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October 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1331
October 18, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I have a pregnant patient who is 26 weeks along and received a Tdap vaccine 2 1/2…read more
Top Stories
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of kindergarten students during 2016–17 in MMWR
San Diego County hepatitis A death toll rises to 18; public health emergency status extended through October 24
October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month
IAC Spotlight! Four healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
New for 16-year-olds! "You’re 16 . . . We recommend these vaccines for you!" from IAC and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
IAC makes small changes to the recently updated "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
World News
WHO receives news about attack on medical facilities in eastern Syrian Arab Republic that destroyed vaccines and related supplies
Second largest oral cholera vaccination campaign starts in Bangladesh
Featured Resources
CDC provides resource on making a strong recommendation for influenza vaccination
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video titled "Dai's Story" in its storytelling project #justB
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Education and Training
VICNetwork to present webinar about HPV immunization quality improvement tools on October 19
Conferences and Meetings
Tune in to CDC's ACIP meeting October 25–26 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast
IAC Express Issue 1330
October 11, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Please explain why pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine is…read more
Top Stories
Webinar from CDC and NVPO on understanding and addressing parent questions about child vaccines scheduled for October 17
CDC reports on influenza activity in the United States and world from May 21 through September 23
IAC Spotlight! IAC's Administering Vaccines handouts web page contains valuable, easy-to-find resources for healthcare professionals
Registration now open for CDC’s 48th National Immunization Conference on May 15–17, 2018
October 15–21 is International Infection Prevention Week
IAC Handouts
New! IAC develops "Don’t Be Guilty of These Preventable Errors in Vaccine Administration," a 4-page print resource for healthcare professionals
New! IAC develops resource for healthcare professionals titled "Strategies to Improve Adult Vaccination Coverage"
IAC posts updated "Standing Orders for Administering Tdap/Td Vaccine to Adults"
World News
WHO publishes news release on October 3 regarding new global strategy to reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030
Featured Resources
CDC and Georgia Tech release parent-friendly "Catch-up Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Online Tool"
NFID releases two campaign toolkits to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about the importance of protecting older adults against influenza
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Journal Articles and Newsletters
September issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
CDC reports on human adenovirus surveillance in the United States
Education and Training
AAFP webinar on influenza vaccination now archived and available for viewing
Final reminder: Last segment of CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics airs on October 11
IAC Express Issue 1329
October 4, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If you choose to give Trumenba brand MenB vaccine (Pfizer) to a 16-year-old with HIV…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases "Dear Colleague" letter about the importance of influenza and Tdap vaccination for pregnant women; letter also signed by 12 medical organizations
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage of healthcare professionals in 2016–17
CDC reports on influenza vaccination coverage of pregnant women in 2016–17
CDC publishes final 2016–17 influenza vaccination estimates coverage on its website
CDC issues press release on study showing Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies
CDC issues media release on study reporting that 12% of physicians and 3% of nurses indicate reuse of syringes for more than one patient in their workplace
Vaccine Education Center offers three new educational resources for healthcare professionals to give to patients
Dr. Paul Offit responds to interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. and study about influenza vaccination of pregnant women
San Diego hepatitis A outbreak continues, with 17 deaths and over 325 people hospitalized; cases reported in Los Angeles County, Santa Cruz County, and Salt Lake County (UT)
IAC Spotlight! IAC's "What's New" page provides links to new and recently updated IAC handouts and staff education materials for free downloading and printing, VISs and their translations, and immunize.org web sections
IAC enrolls four new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; two qualify for additional years
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections"
IAC posts nine updated translations of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
Featured Resources
ShotByShot releases video about woman suffering from subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, a complication from her childhood measles infection
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases releases summary of September 28 news conference about influenza and pneumococcal disease
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC issues press release on study indicating that just over half of adults with work-related asthma reported receiving a pneumococcal vaccine
Education and Training
The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the Hepatitis B Foundation to sponsor October 11 webinar on the #justB project, a national story bank featuring people living with hepatitis B infection
Reminder: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases sponsoring three upcoming webinars: the first on hepatitis A and B vaccination, the second a recap of the October ACIP meeting, and the third about shingles vaccines
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Texas Immunization Conference scheduled for November 28–30 in San Antonio
September 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1328
September 27, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Is it okay to administer rotavirus vaccine and immune globulin at the same time?…read more
Top Stories
CDC launches campaign to educate and remind vaccination providers about proper administration technique in time for influenza season
CDC releases "Dear Colleague" letter for 2017–18 influenza season also signed by 17 medical organizations
CDC announces changes made to ACIP's "Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization" in July
San Diego hepatitis A outbreak spreads to Los Angeles County
CDC reports on increase in hepatitis A infections among men who have sex with men in New York City
Annual NFID influenza/pneumococcal news conference will be held on September 28; listen to the event and join the Thunderclap
IAC Spotlight! July 10 webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform” can be viewed on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available for your use
IAC Handouts
IAC posts 7 updated translations of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens"
IAC posts 7 updated translations of "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
IAC posts updated Spanish-language version of "Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years" as well as 6 new translations
IAC posts updated Spanish-language version of "Vaccinations for Pregnant Women," as well as 6 new translations
IAC posts 7 updated translations of "Vaccinations for Adults—You're Never Too Old to Get Vaccinated!"
IAC posts 5 revised and 2 new Spanish translations of 1-page immunization schedules for adult patients in various risk groups
IAC posts updated Spanish-language translation of "Keep your kids safe—get them vaccinated every fall or winter"
World News
WHO asks Yemen to accept offered cholera vaccines as outbreak continues
Featured Resources
Dr. Litjen (LJ) Tan, IAC's chief strategy officer, writes guest column for NFID about the value of the 16-year-old immunization platform
Clinicians: As part of a series of CDC-created HPV-related videos, pediatrician Dr. Alix Casler demonstrates how to recommend HPV vaccine to parents of 11–12-year-olds
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations webinar to take place on September 28
NAIIS webinar on improving adult immunization within healthcare systems archived and available for viewing at your convenience
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
IAC Express Issue 1327
September 20, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A 22-year-old female is going to pharmacy school and the school wants…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases guidance for prevention of tetanus in areas affected by a hurricane
CDC releases information about influenza and influenza vaccination during pregnancy and provides guidance on how to address concerns that patients may have about vaccination
CDC publishes updated dosing instructions for hepatitis A prophylaxis with immune globulin
New Technically Speaking column: "Standing Orders Protocols Can Improve Your Vaccination Rates"
NAIIS's Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System is now available for the 2017–2018 season
CDC and NFID to host a Thunderclap for flu prevention on September 28
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast—an interview with Dr. Tara Smith about how individuals can promote vaccination in their communities
IAC Handouts
IAC posts six new translations of "Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Age 0–10 Years"
IAC makes correction to the recently updated "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine to Adults"
World News
Report on June meeting of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication available; focus was on HBV and HCV
Featured Resources
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study shows that HPV vaccine does not have a negative impact on fertility
Education and Training
AAFP to sponsor webinar about the 2017–18 influenza recommendations on September 26
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
IAC Express Special Edition - Survey: Issue 1326
September 18, 2017
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IAC Express Issue 1325
September 13, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: My adult patient is traveling to Nigeria in three days. She is already immune to hepatitis A, but…read more
Top Stories
San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratifies a local health emergency declaration regarding the county's ongoing hepatitis A outbreak
Medical exemptions to immunization rise in California after elimination of personal belief exemptions
AAP News reports on shoulder injury related to vaccine administration
International vaccine expert Dr. Peter Hotez and his daughter who has autism are targeted with threats
National Adult Immunization and Influenza Summit offers tools to assist satellite, temporary, and off-site influenza vaccination clinics
IAC Spotlight! Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Join NFID and the Washington Nationals for the 6th Annual Flu Awareness Night in Washington, DC, on September 15
IAC Handouts
IAC posts "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2017–2018 Influenza Season"
IAC updates "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination"
IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults" and "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Adolescents"
IAC updates "Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Age 6 Months through 8 Years during the 2017–2018 Influenza Season"
IAC posts revised "Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy"
IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines"
Official Releases and Announcements
AAP issues recommendations for influenza vaccination for 2017–2018 season
World News
WHO provides summary of cholera cases and deaths worldwide in 2016
WHO publishes report on the estimated economic impact of vaccinations in 73 low- and middle-income countries
Featured Resources
CDC offers infographic and text to promote adolescent HPV vaccination
Hepatitis B Foundation and the ShotByShot project release new video about a man with a history of drug use who is infected with both HIV and HBV
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
August issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Study found that third dose of MMR helped control a college mumps outbreak
Mott Poll Report investigates parents' understanding of teen vaccine recommendations
CDC reports on human infections with novel avian influenza A(H7N9) viruses in China during the fifth epidemic
Education and Training
NFID announces three upcoming webinars: the first on hepatitis B and A vaccination, the second a recap of the October ACIP meeting, and the third about shingles vaccines
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Indiana Immunization Coalition to host October 5 meeting on the importance of standing orders for administering vaccines
IAC Express Issue 1324
September 6, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A 5-year-old patient received Pentacel (DTaP-IPV/Hib) for the 5th dose of DTaP…read more
Top Stories
AAP issues policy stating that newborns should routinely receive hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls seven new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; one previously honored institution qualifies for additional year
IAC Handouts
IAC revises "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens" and "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine to Adults"
Featured Resources
Resources for the 2017–18 flu season featured on EZIZ.org, including poster of all influenza vaccine packages
HistoryofVaccines.org website is now available in Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu, as well as Spanish
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Pediatrics publishes review of 29 studies showing that serious vaccine reactions rarely recurred
CDC reports on a fatal case of yellow fever in a U.S. traveler returning from Peru
Education and Training
CDC Current Issues in Immunization NetConference, "Influenza Update 2017–2018," scheduled for September 13
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
August 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1323
August 30, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I have a healthy 11-month-old patient whose family is traveling to Zimbabwe…read more
Top Stories
CDC publishes ACIP 2017–18 influenza vaccination recommendations
CDC issues report on the national, regional, state, and selected local area vaccination coverage among adolescents aged 13–17 years in the U.S. in 2016
Deadly hepatitis A outbreak has killed 14 in San Diego County since early 2017
American Academy of Family Physicians releases new immunization advocacy online tool showing vaccine legislation and vaccine coverage by state
Reminder: Today, Wednesday, August 30, VICNetwork webinar at 2 p.m. (ET) about new Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations on influenza vaccination for 2017–18
IAC Spotlight! IAC's Video of the Week presents personal stories, news, animations, and other video clips of interest to our readers every Monday
Voices for Vaccines releases a total of four podcasts in August during National Immunization Awareness Month
IAC corrects small error in the Question of the Week in the August 16 issue of IAC Express
Reminder! Nominations due by September 15 for the HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion award sponsored by CDC, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Cancer Society
Official Releases and Announcements
Weekly Epidemiological Record publishes position paper on cholera vaccines
Featured Resources
AAFP News guest editorial by Dr. Margot Savoy highlights wealth of resources to help boost immunization rates
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center’s August newsletter for healthcare professionals now online
Education and Training
Registration now open for Vaccine Education Center's "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar on September 13 with Dr. Paul Offit
IAC and the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit sponsor August 31 webinar: “Overcoming Challenges to Providing Adult Immunizations in Healthcare Systems”
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Save the date: Texas Immunization Conference scheduled for November 28–30 in San Antonio
IAC Express Issue 1322
August 23, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Is there any plan to change the Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)…read more
Top Stories
National Immunization Awareness Month is wrapping up, with the final week focusing on vaccinations for preteens and teens
CDC issues guidance for tetanus-diphtheria vaccination during the current Td vaccine shortage
Seventh edition of Plotkin's Vaccines textbook now available for purchase
IAC Spotlight: Package Inserts & FDA Product Approvals and ACIP Recommendations web pages on immunize.org are popular resources for IAC website visitors
GSK reports a potential for shipping delays of Menveo in August and September
National Adult Immunization and Influenza Summit publishes white paper on lowering the burden of adult disease through vaccination
CDC reports error in HTML version of the Pertussis chapter in its "Pink Book"
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward polio eradication in Afghanistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
WHO reports on human cases of influenza at the human-animal interface
Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia issues requirements and recommendations for entry visas for 2017 Hajj and Umra seasons
Featured Resources
International Vaccine Access Center adds impact studies modules for PCV and rotavirus to its VIEW-hub interactive platform
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study published in Clinical Therapeutics found that access to pharmacies and other nontraditional settings helped increase adult influenza vaccination rates
Education and Training
NFID to offer September 6 webinar about protecting older adults against influenza
Earn free continuing education credit by participating in “Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage” e-learning opportunity from the HPV Vaccination Roundtable and AHEC
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Indiana Immunization Coalition to host October 5 meeting on the importance of standing orders for administering vaccines
Washington Vaccine Update scheduled for October 27
ImmunizeOhio to host 13th Annual Statewide Immunization Conference on November 15
IAC Express Issue 1321
August 17, 2017
The following questions and answers have all been published previously as a Question of the Week in 2017 issues of IAC Express.
IAC extends thanks to our experts: Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH; Candice L. Robinson, MD, MPH; Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA; Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN; and Jessie Wing, MD, MPH, all from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Dtap/Tdap/Td Vaccines
Q: Is there any contraindication to administering Tdap vaccine and Rhogam at the same time to a pregnant woman?
Q: Mom comes in with her 19-month-old. She reports that her (the mother's) sibling has a history of a severe reaction to pertussis vaccine in the mid-1990s. Now mom is reluctant to give her child pertussis vaccine although the child received Pediarix (DTaP-HepB-IPV, GlaxoSmithKline) 2 months ago without incident. Should we be concerned about the mother's family history of a severe reaction to pertussis vaccine?
Q: A dose of Kinrix (DTaP-IPV; GSK) should have been administered to a 4-year-old, but Pentacel (DTaP-IPV/Hib; Sanofi Pasteur) was administered instead. Does the dose of DTaP count?
Q: Are there recommendations for administering Tdap when Td is not available?
Q: If a person received a Tdap vaccine and then had a positive pertussis PCR two weeks later, could it be a false positive from the vaccine or should we consider this a case of pertussis? The patient had a cough, nausea, and vomiting for 2–3 days prior to PCR testing.
Q:  A 7-year-old has a history of 3 doses of DTaP, appropriately spaced, between 4 years and 6 years of age. Is her DTaP series complete?
Q: Tenivac Td (Sanofi Pasteur) for adults is expected to be unavailable until the second half of 2017. Another Td vaccine produced by MassBiologics is available at our wholesaler, but it looks like the components are slightly different from Tenivac. Are the two products interchangeable during the shortage?
Q: My 11-year-old patient received a dose of Tdap when he was 7 years old. He also received a dose of Td 6 months later in order to finish a primary series of tetanus-toxoid. Can I give him a dose of Tdap now?
Q: A 16-year-old refugee's record indicates 2 doses of Td separated by 1 month and 1 dose of Tdap given 4 months after the second Td. The first Td was given at age 16 years. Is he up to date?
Pneumococcal Vaccines
Q: Is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) a risk-based indication for pneumococcal vaccines?
Q: We have a 45-year-old patient taking Mesalamine for ulcerative colitis. Should he receive PCV13 and/or PPSV23?
Rabies Vaccines
Q: A patient recently exposed to a bat received the rabies vaccine series. One of the doses was given in the gluteus. Does this dose count?
Varicella Vaccine
Q: I have a patient who is 62 years old and is immigrating to the U.S. She received a dose of zoster vaccine 2 months ago. The immigration requirements state she should receive 2 doses of varicella vaccine. Does she need additional varicella vaccine?
Zoster Vaccine
Q: For our "Mother's Day Out" program, one of the teachers has shingles. The program serves moms of 2-month-olds to 4-year-olds. All children are up to date with their vaccinations, but some are too young to have received varicella vaccine. Is it safe for the teacher to work?
Q: My healthy 29-year-old son recently had a mild episode of herpes zoster. He has no underlying medical problems. He was treated with famcyclovir. Should he now get zoster vaccine?
Precautions and Contraindications
Q: I had an 18-year-old in the clinic today for varicella vaccination. He reports having antiphospholipid syndrome being treated with rituximab (a drug that affects the function of B lymphocytes). The next dose of rituximab will be in 2 weeks. He has also had 12 immune globulin (IG) injections in the last year. Should he get the varicella vaccine at all with this condition, and if so, what time frame do we need to be concerned with in relation to the rituximab treatment and/or IG?
Scheduling Vaccines
Q: If a child falls behind on immunizations, is it recommended to use only minimum intervals to get the child caught up? Or should we use a minimum interval for the same vaccine only once?
Vaccine Safety
Q: Why are zoster, pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23) and meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccines not covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
IAC Express Issue 1320
August 16, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If a patient received Trumenba (Pfizer) meningococcal B vaccine…read more
Top Stories
National Immunization Awareness Month is here, with the third week focusing on vaccinations for adults
CDC updates its immunization scheduling tool for children from birth through age 6 years
New Technically Speaking column: "Routine Schedules for MenACWY and MenB Vaccines—Make Sure You’re Giving Them on Time"
International Vaccine Access Center launches VoICE, a new digital tool that supports evidence-based advocacy
The Lancet encourages people to remember the Yemen cholera crisis during World Humanitarian Day, August 19
Indiana mother promotes pertussis vaccination in memory of her baby who died of the disease
IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; one previously honored institution qualifies for an additional year
Two healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Did your July 26 issue of IAC Express (#1317) arrive?
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Influenza (IIV) VISs in Dari, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Oromo, Pashto, and Nepali
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC publishes "Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions—United States, 2015" in MMWR
World News
WHO reports on deployments from the oral cholera vaccine stockpile
WHO reports on yellow fever in Africa and the Americas, 2016
Featured Resources
Colorado Refugee Immunization Provider Resource Hub shares a compilation of resources related to refugee-specific immunization guidelines
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video in its storytelling project: #justB
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
New issue of WHO's Vaccine Safety Net Newsletter is now online
Education and Training
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Joint symposium on oropharyngeal cancer sponsored by ADA and MD Anderson Cancer Center to be held October 18 in Atlanta
NFID Clinical Vaccinology Course scheduled for November 3–4 in Bethesda; submissions for poster presentations due by September 6
IAC Express Issue 1319
August 9, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: What is the schedule for hepatitis B vaccine administration for infants who…read more
Top Stories
National Immunization Awareness Month is here, with the second week focusing on vaccinations for pregnant women
Hepatitis A outbreak claims eighth life in southern California
Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children documentary now available to purchase
AAP publishes information about coding for influenza vaccination during 2017–18 season
Study of audio recordings of pediatrician-parent conversations reveals how providers' use of presumptive statements in recommending HPV vaccination can improve uptake of same-day vaccination for patients
Voices for Vaccines plans four new podcasts, one for each week of National Immunization Awareness Month
Chicago Tribune publishes article about new measures to limit vaccination exemptions in Illinois and across U.S.
IAC Spotlight: Check out the "Ask the Experts" online archive for answers to immunization questions
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Hepatitis B, HPV, and MenB VIS translations in Hindi, Punjabi, and Thai
IAC posts Multi-vaccine VIS in Farsi
IAC posts Adenovirus VIS translation in Turkish
Official Releases and Announcements
NACCHO releases statement about the President's proposed budget
WHO issues updated position paper on diphtheria vaccination
World News
CDC reports on meningitis outbreak caused by vaccine-preventable bacteria in Ghana
Featured Resources
Hepatitis B Foundation and the ShotByShot project release new video about raising adopted daughters who are chronically infected with hepatitis B
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
NFID to offer webinar on maternal immunization Thursday, August 10 (tomorrow)
ACOG to present webinar about communicating with adult patients about vaccination on August 17
CDC to offer webinar about proven practices for increasing immunization rates in adults on August 24
CDC webinar on positive vaccine conversations with parents set for August 25
CDC's Medscape Expert Commentary series now includes guidance from Dr. Nancy Messonnier about working with vaccine-hesitant parents
AAP's archived 1-hour webinar on HPV vaccination now offers free CME/CNE credit
AHEC to offer HPV quality improvement webinar on August 24
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Video presentations from the June 2017 ACIP meeting are now available online
IAC Express Issue 1318
August 2, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: How long can reconstituted MMR vaccine be stored in a refrigerator before…read more
Top Stories
National Immunization Awareness Month has begun with the first week focusing on vaccinations for babies and young children
CDC reports on Merck hepatitis B vaccine shortage
WHO, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme issue statement in effort to help the people of Yemen, where more than 400,000 people have been infected with cholera, and nearly 1,900 have died
CDC, the Association of American Cancer Institutes, and the American Cancer Society announce the HPV Vaccine Prevention Champion award
CDC reports temporary total depletion of U.S. licensed yellow fever vaccine for civilian travelers to be replaced by investigational imported Stamaril vaccine
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors endorses promotion of the HPV vaccine to reduce the risk of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer
IAC Spotlight! Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Mandates Honor Roll
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts new Hib VIS translations in Amharic, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Nepali, Oromo, and Tigrinya
IAC posts new Tdap VIS translations in Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, and Tigrinya
IAC posts new PCV13 VIS translations in Amharic, Karen, Nepali, and Oromo
IAC posts updated Polio (IPV) VIS Nepali translation in Nepali, as well as new Oromo translation
Featured Resources
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
July issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
New article in JAMA Pediatrics finds that small declines in vaccine coverage from vaccine hesitancy can have substantial impacts on measles outbreaks
Education and Training
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Save the date for the next VICNetwork webinar, "Communication Strategies and Recommendations for the Upcoming 2017–18 Flu Season," on Wednesday, August 30
Conferences and Meetings
Minutes from February ACIP meeting now available
July 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1317
July 26, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: In the past, CDC has recommended to only accept patient-reported history for…read more
Top Stories
CDC reminds international travelers to protect themselves against measles
WHO and UNICEF report that nearly one in 10 infants worldwide didn’t receive any vaccinations in 2016
Association of Immunization Managers issues press release commending ACIP for adding the 16-year-old immunization column to the child/teen immunization schedule
Reminder: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; 2017 communications toolkit available
Yemen’s cholera epidemic, with 360,000 cases and rising, now considered to be worst in modern history
MMWR reports on hospital contact investigation after a patient developed a zoster vaccine–related rash
CDC releases video about using new VAERS reporting system
Reminder: July 10 webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting “Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform” can be viewed on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available for your use
IAC Spotlight! IAC offers many vaccine storage and handling resources for healthcare professionals
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"
IAC and ACOG collaborate to update "Vaccinations for Pregnant Women"—a one-page immunization schedule to give to your pregnant patients
IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering MMR Vaccine to Children and Teens" and "Standing Orders for Administering Varicella Vaccine to Children and Teens"
IAC updates patient education piece titled "Vaccines Work!," which provides statistics on the pre-vaccination era compared to the present day
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts new translations of the Hepatitis A VIS in Amharic, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Nepali, Oromo, and Tigrinya
IAC posts new translations of the DTaP VIS in Oromo and Tigrinya
IAC posts new translations of the Hepatitis B VIS in Nepali and Oromo
IAC posts new translations of the MenACWY VIS translations in Amharic, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, and Oromo
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward measles elimination in Bangladesh in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
WHO reports on acute flaccid paralysis surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis
Featured Resources
AAFP Foundation launches program to help address teen undervaccination
CDC presents latest podcast in its “Defining Moments in MMWR History” series; subject is 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
Reminder: ACOG to present "Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization" webinar on August 7
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Presentation slides from June ACIP meeting now available; next meeting scheduled for October 25–26
IAC Express Issue 1316
July 19, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: What is the dosing for tetanus immune globulin for an adult with suspected…read more
Top Stories
CDC reports on Minnesota measles outbreak in MMWR
Measles outbreaks in Europe have caused 35 deaths in the past year
CDC publishes Vaccine Information Statement for cholera
IAC Spotlight! July 10 webinar of Dr. William L. Atkinson presenting "Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform" can be viewed on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available
Cholera cases in Yemen now exceed 300,000, with 7,000 new cases daily
Reminder: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; 2017 communications toolkit available
CDC reports on pneumococcal vaccination of Medicare beneficiaries following 2014 ACIP recommendation
Unity Consortium survey finds major areas for improvement in preventive health communications to teens
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast about a pro-vaccine advocate touring the country to counter misinformation
World News
Weekly Epidemiological Report publishes summary of Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety meeting
Featured Resources
CDC offers new multimedia products to share with parents
Reminder: CDC offers new online educational program on vaccine administration
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 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
CDC publishes information about patients receiving eculizumab being at high risk for meningococcal disease despite vaccination; previously published as an MMWR Early Release
Education and Training
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
ACOG to present "Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization" webinar on August 7
Four upcoming opportunities to participate in GSA's "Immunization Champions, Advocates & Mentors Program" (ICAMP) training
Area Health Education Center Network offers archived webinars on HPV vaccination, including one on HPV hesitancy and myths; free CE/CEU credit available
IAC Express Issue 1315
July 12, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Is it acceptable to administer vaccines in the nurses' station…read more
Top Stories
Secretary Price appoints Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as new CDC director
CDC and FDA announce new Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting website and reporting form
CDC publishes an MMWR Early Release and a CDC Health Advisory about patients receiving eculizumab being at high risk for meningococcal disease despite vaccination
Polio worker killed in Pakistan; over 100 such workers have been killed in the last 5 years
IAC Spotlight! Six previously honored institutions qualify for additional years on IAC's Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO releases updated position paper on hepatitis B vaccination
Featured Resources
Reminder: Coding and billing resources available online from the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video in its storytelling project: #justB
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
Hawaii Immunization Coalition to sponsor September 19 webinar on using standing orders
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
IAC Express Issue 1314
July 6, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: How effective are three doses of MMR vaccine compared to two doses…read more
Top Stories
Register now! Dr. William L. Atkinson, IAC's associate director for immunization education, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization and the 16-year-old platform on July 10
National Center for Health Statistics releases data brief titled "Vaccination Coverage Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2015"
John Oliver, Last Week Tonight host on HBO, promotes vaccination in 27-minute monologue that has gone viral and has run in major media sources
August is National Immunization Awareness Month; 2017 communications toolkit now available
IAC Spotlight! Reminder: Explore the new "Favorites" tab at the top of every page on immunize.org
CDC's "Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2016–17 Season and Composition of the 2017–18 Influenza Vaccine"
Featured Resources
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
New report by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analyzes the connection between nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis outbreaks in the U.S.
Education and Training
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
June 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1313
June 28, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: How can I get yellow fever vaccine? Is there a vaccine shortage?…read more
Top Stories
CDC releases new online educational program on vaccine administration
IAC provides summary of June 21–22 ACIP meeting, including the influenza vaccine vote
Suspected cases of cholera in Yemen now exceed 200,000, with more than 1,300 deaths
Countries and partners pledge $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year
Register now! Dr. William L. Atkinson, IAC's associate director for immunization education, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization and the 16-year-old platform on July 10
IAC Spotlight! Explore the new "Favorites" tab at the top of every page on immunize.org
Dr. Paul Offit's recent columns in The Daily Beast discuss proposed federal funding cuts for health care and the issue of government-mandated vaccination
Due to the Independence Day holiday, the next issue of IAC Express will be published on July 6
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its parent handout "Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years"
IAC updates its two standing orders templates for administering MMR vaccine: the one for children and teens and the one for adults
IAC revises "Before you vaccinate adults, consider their 'H-A-L-O'!"
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO issues position paper about the use of fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward containment of poliovirus type 2 in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
AAP reorganizes the immunization pages on its website
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC; free app for iPhones and iPads available from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center's June newsletter for healthcare professionals includes information about measles, a summary regarding CDC's adult immunization survey, an introduction to ACIP's "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization," and more
May issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
CDC's 6-part NetConference series on adult vaccination now archived for viewing at your convenience
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
Conferences and Meetings
Nevada Health Conference scheduled for November 13–14; one of the tracks will be devoted to topics of interest to coalitions
Washington Vaccine Update to take place on October 27 in Seattle
IAC Express Issue 1312
June 21, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: We received a report of an infant who received rotavirus vaccine intramuscularly…read more
Top Stories
Hepatitis A outbreak claims fourth life in southern California
FDA investigates findings of hepatitis A link to frozen tuna
CDC reports 3,176 cases of mumps in 42 states across the U.S. from January through May
IAC Spotlight! Looking for the top patient handouts and staff education materials on immunize.org? Visit our newly updated Top Handouts web page.
Reminder: Dr. William L. Atkinson, IAC's associate director for immunization education, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization on July 10
Unity Consortium publishes a call to action on adolescent immunization
Importance of adult immunizations highlighted in Becker’s Hospital Review article
IAC Handouts
IAC revises "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?"
IAC updates "Standing Orders Administering Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine to Children Younger Than Age 7 Years"
IAC updates "Guidance for Developing Admission Orders in Labor and Delivery and Newborn Units to Prevent Hepatitis B" as well as "Sample Text for Developing Admission Orders in Newborn Units for the Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose"
World News
WHO reports on maternal and neonatal tetanus in Equatorial Guinea in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Report
Featured Resources
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Canada experienced measles outbreak with unique virus genotyping in 2015
Education and Training
NFID to sponsor July 13 webinar about June 2017 ACIP meeting
Register now for CDC’s July 13 webinar: “Partner Resource Showcase: New Tools for HPV Vaccination”
Register now for the June 28 VICNetwork webinar: "Creating a Pro-Immunization Culture and Preparing for National Immunization Awareness Month"
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics continues through October 11; register now
Continuing education credit is available for reading ACIP's "General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization"
Conferences and Meetings
Tune into CDC's ACIP meeting June 21–22 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast
IAC Express Issue 1311
June 15, 2017
Ask the Experts: CDC Experts Answer Your Questions
The following questions and answers have all been published previously as a Question of the Week in 2017 issues of IAC Express.
IAC extends thanks to our experts: Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH; Candice L. Robinson, MD, MPH; Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA; Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN; and Jessie Wing, MD, MPH, all from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Q: An adolescent received the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine at age 11 years but did not return for subsequent doses. If the patient comes back at age 16 years, is it necessary to repeat the first dose of the series?
Q: If a patient receives hepatitis B vaccine while undergoing hemodialysis, will the vaccine be effective? Will the dose need to be repeated?
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
Q: I have a patient who was diagnosed with HPV types 16 and 18. The patient received a properly spaced Gardasil series in 2006 when she was 25 years old. Did the HPV vaccine she received in 2006 fail to protect her?
Influenza Vaccine
Q: We have had three employees who have tested positive for influenza by nasal swab within 2 weeks of receiving Fluarix Quadrivalent (GlaxoSmithKline) vaccine. Is there a time period after receiving influenza vaccine that a nasal swab can give a false positive result?
Q: When I was 5 years old, I had Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) unrelated to vaccination. I am now 35 with no residual effects of the GBS. I am a nurse and my facility requires employees to receive influenza vaccine. Is it safe for me to be vaccinated?
Meningococcal ACWY and B Vaccines
Q: Several healthy adult college students from Asia (ages 24 years and older) presented to our clinic. They will be living in a residence hall. None have a record of having received meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). Should they receive a dose of MenACWY now?
Q: A 32-year-old patient with ulcerative colitis is taking high-dose immunosuppressive medications (6-mercaptopurine). Should he receive meningococcal vaccine?
Q: Can the meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccine and meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine be given at the same visit?
Q: I have a 3-month-old patient whose family will be doing mission work in sub-Saharan Africa. They are leaving as soon as the child is 6 months old. We gave her the first dose of Menveo brand MenACWY vaccine today. I know the usual Menveo schedule for an infant is 2, 4, 6, and 12 months. If we maintain usual spacing, she will only get 1 more dose before she leaves. Can we compress the schedule so she can get 2 more doses prior to travel?
Q: If someone received MPSV4 or MenACWY at age 9 years, will two additional doses of MenACWY be needed?
Miscellaneous Vaccines
Q: What are the recommendations for use of the new oral cholera vaccine?
MMR Vaccine
Q: I have an 8-month-old patient who is traveling internationally. The infant needs immune globulin (IG) for hepatitis A protection as well as MMR vaccine. The family is leaving in 11 days. Can I give the IG and the MMR vaccine simultaneously?
Q: We have a patient who has selective IgA deficiency. We also have patients with selective IgM deficiency. Can MMR or varicella vaccine be administered to these patients?
Administering Vaccines
Q: I've seen the recommendation stating air bubbles in manufacturer-filled syringes do not need to be expelled. Can you explain why those air bubbles can be injected but air bubbles in user-filled syringes must be expelled?
Scheduling Vaccines
Q: A 5-year-old is in the office for vaccines and is due for MMR, polio, varicella, and DTaP. Is there a specific order I should be giving these vaccines?
IAC Express Issue 1310
June 14, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: The package insert for VaxChora oral cholera vaccine states that effectiveness…read more
Top Stories
Germany and Italy pass mandatory vaccination laws
Mark your calendar! Dr. William L. Atkinson, IAC's associate director for immunization education, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization on July 10
ASTHO creates guide to assist in identifying and vaccinating uninsured and underinsured adults
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast on the topic of Andrew Wakefield
IAC Spotlight! Five healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts new and updated Japanese-language VIS translations
World News
CDC and WHO report on Japanese encephalitis surveillance and immunization in Asia and Western Pacific Regions in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
Faculty members: Be sure to tell incoming residents in all specialties about the free SHOTS app that covers child, teen, and adult immunization
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
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video in its storytelling project: #justB
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today!
Education and Training
Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through October 11; register now
IAC Express Issue 1309
June 7, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: If someone received MPSV4 or MenACWY at age 9 years, will two additional doses…read more
Top Stories
Measles outbreak in Minnesota continues; related articles provide insight
Presentations from National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit now online
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls eight new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; seven previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
Sixth Annual NFID Flu Awareness night at the Washington Nationals game scheduled for September 15
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Vaccinations for Adults: You're never too old to get vaccinated," as well as seven additional versions for various patient risk groups
IAC makes small correction to its 5-page child/teen and adult summaries of immunization recommendations
IAC updates "MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism: Examine the evidence!" with the addition of three new studies
New! IAC offers a print alternative for applying to its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
World News
New Ebola vaccine to be used to stop outbreak in Congo
WHO reports on the April meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in Weekly Epidemiological Report
Featured Resources
CDC develops new slide set to help child care programs support immunization
Washington State Department of Health develops vaccination resource for travelers on Hajj or Umrah
Voices for Vaccines offers pro-vaccine customizable photo frames for Facebook
Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated versions of the 2017 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2017 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 begins June 14; register now
AAPCHO to sponsor June 21 webinar on National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine's report on eliminating hepatitis B and C in the U.S.
Conferences and Meetings
Mid America Immunization Coalition to sponsor 2017 Immunization Symposium on June 23 in Independence, MO
Immunize South Dakota conference set for August 4 in Sioux Falls
May 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1308
May 31, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Does live oral cholera vaccine need to be administered at an interval…read more
Top Stories
New slide set! "How to Implement Standing Orders in Your Practice" now available
New edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall available for purchase from IAC
CDC reports on a measles outbreak at an immigration and customs enforcement facility in Arizona
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Indonesian-language translation of the Hepatitis B VIS
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO publishes document on vaccination and trust
CDC publishes "Malaria Surveillance—United States, 2014" in MMWR
World News
CDC and WHO report monitoring of poliovirus type 2 after oral vaccine withdrawal in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
An additional 23 human infections with Asian H7N9 bird flu in China reported for a total of 688 in current epidemic; CDC prepares to ship a new candidate vaccine virus
Featured Resources