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Issue 1266
Issue 1266: September 21, 2016

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Ask the Experts—Question of the Week: With the ACIP recommendation to not use live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV,…read more


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TOP STORIES


Vaccine Education Center posts article on presidential candidates’ beliefs on vaccination 

The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia published Science and Politics—Presidential Candidates on Vaccination. The article summarizes the views about vaccine policy of the four major candidates: Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump.

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"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" now available to screen with a free public viewing license in six states

"Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" is a feature-length documentary that presents the struggles and triumphs of five women whose lives were changed forever by this deadly virus. Directed by Frederic Lumiere and narrated by Vanessa Williams, the film interweaves personal stories with facts about this common and potentially deadly virus. The goal of the film is to raise awareness about HPV and cervical cancer.

The film is now available to screen in public with a free public screening license in Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. These licenses are free to residents of the sponsored states and allow you to screen the film "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic" to the public anytime in the sponsored state. The license includes a 50 percent discount off digital copies of the film for every attendee so they can watch it at home and share it with their family after the screening.

The film has been available through the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Indiana Immunization Coalition and Lumiere Media, as a free online CME activity worth 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for physicians and for 1.5 credit hours (0.15 CEU) for pharmacists and pharmacy techs. Continuing nursing education activity is also now available through the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 1.91 Contact Hours.

Physicians, pharmacists, and nurses can all access more information on the Indiana University Division of Continuing Medical Education website.

NOTE: Groups wishing to inquire about sponsoring a screening of this film should contact Lumiere Media at cheryl@hpvepidemic.com.

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IAC HANDOUTS


IAC posts revised "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season"

IAC recently revised Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season to add the newly licensed quadrivalent Afluria vaccine for adults ages 18 and older, along with corresponding billing codes.

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 "Influenza: Questions and Answers," a resource for patients and parents 

IAC recently made changes to Influenza: Questions and Answers to address 1) the ACIP’s decision to not recommend use of LAIV for the 2016–17 season, 2) the change in recommendations for vaccination of people with severe egg allergy, and 3) an additional vaccine licensed for adults age 65 years and older. This handout is a Q&A resource for patients and parents, and may be helpful to healthcare professionals as well.

Access the complete "Questions and Answers" suite of handouts.

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IAC posts updated "Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy" and "Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Age 6 Months Through 8 Years During the 2016–2017 Influenza Season"

IAC recently posted the following two updated influenza vaccination resources for healthcare professionals to use during the 2016–2017 influenza season:

Revisions were made to the egg allergy handout to incorporate changes in recommendations for vaccinating people with severe egg allergy, as per ACIP recommendations for the 2016–17 vaccination season.

Changes to the guide on the number of doses include a note of non-recommendation of LAIV for the 2016–17 vaccination season and an update to the algorithm to correspond with new dates for the 2016–17 influenza vaccination season.

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IAC posts “Protect yourself from meningococcal disease...Get vaccinated!” and “Meningococcal disease is serious...Make sure your child is protected!”

IAC recently posted the following two updated resources for the public about meningococcal disease:

Information was added about the use of MenB vaccine for older teens and young adults.

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VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS


IAC posts nine translations of the Hepatitis A VIS

IAC recently posted the following translations of the Hepatitis A VIS, dated 7/20/16:

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IAC posts eight translations of the Rotavirus VIS

IAC recently posted the following translations of the Rotavirus VIS, dated 4/15/15:

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IAC posts three translations of the Tdap VIS

IAC recently posted the following translations of the Tdap VIS, dated 2/24/15:

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FEATURED RESOURCES


California's EZIZ program posts two new meningococcal serogroup B vaccine fact sheets

EZIZ, the online learning and resource website for California's Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, released the following two new fact sheets about serogroup B meningococcal vaccines:

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Download Dr. Gary Marshall's The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book") as an app for iOS devices or purchase as a print book

The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (“The Purple Book,” 2015) is a 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. This book is now available as an app for iOS devices.

Information about the iOS app version of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

The Vaccine Handbook App contains the 5th edition of the book, updated with the latest immunization schedules and recommendations. The app enhances the utility of an already valuable print resource by including functions like keyword search, internal links, bookmarking, quick access to schedules and tables, hyperlinks to external sources, and the ability for real-time updates. A resources section provides ready access to authoritative immunization-related websites. Available through a collaboration between the publisher and Sanofi Pasteur, registration as well as reporting under Open Payments is required. (Offer void in Minnesota.) Click on the image below to visit the relevant App Store page to download this resource today.
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Information about the print version of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians

The fifth edition of this valuable guide (560 pages) is 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
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For quotes on larger quantities, email admininfo@immunize.org.

Order your copy today! Click on the image below to visit the "Shop IAC: The Vaccine Handbook" web page.
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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.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING


Weekly CDC webinar series about "The Pink Book" chapter topics ends September 21; full series archived online

CDC is presenting a 15-part webinar series to provide a chapter-by-chapter overview of the 13th edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (also known as "The Pink Book"). This is a live series of one-hour webinars that started June 1. Recordings of sessions will be available online after each webinar. All sessions begin at 12:00 p.m. (ET). Information about receiving continuing education credit will be available for each session after it is archived. CE credit may be available for up to a year after the date it was live.

Registration and more information is available on CDC's Pink Book Webinar Series web page.

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CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS


Save the date! Florida Immunization Summit to be held February 2–4, 2017

The second annual Florida Immunization Summit will take place in St. Petersburg on February 2–4, 2017. It will center around the three primary adolescent vaccines—Tdap, meningococcal, and HPV. Speakers and panels will discuss diversity in healthcare, immunization preparation for college, strategies to increase immunization rates, and more.
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Information on the 2017 summit will be updated regularly on the website. Registration for the 2017 summit will open soon.

The summit is now accepting submissions for poster abstracts. Information about how to submit is available online.

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ASK THE EXPERTS

Question of the Week

With the ACIP recommendation to not use live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, FluMist, AstraZeneca) during the 2016–2017 season will there be enough inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) to meet the demand for the upcoming season?

Influenza vaccine manufacturers project that as many as 171 to 176 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available for the 2016–2017 season. LAIV accounts for up to 14 million of those doses (about 8% of the total supply). Based on manufacturer projections, health officials expect that supply of IIV for the 2016–2017 season should be sufficient to meet any increase in demand resulting from the ACIP recommendation, though providers may need to check more than one supplier or purchase a vaccine brand other than the one they normally select.


About IAC's Question of the Week

Each week, IAC Express highlights a new, topical, or important-to-reiterate Q&A. This feature is a cooperative venture between IAC and CDC. William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, IAC's associate director for immunization education, chooses a new Q&A to feature every week from a set of Q&As prepared by experts at CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

We hope you enjoy this feature and find it helpful when dealing with difficult real-life scenarios in your vaccination practice. Please encourage your healthcare professional colleagues to sign up to receive IAC Express at www.immunize.org/subscribe.

If you have a question for the CDC immunization experts, you can email them directly at nipinfo@cdc.gov. There is no charge for this service.

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