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Issue 1005
IAC Express: Weekly immunization news and information
Issue 1005: July 17, 2012

TOP STORIES

IAC HANDOUTS

VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS

OFFICIAL RELEASES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

FEATURED RESOURCES

CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS



TOP STORIES

New: Spanish-language translations of the 2012–13 influenza vaccine VISs now available, including a large-print version
IAC recently posted Spanish translations of the 2012–13 inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) VIS, the 2012–13 live, intranasal influenza vaccine (LAIV) VIS, and the large-print version of the 2012–13 VIS for TIV on its website. IAC thanks the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, for the translations.

Please note: The 2012–13 influenza vaccine VISs will be available in several additional languages in the weeks ahead. IAC Express will announce the availability of translations as soon as they are ready.
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Spotlight on immunize.org: where you'll find hundreds of images/photos related to vaccination and VPDs
Looking for new ways to educate your patients about the importance of vaccination? Look no further. When it comes to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the serious health effects of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), nothing else packs the punch of a visual image. The IAC Image Library web section provides access to hundreds of disease and vaccination-related images.

IAC has brought together images of people suffering from VPDs; pictures of healthcare professionals vaccinating children, teens, and adults; and photos taken during various global immunization campaigns, as well as pathology specimens and micrographs of viruses and bacteria. Almost all of the images are free to download and can be used in lectures, articles, and presentations.
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IAC HANDOUTS

IAC updates staff-education materials on recommended dose, route, site, and needle size for vaccine administration
IAC recently updated Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size (covers information on administering vaccines to children and adults) and Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size. We added new information and images to both and redesigned them to improve readability.

IAC's Handouts for Patients & Staff web section offers healthcare professionals and the public more than 250 FREE English-language handouts (many also available in translation), which we encourage website users to print out, copy, and distribute widely.

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IAC updates standing orders for administering meningococcal vaccine to adults
IAC recently updated Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal Vaccine to Adults. The revisions reflect changes CDC recently made to its vaccine recommendations.

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VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS

IAC adds 2D bar codes to its translations of VISs for HPV (Gardasil), Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal, and Td/Tdap vaccines
IAC recently added two-dimensional (2D) bar codes to all its translations of the following VISs.
About bar codes

Currently, 2D bar code technology is designed primarily to help immunization providers record required information about the VIS by allowing them to scan the name and edition date of a VIS into an electronic medical record, immunization information system, or other electronic database. CDC has created a web page with comprehensive information about 2D bar codes.

Starting in April 2012, CDC began adding bar codes to English-language VISs on an incremental basis. As CDC progresses with this project, IAC will add bar codes to its translations. IAC Express will keep readers informed as the bar code project proceeds.

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IAC posts VIS translations in Bengali, Haitian Creole, and Polish
IAC recently posted the VIS for DTaP vaccine, HPV (Gardasil) vaccine, PPSV vaccine, and Td/Tdap vaccine in Bengali (spoken in Bangladesh and India), Haitian Creole, and Polish. The VIS for meningococcal vaccines is also available in Bengali. IAC thanks the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the translations.
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OFFICIAL RELEASES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHO issues updated position paper on hepatitis A vaccines
The July 13 issue of the WHO periodical Weekly Epidemiological Record includes the latest WHO position paper on hepatitis A vaccines.
 
A collection of WHO position papers on vaccines is available in alphabetical order on the WHO website.
 
They are available in chronological order and alphabetically by vaccine on the IAC website.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

2010 edition of The Forgotten Story includes accounts of the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases
Behind each person who has contracted a vaccine-preventable disease is the story of a life interrupted, of a family devastated. Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story portrays families who have suffered the true cost of not vaccinating. Texas Children's Hospital published an updated edition of this resource in 2010 that includes five new stories profiling families who have dealt with the effects of vaccine-preventable diseases.

These beautiful books are an inexpensive ($3.50) and compelling resource to share with vaccine-hesitant parents to help explain the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Associated tear-pads are available on pertussis and meningitis. Associated posters are available in English and Spanish on influenza, measles, pertussis, varicella, and HPV. There is also an abbreviated Spanish-language version of the book that includes stories on influenza, pertussis, HPV, and meningococcal meningitis. Information on the updated edition and associated materials is available at the link above.

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CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

CDC website posts presentation slide sets from the June ACIP meeting
The CDC website recently posted the PowerPoint slide sets presented at the June 20-21 ACIP meeting.

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Immunize Georgia Conference scheduled for September 13 in Macon
The nineteenth annual Immunize Georgia Conference will take place in Macon on September 13. Scheduled speakers include Paul Offit, MD, Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Walt Orenstein, MD, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University; and Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Issue Abbreviations
AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians; AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics; ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; AMA, American Medical Association; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; IAC, Immunization Action Coalition; MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; NCIRD, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; NIVS, National Influenza Vaccine Summit; VIS, Vaccine Information Statement; VPD, vaccine-preventable disease; WHO, World Health Organization.
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