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Immunization Action Coalition
IAC Express 2010
Issue number 873: June 14, 2010
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Contents of this Issue
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  1. Rotavirus vaccine is now contraindicated for infants diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency
  2. IAC updates four handouts, including standing orders for PCV13 and "It's federal law!"
  3. IAC's Video of the Week focuses on pneumococcal disease and PCV13 vaccine
  4. IAC's "Are you 11-19? Then you need to be vaccinated!" now available in 7 updated translations
  5. Michigan Department of Community Health offers adolescent immunization toolkit
  6. Presentations from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit now available online
  7. Rotavirus VIS now available in Spanish; MMRV VIS available in Indonesian
  8. Mark your calendar: August 5 is the date for "Immunization Update 2010"
  9. Register for CDC's July 1 Net Conference on vaccine administration
  10. WHO publishes third edition of "State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization"
  11. MMWR reports on deaths and hospitalizations due to H1N1 influenza in Greece
  12. Global Training Network invites healthcare professionals to try its pilot program about vaccine safety
  13. New Jersey Learning Management Network schedules immunization program on July 26
 
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 873: June 14, 2010
1.  Rotavirus vaccine is now contraindicated for infants diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency

CDC published "Addition of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency as a Contraindication for Administration of Rotavirus Vaccine" in the June 11 issue of MMWR. The first paragraph is reprinted below.


In response to reported cases of vaccine-acquired rotavirus infection in infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) following rotavirus vaccine administration, both Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals have revised the prescribing information and patient labeling for their respective rotavirus vaccine products, pentavalent rotavirus vaccine (RV5) and monovalent rotavirus vaccine (RV1), with approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Merck revised the prescribing information and patient labeling for RV5 in December 2009, and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals did so for RV1 in February 2010. After the revision to the RV5 prescribing information, CDC sought consultation from members of the former Rotavirus Vaccine Work Group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). On the basis of that consultation and available data, CDC is updating the list of contraindications for rotavirus vaccine. Rotavirus vaccine (both RV5 and RV1) is contraindicated in infants diagnosed with SCID.


To access the full article in web-text (HTML) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5922a3.htm

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2 IAC updates four handouts, including standing orders for PCV13 and "It's federal law!"

IAC recently revised the following four handouts for healthcare professionals and their patients.

(1) IAC updated "Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine to Children" to take into account the recommended switch from PCV7 to PCV13 vaccine. Go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3086.pdf

To access a table with links to all IAC's standing orders protocols for vaccine administration and medical management of vaccine reactions, as well as guidance for newborn-nursery hepatitis B vaccination, go to: http://www.immunize.org/standingorders

(2) IAC updated "It's federal law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)" to include all new and revised VISs released through June 1, 2010. Go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2027.pdf

(3) IAC updated "First do no harm: Protect patients by making sure all staff receive yearly influenza vaccine!" with new resources. Go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2014.pdf

(4) IAC revised the patient screening questionnaire, "Should I be vaccinated against hepatitis A?" to include information for contacts of international adoptees. Go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2190.pdf

IAC's Handouts for Patients and Staff web section offers healthcare professionals and the public approximately 250 FREE English-language handouts (many also available in translation), which we encourage website users to print out, copy, and distribute widely. To access all of IAC's free handouts, go to: http://www.immunize.org/handouts

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3 IAC's Video of the Week focuses on pneumococcal disease and PCV13 vaccine

IAC encourages IAC Express readers to watch a 4.39-minute video on pneumococcal disease that is part of the CDC Expert Video Commentary series on Medscape.com. In this video, Matthew Moore, MD, MPH, discusses the problem of pneumococcal disease among American children and the opportunity that we have to prevent it with the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine--PCV13.

Note: Registration is required to access this feature on Medscape.

The video will be available on the home page of IAC's website through June 20. To access it, go to: http://www.immunize.org and click on the image under the words Video of the Week.

Remember to bookmark IAC's home page to view a new video every Monday. To view an IAC Video of the Week from the past, go to the video archive at http://www.immunize.org/votw

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4 IAC's "Are you 11-19? Then you need to be vaccinated!" now available in 7 updated translations

IAC recently updated the 7 translations of its handout "Are you 11-19? Then you need to be vaccinated!" to match the revised May 2010 English version.

To access the Spanish version of "Are you 11-19? Then you need to be vaccinated!" go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-01.pdf

For Arabic: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-20.pdf

For Chinese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-08.pdf

For French: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-10.pdf

For Korean: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-09.pdf

For Russian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-07.pdf

For Vietnamese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020-05.pdf

For English: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4020.pdf

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5 Michigan Department of Community Health offers adolescent immunization toolkit

The Michigan Department of Community Health has assembled a large collection of resources related to adolescent immunization on one web page. Although some of the resources are Michigan-specific, most would be helpful to anyone offering vaccination services to this population.

To access the Michigan adolescent immunization toolkit, go to:
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2945_5104_5281-232632--,00.html

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6 Presentations from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit now available online

The National Influenza Vaccine Summit's website, PreventInfluenza.org, recently posted the PowerPoint slide sets from presentations at the May 17-19 Summit, as well as information about the 2009-10 Immunization Excellence Award winners.

To access the summit agenda, slide sets, and award information, go to:
http://www.preventinfluenza.org/nivs_summ_2010.asp

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7 Rotavirus VIS now available in Spanish; MMRV VIS available in Indonesian

Dated 5/14/10, the interim VIS for rotavirus vaccine is now available in Spanish. IAC gratefully acknowledges the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, for the translation.

To access the Spanish translation of the interim VIS for rotavirus, as well as this VIS in English and other available translations, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_rotavirus.asp

Dated 5/21/10, the interim VIS for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine (MMRV) is now available in Indonesian. IAC gratefully acknowledges DT Interpreting and Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH, for the translation.

To access the Indonesian translation of the interim VIS for MMRV, as well as this VIS in English, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_mmrv.asp

For information about the use of VISs, and for VISs in more than 35 languages, visit IAC's VIS web section at http://www.immunize.org/vis

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8 Mark your calendar: August 5 is the date for "Immunization Update 2010"

August 5 is the date for this year's highly anticipated "Immunization Update," presented by CDC experts. The 2010 course instructors include William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH; Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN; Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH; Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH, FAAP; and guest experts.

This live satellite broadcast and webcast will provide up-to-date information on the rapidly changing field of immunization. Anticipated topics include influenza, pneumococcal conjugate, human papillomavirus, and meningococcal vaccines. Other emerging issues will be discussed, including the latest information from the June ACIP meeting. To read more about the course content, go to: http://www2a.cdc.gov/PHTN//immupdate2010

The 2.5-hour broadcast will occur live from 9:00 to 11:30 AM and will be re-broadcast that day from 12:00 noon to 2:30 PM (Eastern Time). Both broadcasts will feature a live question-and-answer session in which participants nationwide can interact with the course instructors via toll-free telephone lines.

To register to attend the broadcast at a specific location, or to search for available locations, visit the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online System at http://www2a.cdc.gov/TCEOnline Site registration begins on June 10, 2010. Individual registration begins on July 8, 2010. For questions about registration, call (800)418-7246 or email ce@cdc.gov

Note: You do not need to register to participate in the webcast. To access the live webcast on August 5, go to http://www2a.cdc.gov/PHTN//webcast/immupdate2010/default.asp and follow the instructions.

The webcast will be available online for one month following the broadcast at http://www2a.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/immupdate2009

For additional questions regarding program content, please email nipinfo@cdc.gov

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9 Register for CDC's July 1 Net Conference on vaccine administration

The next NCIRD live Net Conference will cover the updates on vaccine administration recommendations and best practices regarding vaccine administration. The Net Conference is scheduled from noon to 1PM ET on July 1. Yabo Beysolow, MD, MPH, FAAP, will provide the update on vaccine administration recommendations; Donna Weaver, RN, MN, will cover best practices in vaccine administration. Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, will moderate.

Participation in the Q&A section of the program is available by phone and Internet. This is a limited-entry event. CDC urges early registration; registration will close on June 29 or when the course is full.

To register, go to:
http://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/ciinc

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10.  WHO publishes third edition of "State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization"

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the third edition of "State of the World's Vaccines and Immunization." This document is a call to action to governments and donors to sustain and increase funding for immunization. It focuses on the major developments in vaccines and immunization since 2000.

The full document is available in English, French, and Spanish; the Executive Summary is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. To download or read this document online in whole or part, go to: http://www.who.int/immunization/sowvi/en

Persons interested in receiving a free hard copy should write to vaccines@who.int

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11.  MMWR reports on deaths and hospitalizations due to H1N1 influenza in Greece

CDC published "Deaths and Hospitalizations Related to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1)--Greece, May 2009-February 2010" in the June 11 issue of MMWR. The first paragraph is reprinted below.


The first laboratory-confirmed case of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in Greece was reported on May 18, 2009. During July-August, Greece experienced a moderate wave of transmission of 2009 H1N1; a stronger wave began in October, and a peak in incidence occurred during November 23-29. To conduct surveillance in Greece for 2009 H1N1, the Hellenic Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (HCDCP), in collaboration with the National Health Operations Centre (NaHOC) of the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity, collected and analyzed data regarding (1) laboratory-confirmed 2009 H1N1 cases, (2) influenza-like illness (ILI) visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs), (3) ILI hospitalizations, (4) confirmed 2009 H1N1 admissions to intensive-care units (ICUs), and (5) confirmed 2009 H1N1 deaths in hospitals. This report summarizes the findings in Greece during May 18, 2009-February 28, 2010, when 18,075 laboratory-confirmed 2009 H1N1 cases, 294 ICU admissions, and 140 deaths were reported. The majority of severe 2009 H1N1 cases were associated with underlying medical conditions (68.4% of ICU admissions and 82.1% of deaths), including pregnancy. In Greece, where 2009 H1N1 vaccination coverage was limited and a large proportion of the population likely remains susceptible, continued surveillance and effective vaccination programs will be needed this winter to combat 2009 H1N1 and any other circulating influenza virus.

To access the full article in web-text (HTML) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5922a2.htm

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12.  Global Training Network invites healthcare professionals to try its pilot program about vaccine safety

WHO's Global Training Network provides training for national programs and regulatory authorities on the principles of vaccine safety in 75 countries. Recently, the Network developed an updated, e-version of 3 modules of its vaccine safety course.

A pilot version of this course is now available online for healthcare providers to review and use. The development was assisted by input from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To access the pilot program, go to: http://vaccinesafetytraining.org

Users are encouraged to send comments or suggestions to Isabelle Sahinovic at sahinovici@who.int

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13.  New Jersey Learning Management Network schedules immunization program on July 26

The New Jersey Learning Management Network has scheduled a program titled "Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Facts of Vaccine Science, Safety, and Surveillance" on July 26. The program will be offered at three different locations: Cumberland County College, Monmouth University, and Montclair State University.

For more information, go to https://njlmn.rutgers.edu/cdr/docs/VPDRegistrationForm.pdf or call (732) 235-4958.

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