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December 2015 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1221
December 23, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A dose of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, Flumist) was inadvertently given…read more
Top Stories
Happy holidays from all of us at IAC!
New! December issue of Vaccinate Adults available online
Reminder! December issue of Needle Tips available online
CDC reports on injection safety and vaccine administration errors at an employee influenza vaccination clinic
FDA expands Gardasil 9 licensure to include males age 16–26 years
FDA approves new injectable influenza vaccine, Fluad, for use in people age 65 years and older
IAC’s "Take a Stand™" workshops proving highly successful around the country: Register NOW for the next sessions in California (January 19–23, 2016)
Every Child By Two expands mission to include timely vaccination of people of all ages
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Armenian, Hmong, Korean, and Tagalog translations of the pediatric multi-vaccine VIS
IAC posts Amharic and Tigrigna translations of the 2015–16 inactivated influenza VIS
IAC posts Marshallese translation of the hepatitis B VIS
World News
Gavi approves an additional $220 million to fight measles and rubella
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Education and Training
NFID to offer webinar on healthcare personnel vaccination on January 13
Register for CDC's #PreteenVaxScene webinar miniseries in January
Webinar on tracking, scheduling, and recommending HPV vaccine to take place on January 21
IAC Express Issue 1220
December 16, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: We are having difficulty getting meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine…read more
Top Stories
New! December issue of Needle Tips available online
IAC's "Take a Stand™" workshops proving highly successful around the country: Register NOW for the next sessions in California (January 19–23, 2016)
CDC releases new estimates on influenza vaccination coverage
CDC releases information for clinicians about current Pentacel shortage
Seasonal Health campaign supplement of December 11 issue of USA Today features articles from IAC, Families Fighting Flu, and NFID
IAC enrolls five more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional years
IAC Spotlight! Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Join Voices for Vaccines on January 7 for a conference call featuring Dr. Nathan Boonstra discussing HPV vaccination
Applications for the Gerontological Society of America's 2016 ICAMP Academies now open; first session to be held February 15–16 in Los Angeles
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "First Do No Harm: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Personnel Help Protect Patients"
World News
WHO publishes summary of October meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on influenza activity in the United States from October 4 to November 28, 2015
Education and Training
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on Tdap/Td; free CE credit available
Conferences and Meetings
2016 California Immunization Coalition Summit to be held April 24–25; abstracts due by January 13
International Rotavirus Symposium to be held September 7–9 in Melbourne; abstract deadline is April 1
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1219
December 15, 2015
Your donation to IAC helps us prevent disease, protect health, and educate about immunization
IAC Express Issue 1218
December 9, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: There is a debate within my clinical department about not allowing…read more
Top Stories
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week! Make sure your patients age 6 months and older are protected now and into 2016
Federal and military employees: Help IAC by using agency code 10612 when you make your Combined Federal Campaign contribution before December 15
IAC’s "Take a Stand™" workshops proving highly successful around the country: Register NOW for the next sessions in California (January 19–23, 2016)
CDC updates its Vaccine Conversations with Parents website
Vaccine Education Center updates its fact sheets for parents and patients on HPV and meningococcal vaccines
WHO's Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations reports on the international spread of polio
IAC Spotlight! Read Technically Speaking columns by IAC's Dr. Deborah Wexler for practical vaccination information
IAC Handouts
IAC releases new one-page guidance sheet for healthcare professionals: "Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroup B Protection"
IAC develops new standing orders template titled "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal B Vaccine to Adolescents and Adults"
IAC updates and redesigns "How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections"
IAC releases updated Spanish translation of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts nine translations of the PCV13 and pediatric multi-vaccine VISs
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC publishes medical guidelines for use during a mass casualty incident due to anthrax
Featured Resources
CDC releases the 13th edition of "The Pink Book" in e-book format
AAP's Red Book now available in Spanish in print and online
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
November issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
CDC offers new Medscape Expert Commentary on influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel
National Area Health Education Center Organization to present webinar on December 9 about using social media to reach healthcare professionals with HPV vaccination information
Conferences and Meetings
Presentation slides from October ACIP meeting are now available
IAC Express Issue 1217
December 2, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: We see many patients with multiple co-morbidities…read more
Top Stories
National Influenza Vaccination Week begins on December 6. It’s time to vaccinate before the holidays arrive!
IAC Spotlight! Calendar of Events highlights conferences, workshops, and other immunization-related events around the nation
Reminder: Abstract deadline for the 12th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships is December 11
World News
WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization releases recommendations on polio and measles vaccination
WHO publishes review of the 2015 influenza season in the southern hemisphere
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization (MARTi) releases newsletter on influenza
Study looks into the immunization knowledge, beliefs, intentions, and behaviors of women expecting their first child
Study highlights missed opportunities for HPV vaccination
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November 2015 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1216
November 25, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: It has just come to my attention that the plumbers working for our plumbing contractor…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: November issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
Reminder: National Influenza Vaccination Week is scheduled for December 6–12
IAC Spotlight! Easy-to-read vaccine fact sheets are available for patients and parents
Reminder: Call-to-action letter from national organizations emphasizes the importance of second dose of MCV4 vaccine
Invite your friends to join Voices for Vaccines!
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factor" and "Pneumococcal Vaccines: CDC Answers Your Questions"
IAC updates its standing orders templates for pneumococcal and zoster vaccination of adults
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"
IAC posts updated Batman and Robin poster that promotes its two main websites: immunize.org and vaccineinformation.org
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Arabic translations of the 2015–16 influenza VISs
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio eradication in Pakistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
ACOG provides resources on its Immunization for Women website, including influenza season updates
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Nominations and Awards
Nomination period open for the Association of Immunization Manager's Bull’s-Eye Award
Education and Training
NFID to offer two webinars on influenza vaccination in December
IAC Express Issue 1215
November 18, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Do you have any information on the use of aborted fetal cells in vaccine development?…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: November issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
CDC releases final versions of PCV13 and pediatric multi-vaccine Vaccine Information Statements
Register for IAC's "Take a Stand™" workshops in 2016 to learn all about standing orders for adult vaccination
Reminder: Call-to-action letter from national organizations emphasizes the importance of second dose of MCV4 vaccine
CDC reports on cases of meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men
IAC Spotlight! Five health care organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory health care worker vaccination
IAC enrolls five more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; five previously honored institutions qualify for a second year
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
IAC revises "How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections to Adults"
IAC revises "How to Administer Intradermal, Intranasal, and Oral Vaccinations"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Haitian Creole translations of the 2015–16 influenza VISs
IAC posts corrected Portuguese translation of the DTaP VIS
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization requests nominations for new members
World News
CDC and WHO report on global routine vaccination coverage in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
CDC and WHO report on worldwide measles elimination
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and PATH report on HPV vaccine delivery in 37 low- and middle-income countries
Featured Resources
The One & Only campaign offers resources to raise awareness about safe injection practices
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Education and Training
Listen to any of the archived sessions of CDC's webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics
Conferences and Meetings
First Institute of Medicine committee meeting on eliminating hepatitis B and C from the United States to be held November 30–December 1; meeting will include open sessions
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1214
November 12, 2015
Meningococcal Vaccine
Q: What meningococcal vaccines are currently available in the United States?
Q: Where can I find the most current meningococcal vaccine recommendations?
Q: Who is recommended to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?
Q: ACIP now designates a vaccine recommendation as either Category “A” or “B.” My interpretation is that an A recommendation means the vaccine is routinely recommended for all people in an age or risk group, and a B recommendation is for use at the clinician’s discretion. Does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) require health plans (non-grandfathered) to provide benefit coverage on Category B recommended vaccines?
Q: Should college students be vaccinated against meningococcal disease?
Q: What is the schedule for MCV4 vaccine?
Q: What is the schedule for MenB vaccine?
Q: Which previously vaccinated college students need a booster dose of MCV4?
Q: Can you provide a comprehensive overview of the MCV4 recommendations, including those for vaccinating younger children and older adults who have risk factors?
Q: I have a patient with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria who is being treated with Soliris (eculizumab). Should he receive meningococcal vaccine?
Q: Are people who are HIV positive in a risk group for meningococcal disease?
Q: Should all adolescents receive a routine booster dose of MCV4?
Q: Why does ACIP recommend a routine booster dose of MCV4 for adolescents age 16 years and older?
Q: If someone received MPSV4 or MCV4 at age 9 years, will two additional doses of MCV4 be needed?
Q: Which groups should receive a booster dose of MenB vaccine?
Q: By what route should meningococcal vaccines be administered?
Q: Can MCV4 and MenB vaccines be given at the same visit?
Q: I understand that a prior history of Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) is no longer a precaution for giving meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Please tell me more about this.
HPV Vaccine
Q: If a vaccination series was started with HPV2 or HPV4, can it be completed with HPV9? If the answer is yes, what are the spacing intervals that should be used for the remaining doses in the 3-dose series?
Q: Are additional HPV9 doses recommended for a person who started a series with HPV2 or HPV4 and completed the series with one or two doses of HPV9?
IAC Express Issue 1213
November 11, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Multiple children were vaccinated with DTaP vaccine in the last month…read more
Top Stories
Leading professional societies, CDC, and IAC unite to release national call-to-action emphasizing the importance of second dose of MCV4 vaccine
New! November issue of Vaccinate Adults available online
Reminder! November issue of Needle Tips available online
Reminder! Register today for IAC’s "Take a Stand™" workshops; next up: Nashville, TN (Nov. 18) and Little Rock, AR (Nov. 19)
Vaccine Education Center plans Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on November 18
IAC Spotlight: "Unprotected People Reports" provide compelling real-life accounts of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases
Join the Voices for Vaccines' November 19 call on a study about the types of non-vaccinators
CDC launches #VaxWithMe selfie photo campaign to promote influenza vaccination
IAC Handouts
IAC posts its updated Batman and Robin coloring page
Vaccine Information Statements
Bengali, Hindi, Polish, Urdu, and Yiddish translations of the 2015–16 influenza VISs are now available
IAC posts Portuguese translations of the VISs for influenza and meningococcal serogroup B vaccines
IAC posts Indonesian translations of the inactivated influenza vaccine and Tdap VISs
Official Releases and Announcements
November 12 is World Pneumonia Day; CDC releases related announcement
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Education and Training
Listen to any of the archived sessions of CDC's webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Conferences and Meetings
June 2015 ACIP meeting minutes are now available; ACIP will meet next on February 24–25
IAC Express Issue 1212
November 4, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A 16-year-old female came to us prior to having an elective splenectomy…read more
Top Stories
New! November issue of Needle Tips available online
Reminder! Register today for IAC’s "Take a Stand™” workshops; next up: Portsmouth, VA (Nov. 10); Nashville, TN (Nov. 18); and Little Rock, AR (Nov. 19)
AAP reaffirms its support for policies that support mandatory influenza vaccination of health care personnel
CDC updates its set of meningococcal vaccine Q&As for health care professionals, as well as its set for parents
IAC collaborates with Med-IQ to offer two new continuing education opportunities
CDC reports on HPV vaccination coverage among female adolescents in managed care plans
IAC Spotlight: Check out the Vaccine-Related Journal Articles section on immunize.org
Reminder: Abstract deadline for the 12th National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships is December 11
IAC Handouts
IAC corrects word omission in "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination"
Official Releases and Announcements
November is American Diabetes Month; make sure your patients with diabetes are up to date with all recommended vaccines
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
October issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
New issue of Breakthroughs in Bioscience titled "Vaccines: Essential Weapons in the Fight Against Disease"
Education and Training
Listen to any of the archived sessions of CDC's webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
NFID to offer webinar on addressing antimicrobial resistance through vaccines on November 18
Conferences and Meetings
2016 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to be held April 18–20 in Baltimore; abstract submission ends December 1
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October 2015 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1211
October 27, 2015
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Why is human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix, GSK; Gardasil and Gardasil 9, Merck…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! Register today for IAC's "Take a Stand™" workshops; next up: Portsmouth, VA (Nov. 10); Nashville, TN (Nov. 18); and Little Rock, AR (Nov. 19)
IAC provides summary article about votes taken at October 21 ACIP meeting
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations for the use of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines in adolescents and young adults
Editors' note: Beginning in November, IAC Express will be published every Wednesday
CDC releases combined summary of notifiable infectious, noninfectious diseases; all nationally notifiable conditions are now in the same MMWR volume
IAC Spotlight! Three health care organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory health care worker vaccination
Don't forget the Summit Awards in your immunization programmatic planning this fall!
Dr. Paul Offit inducted into two prestigious societies: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
HealthMap Vaccine Finder needs your help
Save the date! CDC's 47th National Immunization Conference planned for September 13–15, 2016
IAC Handouts
IAC updates two easy-to-read vaccine summaries about meningococcal disease and vaccines: one handout for parents and the other for teen and adult patients
Vaccine Information Statements
Translations of Serogroup Meningococcal B VIS are now available in Hmong, Korean, and Tagalog
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC Vaccine Datalink study: Tdap vaccination during pregnancy following other recent tetanus-containing vaccines is safe
CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
MMWR Announcement: World Polio Day is October 24
Education and Training
Listen to any of the archived sessions of CDC's webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Reminder: Within Reach and Washington State Department of Health offer free online continuing education course about HPV vaccination
IAC Express Issue 1210
October 20, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: My state has an immunization recommendation for school and child care employees…read more
Top Stories
Familiar with immunize.org and its materials? Join IAC as a website content manager!
Join the IAC Web Team!
Reminder! Register today for IACs "Take a Stand™" workshops; next up: Chicago on Friday, October 23
American Academy of Family Physicians adopts new policy that supports ending non-medical vaccination exemptions
California governor signs bill into law that will require day care workers to be immunized against pertussis, measles, and influenza and joins Rhode Island in having such requirements
HHS shares information from technical consultation about eliminating perinatal hepatitis B transmission in the United States
IAC Spotlight! Check out the recently updated "Ask the Experts" archive of online Q&As for meningococcal vaccines
IAC enrolls one new birthing institution into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional years
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts five new translations of the 2015–16 VIS for live, attenuated influenza vaccine
Spanish translations of the influenza and meningococcal serogroup B vaccine VISs are now available in rich text format (RTF)
Official Releases and Announcements
World Pneumonia Day to be held on November 12
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center's Parents PACK offers resources and support; try its "Just the Vax" trivia quiz
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study shows influenza vaccination reduces hospitalizations for pneumonia
CDC reports on HPV vaccination coverage among girls in a demonstration project in Botswana
WHO publishes article on development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness
CDC reports on Ebola screening, monitoring, and movement policy statements from U.S. states and territories
Education and Training
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
CDC NetConference scheduled for October 28; topics will be vaccination in adults with altered immunocompetence and intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines
IAC Express Issue 1209
October 13, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: If a child only received a half dose of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, FluMist…read more
Top Stories
Familiar with immunize.org and its materials? Join IAC as a website content manager!
Join the IAC Web Team!
CDC updates recommendation for timing of postvaccination serologic testing of infants born to HBsAg-positive women
Reminder! Register today for IAC’s "Take a Stand™" Workshops; next up: Chicago on October 23
CDC study finds anaphylactic reactions rare after immunization
Vaccine Facts and Policy website updated with new information
IAC Spotlight! Four health care organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory health care worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Age 6 Months Through 8 Years During the 2015–2016 Influenza Season." CDC simplifies its guidance.
IAC updates "Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy"
IAC updates its standing orders templates for administering hepatitis B, Td/Tdap, and zoster vaccines to adults
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO announces recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016 southern hemisphere influenza season
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on measles in a person with presumed immunity in California
CDC publishes report of the establishment of an Ebola treatment unit and laboratory in Sierra Leone
Education and Training
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
NFID to offer webinar on the role of rapid diagnostic testing in influenza treatment on October 28
Conferences and Meetings
Final agenda for October 21 ACIP meeting available; you can listen to the meeting if you are unable to attend
IAC Express Issue 1208
October 6, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Do you recommend staff who provide immunizations be certified in cardiopulmonary…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! Register today for IAC's "Take a Stand™" Workshops; first up: Louisville on October 13
CDC updates and expands its vaccine safety website
CDC posts new report about global norovirus burden and vaccine development
IAC Spotlight! Check out the recently updated "Ask the Experts" archive of online Q&As for influenza and meningococcal vaccines
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"
IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23) to Adults"
IAC revises two signs in English and Spanish related to vaccine storage and handling: "Do Not Turn Off Circuit Breaker" and "Do Not Unplug Refrigerator or Freezer"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts nine new translations of the VIS for meningococcal serogroup B vaccines
IAC posts eight new translations of the IIV VIS and three new translations of the LAIV VIS
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
September issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC reports on a measles outbreak associated with vaccine failure in the Federated States of Micronesia
CDC reports on Ebola disease in health care workers in Guinea
Education and Training
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Conferences and Meetings
Conference on increasing HPV vaccination, a collaboration of NCI-designated cancer centers, scheduled for November 5
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September 2015 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1207
September 29, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: A child in our practice received her first dose of varicella vaccine when she was 12…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! Register today for IAC's "Take a Stand™" Workshops; first up: Louisville on October 13
Three videos added to IAC's MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One; Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection initiative
CDC issues corrections and clarifications for the 13th edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
IAC Spotlight! Three health care organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory health care worker vaccination
Reminder: Physicians can earn CME credit for watching the Someone You Love documentary
IAC Handouts
IAC releases "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2015–2016 Influenza Season"
IAC updates its screening checklists for contraindications and precautions to vaccination for children/teens and adults
IAC revises "How to Administer IM and Subcut Vaccine Injections to Adults"
IAC revises table in recently updated "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Adolescents"
IAC updates and combines information to create new handout: "Supplies You May Need at an Immunization Clinic"
Official Releases
WHO issues updated position paper on reducing pain at time of vaccination
CDC notifies users of an issue with its immunization schedule app for Apple devices
World News
CDC and WHO report on global progress toward rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control and elimination in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating patients
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Education and Training
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
IAC Express Issue 1206
September 22, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices now designates a vaccine…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! Register today for IAC’s "Take a Stand™" Workshops; first up: Louisville on October 13
CDC reports on influenza activity in the United States from May 24–September 5, 2015
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage of health care personnel during 2014–15 influenza season
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage of pregnant women during 2014–15 influenza season
CDC provides final 2014–15 influenza vaccination coverage estimates for the United States
NFID releases summary of September 17 news conference on influenza and pneumococcal disease
AAP and CDC to sponsor October 1 webinar on preventing and controlling pediatric influenza; free continuing education offered
Twelfth National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships scheduled for May 25–27 in Indianapolis; abstract deadline is December 11
IAC Spotlight! "Apps for Immunization" web section on immunize.org
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts French, Russian, and Thai translations of the 2015–16 influenza Vaccine Information Statements
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC issues corrections and revisions for the latest edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016 ("The Yellow Book")
Featured Resources
Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine develops app to help parents improve their adolescent's health
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on clinical inquiries received regarding suspected Ebola virus disease in children in the United States
Education and Training
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Hep B United to sponsor October 8 webinar on CDC's enhanced viral hepatitis surveillance programs
NFID to offer October 14 webinar on maternal immunization
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
IAC Express Issue 1205
September 15, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: I have never seen a case of hepatitis A in my pediatric population, even before hepatitis A…read more
Top Stories
IAC announces the "Take a Stand™" initiative: Register today for workshop launch in Louisville on October 13
AAP reaffirms its support for mandatory influenza immunization policies for health care personnel
IAC Spotlight! Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory health care worker vaccination
CDC encourages organizations to become Flu Prevention Partners
National Influenza Vaccination Week will be held December 6–12
IAC enrolls one new birthing institution into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; two previously honored institutions qualify for additional years
Official Releases and Announcements
AAP publishes updated recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children
WHO publishes conclusions and recommendations of the Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee
World News
WHO reports on acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in its Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
August issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC reports on pneumonia associated with an influenza A H3 outbreak at a skilled nursing facility in Florida
CDC publishes two articles about Ebola; both previously published as MMWR Early Releases
Education and Training
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on influenza; free CE credit available
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Conferences and Meetings
Registration now open for Michigan's fall immunization conferences; offered in eight MI cities this October and November
Agenda for October ACIP meeting available; call-in information for the live meeting (listen only) is now available
IAC Express Issue 1204
September 8, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: My patient is a 16-year-old male who has asthma and is on corticosteroid therapy…read more
Top Stories
New! Registration is now open for IAC's Standing Orders Workshops: October slots filling fast in Louisville and Chicago; register today!
CDC publishes updated ACIP recommendations regarding the intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines for use in immunocompetent adults age 65 years and older
In this week's MMWR, CDC publishes an article about the licensure of Quadracel (DTaP and inactivated poliovirus combination vaccine) and guidance for its use as a booster dose
CDC announces publication of two vaccination-related recommendations from the Community Preventive Services Task Force in this week's MMWR
IAC Spotlight! Access all vaccine package inserts on immunize.org
Reminder: NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 13–15 in Bethesda, MD
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its "Questions and Answers" handout about meningococcal disease and vaccines
IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines"
IAC revises "Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
Vaccine Information Statements
New! Khmer (Cambodian) translations of the 2015–16 influenza Vaccine Information Statements are now available
Featured Resources
FDA publishes "Vaccines for Children—A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" on its website
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health care professionals in vaccinating
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Report from the first World Health Organization meeting on seasonal influenza vaccine composition for tropical and subtropical countries is now available
CDC publishes two articles about Ebola in Early Release editions of MMWR on September 3
Education and Training
CDC's "You Call The Shots" series adds second module on DTaP/DT; free CE credit available
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
IAC Express Issue 1203
September 1, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: I was taught that gloves should be worn when giving vaccines. Other nurses say that this…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! IAC announces new initiative: MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One; Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection
CDC publishes report on 2014 national, state, and local vaccination coverage among children age 19–35 months
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of children in kindergarten in the 2014–15 school year
AAP launches new online site for collaboration and discussion of immunization topics
Join the September 17 Thunderclap social media campaign on influenza vaccination
IAC Spotlight! Visit "What's New at IAC" to find just-released handouts and translations of Vaccine Information Statements
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its screening checklists for contraindications to IIV and LAIV influenza vaccination
IAC updates its standing orders templates for administering influenza vaccines to children and adolescents as well as adults
IAC revises "Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them"
IAC revises "Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
"It’s Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)" is fully updated and redesigned
IAC revises "Vaccinations for Adults without a Spleen"
Vaccine Information Statements
New! Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese translations of the 2015–16 influenza Vaccine Information Statements are now available
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO issues updated position paper on pertussis vaccines
Featured Resources
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization (MARTi) releases newsletter on back-to-school vaccination and new ACIP recommendations
CDC publishes article in MMWR about WHO guidelines for biocontainment of poliovirus following type-specific polio eradication
Education and Training
CDC to offer webinar on HPV vaccination quality improvement projects on September 18
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Conferences and Meetings
Iowa Immunization Summit to take place October 28–29 in Des Moines
Nevada Health Conference set for November 9–10 in Las Vegas
Mid America Immunization Coalition to sponsor symposium on November 13 in Overland Park, KS
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IAC Express Special Edition - IAC Survey: Issue 1202
August 31, 2015
Special Edition: IAC Survey
Please take our 5-minute survey about IAC activities
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1201
August 27, 2015
Top Stories
Wrap up your fiscal year by ordering some great immunization tools!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
You will make a difference! Please donate to support IAC
IAC Express Issue 1200
August 25, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Should international travelers receive both meningococcal…read more
Top Stories
IAC announces new initiative: MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One; Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection
National Immunization Awareness Month's theme this week is vaccination of infants and young children
WHO Recommendations on Vaccine Hesitancy, published in special issue of the journal Vaccine, are free to download
IAC Spotlight! During National Immunization Awareness Month and beyond, refer parents to IAC's website for the public: www.vaccineinformation.org
Vaccine Education Center releases new resources, including an online video suite, a DVD, and an activity book for children
PBS's NOVA "Vaccines—Calling the Shots" to be rebroadcast on August 26
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its professional resource "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements"
IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines"
IAC makes minor changes to "Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know"
Featured Resources
CDC updates two new resources in its Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents suite
CDC posts Spanish-language version of its easy-to-read adult immunization schedule online
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio elimination in Nigeria in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Education and Training
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any of the archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
IAC Express Issue 1199
August 18, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Can teens receive Vaccines For Children (VFC) vaccines without a parent being…read more
Top Stories
CDC issues Vaccine Information Statement for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine
National Immunization Awareness Month's theme this week is adult vaccination
IAC Spotlight! One-stop access to more than 50 educational handouts related to adult vaccination for patients and staff
Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any of archived sessions soon; opportunity to earn continuing education credit ends 30 days after posting
Vaccine Education Center plans September 16 Current Issues in Vaccines webinar
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Khmer (Cambodian) translation of the Tdap VIS
Featured Resources
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
NIH study finds children vaccinated before starting modern HIV therapy may lack immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella
IAC Express Issue 1198
August 11, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: The protective cap on a single-dose vial was removed but the vaccine was not needed…read more
Top Stories
CDC publishes 2015–16 influenza vaccination recommendations in MMWR
New! CDC issues VISs for the 2015–16 influenza vaccines—stay tuned for translations
National Immunization Awareness Month's theme this week is maternal vaccination
VICNetwork to offer August 19 webinar on what's new for the 2015–16 influenza season
IAC Spotlight! "Like" IAC on Facebook and "follow" IAC on Twitter!
Reminder: Help get the word out about the benefits of vaccines by joining the #TeamVax Thunderclap on August 17
IAC Handouts
IAC revises "Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroups A, C, W, or Y Protection"
IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine to Children and Teens"
IAC revises its resource for healthcare professionals, "Before you vaccinate adults, consider their 'H-A-L-O'!"
World News
WHO publishes plans for containment of poliovirus following type-specific polio eradication worldwide
Featured Resources
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
July issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC reports on lack of measles transmission from a healthcare employee to susceptible contacts
Education and Training
Reminder: Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any of four archived sessions
IAC Express Issue 1197
August 4, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: An adult patient had a bone marrow transplant and had previously received a Tdap…read more
Top Stories
It's August! National Immunization Awareness Month is here!
CDC reports on adolescent vaccination coverage rates in 2014
CDC announces availability of additional guidance for providers regarding 9-valent HPV vaccine in MMWR
The Lancet publishes report and editorial on Ebola vaccine trial
Join August 11 Twitter chat on vaccines with ABC News' chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser
Time magazine highlights the "heroes and villains" of vaccination
IAC Spotlight! Four healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC enrolls four more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; two previously honored institutions qualify for a second year
Reminder: Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to archived sessions online
Official Releases and Announcements
Alliance for Aging Research releases white paper on improving adult vaccination rates
Featured Resources
Third issue of WHO's Vaccine Safety Net Newsletter is now online
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Education and Training
Every Child By Two's webinar with Alison Singer speaking about the latest autism research is now archived for online viewing
WHO offers online course in vaccine safety basics in English and French
Reminder: Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to any of three archived sessions
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Conferences and Meetings
Archived video broadcast of the June 2015 ACIP meeting now available; ACIP will meet next on October 21–22
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IAC Express Issue 1196
July 28, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: A healthy child received only one dose of pneumococcal conjugate…read more
Top Stories
It's just around the corner! August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)
Today is World Hepatitis Day; CDC publishes related announcement in MMWR
Gerontological Society of America announces ICAMP Academy, an opportunity for healthcare professionals to prepare themselves to become immunization champions Help promote NIAM by joining the #TeamVax Thunderclap campaign on August 17
Twelve new videos added to IAC's video library, a searchable collection of nearly 200 videos about vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of immunization on vaccineinformation.org
Reminder: Register now for the CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics or listen to archived sessions online
Featured Resources
CDC releases supplemental information and guidance for providers regarding use of 9-valent HPV vaccine
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
New England Journal of Medicine publishes a "Perspective" column on the end of personal belief exemptions in California
New England Journal of Medicine publishes a "Perspective" column on establishing a global vaccine-development fund
CDC reports on viral hepatitis surveillance in India from 2011–2013
CDC reports on a nationwide hepatitis C elimination program in the Eurasian country of Georgia
WHO publishes article about genetic diversity of wild-type measles viruses and the global measles nucleotide surveillance database
Education and Training
NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 13–15 in Bethesda, MD
IAC Express Issue 1195
July 21, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: A physician ordered a 40-µg dose of hepatitis B vaccine for a hemodialysis…read more
Top Stories
Ideas and resources to help you promote National Immunization Awareness Month in August; free posters available from CDC
National Vaccine Program Office publishes Annual Report of the State of the National Vaccine Plan (2014)
Association of Immunization Managers (AIM) announces the winners of its Bull's Eye Award and Natalie J. Smith Award for 2015
Promote the powerful documentary "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" by joining the social media "Thunderclap" planned for July 22
World Hepatitis Day is July 28!
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its "Questions and Answers" handout about human papillomavirus (HPV)
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Marshallese language translation of the Td VIS
Featured Resources
New! 2015 Red Book Online now available
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Reminder: 13th edition of CDC's Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases now available to order or download
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
World Health Organization publishes report on latest meeting of the Global Vaccine Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
CDC EPIC study estimates the burden of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations among U.S. adults
CDC reports on receipt of selected preventive services, including hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination, by U.S. adults during 2011–2012
Following 2013 ACIP recommendations, Tdap vaccination rates among pregnant women in Wisconsin increased but plateaued near 50%, according to this week's MMWR
Education and Training
NFID to offer August 5 webinar about vaccination for young adults
Conferences and Meetings
Presentation slides from June ACIP meeting now available
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1194
July 15, 2015
MMR Vaccine
Q: In regard to the current measles outbreak, some people are saying that children who have not had the vaccine should pose no threat to vaccinated people. It is my understanding that during an outbreak, vaccinated people can still contract it. Am I correct?
Q: We received a call from a healthcare provider who inadvertently administered MMR vaccine to a woman who was 2 months pregnant. Please advise as to appropriate action steps.
Q: If a healthcare worker has a documented positive measles serology as evidence of immunity, do they need to wear an N95 mask when caring for a patient with measles?
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Q: If an infant got a dose of the adult formulation of hepatitis B vaccine in error, should the dose be counted? When should the next dose be scheduled for this infant? Do we need to be concerned about a possible adverse event?
Meningococcal Vaccine
Q: We have a 65-year-old male seeking vaccination due to international travel. Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4, Menomune, Sanofi Pasteur) is unavailable, and we aren’t sure when we can get it. How should we proceed? Is this a circumstance in which a conjugate vaccine is appropriate at his age?
Zoster Vaccine
Q: My patient is a 66-year-old male with a condition that requires treatment with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) once a month. Can he receive zoster vaccine?
Typhoid Vaccine
Q: A new typhoid ACIP statement was recently published. Are there new recommendations for the use of typhoid vaccines?
Asplenia and Vaccine
Q: Do any of the bacterial vaccines that are recommended for people with functional or anatomic asplenia need to be given before splenectomy? Do the doses count if they are given during the 2 weeks prior to surgery?
IAC Express: Issue 1193
July 14, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: We have a child who received the second dose of hepatitis A vaccine 3 months after…read more
Top Stories
New! 2016 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel ("The Yellow Book") now available online
Vaccine Education Center redesigns its website
IAC enrolls five more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; three previously honored institutions qualify for a second year
Join the Voices for Vaccines' August 13 conference call featuring a parent's view of immunization legislation
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center updates three of its educational handouts for parents and patients
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
WHO reports on human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface
CDC publishes article on Ebola in MMWR
IAC Express: Issue 1192
July 7, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: If a patient began the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series with 4-valent HPV…read more
Top Stories
California passes legislation that eliminates personal belief and religious exemptions for vaccination to attend public or private schools
U.S. experiences first measles death in twelve years
VFC resolution for meningococcal vaccination updated to include use of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines
Pennsylvania pharmacists now permitted by law to vaccinate children as young as age nine years against influenza
"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" film available for just $1 in July; physicians can earn CME credit for watching this documentary
Vaccine Information Statements
Spanish translations of six routinely recommended vaccine VISs are now available in rich text format (RTF)
World News
CDC and WHO report on changes in worldwide polio vaccination recommendations in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
The NAIIS makes slide sets available to facilitate education about the revised Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
New booklet highlights important CDC immunization resources for healthcare professionals and their patients
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Reminder: 13th edition of CDC's Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases now available to order or download
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
WithinReach, a Washington state nonprofit,offers toolkit for community meetings about immunization with Russian-speaking parents
Journal Articles and Newsletters
June issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC publishes two articles about Ebola in MMWR
Education and Training
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" modules on HPV, hepatitis A, and polio vaccination
Conferences and Meetings
Registration deadline for October 21–22 ACIP meeting is September 30 for non-U.S. citizens and October 7 for citizens
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IAC Express: Issue 1191
June 30, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Does a patient living in the U.S. who has documentation of having had meningococcal vaccine…read more
Top Stories
IAC provides summary of June ACIP meeting votes on vaccine recommendations
Reminder: Register now for the new CDC webinar series on "Pink Book" chapter topics
IAC Spotlight! Six healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Voices for Vaccines provides toolkits for anyone who wants to advocate for vaccination
IAC Handouts
New: IAC develops screening checklist for contraindications to HPV, MCV4, and Tdap vaccines for teens
New: IAC posts Spanish translation of "HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults
IAC makes changes to its recently posted standing orders for administering Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine to children and adults
IAC updates Spanish translation of "Protect yourself from pneumococcal disease...Get vaccinated!"
Featured Resources
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on measles transmission in a U.S. airport in April 2014
Education and Training
NFID to offer July 1 webinar on adult immunization and latest ACIP updates
CDC offers new Medscape Expert Commentary on 9-valent HPV vaccine
CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds presentation, "Working to Eliminate Measles Around the Globe," now available online
IAC Express: Issue 1190
June 23, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Is it necessary for us to record the actual date that the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: May issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
CDC's Health Alert Network publishes a health advisory for clinicians: consider not only Ebola virus disease, but also other infectious diseases, when evaluating ill travelers from Liberia to the United States
IAC enrolls the 200th birthing institution into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll!
ACIP publishes recommendations for yellow fever booster doses
New: 2016 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel now available for purchase
CDC offers 15-part webinar on Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases; sessions will be archived
IAC Spotlight! Where you'll find books and periodicals for reference and reading
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Karen language translations of the Hib, Td, and Tdap VISs
IAC replaces previously posted Cambodian (Khmer) translations of the PCV13 and pediatric multi-vaccine VISs due to a font problem
Featured Resources
MediaPlanet's Vaccine Awareness campaign includes new articles on the efficacy and safety of vaccines
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on vaccine-derived polioviruses worldwide in this week's MMWR
Education and Training
Watch "HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention: CDC's Clinician Engagement Initiative" webinar online
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1189
June 17, 2015
HPV Vaccines
Q: Which types of HPV are most likely to cause disease?
Q: Are healthcare personnel at risk of occupational infection with HPV?
Q: Please summarize information about Merck's new 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV, Gardasil 9).
Q: With the availability of 9vHPV, has the ACIP changed its recommendations for HPV vaccines?
Q: Can an HPV vaccine series begun with 2vHPV or 4vHPV be completed with 9vHPV?
Q: Does ACIP recommend revaccination with 9vHPV for patients who previously received a series of 2vHPV or 4vHPV?
Q: Is 9vHPV included in the Vaccines For Children (VFC) program?
Q: Do women and men whose sexual orientation is same-sex need HPV vaccine?
Q: If a dose of HPV vaccine is significantly delayed, do I need to start the series over?
Q: To accelerate completion of the HPV vaccine series, can doses be given at 0, 1, and 4 months?
Q: What are the minimum intervals between doses of HPV vaccine?
Q: If HPV vaccine is given subcutaneously instead of intramuscularly, does the dose need to be repeated?
Q: If a patient has been sexually active for a number of years, is it still recommended to give HPV vaccine or to complete the HPV vaccine series?
Q: I read that HPV vaccination rates are still low. What can we do as providers to improve these rates?
Q: If a 30-year-old female patient insists that she wants to receive HPV vaccine, can I give it to her?
Q: What adverse events can be expected following HPV vaccine?
IAC Express: Issue 1188
June 16, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: An 8-year-old child received three doses of oral polio vaccine before his first birthday…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: May issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
ACIP publishes recommendations for use of serogroup B meningococcal vaccines in people age ten years and older at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease
American Medical Association adopts new policy that supports ending non-medical vaccine exemptions, including those for healthcare professionals
CDC reports on serogroup B meningococcal disease outbreak and carriage evaluation at a college
IAC Spotlight! Vaccine Information Statements in up to 40 languages are ready for your use
Reminder: 13th edition of CDC's "Pink Book" now available to order or download
IAC Handouts
Check out IAC's series of vaccine summaries for patients and parents
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC issues updated interim infection prevention and control recommendations for hospitalized patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Featured Resources
Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization releases newsletter that focuses on HPV vaccination
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC and WHO report on measles elimination in the Southeast Asia Region in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
CDC publishes report on hepatitis B screening and prevalence among refugees in the U.S.
Education and Training
Join CDC for a June 26 webinar on topics related to adolescent immunization
Reminder: CDC's Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases course to be held in Tacoma, Washington, on September 16–17
Conferences and Meetings
Agenda for June ACIP meeting available; listen to the meeting if you are unable to attend
IAC Express: Issue 1187
June 9, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Should a male postpone receiving the MMR vaccine if he and his spouse…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: May issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults available online
CDC publishes report on the 2014–15 influenza season and composition of the 2015–16 influenza vaccine
IAC Spotlight! Check out the recently updated "Ask the Experts" archive of online Q&As for hepatitis B, HPV, MMR, meningococcal and pneumococcal vaccines, as well as for scheduling vaccines
Every Last Child documentary examines the current polio crisis in Pakistan amidst the murders of polio vaccination workers
IAC Handouts
IAC develops new standing orders for administering Hib vaccine to adults and updates standing orders for Hib vaccination of children
IAC revises standing orders for administering PPSV vaccine to children and teens
IAC revises its resource for healthcare professionals, "Before you vaccinate adults, consider their 'H-A-L-O'!"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts 15 translations of CDC's new HPV Vaccine Gardasil-9 VIS
IAC posts nine translations of the updated rotavirus VIS
IAC posts ten translations of the updated Hib VIS
IAC posts ten translations of the updated Tdap VIS
IAC posts ten translations of the updated Td VIS
IAC posts nine translations of the updated PPSV VIS
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC releases "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015"
WHO publishes summary of 2014–15 influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere
Featured Resources
CDC offers many resources related to adolescent vaccination
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Journal Articles and Newsletters
May issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC publishes report on hepatitis B screening and prevalence among refugees in the U.S.
Education and Training
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds to present session about eliminating measles globally on June 16
CDC's May 20 "Current Issues in Immunization NetConference" on HPV vaccination and vaccine administration errors now archived
IAC Express Special Edition - CDC Health Advisory: Issue 1186
June 3, 2015
Special Edition: CDC Health Advisory
CDC's Health Alert Network issues an advisory about the potential for human infection with avian influenza viruses; includes recommendations for testing and antiviral treatment and prophylaxis
IAC Express: Issue 1185
June 2, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: An infant is going to be traveling internationally before turning one year of age, but is not…read more
Top Stories
New! May issue of Vaccinate Adults is now online
Reminder: May issue of Needle Tips available online
Vermont eliminates philosophical exemptions to vaccination
Join the Voices for Vaccines' June 17 conference call featuring political scientist Brendan Nyhan speaking on effective health messaging and vaccines
IAC Handouts
IAC updates sample standing orders for administering HPV vaccine to children, teens, and adults
Official Releases and Announcements
American Academy of Pediatrics releases updated HPV vaccine recommendations
WHO reports on Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization's April meeting
Featured Resources
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Registration deadline for June ACIP meeting is June 3 for non-U.S. citizens and June 10 for U.S. citizens; draft agenda now available
Meeting minutes from February 2015 ACIP meeting now available
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IAC Express: Issue 1184
May 26, 2015
Ask the Experts–Question of the Week: Can MMR, varicella, and hepatitis A vaccines be given to a child whose mother is hepatitis C…read more
Top Stories
Reminder: May issue of Needle Tips available online
New: 13th edition of CDC's "Pink Book" now available to order or download
American Academy of Pediatrics releases its Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
Presentations from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit now available online
IAC Spotlight! Eleven healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC enrolls three more birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; one previously honored institution qualifies for a second year
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention releases new strategic plan
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center develops Pinterest boards on common vaccine-related topics and concerns
Now available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!