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Immunization Action Coalition
IAC Express 2008
Issue number 716: March 12, 2008
 
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  1. Check out IAC's immunization products--they can save valuable staff time and improve the quality of vaccination delivery
 
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 716: March 12, 2008
1.  Check out IAC's immunization products--they can save valuable staff time and improve the quality of vaccination delivery

If you work in a private practice, public clinic, corporation, or health department, you owe it to yourself to learn about IAC's immunization products. Your colleagues around the nation have found them to be of great value in simplifying and improving the quality of vaccination delivery.

IAC offers four immunization products. All can be purchased on the "Shop IAC" web page, which offers users centralized, convenient one-stop shopping. If you can make major or bulk purchases, please do--and receive quantity discounts.

For a succinct product overview and immediate access to online ordering or a downloadable order form, click on the links below. For more complete details on each product, see the section titled COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION.

SUCCINCT PRODUCT OVERVIEW
1. New! IAC's popular screening questionnaires for vaccine contraindications are now in convenient tear-off pads of 100.

To access the Child/Teen Screening Questionnaire, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/pad_sqchild.asp

To access the Adult Screening Questionnaire, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/pad_sqadult.asp

2. Upgraded! IAC's laminated versions of the current immunization schedules now include a list of contraindications and precautions that should be considered before administering vaccines.

To access the laminated Child/Teen Immunization Schedule, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/schedule_child.asp

To access the laminated Adult Immunization Schedule, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/schedule_adult.asp

3. Three age groups! IAC's top product, the immunization record card, is now available for three age groups: child/teen, adult, and lifetime.

To access the Child/Teen Immunization Record Card, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/recordcard_child.asp

To access the Adult Immunization Record Card, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/recordcard_adult.asp

To access the Lifetime Immunization Record Card, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/recordcard_life.asp

4. Must-have instructional video! In a short 35 minutes, the Immunization Techniques video teaches staff best practices for administering vaccines to infants, children, and adults. Available in VHS tape and DVD formats.

To access the VHS tape of the video, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/toolkit_iztechvhs.asp

To access the DVD of the video, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/shop/toolkit_iztechdvd.asp



COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION

1. PADDED SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRES
Are you looking for a quick, easy, and thorough way for you and your patients to determine if they have contraindications and precautions to vaccination? Look no further! IAC has two new products--a padded screening questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization and a second one for Adult Immunization--that solve the problem easily. Using these simple 1-page questionnaires, patients check boxes "yes" or "no" while waiting to be seen. Their answers are then ready for your review.

The questionnaires come in convenient tear-off pads of 100 sheets. The price per pad is economical (discounts for 2 pads or more), so you'll be able to keep pads at the receptionist's desk, the nurse's station, and in every exam room. Each pad comes with four reference sheets for health professionals, which are printed on cardstock. To learn more about the padded questionnaires, or to order online or download an order form, visit http://www.immunize.org/shop

Prices start at $16 each for one pad and drop to $12 each for two pads, $11 each for three pads, and $10 each for four pads. For quotes on larger quantities or customizing, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org


2. LAMINATED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES
IAC's laminated versions of the current immunization schedules are a must for every exam room in your practice. We offer them for two age groups: the child/teen immunization schedule is for people ages 0-18 years (updated for use in 2008 and approved by ACIP/AAP/AAFP); the adult schedule is for everyone else (updated for use in October 2007-September 2008 and approved by ACIP/AAFP/ACOG/ACP).

As an added feature, this year the laminated child/teen schedule includes a "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Children and Teens." The laminated adult schedule includes a "Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults." IAC adapted the guides 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 guides extremely valuable in making an on-the-spot determination about vaccinating any patient.

Both laminated schedules will withstand heavy-duty use, come complete with essential footnotes, and are printed in color for easy reading. Each schedule has six pages (printed back-to-back) and measures 8.5" x 11" when folded. 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

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


3. 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.

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
  • Space for 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, $32.50 each; three boxes, $30 each; four boxes, $27.50 each.

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


4. "IMMUNIZATION TECHNIQUES" VIDEOTAPE AND DVD
In October 2007, 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 in 2001 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

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