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December 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1341
December 13, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A 17-year-old received two doses of Twinrix, separated by one month. The second…read more
Top Stories
Please donate to the Immunization Action Coalition!
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
CDC publishes “Update: Influenza Activity in the United States, October 1–November 25, 2017” in this week’s MMWR
CDC publishes three online reports in FluVaxView on U.S. flu vaccination coverage in 2017 for three groups in U.S.
Having some difficulty getting your adolescent patients vaccinated? Here are some useful tools
BuzzFeed reports on 20-year-old Arizona mother of two who dies one day after receiving flu diagnosis
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, “Get the Flu Shot,” to answer your questions about the flu
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its healthcare professional information sheet titled "Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them"
IAC updates "Notification of Vaccination Letter Template" for use when vaccinating someone else's patients
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts new and updated Turkish translations of VISs
World News
Diphtheria spreading fast among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; WHO working with partners to contain outbreak
WHO, UNICEF, and other partners combat diphtheria outbreak in Yemen with vaccinations and medicines following war-related closure of air and sea ports
Featured Resources
CDC slide presentation, “10 Ways to Create a Culture of Immunization within Our Pediatric Practice,” now available for free downloading
Journal Articles and Newsletters
November issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Pediatrics publishes 10-year study confirming HPV vaccine 100% effective and safe for all participants, ages 9–15
Study from Emory University finds that vaccine hesitancy among parents associated with beliefs about liberty and purity rather than fact
Education and Training
NFID and mdBriefCase Group Inc. offering on-demand CME activity: "Seasonal Influenza Immunization in the U.S.: Strategies for Protecting Older Adults"
Conferences and Meetings
NFID inviting abstracts by January 4 for presentations at 2018 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, April 23–25, in Bethesda; applications open for 2018 Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1340
December 7, 2017
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Issue 1339
December 6, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: My 11-year-old patient inadvertently received a dose of Td instead of Tdap…read more
Top Stories
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week; make sure all your patients are protected against flu!
New! IAC's updated 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide now available for purchase or free download
AAFP announces it joined more than 50 additional organizations in signing a joint letter calling for fully funding the Section 317 federal immunization program
Daily Beast publishes plea for increased HPV vaccination by man dying of HPV-related cancer
Utah hepatitis A outbreak hits 95 cases with over 60% needing hospitalization; Los Angeles County approves portable toilets and washbasins to stop spread of HAV among homeless population
IAC Spotlight! IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; ten previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose"
IAC updates "Hepatitis B and Healthcare Personnel: CDC answers frequently asked questions about how to protect healthcare personnel"
IAC revises two handouts for parents: "Hepatitis B Shots Are Recommended for All New Babies" and "All Kids Need Hepatitis B Shots!"
IAC updates its resource for healthcare professionals, "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination"
IAC revises its sample standing orders for administering Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine to both children/teens and adults
Official Releases and Announcements
ACP and CDC jointly publish clinical guidelines for hepatitis B screening and treatment
World News
WHO reports on the October meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in Weekly Epidemiological Record
CDC reports on fractional-dose IPV campaign in Pakistan
Featured Resources
2017 edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," available for purchase
Journal Articles and Newsletters
CDC reports on the absence of asymptomatic mumps virus shedding among vaccinated college students during an outbreak
Conferences and Meetings
Next ACIP meeting scheduled for February 21–22
November 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1338
November 29, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: A dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was administered into my patient's…read more
Top Stories
New: IAC's updated 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide now available for purchase or free download
National Influenza Vaccination Week will be observed December 3–9
CDC publishes report on the cost associated with two measles case investigations in Colorado
CDC posts information on hepatitis A vaccine shortage
Kentucky officials declare hepatitis A outbreak; 7 more cases reported in San Diego County
IAC Spotlight! Four healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
Kaiser Health News publishes powerful personal story titled "Shingles: Don't let it get you the way it got me"
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
Vaccine Education Center develops two new Q&A sheets; one on measles and one on non-standard immunization schedules
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video titled "Rensely's Story" in its storytelling project #justB
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Journal Articles and Newsletters
American Journal of Preventive Medicine publishes article about Tdap vaccination of healthcare personnel
Vaccine Education Center publishes November issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
Education and Training
Reminder: NFID webinar on shingles vaccines to take place on December 6
Free online course provides information about viruses and vaccines for non-scientists and concerned parents
Vaccine Education Center's November 15 "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar now available for viewing at your convenience
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Registration open for 2018 National Immunization Conference; abstract submission deadline is December 31
IAC Express Issue 1337
November 22, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Our practice has an 11-year-old patient who is having a splenectomy. The doctor requested…read more
Top Stories
IAC releases newly updated 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—available for purchase or free download
Reminder! Final issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
Hepatitis A outbreak exceeds 500 cases in southeast Michigan and results in 20 deaths; outbreak includes 1,200 cases in five states
Michigan couple become public advocates for vaccines after their baby dies from whooping cough
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s "Additional Immunization Resources" web section on immunize.org contains many valuable resources and tools for healthcare professionals
Several hundred students get meningococcal B vaccine at University of Massachusetts Amherst after two students confirmed to have serogroup B infection
World News
CDC and WHO publish "Global Routine Vaccination Coverage, 2016" in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
CDC and WHO publish "Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control and Elimination—Global Progress, 2000–2016," in this week’s MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
2017 edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," available for purchase
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Recent study reports steady decline in meningococcal disease among adolescents in U.S. during past two decades
Education and Training
New from Medscape and MMWR: Free online continuing education on ACIP recommendations for the use of seasonal influenza vaccines
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1336
November 17, 2017
Ask the Experts: CDC Experts Answer Your Questions

The questions and answers in this edition of IAC Express first appeared in the November 2017 issue of Needle Tips.

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).

IAC Express Issue 1335
November 15, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Are there recommendations for meningococcal ACWY vaccination for people who reside…read more
Top Stories
IAC releases newly updated 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—available for purchase or free download
Reminder! Final issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults are available online
FDA licenses Heplisav-B, the new hepatitis B vaccine from Dynavax, for use in adults age 18 and older
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s Immunization Coalitions Network website is the “go-to” place for information on immunization coalitions in U.S.
Featured Resources
Families Fighting Flu launches online toolkit, “Do You Know the Flu?,” with resources for healthcare professionals
CDC’s Public Health Matters blog posts “Everyone can be a flu vaccine advocate!”
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available
Influenza is serious; many resources are available to help healthcare professionals vaccinate patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study published in Pediatrics finds sharing vaccine information through social media during pregnancy enhances infant vaccination rates
CDC and WHO publish "Country Immunization Information System Assessments—Kenya, 2015 and Ghana, 2016" in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: 2018 National Immunization Conference abstract submission deadline is December 31
IAC Express Issue 1334
November 8, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: My 36-year-old patient was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and…read more
Top Stories
The final issue of Vaccinate Adults is available online
Reminder: The final issue of Needle Tips is available online
CDC reports on vaccination coverage of children 19–35 months old during 2016 in MMWR
Two Colorado hepatitis A cases linked to California outbreak that has killed 20 people; unrelated outbreak in Michigan has claimed 19
IAC Spotlight! "Ask the Experts" web page with influenza Q&As is newly updated by CDC experts
IAC enrolls five new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
World News
National Geographic publishes article about why vaccines are so critical in poor countries
Worldwide, measles-related deaths dropped 84% over 16 years
Harvard School of Health and NPR's forum on eradicating polio now available to view online
International Vaccine Access Center releases 2017 edition of its "Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report" as part of World Pneumonia Day
Featured Resources
AAPCHO offers toolkit to help reduce stigma related to hepatitis B infection
BuzzFeed offers fun list of reasons for getting vaccinated against influenza to share with patients and parents
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
October issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Study finds that vaccine refusal has an impact on other routine medical care
CDC publishes report on progress in childhood vaccination data in immunization information systems
CDC and WHO publish information about rotavirus surveillance and vaccine introduction in the African Region countries
CDC and WHO provide update on vaccine-derived polioviruses in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Education and Training
CDC to offer two-part "Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs): Update 2017" course on November 28 and December 5
CDC's "You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention—Train the Trainer" course now available as a web-on-demand video
CDC updates its "You Call the Shots" module on influenza; free CE credit available
IAC Express Issue 1333
November 1, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: I am a pharmacist who administers vaccines. I was recently told by a colleague…read more
Top Stories
Now online! Needle Tips, the final issue
IAC provides summary article about votes taken at October 24–25 ACIP meeting
CDC's Health Alert Network issues advice for providers treating patients currently in or recently returned from hurricane-affected areas
CDC reports on timeliness of vaccination among children of immigrants in Minnesota
CDC reports that 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported 4,667 mumps cases in 2017
CDC announces 2017 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion award winners
CDC releases new podcast in its "Defining Moments in MMWR History" series about its response to the 2001 intentional release of anthrax
CDC publishes report about postexposure prophylaxis for rabies for two people who ate a prepackaged salad containing a partial bat carcass
IAC Handouts
IAC posts updated handout for the public titled "Influenza: Questions and Answers"
IAC updates “Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis B Vaccine to Children and Teens"
IAC updates “Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine to Children and Teens"
Official Releases and Announcements
CDC releases national progress report on hepatitis elimination
World News
CDC and WHO report on progress toward regional measles elimination in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Report, respectively
Featured Resources
CDC adds selections to its #HowIRecommend video series about HPV vaccination
AIM releases “Engaging Teens Directly” resource to provide insight into immunization program activities that engage adolescents to take part in decisions about their own health
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
Vaccine Education Center’s November newsletter for healthcare professionals now online
Education and Training
CDC to host a “Current Issues in Immunization NetConference” on November 8; session will cover the new ACIP zoster vaccine recommendations and guidance regarding hepatitis A outbreaks
Registration now open for Vaccine Education Center's "Current Issues in Vaccines" webinar on November 15 with Dr. Paul Offit
October 2017 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1332
October 25, 2017
Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: Our patient is starting college with no documented doses of meningococcal ACWY…read more
Top Stories
FDA licenses Shingrix, the new shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline, for use in adults age 50 and older
San Diego hepatitis A deaths rise to 19, with more than 500 confirmed cases
IAC Spotlight! The "View All Materials" pages on IAC’s website list all 316 IAC handouts for patients and staff
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, “The Unvaccinated Children We Love,” about vaccine hesitancy among family and friends
CDC publishes report on "Tdap Vaccination Coverage During Pregnancy—Selected Sites, United States, 2006–2015"
Sabin Vaccine Institute now accepting nominations for the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal, awarded annually for an individual's contribution to the immunization field
IAC Handouts
IAC updates “Skills Checklist for Vaccine Administration,” a 3-page resource to help assess skills in administering vaccines
IAC revises “Meningococcal B Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor"
IAC makes small changes to “Meningococcal B Vaccine: CDC Answers Your Questions”
IAC updates “Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal B Vaccine to Adolescents and Adults”
IAC reformats both its sets of standing orders for administering hepatitis A vaccine, one for children and teens and the other for adults
New! IAC’s ready-to-print flyer, “Practical Resources from the Immunization Action Coalition”
Official Releases and Announcements
Weekly Epidemiological Record publishes recommendations for the composition of influenza vaccines for the southern hemisphere's 2018 flu season
World News
WHO assists Nigeria in launching 10-day campaign to immunize 874,000 people against yellow fever
Featured Resources
AMA’s STEPS Forward posts “Adult Vaccinations: Team-Based Immunization,” a downloadable module for improving adult vaccination rates in primary care practices
Free app of The Vaccine Handbook available from the Immunization Action Coalition
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Study in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that 7 million men and 1.4 million women are infected with oral HPV infection
Conferences and Meetings
Immunization Coalitions! Nevada's upcoming conference has one-day track devoted to immunization coalitions. If you're part of a coalition, you'll want to be there!
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 - Ask the Experts: Issue 1326
September 18, 2017
Ask the Experts: CDC Experts Answer Your Questions

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).
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 Special Edition - Ask the Experts: 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