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Issue 1076: September 12, 2013



Unbelievable limited-time offer—50% off 2013 laminated immunization schedules (use coupon code IAC 50)

We’ve never offered this type of discount before, and this special offer won’t last long!  Use Coupon Code IAC50 when purchasing full sized (6 pages, folded to 8.5x11”) laminated versions of either or both 2013 U.S. immunization schedules—child/teen and adult!

2013 Laminated schedules are printed in color for easy reading, come complete with essential tables and footnotes, and include contraindications and precautions—a feature that will help you make an on-the-spot determination about the safety of vaccinating patients of any age.

Enter the Coupon Code IAC50 to get the sale price in the shopping cart.

1–4: $7.50 each—SALE $3.75 each
519: $5.50 each—SALE $2.75 each
2099: $4.50 each—SALE $2.25 each
100499: $4.00 each—SALE $2.00 each
500999: $3.50 each—SALE $1.75 each
You can access specific information on both schedules, view images of both, order online, or download an order form at the Shop IAC: Laminated Schedules web page.

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Funds left in your 9/30 year-end budget?  Consider ordering valuable immunization tools

Employee health clinics, private practices, public clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments find IAC's immunization products to be valuable for staff training and effective patient education. Making purchases in September is a smart move—to coincide with the start of influenza vaccination season. If your fiscal year ends on September 30 and you have extra dollars to spend, this is a good way to help your organization and IAC. If you can make major or bulk purchases, please do—and receive quantity discounts.

These wallet-sized, nearly indestructible personal record cards are for you to give to your patients; sold in boxes of 250.
NOTE: To order sample immunization record cards, email admininfo@immunize.org

Updated in 2010 by the California Department of Health's Immunization Branch, this DVD demonstrates recommended techniques for administering injectable, nasal, and oral vaccines to people of all ages—make sure your staff is well trained.

Immunization Techniques DVD (go to the subhead titled Watch Video Clip to view a 2-minute segment of the DVD)

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You will make a difference!  Please donate to support IAC

We count on IAC Express subscribers to support IAC. As you know, we continually put timely, concise, and accurate information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases at the fingertips of the immunization community at no charge. IAC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and any contributions to IAC are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Ways to Donate
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  • Recognize someone by making an honorary or memorial gift. It is easy to do. The "Comments" section found toward the bottom of the shopping cart checkout page lists the information you need to provide about the person you are honoring.
The staff of IAC thank you for your support—financial and otherwise—over the almost 16 years that we've been publishing IAC Express. All of us at IAC look forward to continuing our collaboration with you in years to come.

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About IAC Express 
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IAC Express is supported in part by Grant No. U38IP000589 from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of IAC and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. IAC Express is also supported by educational grants from the following companies: CSL Biotherapies; GlaxoSmithKline; MedImmune, Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Novartis Vaccines; Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; and sanofi pasteur.
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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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