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February 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1411
February 13, 2019
Top Stories
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MMWR publishes "ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger—U.S., 2019"
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MMWR publishes "ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older—U.S., 2019"
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CDC redesigns its "Immunization Schedules" web section to provide easier access to information and schedule-related resources
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Measles outbreak continues in Washington State; 53 cases confirmed
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U.S. Surgeon General featured in video on the importance of getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others against measles
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Dr. Paul Offit responds to measles outbreaks with Medscape commentary titled "Measles: Will It Take a Death to Get Kids Vaccinated?"
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Influenza remains widespread; CDC reports 4 additional pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S.
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IAC Spotlight! Six new "Handouts" categories developed, making IAC's ready-to-print educational materials even easier to locate
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Vaccinate Your Family releases special report on the state of our nation’s "ImmUnion" and shares it with members of Congress
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January's Technically Speaking column by IAC executive director Dr. Deborah Wexler is titled "Want to Avoid Vaccination Errors? These Print Materials and Slide Sets Will Help You!"
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Nominations deadline for the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit Excellence Awards is February 15
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its patient handout titled "Vaccines Work: CDC Statistics Demonstrate Dramatic Declines in Vaccine-Preventable Diseases"
Official Releases and Announcements
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American Pharmacists Association issues revised guidelines for pharmacy-based immunization advocacy and administration
Featured Resources
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American College of Physicians presents videos providing an overview of the 2019 adult vaccine recommendations
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CDC and WHO report on vaccine-derived poliovirus in Papua, New Guinea, in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Education and Training
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CDC web page provides recent updates to "The Pink Book" chapters and appendices
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MMWR and Medscape offer free continuing education activity titled "Update: Recommendations of the ACIP for Use of Hepatitis A Vaccine for Postexposure Prophylaxis and for Preexposure Prophylaxis for International Travel"
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Immunize Nevada hosts webinar titled "Social Networking for Disease Prevention" scheduled for February 20; CEU available
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HepB United offers webinar on February 21 titled "Hepatitis B: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions—Focus on Transmission and Prevention"
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: 2019 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, April 3–5 in Baltimore; agenda and schedule available
IAC Express Issue 1410
February 6, 2019
Top Stories
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2019 U.S. recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents as well as for adults now available on CDC's website
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Influenza now widespread in 45 states; CDC reports 2 additional pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S., bringing total to 24
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State of Washington measles outbreak grows, with 49 cases confirmed; number of measles cases rises to 130 in Rockland County, New York
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CDC publishes report on postlicensure safety surveillance of recombinant zoster vaccine
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Clinic Tools: Screening for Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions" web page provides resources from IAC and CDC to help you assess if it is safe to vaccinate your patient at that day's visit
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AAP invites all immunizers to join its Community of Immunizers Listserv and to subscribe to the AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its popular handout for parents titled "After the Shots: What to Do If Your Child Has Discomfort"
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts updated Japanese translation of the Meningococcal ACWY VIS
Featured Resources
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New AAP video promotes "HPV Vaccine: Same Way, Same Day," its role-play simulation app that helps providers introduce HPV vaccine and address parents' concerns
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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January issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Mumps Outbreak in a Recently Vaccinated Population—Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, August–December, 2017" in this week's MMWR
Education and Training
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Today! NFID offers webinar on February 6 at noon on strategies for increasing adult vaccination rates
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New email course for learning about immunization information systems available from Public Health Informatics Institute
Conferences and Meetings
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Draft agenda for February ACIP meeting now available
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1409
February 4, 2019
HPV Vaccine
Q: Please describe the HPV vaccines available in the United States.
Q: What are the recommendations for use of HPV vaccine?
Q: If a 30-year-old female patient insists that she wants to receive HPV vaccine, can I give it to her?
Hepatitis A Vaccines
Q: Who is recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine?
Q: For hepatitis A vaccination, the recommended interval between the 2-dose series is at least 6 months. Is this the same as 24 weeks?
Q: What are the recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) for hepatitis A?
Q: ACIP now recommends routine hepatitis A vaccination for people experiencing homelessness. Can you provide a definition of "experiencing homelessness"?
Q: To complete a 21-year-old patient's hepatitis A vaccine series, how many adult doses should I give if the patient received a single dose of pediatric hepatitis A vaccine 5 years ago?
Q: Which travelers are recommended to receive hepatitis A vaccine?
Q: What are the hepatitis A vaccination recommendations for vaccination of travelers to protect them from HAV infection?
Q: Can Twinrix (HepA-HepB; GSK) be used for people planning international travel?
Q: How should hepatitis A vaccine be stored?
Varicella Vaccine
Q: Can varicella vaccine be used as postexposure prophylaxis for a 9-month-old who was exposed to herpes zoster?
Q: A 10-year-old girl came to our immunization clinic, and the nurse noted crusted lesions on her arms and legs. The parent said the child had chickenpox a week earlier. The girl was not ill, so we administered the vaccines she needed. But now I wonder if her recent case of chickenpox might interfere with her immune response to vaccines.
Q: How should varicella vaccine be stored in my clinic?
Q: I was told by a coworker that varicella vaccine can be stored at refrigerator temperature for up to three days and still be used. Is this true?
Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin
Q: What is varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG)?
Q: In what circumstances should I consider giving VZIG?
Q: Which groups of patients are eligible for VZIG?
Q: What is the recommended dosage of VZIG?
Zoster Vaccines
Q: How are zoster vaccines administered?
Q: A patient was inadvertently given RZV by the subcutaneous rather than the intramuscular route. Does the dose need to be repeated?
Q: When reconstituted, the volume of ZVL is 0.65 mL. Should 0.65 mL or 0.5 mL be administered to the patient?
Q: When reconstituted, the volume of RZV is more than 0.5 mL. Should the entire volume of reconstituted vaccine be administered or just 0.5 mL as indicated in the package insert?
Q: We inadvertently gave ZVL rather than RZV. Can the dose of ZVL be counted as the first dose of the RZV series?
Q: While giving a dose of RZV (Shingrix), the syringe came loose from the needle and part of the dose was lost. Will the patient be protected with this partial dose or does it need to be repeated?
Q: My medical assistant inadvertently administered a 0.5 mL dose of the RZV (Shingrix) diluent only. The dose did not contain any antigen. When can we administer a properly reconstituted dose?
Q: Several doses (antigen and diluent) of RZV were mistakenly stored in our office freezer. One of these doses was administered to a patient. Is this dose valid and if not, when can it be repeated?
January 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1408
January 30, 2019
Top Stories
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State of Washington health officials and governor declare public health emergency due to measles outbreak in Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, area; 35 cases confirmed
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CDC releases updated version of its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
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FDA approves use of the 0.5 mL dose of Sanofi's Fluzone Quadrivalent influenza vaccine to include children age 6 through 35 months
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IAC Spotlight! IAC’s ACIP web section on immunize.org provides links to ACIP recommendations from 1991 to the present as well as other valuable information
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IAC enrolls 3 new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; 22 previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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Reminder: Nominations for CDC's Childhood Immunization Champion Awards due by February 8
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Reminder: Watch this unique series of six online training sessions to help you implement standing orders protocols for adult immunization in your healthcare setting
Official Releases and Announcements
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WHO publishes list of "Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019": vaccine hesitancy makes the list
World News
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WHO publishes report from the December meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Influenza remains widespread; CDC reports 3 additional pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S.
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AAP posts information to guide providers in prebooking pediatric influenza vaccine for the 2019–20 flu season
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes January issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals
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New York Times publishes opinion piece titled "How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers"
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Vaccine publishes study about parents' lack of awareness of meningococcal B vaccines and impact on vaccine use
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Pediatrics publishes study of HPV vaccine effectiveness and herd protection in young women
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MMWR publishes graph of the percentage of adults who had an influenza vaccination in the past 12 months, by gender and asthma status
Education and Training
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CDC to offer February 7 webinar on cholera vaccines and travelers
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CDC to offer webinar titled "Perspectives on Oropharyngeal Cancer" on February 13; discussion includes importance of HPV vaccination to prevent this cancer
IAC Express Issue 1407
January 23, 2019
Top Stories
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FDA has approved expanded use of Sanofi's Adacel Tdap vaccine for repeat dose
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CDC reports 3 additional pediatric deaths from influenza in the U.S., bringing total to 19; keep vaccinating your patients
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IAC Spotlight! Discover how to find what's new and updated on immunize.org
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Eleven healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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CDC requests nominations for its Childhood Immunization Champion Awards; submissions due by February 8
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National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit soliciting nominations for its 2019 Immunization Excellence Awards
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Which Vaccines Do I Need Today?," a checklist for adult patients to help with assessing their immunization needs
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IAC revises its easy-to-read Q&A handout for adult patients titled "Protect Yourself from Whooping Cough ... Get Vaccinated!"
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IAC updates parent piece, "Hepatitis B Shots Are Recommended for All New Babies"
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IAC reformats "Rotavirus: Questions and Answers"
World News
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CDC reports on typhoid fever outbreak in Zimbabwe
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Drones start delivering vaccines to remote areas in the world
Featured Resources
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CDC launches first video in its new animated video series for parents, "How Vaccines Work"
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NFID shares 30-second video, "Don't Be a Dreaded Spreader," that encourages influenza vaccination
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Washington State Department of Health releases second edition of its educational manual for health promoters and community health workers, The Importance of Adult Immunizations; available in English and Spanish
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IAC's 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
Education and Training
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CDC to sponsor January 29 webinar for clinicians about the 2018–19 influenza season and recommendations
IAC Express Issue 1406
January 16, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC releases preliminary estimates of the cumulative numbers of flu illnesses, medical visits, and hospitalizations so far this season in the U.S.—between 6 to 7 million people have been sick with flu
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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month; many resources are available for you and your patients
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ZDoggMD explains the urgency of hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in online presentation titled "Why Vaccinate So Early?"; CME/CEU available
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists posts "Strategies for Integrating Immunizations into Routine Obstetric-Gynecologic Care" tip sheet and final report from its adult immunization project
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O, The Oprah Magazine publishes article titled "5 Myths about the Flu Shot, Debunked"
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IAC Spotlight! On the "View All Materials" pages on IAC's website you can find links to more than 300 IAC patient handouts, staff education materials, and slide sets available on immunize.org
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December's Technically Speaking column by IAC executive director Dr. Deborah Wexler is titled "Looking Back Over 2018 Can Help Ensure Optimal Vaccination Practices in 2019"
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises "Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose"
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IAC updates its standing orders templates for administering hepatitis A vaccine to children/teens as well as to adults
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IAC updates its 4-page handout for patients and healthcare professionals titled "Hepatitis A: Questions and Answers"
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IAC revises its hepatitis A questionnaire for adults: "Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A?"
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IAC updates its handout for patients: "Hepatitis A Is a Serious Liver Disease…Vaccination Can Protect You"
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IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine to Children"
World News
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The Journal of Infectious Diseases releases "Eradicating Measles—A Call for an Exceptional Coordinated Global Effort"
Featured Resources
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January's Parent's PACK newsletter from the Vaccine Education Center includes video about viral infections and why shingles and HPV can remain in host long-term
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The VaccinesWork.org community blogging platform from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, posts interactive map of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Nature publishes analysis of the research and development of new vaccines and the outlook for the future
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CDC publishes report on establishing a baseline for 2015–2016 cervical cancer screening coverage in India in this week's MMWR
Education and Training
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Us vs. HPV, a free webinar series on HPV prevention, is scheduled for January 22–28
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: Registration open for February 27–28 ACIP meeting
IAC Express Issue 1405
January 9, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC reports that influenza is increasing across the U.S. and 13 children have died this season; please keep vaccinating your patients
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IAC Spotlight! Find a comprehensive range of valuable influenza educational materials you need on IAC's "Influenza Handouts" web page
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Pediatrics publishes study by CDC authors finding that college students are more likely than their nonstudent peers to contract meningococcal disease
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CDC launches new pneumococcal vaccination mobile app for vaccine providers
Featured Resources
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Vaxopedia website provides immunization information to help educate parents about vaccines
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Reminder: New "65+ Flu Defense" website features information and resources for healthcare professionals serving adults age 65 and older
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Hepatitis B Foundation releases six new #justB stories to empower people affected by hepatitis B, raise awareness, and end stigma
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Obstetrics & Gynecology journal publishes "Obstetrician-Gynecologists' Strategies to Address Vaccine Refusal among Pregnant Women"
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CDC publishes report on death of Virginia resident from rabies contracted in India
Education and Training
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New Medscape CME/CE program titled "Preventing Meningococcal B Disease: Challenges and Opportunities" now online
IAC Express Issue 1404
January 2, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC reports that flu activity is elevated and 11 children have died of influenza; please keep vaccinating your patients
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FDA licenses pediatric hexavalent vaccine developed by Sanofi and Merck; not available in the U.S. until 2020 or later
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IAC Spotlight! Package Inserts & FDA Product Approvals web page on immunize.org is a popular destination for website visitors
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CDC announces 2018 HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion award winners
IAC Handouts
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IAC revises "Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know"
Official Releases and Announcements
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services soliciting comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17
World News
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WHO publishes a review of the 2018 influenza season in the southern hemisphere
Featured Resources
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia updates two of its resources
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IAC's 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
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes December issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals
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December issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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CDC reports on rabies in a dog imported from Egypt in MMWR
Education and Training
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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds to present "Preventing Cervical Cancer in the 21st Century" on January 15
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New CDC Medscape commentary available about rotavirus outbreaks in the post-vaccine era
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Reminder: CDC's 15-part webinar series about "The Pink Book" available online; continuing education credit is available
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