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Immunization Action Coalition
IAC Express 2007
Issue number 651: March 14, 2007
 
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  1. New: March 2007 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization
 
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.
  
Issue 651: March 14, 2007
1.  New: March 2007 issue of Needle Tips offers many resources for childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization

IAC recently mailed the latest issue of Needle Tips (March 2007) to 160,000 health professionals and others who work in the field of immunization. Packed with immunization resources for health professionals, patients, and parents, the 24-page issue is well worth downloading. All articles and education pieces, except editorials, have been thoroughly reviewed by immunization and hepatitis experts at CDC.


HOW TO ACCESS NEEDLE TIPS ON THE WEB
You can view selected articles from the table of contents below or download the entire issue from the Web.

To view the table of contents with links to individual articles, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nt

The PDF file of the entire issue, linked below, is large. For tips on downloading and printing PDF files, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm

To download a ready-to-print (PDF) version of the entire March issue, go to: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/n36.pdf

The articles in the March issue fall into five broad areas: (1) general immunization information, (2) viral hepatitis information, (3) childhood and adolescent immunization resources, (4) adult immunization resources, and (5) IAC resources.


GENERAL IMMUNIZATION (six resources)
(1) In "Ask the experts," immunization and hepatitis experts from CDC answer questions about vaccines and their recommended use.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/experts36.pdf

(2) The editorial, "IAC now offers three immunization record cards," informs readers that IAC now has two new record cards—one for recording child and teen vaccinations and another for recording lifetime vaccinations—in addition to an adult record card.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/resources.pdf

(3) "Vaccine highlights" presents information on recently published ACIP recommendations, newly licensed vaccines, and new and revised VISs.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/vaccine36.pdf

(4) "Standing orders for administering vaccines" gives health professionals information about the many standing orders IAC has developed for administering vaccines to children and adults.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/standingorders.pdf

To access all of IAC's standing orders, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/standingorders

(5) "Your patients will appreciate receiving these materials" offers four clearly written, well-designed immunization schedules for patients of different ages: infants, children, adolescents, and adults. All can be downloaded.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of the page, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/patientmaterials.pdf

(6) "How to administer IM and SC injections" offers two pages on administering injections to infants, children, and adults.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of the page, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/imsc_injections.pdf


VIRAL HEPATITIS
(1) "Viral hepatitis education materials for patients and staff" offers five resources: two professional-education sheets and three patient-screening questionnaires. The professional materials reflect the most current information on hepatitis A, B, and C. The patient questionnaires inform patients on who should receive hepatitis A and B vaccines and who should be tested for hepatitis C. All can be downloaded.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of the page, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/viralmaterials.pdf


CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION
(1) Be sure to make a photocopy of the "Recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 0-18 years, U.S., 2007" for every exam room at your healthcare site.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/childsched_n36.pdf


ADULT IMMUNIZATION (two resources)
(1) "Healthcare worker vaccination recommendations" includes the most current recommendations for the following vaccines: measles-mumps-rubella; tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis; and varicella.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/hcwvaxrecs.pdf

(2) Formatted for easy photocopying, the four-page "Recommended adult immunization schedule, U.S., October 2006–September 2007" is a must-have reference for health professionals who see adult patients.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/adultsched_n36.pdf


IAC RESOURCES (two resources)
(1) "Essential immunization resources from IAC" presents a succinct overview and catalog of IAC's resources.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/iacresources.pdf


(2) Written by IAC's executive director, Deborah L. Wexler, MD, "IAC's free publications help you stay current!" relays a sampling of comments from subscribers to IAC's free print and electronic publications.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n36/back36.pdf

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