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Immunization Action Coalition
IAC Express 2007
Issue number 695: November 20, 2007
 
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  1. Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have 2007 year-end dollars to spend
 
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 695: November 20, 2007
1.  Now's a great time to place an order for IAC's top-quality products, especially if you have 2007 year-end dollars to spend

Private practices, public clinics, corporations, and health departments find IAC's immunization products to be of great value in simplifying and improving the quality of vaccination delivery. We hope you will take this opportunity to add to your supply of immunization products by placing an order soon. Making purchases in November is a smart move--before you get distracted by year-end projects and, for those whose fiscal year ends on December 31, before your fiscal 2007 dollars run out. If you can make major or bulk purchases, please do--and receive quantity discounts.

We'd like to call your attention to two exciting changes in IAC's product line:

  • We are now offering the training video "Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring" for ONLY $10.50 PER COPY! If you have been waiting to purchase one or multiple copies of this popular item, now's the time. See details below.
     
  • IAC's laminated version of the Adult Immunization Schedule (for use in October 2007-September 2008) is hot off the presses, with a new addition. This year's version includes a "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults." This addition makes the laminated schedule more useful than ever. See details below.


If you haven't shopped with IAC lately, you're in for a pleasant surprise. You can now shop online, using our online shopping cart to buy any and all of our products with one simple transaction. Following is a rundown of what the cart includes--if you think any of these products will help you, please consider a purchase. You'll be getting top-quality products for distribution in your practice, organization, agency, or company.


HUGE DISCOUNT ON "IMMUNIZATION TECHNIQUES" VIDEOTAPE AND DVD!
In October, California Distance Learning Health Network, our supplier, reduced the price of its popular immunization training video "Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring" to a remarkable $10.50 per copy. Previously the videotape was priced at $30 and the DVD at $35.

If you vaccinate children or adults, your practice needs this training video. Developed by the California Department of Health Services Immunization Branch in collaboration with a team of national experts, the video is considered a vital immunization tool. In fact, since IAC began distributing it, we have delivered orders for 23,000 copies.

In a short 35 minutes, it teaches best practices for administering intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) vaccines to infants, children, and adults. It is designed for use as a "hands-on" instructional program for new staff and as a refresher course for experienced vaccinators.

The video is available in VHS tape and DVD formats. For information about the two formats and the print materials included with each, or to order online or to download an order form, visit www.immunize.org/shop

For quotes on placing orders in excess of 500 copies, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org


LAMINATED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES
IAC's durable versions of the current immunization schedules are a must for every exam room in your practice. We offer them for two age groups--adults (people age 19 and older) and children/teens (people age 0-18 years). Each is coated in heavy plastic, comes complete with essential footnotes, and is printed in color for easy reading.

Adult Schedule
IAC's laminated adult immunization schedule is based on the "Recommended Schedule for Adult Immunization, United States, October 2007-September 2008," which was approved by ACIP/AAFP/ACOG/ACP and published in MMWR on October 19.

In creating the laminated version, IAC has expanded the adult schedule from four pages to six by adding a chart, "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults." IAC adapted the chart from "General Recommendations on Immunization: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices," which was published in MMWR on December 1, 2006. Healthcare professionals will find the chart extremely valuable in making an on-the-spot determination about vaccinating any patient.

The six-page schedule, printed back-to-back, measures 8.5" x 11" when folded. Prices start at $6 each for 1-4 copies and drop to $4 each for 5-19 copies. Discount pricing is available for 20 or more copies. For quotes on customizing or placing orders in excess of 999 schedules, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

Child/Teen Schedule
IAC's laminated child/teen immunization schedule is based on the "Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0-6 Years, United States, 2007" and the "Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7-18 Years, United States, 2007." Both were approved by ACIP/AAP/AAFP and published in MMWR on January 5, 2007. This laminated schedule will expire soon. To order the new laminated child/teen schedule, please check back in January 2008 at www.immunize.org/shop

The child/teen schedule is four pages, printed back-to-back, and measures 8.5" x 11" when folded. Prices start at $5 each for 1-4 copies and drop to $3 each for 5-19 copies. Discount pricing is available for 20 or more copies. For quotes on customizing or placing orders in excess of 999 schedules, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

To learn more about the schedules and to view images of each, or to order online or download an order form, visit www.immunize.org/shop


IMMUNIZATION RECORD CARDS
IAC now offers three vaccination record cards: the popular adult card (more than 5 million sold) and two new cards--one for recording child and teen vaccinations and another for recording lifetime vaccinations (updated 10/07).

The card trio offers health professionals a way to help any patient maintain a permanent record of their vaccinations. A patient-held card is handy for patients when they enter school, change healthcare providers, or travel abroad.

Designed for a specific age group, each card lists all vaccines recommended for people in the age group. Features of the cards include the following:

  • All recently licensed vaccines: MCV, HPV, Rota, Tdap, zoster
  • A column to record the due date for next vaccine dose
  • Patient's name and birth date on both sides (helpful when photocopying)
  • Space for patient I.D. number

The cards are printed on durable rip-, smudge-, and water-proof paper. Sized to fit in a wallet, they are brightly colored to stand out. To learn more about IAC's cards and to view images of each, or to order online or download an order form, visit www.immunize.org/shop

To request sample cards, email admininfo@immunize.org

Pricing starts at one box (250 cards) for $35. The first order of a 250-card box comes with a 30-day, money-back guarantee. Discounts are available for larger orders: two boxes (500 cards) for $65; three boxes (750 cards) for $90; four boxes (1,000 cards) for $110.

In recent years, many states, health plans, and corporate partners have placed large orders for IAC's record cards and had them customized with special colors, logos, and text. For quotes on customizing or placing orders in excess of 200 boxes, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

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