Immunization Action Coalition and the Hepatitis B Coalition

IAC EXPRESS

Previous issues index

IAC Home page

Issue Number 180            August 2, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. National Coalition for Adult Immunization (NCAI) offers campaign kit for National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
  2. New edition of "ImmunoFacts" reference guide available for purchase
  3. New immunization resource for parents on the Web
  4. New website offers immunization information to seniors
  5. Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) publishes immunization quarterly online
  6. Receive e-mail updates on HIV and hepatitis B and C

----------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(1)
August 2, 2000
NCAI OFFERS CAMPAIGN KIT FOR NATIONAL ADULT IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK

National Adult Immunization Awareness Week 2000 will be October 8-14, and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization (NCAI) is helping to coordinate activities by offering a campaign kit called "Prevention for a Healthy Future." The kit offers materials and resources to assist in promoting adult and adolescent immunization. Clinics and organizations can duplicate materials and modify them as needed.

Campaign kits are available for $10 (postage included) from NCAI. For more information, contact NCAI by phone (301) 656-0003, fax (301) 907-0878, or e-mail at ncai@nfid.org

To view more information about the kit online, visit: http://www.nfid.org/ncai/publications/naiaw-kit/
------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(2)
August 2, 2000
NEW EDITION OF "IMMUNOFACTS" REFERENCE GUIDE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

The publisher Facts and Comparisons announced that an updated edition of "ImmunoFacts" is now available. "ImmunoFacts" is a 900-page reference binder with comprehensive information on vaccines and immunologic drugs. Updated quarterly, "ImmunoFacts" is designed to help practitioners make informed decisions on dosage, administration, storage, and purchasing of vaccines and immunologic drugs. The abridged version, "Pocket ImmunoFacts 2000," provides quick reference to commonly used vaccines. 

"ImmunoFacts" sells for $145 and "Pocket ImmunoFacts" for $39.95 (shipping and handling extra). To order, contact Facts and Comparisons by phone at (800) 223-0554 or by fax at (314) 878-5563, or visit the website at: http://www.drugfacts.com/ProdPage.asp?ID=129
------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(3)
August 2, 2000
NEW IMMUNIZATION RESOURCE FOR PARENTS ON THE WEB

Public Health--Seattle & King County has launched a website for parents called "Plain Talk about Childhood Immunizations." This site contains information on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases to help parents make informed decisions. Topics include "To Wait or Not to Wait," "Compare the Risks: Disease vs. Immunization," and many others. Providers can refer parents with questions about immunization to the website or distribute print copies of some of the sections.

To access this resource, go to: http://www.metrokc.gov/health/immunization/childimmunity.htm
------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(4)
August 2, 2000
NEW WEBSITE OFFERS IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION TO SENIORS

Older adults, their families, and health professionals can now explore a new website for adult immunization information. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists introduced the new website as part of its 100% Immunization Campaign, which aims to increase rates of vaccination among older adults for pneumococcal disease and influenza. The site provides factual information, discusses frequently asked question, and links health professionals and others to additional immunization news and resources.

To visit this site, go to: http://www.immunizeseniors.org
------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(5)
August 2, 2000
GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATION (GAVI) PUBLISHES IMMUNIZATION QUARTERLY ONLINE

In May 2000, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) launched a quarterly online publication, "Immunization Focus." Its goal is to provide updates and debate about immunization issues at national and international levels. Regular departments include news, special features, conference reports, and grassroots viewpoints. The first issue features an in-depth story on rotavirus vaccines and the consequences of Wyeth-Lederle's 1999 decision to withdraw a licensed vaccine from the market.

GAVI is a partnership of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing children's access worldwide to immunization against killer diseases. Members include the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (IFPMA), public health and research institutions, national governments, the Rockefeller Foundation, UNICEF, the World Bank Group, and the World Health Organization. The partnership's founding principle is that "immunization is a human right and a key step towards overcoming poverty." GAVI's website can be accessed at http://www.vaccinealliance.org

The first issue can be viewed in text format at: http://www.vaccinealliance.org/newsletter/may2000/contents.html

Those interested in a camera-ready copy can download the PDF version from this website.
------------------------------------------------------------

Back to Top

(6)
August 2, 2000
RECEIVE E-MAIL UPDATES ON HIV AND HEPATITIS B AND C

The online publication "HIV and Hepatitis.com" offers information about HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C to health professionals and the public, including the latest research and treatment information, as well as vaccine options for these chronic conditions.

Readers can sign up online for a weekly electronic news service called "HIV and Hepatitis.com Weekly Update." Visit the website at: http://www.hivandhepatitis.com

To subscribe to the electronic news service, scroll down the right column to "Resources" and click on the link titled "E-mail updates from HIV and Hepatitis.com." 

 

Immunization Action Coalition1573 Selby AvenueSt. Paul MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org Web: http://www.immunize.org/
Tel: (651) 647-9009Fax: (651) 647-9131

This page was updated on August 2, 2000