Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine
With National Influenza Vaccination Week the
second week of December, and several months of influenza vaccination yet to
come, the Immunization Action Coalition is inviting IAC Express readers to
place orders now for the National Influenza Vaccine Summit's 2008-09
Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guides. They're free!
These laminated, 3.75 x 6.75-inch, 2-color cards serve as a convenient
reference for front-line healthcare professionals who vaccinate patients. The
cards provide the following information:
- Indications, contraindications, and
precautions for the injectable and intranasal influenza vaccines
- Populations targeted for vaccination
- Dosage and route of administration for all
the various influenza vaccine products
- Talking points for discussing influenza
vaccination with patients
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guides also serve as a reminder to keep giving influenza vaccine throughout
influenza season (through the spring months).
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Pocket guides are designed to be used by healthcare professionals; they are
not patient handouts.
HOW TO ORDER
Each order must be for a minimum of 500 pocket guides. Place your order at
http://www.preventinfluenza.org/pocketguides There is no cost for the
pocket guides, shipping, or handling within the U.S. Quantities are limited,
so to avoid disappointment, place your order today!
If you have questions, email
These pocket guides were developed by, and are being provided under the
sponsorship of, the National Influenza Vaccine Summit,
Summit brings together public and private stakeholders to facilitate and
promote influenza vaccination. Nearly one million pocket guides were
distributed in the 2007-08 influenza season by major medical, nursing, and
pharmacist organizations, specialty societies, state health departments,
Indian Health Service Area facilities, Quality Improvement Organizations,
Visiting Nurse Associations, community vaccinators, and many others.
Thanks for your dedication to immunization, and don't forget to keep
vaccinating against influenza throughout the spring months!