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April 2014 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1114
April 15, 2014
Top Stories
Reminder: March issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
FDA lowers age of licensure for Adacel vaccine administration from age 11 years to 10 years
Reminder: National Infant Immunization Week is April 26–May 3
CDC publishes article on measles outbreaks associated with children adopted from China
IAC Spotlight! Seventeen more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
CDC offers new resources for Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day
Join the Voices for Vaccines' conference call featuring Dr. Stanley Plotkin discussing vaccine development
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its guide to popular immunize.org destinations
IAC revises its two medical chart record forms: "Vaccine Administration Record for Children and Teens" and "Vaccine Administration Record for Adults"
Featured Resources
Newly available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2014 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2014 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
CDC issues response to report on antiviral effectiveness with influenza
Influenza season is not over—please keep vaccinating your patients!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
New York Times publishes helpful article on understanding autism risk
Education and Training
Archive of CDC's March 12 "Current Issues in Immunization NetConference" now available online
Archived slide sets from the February ACIP meeting now available
Conferences and Meetings
Sabin Vaccine Institute to sponsor 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium on April 25
IAC Express: Issue 1113
April 8, 2014
Top Stories
Reminder: March issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
More cases of measles identified in New York City; 25 cases confirmed since February 5
Health advisory issued by California Department of Health: 49 measles cases in 2014
Mumps in Ohio: more than 150 cases reported, with the majority of cases linked to the outbreak at Ohio State University
Read Dr. Peter Hotez's blog post "Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day"
Newly available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2014 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2014 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC Spotlight! Reminder to use IAC’s new series of educational materials for patients and parents
New! CDC resources on implementing the "Standards for Adult Immunization Practice"
Something to Talk About: Voices for Vaccines' benefit event at the Mall of America on April 11; tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available
Official Releases and Announcements
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issues new vaccination recommendations for men at risk of contracting meningitis
Updated federal action plan to combat viral hepatitis released
CDC announcement: April is STD Awareness Month
Featured Resources
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine releases 2014 versions of "Shots Immunizations" mobile app and "Shots Online" for PCs
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia revises two of its Q&A fact sheets
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes report on progress toward measles elimination in African region countries, 2011–2012
Conferences and Meetings
2014 California Immunization Coalition Summit will be held in Sacramento, May 4–5
Join your fellow vaccine advocates at the 11th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions, May 21–23 in Seattle
Registration is open for the 20th Annual Pennsylvania Immunization Conference on June 19
Abstract deadline extended to May 16 for the 11th International Rotavirus Symposium to be held September 3–5 in New Delhi
IAC Express: Issue 1112
April 1, 2014
Top Stories
New! March issue of Vaccinate Adults is now available online
Reminder: March issue of Needle Tips is available online
CDC publishes travel watch for the Philippines due to measles outbreaks; U.S. clinicians should keep measles in mind when seeing patients who have traveled internationally
New York Times publishes editorial on the seriousness of measles by Dr. Paul Offit
New study shows influenza vaccine reduced children's risk of related intensive care admission by 74%
WHO Southeast Asia region certified polio-free
IAC Spotlight! "Apps for Immunization" web section on immunize.org
Something to Talk About: Voices for Vaccines' benefit event at the Mall of America on April 11; tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available
Newly available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2014 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2014 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC Handouts
IAC revises two of its most popular staff education materials: "Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC provides nine new translations of the Hib and Td VISs; Spanish translations are also available in rich text format
IAC posts Nepali translation of the inactivated influenza vaccine VIS
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia posts two new fact sheets
Influenza season is not over—please keep vaccinating your patients!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes report on invasive cancer incidence that includes information about HPV vaccination
Nominations and Awards
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases award nominations due by May 1
Education and Training
Vaccine Education Center posts archive of "Current Issues in Vaccines" March 19 webina
Earn continuing education credit with CDC's broadcasts, webcasts, and self-study courses
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March 2014 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1111
March 25, 2014
Top Stories
New! March issue of Needle Tips now available online
Newly available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2014 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2014 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Please share the "Dear Colleague" letter about the importance of making a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination
CDC releases update on meningococcal disease at Princeton and Drexel universities
IAC Spotlight! Five more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
You're invited to Voices for Vaccines' exciting fundraising event at the Mall of America on April 11
Reminder: Register now for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
Featured Resources
CDC's Standards for Adult Immunization Practice web section offers overview of standards and useful resources
Influenza season is not over—please keep vaccinating your patients!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes article on WHO's new global polio vaccination recommendations
CDC publishes report on a combined OPV/IPV vaccination campaign in Kenya
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1110
March 20, 2014
Top Stories:
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2014 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2014 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Now's a great time to place an order for the Immunization Techniques DVD and IAC's personal patient record cards. For greater discounts, make bulk purchases!
IAC Express: Issue 1109
March 18, 2014
Top Stories
Nineteen confirmed cases in New York City measles outbreak; two cases in Connecticut
ISMP publishes recommendations to address system-based causes of vaccine errors
IAC enrolls seven more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
CDC and AAP to provide a March 20 webinar-based peer education training on HPV
VICNetwork March 20 webinar to focus on adult vaccination
IAC Spotlight! Ask the Experts web section on measles, mumps, and rubella recently updated
Final reminder: National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit requests nominations for its 2014 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is March 25
IAC Handouts
Just released! New educational resource titled "How to Administer Intradermal, Intranasal, and Oral Vaccinations" now available
IAC updates its popular guides to contraindications and precautions
IAC updates its "Questions and Answers" handouts for measles, mumps, and rubella
IAC revises its staff-education document titled "Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations"
IAC updates its staff education materials: "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)" and "It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
"Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences" provides a quick overview of viral hepatitis
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC announces new look for its "Vaccines" website
Featured Resources
CDC Worksite Health Scorecard updated and expanded; now includes questions about vaccine-preventable diseases
Influenza season is not over—please keep vaccinating your patients!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on influenza-like illness and influenza vaccination coverage among workers in the 2009–10 influenza season
IAC Express: Issue 1108
March 11, 2014
Top Stories
CDC honors IAC with its Excellence in Partnering award for leadership in providing VISs in languages other than English
CDC temporarily removes the Multi-vaccine VIS from service until it is updated
National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit launches new website: www.izsummitpartners.org
CDC announces new Twitter account for immunization providers
IAC Spotlight! Personal testimonies on vaccine-preventable diseases; Lasker Foundation President's powerful editorial on the dangers of vaccine refusal
Vaccine Education Center plans March 19 Current Issues in Vaccines webinar
Reminder: National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit requests nominations for its 2014 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is March 25
CDC publishes report on impact of Connecticut regulation that requires influenza vaccination of children in licensed child care and preschool programs
IAC Handouts
IAC corrects text in its recently redesigned hepatitis B handout: "Give the Birth Dose... Hepatitis B Vaccine at Birth Saves Lives!"
Official Releases and Announcements
UNICEF announces that IPV will be available to low-income countries for as little as $1 a dose to help implement new WHO polio recommendations
Featured Resources
Influenza season is not over—please keep vaccinating your patients!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study finds that childhood immunizations save thousands of lives and billions of dollars in the U.S.
Education and Training
CDC offers video on protecting people with chronic health conditions from influenza
Conferences and Meetings
Registration deadline for June 25–26 ACIP meeting is June 2 for non-citizens and June 9 for citizens
NACCHO annual conference scheduled for July 8–10 in Atlanta; poster submission deadline is March 16
IAC Express: Issue 1107
March 4, 2014
Top Stories
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations for prevention and control of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease
AAP News publishes commentary on HPV vaccination by Dr. Michael Brady, chair of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases; useful AAP resources available to help providers increase HPV vaccine uptake
Reminder: National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit requests nominations for its 2014 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is March 25
CDC and South Carolina Department of Health and Environment warn of possible hepatitis A exposure at Hilton Head restaurant
Please comment on the new USPSTF draft recommendations for hepatitis B screening by March 10; sample letters and comments available
IAC Spotlight! Quick access to ACIP recommendations on immunize.org
Polio-like illness reported in five California children
IAC Handouts
IAC revises and redesigns two educational pieces about the hepatitis B vaccine birth dose: "Give the Birth Dose... Hepatitis B Vaccine at Birth Saves Lives!" and "Hepatitis B Shots Are Recommended for All New Babies"
IAC updates and redesigns two hepatitis B handouts for adults: "Every Week Hundreds of People Get Hepatitis B" and "Protect Yourself Against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B... A Guide for Gay and Bisexual Men"
IAC updates "Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies"
IAC updates sample standing orders templates for administering meningococcal and varicella vaccines to children and teens
IAC posts Hmong translation of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination"
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO issues updated position paper on polio vaccines
CDC expands its injection safety efforts
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
January and February issues of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC publishes information about two-dose varicella vaccination coverage in the U.S.
CDC reports on emergence of wildlife rabies on island free from canine rabies for 52 years
Education and Training
CDC updates Influenza module in its "You Call the Shots" training course
Conferences and Meetings
Conference on Vaccine Research posts agenda; early bird registration rate ends March 17
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February 2014 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1106
February 25, 2014
Top Stories
CDC holds telebriefing about seriousness of influenza this season, especially among adults age 18–64; MMWR publishes three related reports on influenza cases and deaths, seasonal influenza activity, and influenza vaccine effectiveness
"Dear Colleague" letter from CDC and professional societies urges healthcare professionals caring for pregnant women to administer influenza vaccination and treat influenza with antivirals
National Vaccine Advisory Committee publishes "Standards for Adult Immunization Practice"
California Department of Public Health issues health advisory: 14 measles cases in state since beginning of 2014
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues draft recommendations for HBV screening of high-risk populations; comments solicited
CDC's March 12 NetConference to focus on the 2014 childhood and adult immunization recommendations and on adult immunization practice standards
IAC enrolls nine more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
IAC Spotlight! "IAC's Most Popular Web Sections and Downloads" are easy to find on immunize.org home page
IAC Handouts
IAC develops new handout for parents: "Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating"
Use "Skills Checklist for Immunization" to review and promote proper standards with immunization staff
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO requests nominations for current and future vacancies for its Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Bulk quantities of laminated pocket guides for pneumococcal vaccine are available—free—from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and IAC
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes report of varicella-associated death of vaccinated child with leukemia
Conferences and Meetings
Registration now open for 2014 STD Prevention Conference; early bird registration ends April 15
IAC Express: Issue 1105
February 18, 2014
Top Stories
Leading medical organizations release "Dear Colleague" letter that urges healthcare professionals to promote HPV vaccination
President's Cancer Panel releases report on HPV vaccination
ACOG issues "Dear Colleague" letter and algorithm to assess and treat pregnant women with influenza-like illness
IAC's Diane Peterson coauthors new JAMA article on legislative challenges to immunization
IAC Spotlight! Five more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its two screening checklists for contraindications to vaccines
IAC updates provider resource "Emergency Response Worksheet"
IAC revises standing orders templates for administering zoster and varicella vaccines to adults
IAC updates its staff education materials "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)" and "It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
Official Releases and Announcements
U.S. joins 26 countries to accelerate progress against infectious disease threats
Featured Resources
CDC updates its interactive quiz for adolescent and adult immunization
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Bulk quantities of laminated pocket guides for pneumococcal vaccine are available—free—from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and IAC
Conferences and Meetings
Archived video broadcast of the October 2013 ACIP meeting now available
IAC Express: Issue 1104
February 11, 2014
Top Stories
CDC publishes details about the 2014 immunization schedules for children/teens and adults in the February 7 issue of MMWR
IAC Spotlight! Immunization Schedules web section offers quick access to child, teen, and adult guidance for 2014
CDC releases updated VISs for Hib and Td vaccines
CDC publishes report on noninfluenza vaccination coverage among adults
CDC offers website content syndication to immunization partners
CDC publishes article about global control and regional elimination of measles
IAC Handouts
New! IAC releases two new handouts for patients with chronic health conditions: "Vaccinations for Adults with Heart Disease" and "Vaccinations for Adults with Lung Disease"
New! IAC develops a standing orders template for Tdap vaccination of pregnant women
IAC updates "Meningococcal Vaccination Recommendations by Age and/or Risk Factors"
IAC revises its standing orders templates for administering rotavirus and PPSV vaccines to children
Featured Resources
CDC updates its interactive childhood immunization scheduler
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Bulk quantities of laminated pocket guides for pneumococcal vaccine are availablefreefrom the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and IAC
Conferences and Meetings
Program for National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions now available; early bird registration ends February 14
IAC Express: Issue 1103
February 4, 2014
Top Stories
2014 U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedules for people age 0–18 years and adults age 19 years and older are now available
CDC publishes information about rotavirus vaccine administration errors
CDC publishes Grand Rounds report on reducing HPV infection and related cancers
IAC Spotlight! Eighteen more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its professional-education resource "Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them"
IAC updates its staff education materials "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements" and "It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
Test your vaccination knowledge with IAC's quizzes
IAC revises "Notification of Vaccination Letter Template"
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC publishes report on national public health preparedness
Featured Resources
Interactive map vividly illustrates the increase in certain vaccine-preventable diseases
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Nominations and Awards
National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit requests nominations for its 2014 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is March 25
Reminder: It's time to submit nominations for CDC's Childhood Immunization Champion Award
Education and Training
CDC to offer Twitter chat about healthy travel on February 6
Conferences and Meetings
Registration deadline for February 26–27 ACIP meeting is February 10 for U.S. citizens
Early bird registration for the National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions ends February 14
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January 2014 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1102
January 28, 2014
Top Stories
IAC enrolls six more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
CDC releases updated Japanese encephalitis VIS
IAC Spotlight! Please refer parents and patients to www.vaccineinformation.org, IAC's website for the public
CDC provides guidance to travelers and clinicians related to the ongoing avian influenza A (H7N9) virus outbreak in China
Featured Resources
Use newly released brochure to encourage HPV vaccination of boys and young men
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Nominations and Awards
Reminder: It's time to submit nominations for CDC's Childhood Immunization Champion Award
Education and Training
Join Voices for Vaccines on a conference call about the power of storytelling
CDC to host February 11 webinar on National Infant Immunization Week
IAC Express: Issue 1101
January 21, 2014
Top Stories
IAC's Give birth to the end of Hep B initiative helps birthing hospitals adopt and strengthen hepatitis B birth dose policies
IAC Spotlight! Fourteen more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Trust for America's Health publishes report on poor influenza vaccination rates for adults age 18–64 years
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC publishes "Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012"
Featured Resources
Order free immunization resources from CDC
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Education and Training
CDC updates two modules, "Vaccine Storage and Handling" and "Vaccines for Children," in its "You Call the Shots" training course
Conferences and Meetings
Pennsylvania Immunization Conference scheduled for June 19
IAC Express Special Edition - CDC Health Advisory: Issue 1100
January 16, 2014
Special Edition: CDC Health Advisory
CDC's Health Alert Network publishes an advisory to alert clinicians about a case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus
IAC Express: Issue 1099
January 14, 2014
Top Stories
IAC Spotlight! Where you'll find information on upcoming immunization conferences, events, and meetings
CDC requests nominations for Childhood Immunization Champion Awards
First human avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection reported in the Americas
CDC issues travel notice related to yellow fever in Sudan
VICNetwork January 28 webinar to focus on HPV vaccination
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Need help in responding to vaccine-hesitant parents?"
IAC Web Sections
CDC provides updates to IAC's online Ask the Experts web section on shingles disease and zoster vaccination
Featured Resources
CDC adds new resources to its HPV vaccination campaign, including videos
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
IAC Express: Issue 1098
January 7, 2014
Top Stories
IAC Spotlight! Eight more healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC enrolls six more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
New York City Board of Health votes to require influenza immunization for children in daycare and preschool
CDC looks back at 2013, and ahead to 2014 health challenges, including two related to vaccination
New report finds the nation’s ability to prevent and control infectious diseases inadequate
IAC Handouts
IAC updates patient handouts "Meningococcal: Questions and Answers" and "Shingles (Zoster): Questions and Answers"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Haitian-Creole translations of the Tdap and rotavirus VISs and a Portuguese translation of the Tdap VIS
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center offers free mobile app for Android phones as well as for iPhones
Influenza is serious; vaccination is recommended for nearly everyone, so please keep vaccinating your patients
Bulk quantities of laminated pocket guides for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are available—free—from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit and IAC
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC publishes report on influenza activity in the U.S. from September 29 through December 7
Education and Training
Watch HHS-sponsored webinar on preventing perinatal hepatitis B infection
Clinical Vaccinology Course set for March 21–23 in Seattle
Conferences and Meetings
American Public Health Association meeting scheduled for November 2014; abstract deadline spans February 10–14
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