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Immunization Action Coalition

IAC Express 2011

Issue number 936: June 20, 2011

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Contents of this Issue
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  1. MMWR reports on the settings in which U.S. adults received influenza vaccine during the 2010-11 influenza season
  2. IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Eric Courchesne discussing the latest research findings on autism
  3. Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Shingles (zoster) section offers one-stop access to vaccination information
  4. Minutes of the February 2011 ACIP meeting now online
  5. VISs for shingles vaccine and for Cervarix and Gardasil HPV vaccines now available in additional languages
  6. IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
  7. Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
  8. CDC publishes errata to its report on vaccination coverage among U.S. kindergartners during 2009-10
  9. 2011 Illinois Immunization & Communicable Disease Conference set for August 8-9 in Normal, IL
 
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 936: June 20, 2011
1.  MMWR reports on the settings in which U.S. adults received influenza vaccine during the 2010-11 influenza season

CDC published "Place of Influenza Vaccination Among Adults--United States, 2010-11 Influenza Season" in the June 17 issue of MMWR. The press summary of the article is reprinted below in its entirety.


The single most common place of influenza vaccination was the doctor's office during the 2010-11 influenza season, while an increasing proportion of influenza vaccinations took place in stores (e.g., a supermarket or drug store).

This report estimates that the proportion of adults vaccinated in a doctor's office was 40 percent during the 2010-2011 influenza season. The proportion of adults vaccinated in stores (e.g., a supermarket or drug store) during the 2010-2011 season was 18 percent, an increase of at least 10 percentage points compared to the 1998-1999 and 2006-2007 influenza seasons. Offering influenza vaccination in a variety of settings in the United States is important as the vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older.


To access the full article, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6023a3.htm
 
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2 IAC's Video of the Week features Dr. Eric Courchesne discussing the latest research findings on autism

IAC encourages IAC Express readers to watch a 19-minute video of Eric Courchesne, PhD, being interviewed by Alison Singer. In the video, Dr. Courchesne describes the underlying brain biology of autism and discusses new findings that show differences in the brain structure of people with autism that originate in the second trimester of prenatal life. Dr. Courchesne is a professor of neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego; Ms. Singer is founder and president of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). The video is made available by ASF.

The video will be available on the home page of IAC's website through June 26. 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 access the website of the Autism Science Foundation, go to: http://www.autismsciencefoundation.org

To access the archives of IAC's Videos of the Week, go to: http://www.immunize.org/votw
 
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3 Spotlight on immunize.org: IAC's Shingles (zoster) section offers one-stop access to vaccination information

Looking for shingles (zoster) vaccination information? Look no further. IAC offers one-stop access to essential information, including links to CDC's shingles vaccine recommendations, patient and staff handouts, as well as many other resources to help you carry out your vaccination activities. To access the Shingles (zoster) web section, visit http://www.immunize.org/zoster

The Diseases and Vaccines web section is a central organizing hub of IAC's website. To access information and resources for 19 vaccine-preventable diseases in addition to shingles, visit http://www.immunize.org/vaccines
 
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4 Minutes of the February 2011 ACIP meeting now online

The CDC website recently posted the minutes of ACIP's February 23-24 meeting. To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of the minutes, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/min-feb11.pdf

To access information on past and upcoming ACIP meetings, including meeting dates, registration, draft agendas, minutes, live archives, and presentation slides, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/meetings.htm
 
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5 VISs for shingles vaccine and for Cervarix and Gardasil HPV vaccines now available in additional languages

The VIS for shingles vaccine is now available in Korean and Vietnamese. The VISs for Cervarix and Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are now available in Armenian, Cambodian, Farsi, and Tagalog. IAC gratefully acknowledges the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, for these translations. The VIS for Gardasil HPV vaccine is also available in Thai; IAC gratefully acknowledges Asian Pacific Health Care Venture for the Thai translation.

To access the new translations of the VIS for shingles vaccine, as well as the shingles vaccine VIS in English and other translations, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_shingles.asp

To access the new translations of the VIS for Cervarix HPV vaccine, as well as the Cervarix vaccine VIS in English and other translations, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_hpv_cervarix.asp

To access the new translations of the VIS for Gardasil HPV vaccine, as well as the Gardasil vaccine VIS in English and other translations, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_hpv_gardasil.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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6 IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are available. Order a supply for your workplace today!

IAC's laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. child/teen and adult immunization schedules are covered with a tough, washable coating that lets them stand up to a year's worth of use in every area of your workplace where immunizations are given. Each has six pages (i.e., three double-sided pages) and is folded to measure 8.5" by 11".

Laminated schedules are printed in color for easy reading, come complete with essential tables and footnotes, and include contraindications and precautions--a feature that will help you make an on-the-spot determination about the safety of vaccinating patients of any age.

PRICING
1-4 copies: $7.50 each
5-19 copies: $5.50 each
20-99 copies: $4.50 each

To view images of the laminated schedules, or to order online or download an order form, go to: http://www.immunize.org/shop/laminated-schedules.asp

For quotes on customizing or placing orders in excess of 999 schedules, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

To learn about other essential immunization resources available for purchase from IAC, go to: http://www.immunize.org/shop
 
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7 Award-winning DVD! "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults"--from the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Immunization Branch, has updated its award-winning training video, "Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults." The 25-minute program can be used to train new employees and to refresh the skills of experienced staff. The video demonstrates the skills and techniques needed to administer vaccines to patients of all ages.

Prices start at $17 each for 1-9 copies and are greatly reduced for large orders, dropping to $3 each for 1,000-1,499 copies.

To learn more about the DVD, and find out how to order it, go to: http://www.immunize.org/shop/toolkit_iztechdvd.asp

For quotes on larger quantities, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

The Immunization Action Coalition is the only nationwide vendor of this new DVD.

Note for healthcare settings located in California: Contact your local health department immunization program for a free copy.
 
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8 CDC publishes errata to its report on vaccination coverage among U.S. kindergartners during 2009-10

CDC published "Errata: Vol. 60, No. 21" in the June 17 issue of MMWR. It concerns errors that appeared in the article titled "Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten--United States, 2009-10 School Year," which was published in the MMWR issue of June 3, 2011.

The errata article published on June 17, 2011, is available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6023a6.htm

To easily locate the corrected material in the article published on June 3, 2011, go to pages 700-704 of this document: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm6021.pdf
 
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9 2011 Illinois Immunization & Communicable Disease Conference set for August 8-9 in Normal, IL

The 2011 Illinois Immunization & Communicable Disease Conference will be held in Normal, IL, on August 8-9. The Illinois Public Health Association is the conference sponsor. Continuing education credits are available.

For comprehensive information, go to: http://www.ipha.com/tabs/events/eventdetails.aspx?EventId=182 Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to the conference brochure and online registration.
 
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