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December 2016 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1282
December 21, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Can the meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine and meningococcal conjugate…read more
Top Stories
Happy holidays from all of us at IAC!
New! December 2016 issue of Vaccinate Adults is now available online
Reminder: December 2016 issue of Needle Tips is available online
ACIP publishes new recommendations on 2-dose HPV vaccination schedule
CDC releases report about the impact of influenza vaccination and burden of the disease during 2015–16 season
IAC Handouts
IAC revises its standing orders templates for administering HPV vaccine to children/teens and adults
IAC updates “Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroup B Protection”
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Spanish translation of new HPV VIS
World News
WHO reports on global influenza activity
CDC reports on Avian influenza A in China
Featured Resources
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Conferences and Meetings
Register now for California Immunization Coalition Summit to be held April 3–4
Video presentations from the October 2016 ACIP meeting now available online; register now for February 2017 ACIP meeting
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1281
December 15, 2016
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
Announcing the IAC Becky Payne Memorial Scholarship Fund
IAC Express Issue 1280
December 14, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: My healthy 29-year-old son recently had a mild episode of herpes zoster. He has no…read more
Top Stories
New! December 2016 issue of Needle Tips is now available online
IAC offers 25% discount on record cards, DVDs, and books on Shop IAC through the end of the year!
Influenza vaccination rates remain low, CDC reports
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage during pregnancy
New CDC HPV toolkit available for partners, awardees, and state programs
CDC launches new website for immunization partners
Tenivac vaccine (Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed) is temporarily unavailable
IAC Handouts
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"
Featured Resources
CDC's vaccination coverage information is easily accessible on its VaxView websites
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
November issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
Two HepB United webinars on hepatitis B treatment are archived online
IAC Express Issue 1279
December 7, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: For our "Mother's Day Out" program, one of the teachers has shingles…read more
Top Stories
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week!
CDC posts updated HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Information Statement
More than 300 birthing institutions are enrolled in IAC's Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll!
AAP develops a new interactive infographic that highlights immunization rates for DTaP, MMR, varicella, HPV, and influenza vaccines in each state
World AIDS Day was December 1; people with AIDS and HIV infection are at high risk for influenza-related complications and should be vaccinated
IAC Handouts
IAC develops new educational piece for healthcare professionals, "Meningococcal B Vaccine: CDC Answers Your Questions”
IAC updates “Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroup B Protection” as well as "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" as well as "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine to Adults"
IAC updates “Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season”
IAC updates “Decisions in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding”
Vaccine Information Statements
Influenza (IIV) VIS now available in Chuukese, Ilokano, and Marshallese
World News
WHO reports on the October meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in Weekly Epidemiological Report
Featured Resources
Families Fighting Flu offers a new PSA in three different lengths
NFID releases reports and infographics about reducing the burden of influenza and RSV in older adults
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on adverse reaction after smallpox vaccination in New Mexico
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1278
December 6, 2016
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November 2016 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1277
November 30, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Why are zoster, pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23) and meningococcal…read more
Top Stories
FDA approves extending the age range for use of FluLaval Quadrivalent to include children 6 to 35 months of age
November Current Issues in Vaccines webinar presented by Dr. Paul Offit archived on VEC’s website; CE available
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
National Meningitis Association releases #Pledge2Prevent toolkit
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center's newsletter for healthcare professionals includes a review of MenB vaccine in infants research, an article reviewing serological testing recommendations pre- and post-hepatitis B vaccination, and information on 2-dose versus 3-dose HPV schedules
IAC Express: Issue 1276
November 23, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Is there any contraindication to administering Tdap vaccine and Rhogam at the same…read more
Top Stories
National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4–10; CDC has many resources available to help with your activities
IAC Spotlight! IAC's PowerPoint slide sets about four immunization topics are available
Join Voices for Vaccines for a December 9 conference call about the movie Vaxxed
IAC Handouts
IAC posts updated screening checklist for adults titled “Which Vaccines Do I Need Today?”
IAC updated its “Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling”
“Protect yourself from meningococcal disease...Get vaccinated!” and “Meningococcal disease is serious...Make sure your child is protected!” now available in Spanish
“Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Age 0–10 Years” now available in Spanish
IAC posts updated handout “Vaccinations for Adults with HIV Infection”
Vaccine Information Statements
HPV9 VIS now available in Tagalog
Tdap VIS now available in Farsi
World News
CDC and WHO report on global routine vaccination coverage in this week's MMWR and WER, respectively
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Education and Training
NFID to offer webinar “Vaccines to Mitigate Risk During Travel” on December 7
Current Issues in Immunization Netconferences on HPV9 and Vaccines in Pregnancy now archived on CDC website
IAC Express: Issue 1275
November 16, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Several healthy adult college students from Asia (ages 24 years and…read more
Top Stories
Immunization Action Coalition is honored with "Cheers" award from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices
IAC updates its “Ask the Experts” web section about influenza
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls three new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; six previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
CDC publishes QuickStats article about adults over 65 years’ pneumococcal vaccination coverage
November 12 was World Pneumonia Day; CDC releases related announcement
IAC Handouts
IAC posts updated handout for the public titled “Meningococcal: Questions and Answers”
IAC posts updated standing orders template for administering meningococcal B vaccine to adolescents and adults
IAC posts Russian-language translation of “Clear Answers & Smart Advice About Your Baby's Shots” by Ari Brown, MD
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward measles eradication worldwide in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Cholera vaccination campaign aimed at 820,000 people begins in Haiti
International Vaccine Access Center releases “Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report” as part of World Pneumonia Day
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
November’s Parents PACK newsletter from VEC includes influenza resources for parents
New issue of WHO’s Vaccine Safety Net quarterly newsletter is now online
Education and Training
CDC to host #PreteenVaxScene webinar titled “HPV Vaccine Schedule Change Update: What It Means and How to Implement Today!” on November 18
Conferences and Meetings
2017 California Immunization Coalition Summit scheduled for April 3–4: abstracts due by December 16
IAC Express: Issue 1274
November 9, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: An adolescent received the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at age 11 years but did not…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! October issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
CDC releases ACIP recommendations for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccines in HIV-infected persons
Three cases of meningococcal serogroup B disease confirmed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison; University Health Services recommends vaccination for all undergraduates through age 25
Four healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC issues a clarification for November 2 Question of the Week
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Hmong-, Farsi-, Khmer-, and Korean-language translations of the HPV9 VIS
IAC posts Hmong-, Farsi-, and Korean-language translations of the PCV13 VIS
IAC posts Hmong-, Korean-, and Tagalog-language translations of the Tdap VIS
IAC posts Farsi-language translation of the Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) VIS
IAC posts Karen-language translations of the hepatitis A, hepatitis B, serogroup B meningococcal (MenB), and polio VISs
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
New research finds fatal measles complication to be more common than previously thought
Study finds no link between Tdap vaccination during pregnancy and microcephaly and other birth defects
IAC Express: Issue 1273
November 2, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A 32-year-old patient with ulcerative colitis is taking high-dose immunosuppressive…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! October issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
CDC reports on outbreak of influenza A (H3N2) variant virus among persons attending agricultural fairs
AAP releases immunization social media toolkit
Vaccine Education Center plans Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on November 16
Association of Immunization Managers Awards nominations open
IAC Handouts
IAC updates “It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements"
IAC revises "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens" and "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Hmong-, Korean-, and Tagalog-language translations of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) VIS
World News
On World Polio Day, U.N. begins vaccination campaign aimed at 5.8 million Iraqi children
Featured Resources
Just the Vax provider toolkit available from the Vaccine Education Center
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center's newsletter for healthcare professionals includes a review of intussusception and rotavirus research, the Technically Speaking column reviewing hepatitis B vaccine schedules and intervals for adults, and resources for countering the movie Vaxxed
WHO publishes rabies fact sheet
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October 2016 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1272
October 26, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: We have a patient who has selective IgA deficiency. We also have patients with selective…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! October issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
ACIP votes to recommend 2-dose HPV vaccine series for younger adolescents; related CDC webinar on October 26
IAC provides summary article about votes taken at Oct 19–20 ACIP meeting
CDC reports on status of new vaccine introduction worldwide in MMWR
CDC NetConference about vaccines during pregnancy scheduled for November 9
Join Voices for Vaccines for a November 10 conference call about online vaccine advocacy
Join CDC’s #FightFlu campaign on social media
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Armenian-language translation of the HPV9 VIS
Featured Resources
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help health professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study shows economic impact of adult vaccine-preventable diseases
Education and Training
NFID to offer webinar “Updates from October 2016 ACIP Meeting” on November 16
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on influenza; free CE credit available
Conferences and Meetings
Immunize Ohio Conference to be held November 16
Early-bird registration ends November 18 for Hawaii Immunization Coalition's "Pink Book" course offering
IAC Express: Issue 1271
October 21, 2016
Ask the Experts: CDC Experts Answer Your Questions

The questions and answers about influenza vaccination in this edition of IAC Express first appeared in the October 2016 issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults.

IAC extends thanks to our experts, medical officer Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH, and nurse educator Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN. Both are with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Q: Which influenza vaccines will be available during the 2016–17 influenza season?
Q: Why did CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommend that LAIV not be used during the 2016–17 season?
Q: With the ACIP recommendation to not use LAIV during the 2016–17 season, will there be enough inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) to meet the demand for the upcoming season?
Q: I know that LAIV is not recommended to be used this season. If a dose of LAIV is administered this season, is it a valid dose, or should we repeat it with IIV?
Q: Please tell me about Fluad, the new influenza vaccine for people age 65 years and older.
Q: Who is recommended to receive vaccination against influenza?
Q: When should influenza vaccine be administered?
Q: Is influenza vaccine recommended for pregnant women?
Q: We have noticed that ACIP recommends that we begin vaccinating with seasonal influenza vaccine in September or even earlier. Does protection from seasonal influenza vaccine decline or wane within 3 or 4 months of vaccination? Should I wait until later in the year to vaccinate my elderly or medically frail patients?
Q: Some of my patients refuse influenza vaccination because they insist they “got the flu” after receiving the injectable vaccine in the past. What can I tell them?
Q: Is a Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) only recommended or is it mandatory when administering influenza vaccine?
Q: We are trying to provide influenza vaccination to all eligible patients during their stay in our hospital. If a patient does not remember if he or she has already received the vaccine this season, should we go ahead and vaccinate?
Q: Which children younger than age 9 years will need 2 doses of influenza vaccine in this influenza season?
Q: When determining whether a child age 2 through 8 years needs one or two doses of influenza vaccine this season, can we count doses of LAIV administered in past years? We were not sure because LAIV is not recommended this year.
Q: If a child receives influenza vaccine at age 34 or 35 months for the first time (0.25 mL dose) and then returns for the second dose at age 37 months, should we give another 0.25 mL dose or should we give the 0.5 mL dose that is indicated for ages 3 and older?
Q: What is the latest ACIP guidance on influenza vaccination and egg allergy?
Q: Does the ACIP prefer that healthcare personnel administer high-dose or adjuvanted influenza vaccine to people age 65 years and older, or is standard-dose influenza vaccine acceptable?
Q: May Fluzone High-Dose or Fluad be administered to patients younger than age 65 years?
Q: Some of our patients believe that they have had reactions to influenza vaccine in the past, and request the dose to be split into 2 doses administered on different days. Is this an acceptable practice?
Q: The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13, Prevnar, Pfizer) package insert says that in adults, antibody responses to PCV13 were diminished when given with inactivated influenza vaccine. Does this mean we should not give PCV13 and influenza vaccine at the same visit?
Q: We inadvertently administered a 0.5 mL dose of Fluvirin (IIV3, Seqirus) to a 2-year-old before realizing that the vaccine is only licensed for use in people age 4 years and older. Do we need to repeat the dose with an age-appropriate product?
Q: How should influenza vaccines (IIV and LAIV) be stored?
Q: What are the ACIP recommendations for influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP)?
Q: Is it okay to draw up vaccine into syringes at the beginning of the day? If it isn't, how much in advance can this be done?
IAC Express: Issue 1270
October 19, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I've seen the recommendation stating air bubbles in manufacturer-filled syringes do not…read more
Top Stories
New! October 2016 issue of Vaccinate Adults is available online
Reminder! October 2016 issue of Needle Tips is available online
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; six previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
Indian Health Service now requires seasonal influenza vaccination for its civilian healthcare personnel
Reminder! MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One; Give 2 Doses to Strengthen Protection initiative offers resources for healthcare professionals
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month; join related Twitter chat on October 25
IAC Handouts
IAC updates and reformats "What if you don't vaccinate your child?”
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO publishes “Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2017 southern hemisphere influenza season”
CDC publishes "Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions—United States, 2014" in MMWR
Featured Resources
CDC develops “Only Flu Shots This Year” handout to help parents understand the new ACIP recommendations
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Parents PACK posts “What You Should Know—Lessons from FluMist”
Journal Articles and Newsletters
September issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
IAC Express: Issue 1269
October 12, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I have an 8-month-old patient who is traveling internationally. The infant needs…read more
Top Stories
New! October 2016 issue of Needle Tips is available online
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of children 19–35 months old during 2015 in MMWR
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of kindergarten students during 2015–16 in MMWR
Six healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
World Pneumonia Day to be held on November 12; related social media toolkit released
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its vaccine storage and handling handout titled "Vaccine Handling Tips"
Featured Resources
ShotByShot.org adds “Cecilia’s Story” to its collection of stories about people with vaccine-preventable diseases
CDC releases "Dear Colleague" letter for 2016–17 influenza season
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC and WHO report on use of cell phones for real-time monitoring of vaccination campaign in Nepal
MMWR releases update about pneumonia and influenza mortality reporting
Education and Training
Reminder: Archived webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better” now available for viewing on IAC website; slide set and speaker notes also available
IAC Express: Issue 1268
October 5, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Mom comes in with her 19-month-old. She reports that her (the mother’s) sibling has…read more
Top Stories
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage of healthcare professionals in 2015–2016
Final 2015–16 influenza vaccination coverage estimates reported in MMWR
CDC reports on measles outbreak in Shelby County, Tennessee
PAHO/WHO announces measles elimination in the Americas
NFID releases summary of September 29 news conference about influenza and pneumococcal disease
CDC’s “Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations” wins a 2016 National Health Information Award
Join the Hepatitis B Foundation as part of their Hepatitis B Storytelling Project
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services adds reimbursement for hepatitis B screening
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts nine translations of the Hepatitis B VIS
IAC posts nine translations of the Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) VIS
Featured Resources
Adult Immunization Resource Guide now available online from Association of Immunization Managers
CDC offers digital media toolkit for influenza season
“Talking About Vaccines with Dr. Paul Offit” DVDs available for purchase through VEC
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization (MARTi) releases newsletter on influenza
Education and Training
NFID to offer webinar, “Reducing the Burden of Pneumococcal Infection through Vaccination,” on October 11
Conferences and Meetings
2017 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to be held April 24–26 in Baltimore; abstract submission ends December 5
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IAC Express: Issue 1267
September 28, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Is it acceptable to write the expiration date (the “Beyond Use Date”) of an opened…read more
Top Stories
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls ten new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; two previously honored institutions qualify for additional periods
CDC reports on death of a toddler from meningococcal disease in MMWR
CDC and NFID to host a Thunderclap for flu prevention on September 29
Medscape posts video about CDC's influenza vaccine recommendations for 2016–2017 season
IAC Handouts
IAC posts revised “Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them”
IAC updates “Hepatitis A & B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose!”
IAC posts revised “Handy Resources,” a handout about IAC's free publications
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts four translations of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) VIS
IAC posts three translations of the Meningococcal (MCV4/MPSV4) VIS
IAC posts four translations of the Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13) VIS
IAC posts eight translations of the Td VIS
Featured Resources
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as an app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Journal Articles and Newsletters
The Lancet publishes article about trends in vaccine coverage
CDC reports about influenza activity in the United States from May 22 to September 10, 2016
Education and Training
Hepatitis B Foundation and AAPCHO to present “Bring it Home! Strategies to Work with Your Local Policymakers on Hepatitis B” webinar on September 29
NFID to offer webinar, “Influenza Prevention in U.S. Adults Age 65 Years and Older,” on October 5
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on varicella; free CE credit available
IAC Express: Issue 1266
September 21, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: With the ACIP recommendation to not use live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV,…read more
Top Stories
Vaccine Education Center posts article on presidential candidates’ beliefs on vaccination
"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" now available to screen with a free public viewing license in six states
IAC Handouts
IAC posts revised "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season"
IAC updates "Influenza: Questions and Answers," a resource for patients and parents
IAC posts updated "Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy" and "Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Age 6 Months Through 8 Years During the 2016–2017 Influenza Season"
IAC posts “Protect yourself from meningococcal disease...Get vaccinated!” and “Meningococcal disease is serious...Make sure your child is protected!”
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts nine translations of the Hepatitis A VIS
IAC posts eight translations of the Rotavirus VIS
IAC posts three translations of the Tdap VIS
Featured Resources
California's EZIZ program posts two new meningococcal serogroup B vaccine fact sheets
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as an app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series about "The Pink Book" chapter topics ends September 21; full series archived online
Conferences and Meetings
Save the date! Florida Immunization Summit to be held February 2–4, 2017
IAC Express: Issue 1265
September 14, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I know that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, FluMist) is not recommended…read more
Top Stories
AAP issues recommendations for influenza vaccination for 2016–2017 season
CDC and WHO report on global cessation of trivalent OPV use in MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
MMWR reports on varicella outbreak associated with riding on a bus in Michigan
IAC Handouts
IAC posts "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults" and "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Adolescents"
IAC posts "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination" and "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination"
IAC updates "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?" and "Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years," user-friendly schedules for parents of children and preteens/teens
IAC updates English- and Spanish-language versions of "Cocooning Protects Babies: Everyone in a baby’s life needs to get vaccinated against whooping cough and flu!"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts nine translations of the Polio-IPV VIS
World News
Nigeria polio vaccination drive targets areas formerly held by militant insurgency groups
Millions vaccinated against yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Featured Resources
The One & Only campaign offers resources to raise awareness about safe injection practices
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as an app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Survey of pediatricians finds increase in vaccine refusal
August issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
"Pink Book" training scheduled for October 25–26 in Austin, TX
IAC Express: Issue 1264
September 7, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Why should we not give PCV13 vaccine to someone who has had a serious reaction…read more
Top Stories
CDC awards IAC new five-year cooperative agreement
AAP issues recommendations for using MenB vaccines
CDC reports about two-dose varicella vaccination program in MMWR
CDC reports about meningococcal C outbreak primarily among men who have sex with men in Southern California
Join Voices for Vaccines for a September 19 conference call about vaccine refusal with Dr. Jennifer Reich
Free bulk quantities of pneumococcal and zoster vaccination laminated pocket guides available from IAC for distribution within your organization and at conferences
Featured Resources
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as a new app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2016 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2016 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
Watch grand rounds about HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer presented by Children’s Mercy Hospital; CE credit available
Nurses can now watch the film "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" and get free continuing education credit
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Attending the National Immunization Conference? Presentation on vaccine hesitancy/confidence to be offered the evening of September 14
Reminder: Registration open for Idaho Immunization Summit, November 2–4; meeting will include CDC's "Pink Book" course
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August 2016 Back to top
IAC Express: Issue 1263
August 31, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: As I understand, the 4-day grace period for HPV vaccination can be applied to the…read more
Top Stories
CDC publishes 2016–17 influenza vaccination recommendations
AAP releases new policy statement titled "Medical Versus Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance," which urges states to eliminate all non-medical exemptions to vaccine requirements; related resources now available
CDC reports on adolescent vaccination coverage rates in 2015
Today (Wednesday) is the last day of IAC's 20% off sale! The 20% discounts on record cards, schedules, DVDs, and books on Shop IAC end on Wednesday, August 31
IAC Handouts
“Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season” available with updated information
Vaccine Information Statements
Reminder! Influenza VIS for 2016–2017 influenza season is unchanged from the 2015–2016 version
World News
CDC and WHO report on poliovirus vaccination campaign in India in MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
CDC releases new labels for vaccines within storage units
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center's newsletter for healthcare professionals includes updated Q&A information sheets for parents, a review of meningococcal B vaccine research, and the Technically Speaking column reviewing hepatitis B vaccine schedules and intervals
Education and Training
Vaccine Education Center announces registration for September 21 webinar: “FluMist: What went wrong?”
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
IAC Express: Issue 1262
August 24, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: When not given on the same day, is the interval between yellow fever and MMR…read more
Top Stories
CDC recommends that high-risk people avoid contact with pigs and swine barns at fairs after four cases of variant virus infections are linked to pig exposure
California Department of Public Health issues health advisory to vaccinate men who have sex with men in southern California and HIV-infected people statewide with MenACWY to contain outbreak of meningococcal disease
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls eight new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional periods
Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii causes long wait times for vaccination
CDC updates Twitter account, replacing @CDCIZLearn with @DrNancyM_CDC
Only one week left! The 20% discount on record cards, schedules, DVDs, and books on Shop IAC ends soon!
IAC Handouts
IAC posts revised parent handout by Dr. Ari Brown titled "Clear Answers and Smart Advice About Your Baby’s Shots"
IAC updates two influenza handouts for parents: “Keep your kids safe—get them vaccinated every fall or winter!” and "Don’t take chances with your family’s health—make sure you all get vaccinated against influenza every year!"
World News
WHO reports on conclusions and recommendations of the Immunization and Vaccine-Related Implementation Research Advisory Committee
Featured Resources
CDC publishes two online resources for parents to encourage childhood vaccination
ShotByShot.org adds “Megan’s Story” to its collection of stories about vaccine-preventable diseases
Education and Training
National HPV Vaccination Roundtable to present webinar about best practices on August 29
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Video presentations from the June 2016 ACIP now available online; register now for October ACIP meeting
Washington State Immunization Summit to be held April 26, 2017
IAC Express: Issue 1261
August 17, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If a six-year-old child is due for the fifth dose of DTaP and inadvertently receives…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases final version of the Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine Information Statement
Reminder: Archived webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better” now available for viewing on IAC website; slide set and speaker notes also available
National Immunization Awareness Month continues next week with a focus on preteen and teen immunization
IAC offers 20% discount on record cards, schedules, DVDs, and books on Shop IAC during National Immunization Awareness Month!
IAC Spotlight! Two healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
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"
World News
WHO reports on yellow fever in Africa and South America
Featured Resources
Alliance for Aging Research releases video encouraging seniors to get vaccinated
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study finds three different vaccines create protection against Zika virus in monkeys
Researchers assess different pneumococcal vaccination schedules for premature infants
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 4–6 in Philadelphia, PA
IAC Express: Issue 1260
August 10, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: The ACIP recommendations for meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine say…read more
Top Stories
Archived webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better” now available for viewing on IAC website; slide set and speaker notes also available
National Immunization Awareness Month continues next week with a focus on infant and young child immunization
Institute for Safe Medication Practices publishes article summarizing vaccination errors collected over a three-year period in their vaccine error reporting system
NIH begins Zika vaccine trials in humans
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; three previously honored institutions qualify for additional years
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its "Sample Vaccine Policy Statement," a template for medical practices to adapt and create their own vaccine policy statements
Featured Resources
AAP offers #WhyIVax resources for National Immunization Awareness Month
CDC releases pneumococcal disease vaccine resources for healthcare providers
CDC releases updated “Flu Vaccine Finder” widget
American Pharmacists Association releases new Tdap guide
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC and WHO report on vaccine-derived polioviruses in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Study finds 9-valent HPV vaccine provides greater coverage and similar safety to quadrivalent HPV vaccine
July issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
VICNetwork to offer August 30 webinar on what's new for the 2016–17 influenza season
NFID to offer webinar titled “Vaccines for Preteens and Teens: The Importance of Timely Vaccination for All Adolescents”
Reminder: IAC and Med-IQ developed two free CME courses on adult immunization
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Minnesota Department of Health's Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference to be held September 8–9
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1259
August 4, 2016
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IAC Express: Issue 1258
August 3, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I gave a dose of ActHIB vaccine to a 15-month-old that was reconstituted with…read more
Top Stories
IAC posts updated temperature logs for vaccine storage unit monitoring
National Immunization Awareness Month continues next week with a focus on maternal immunization
MMWR reports on mumps outbreak at a University of Illinois campus
Ninety-three confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Oahu outbreak
NFID releases new toolkit on meningococcal diseases and college students
Reminder! Share your personal story about immunization with federal and state legislators
Join Immunization Action Coalition of Washington and WithinReach’s August 22 Thunderclap in support of maternal immunization
World News
WHO issues updated position paper on dengue vaccine
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center's newsletter for healthcare professionals includes an article about live attenuated influenza vaccine, a literature review of malaria vaccines, and an article about adult immunization
Medscape posts 2016 report about vaccine acceptance
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
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IAC Express: Issue 1257
July 27, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If my patient is taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir), can she receive zoster vaccine?…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases final versions of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and polio Vaccine Information Statements
Last chance to register! On July 28, Dr. William Atkinson will present "Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better" webinar
IAC updates its guidebook Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns
National Immunization Awareness Month kicks off next week with a focus on adult immunization
2016 National Immunization Awareness Month communication toolkit launched this week
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s ACIP recommendations web section makes guidance available in chronological order as well as alphabetically by vaccine name
Share your personal story about immunization with federal and state legislators
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day; CDC publishes related announcement in MMWR
Free bulk quantities of pneumococcal and zoster vaccination laminated pocket guides available from IAC for distribution within your organization and at conferences
IAC Handouts
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"
Featured Resources
The American Cancer Society updates its guidelines for HPV vaccination; get continuing education credit by reading about these new guidelines
CDC offers resources to help employers increase influenza vaccination
California's EZIZ program posts new meningococcal vaccine timing graphic
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as a new app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2016 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2016 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Presentation slides from June ACIP meeting are now available; next meeting scheduled for October 19–20
IAC Express: Issue 1256
July 20, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: In a mumps outbreak, should we offer a third dose of MMR to persons who have two…read more
Top Stories
Reminder! CDC confirms that the influenza VISs will remain the same for the 2016–17 influenza season
Register now! On July 28, Dr. William Atkinson will present "Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better" webinar
CDC and NPHIC release “11 Things You Can Do During National Immunization Awareness Month”
New York Times publishes article about immigration detention center’s failure to contain measles outbreak in Arizona
FDA extends the age indication for PCV13 (Prevnar 13) to include adults age 18 through 49 years
IAC Spotlight! Calendar of Events highlights conferences, workshops, and other immunization-related events around the nation
World Hepatitis Day is July 28!
IAC Handouts
IAC posts updated “Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children and Teens” and “Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Adult Patients”
IAC posts “Standing Orders for Administering Varicella Vaccine to Children and Teens” and “Standing Orders for Administering Varicella Vaccine to Adults”
World News
WHO reports on June meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety
Featured Resources
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as a new app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2016 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2016 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
MMWR reports on a case of meningococcal disease in an international traveler
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Immunize Georgia Conference to be held September 9
Register now! Hawaii Immunization Coalition to offer CDC's “Pink Book” course January 10–11, 2017
IAC Express: Issue 1255
July 13, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I have patients who are in their 70s or 80s and remember getting a pneumococcal…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases updated Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit along with additional new resources
CDC confirms that the influenza VISs will remain the same for the 2016–17 influenza season
MMWR reports on HPV-associated cancers
Register now! On July 28, Dr. William Atkinson will present "Adolescent Immunization: Where We Are Now and How We Can Do Better" webinar
California issues meningococcal disease health advisory for at-risk gay and bisexual men and all people with HIV
Arizona confirms two new cases of measles, bringing the total to 22 cases
CDC publishes best practices for diagnosing Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis disease
Providers and partners can join CDC as flu prevention partners
Free bulk quantities of pneumococcal and zoster vaccination laminated pocket guides available from IAC for distribution within your organization and at conferences
IAC Handouts
“Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season” now available
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Portuguese-language translations of the HPV9 and Meningococcal ACWY VISs
IAC posts Yiddish-language translation of the DTaP VIS
Featured Resources
Reminder! Free SHOTS app from STFM is a great tool for new doctors starting their residencies in July
Also for new residents! Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as a new app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2016 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2016 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study finds HPV vaccination reduces cervical abnormalities
Education and Training
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Minnesota Department of Health's Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference to be held September 8–9
IAC Express: Issue 1254
July 6, 2016
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: The meningococcal conjugate vaccine recommendations state that a…read more
Top Stories
Save the date! On July 28, Dr. William Atkinson will present "Improving Adolescent Immunization" webinar
NAIIS's Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System is now available for the 2016–2017 season
August is National Immunization Awareness Month; 2016 communications toolkit now available
Association of Immunization Managers publishes new resource about selecting and using data loggers to monitor vaccine temperatures
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional years
One healthcare organization joins IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Free bulk quantities of pneumococcal and zoster vaccination laminated pocket guides available from IAC for distribution within your organization and at conferences
IAC Handouts
"Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season" now available
IAC updates and reformats "Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk"
"Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children and Teens" updated and reformatted
Vaccine Information Statements
Spanish translations of the HPV9, Meningococcal (MCV4/MPSV4), pediatric multi-vaccine, and PCV13 vaccine VISs are now available in rich text format (RTF)
World News
WHO publishes travel guidelines from the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia for Hajj travelers in Weekly Epidemiological Report
Featured Resources
AAP Ohio Chapter releases Fast Vax Facts app
Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians ("The Purple Book") as a new app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2016 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2016 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
June issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
University at Albany School of Public Health to offer July 21 webinar on maternal immunization
Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through September 21; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Indiana Immunization Coalition "The Pink Book" training scheduled for October 12–13
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