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Issue 1201
IAC Express: Weekly immunization news and information
Issue 1201: August 27, 2015

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Wrap up your fiscal year by ordering some great immunization tools!

Private practices, public health clinics, employee and student health services, 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.

IMMUNIZATION RECORD CARDS
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

DVD TO TRAIN STAFF—IMMUNIZATION TECHNIQUES: BEST PRACTICES WITH INFANTS, CHILDREN, AND ADULTS
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.

Note: Go to the subhead titled "Watch Video Clip" to view a 2-minute segment of the DVD.

LAMINATED VERSIONS OF THE 2015 U.S. IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES

IAC's laminated versions of the 2015 U.S. child/teen immunization schedule and the 2015 U.S. adult immunization schedule are covered with a tough, washable coating; they will stand up to a year's worth of use in every area of your healthcare setting where immunizations are given. The child and adolescent schedule has eight pages (i.e., four double-sided pages) and is folded to measure 8.5" x 11". The adult immunization schedule has six pages (i.e., three double-sided pages) and is folded to measure 8.5" x 11".

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.

PRICING
1–4 copies: $7.50 each
5–19 copies: $5.50 each
20–99 copies: $4.50 each
100–499 copies: $4.00 each
500–999 copies: $3.50 each

For quotes on customizing or placing orders for 1,000 copies or more, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org.

You can access more information on all these products on the Shop IAC web page. Be sure to visit SHOP IAC often!

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IAC makes available The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians, a.k.a. "The Purple Book," by Dr. Gary Marshall

The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book,” 2015, 560 pages) is a uniquely comprehensive source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators. Its author, Gary S. Marshall, MD, has drawn together the latest vaccine science and guidance into a concise, user-friendly, practical resource for the private office, public health clinic, academic medical center, and hospital.

The Vaccine Handbook provides:
  • Information on every licensed vaccine in the United States
  • Rationale behind authoritative vaccine recommendations
  • Contingencies encountered in everyday practice
  • A chapter dedicated to addressing vaccine concerns
  • Background on how vaccine policy is made
  • Standards and regulations
  • Office logistics, including billing procedures, and much more
About the Author
Gary Marshall, MD, is professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, where he serves as chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit. In addition to being a busy clinician, he is nationally known for his work in the areas of vaccine research, advocacy, and education.

The newly released fifth edition of this invaluable guide is now available on IAC’s website at www.immunize.org/vaccine-handbook.

The price of the handbook is $29.95 each, plus shipping charges. Discount pricing is available for more than 10 copies. Order copies for your staff or for distribution at an upcoming conference.

Quantity Discount Pricing
  • 1–10 books: no discount + shipping
  • 11–50 books: 5% + shipping
  • 51–100 books: 10% + shipping
  • 101–500 books: 15% + shipping
  • 501–1000 books: 20% + shipping
For quotes on larger quantities, email admininfo@immunize.org.

Order your copy today!

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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.

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The staff of IAC thank you for your support—financial and otherwise—over the 18 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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