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Issue Number 137            February 8, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. CDC announces opening for Director of Immunization Services Division at the National Immunization Program
  2. CDC offers website on needle-free injection technology
  3. CDC publishes supplement on global disease elimination and eradication
  4. February 11th is the "early bird" registration deadline for the year 2000 Immunization Registry Conference
  5. Remembering Linda: IAC's office will be closed on Wednesday, February 9th

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February 3, 2000
CDC ANNOUNCES OPENING FOR DIRECTOR OF IMMUNIZATION  SERVICES DIVISION AT THE NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 3, 2000, that it is seeking a Director for the Immunization Services Division (ISD) of the National Immunization Program (NIP) in Atlanta, GA. ISD consists of five branches with approximately 180 employees and has a budget of approximately $850 million. 

This position will provide leadership in providing technical and administrative assistance to State and local health departments and other organizations in  the implementation of immunization programs; implementing the Vaccines for Children Program and ensuring appropriate management of the Federal  vaccine contracts; and conducting operations research demonstration projects designed to test different hypotheses and various interventions to improve vaccine coverage among specific target groups. 

This position may be of interest to individuals who hold specific degrees, as well as those who possess unique experience in certain areas. CDC is looking for candidates with the right combination of traits to direct this program: leadership ability, creativity, motivation, policy development skills, and devotion to the principles of public health practice.

For more information on the responsibilities of the Immunization Services Division, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/announce/isddescript.htm

To view CDC's official employment listing for this position, go to NIP's website at: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/announce/isddir.htm
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February 8, 2000
CDC OFFERS WEBSITE ON NEEDLE-FREE INJECTION TECHNOLOGY

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an excellent website on needle-free injection technology. The site includes a bibliography of related scientific literature; a listing of the needle-free injection policies of the World Health Organization (WHO), CDC, and the U.S. Department of Defense; and information about manufacturers and devices.

To visit CDC's website on needle-free injection technology, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/dev/jetinject.htm
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December 31, 1999
CDC PUBLISHES SUPPLEMENT ON GLOBAL DISEASE ELIMINATION AND ERADICATION

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document titled "Global Disease Elimination and Eradication as Public Health Strategies" in an MMWR supplement dated December 31, 1999.

This 216-page publication is a supplement to the "Bulletin of the World Health Organization" and is a reprint of the proceedings of the "Conference on Global Disease Elimination and Eradication as Public Health Strategies" that took place in Atlanta, GA, in February 1998. Two of the conference papers published in this supplement are "Perspectives from the Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative" and "Measles Eradication: Experience in the Americas."

To obtain the full text version (HTML format) of this MMWR supplement, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su48tc.htm

To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format) of this MMWR supplement, go to: ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr/wk/suppl48.pdf

HOW TO OBTAIN A FREE ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE MMWR
To obtain a free electronic subscription to the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" (MMWR), visit CDC's MMWR website listed below. Select "Free MMWR Subscription" from the menu at the left of the screen. Once you have submitted the required information, weekly issues of the MMWR and all new ACIP statements (published as MMWR's "Recommendations and Reports") will automatically arrive in your e-mail box. To go to the MMWR website, visit:  http://www2.cdc.gov/mmwr
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February 8, 2000 
FEBRUARY 11TH IS THE "EARLY BIRD" REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE YEAR 2000 IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY CONFERENCE

February 11th is the last day to register at a discounted rate for the 2000 Immunization Registry Conference set for March 27-29, in Newport, Rhode Island. Sponsored by the National Immunization Program (NIP) of the Centers  for Disease Control and Prevention, this conference will bring together both government (State, Federal, and local) and private sector health care partners to share knowledge and experiences regarding the development and utilization of immunization registries. 

The "early bird" registration deadline is February 11th. Registration costs $100 on or before this date. After this date, the fee increases to $125. On-site  registration is $150. For more information on registration, go to the conference website at: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/registry/2000conf.htm (link discontinued) or call Phyllis Harmon at NIP at (404) 639-8584.
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February 8, 2000
REMEMBERING LINDA: IAC'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

The office of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) will be closed on Wednesday, February 9th, so that IAC staff may attend the funeral of Linda Boerger-Johnson, IAC's office manager and friend. Linda died on Saturday, February 5th, after a five-year journey with breast cancer. She will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know her.

IAC's office will reopen on Thursday, February 10th.

 

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