended 2011 U.S. immunization schedules for children and adults
12.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
13
MMWR reports on the costs a county health department incurred in responding to a school-based pertussis outbreak in Omaha in 2008
14.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
15.
CDC's 2011 report on U.S. health disparities and inequalities includes a section on influenza vaccination coverage during 2000-2010
16.
CDC website posts interim guidance on the use of influenza antiviral agents during the 2010-11 influenza season
17.
MMWR reports on progress made in immunization information systems in the U.S. during 2009
18.
MMWR publishes errata to CDC's "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2010"
19.
Operation Immunization conference scheduled for April 12 in Greensburg, PA
IAC Express: Issue 908
January 10, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
New: January 2011 issue of Needle Tips is now online
2.
British Medical Journal publishes article that exposes Wakefield paper as fraudulent
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features new CNN interview about vaccines and autism
4.
Just published: Dr. Paul A. Offit's new book, "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All"
5.
FDA approves Gardasil for prevention of anal cancer
6.
Spotlight on immunize.org: More on Needle Tips, including back issues and the magazine viewer option
7.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating
8.
IAC updates "Quick Chart of Vaccine-Preventable Terms in Multiple Languages
9.
Free: Influenza posters and a DVD available for order from CDC
10.
American Lung Association releases report on influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates
11.
MMWR reports on public health response to rabid dog in animal shelter
12.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
13
Nominate a nurse for an ANA Immunity Award
14.
ACIP meeting scheduled for February 23-24 in Atlanta; registration deadlines are in early February
15.
Check out PKIDs' January and February webinars on using social media
16.
Reminder: Clinical Vaccinology Course set for March 4-6 in Chicag
17.
Vaccine World Summit India scheduled for March 1-3 in New Delhi
IAC Express: Issue 907
January 3, 2011
Table of Contents
1.
IAC revises its two most popular handouts, "Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
2.
IAC updates standing orders for administering Td/Tdap to adults and to children ages 7 and older
3.
IAC's Video of the Week features personal accounts of women who have struggled with HPV and cervical cance
4.
Influenza vaccination is recommended for almost everyone, so please keep vaccinating!
5.
Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
6.
MMWR publishes report on U.S. influenza activity during October-December 2010
7.
Six VISs now available in Nepali
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