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Issue Number 181            August 8, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. CDC publishes erratum regarding rabies vaccine recall
  2. Free for the asking! Bulk copies of VACCINATE ADULTS!
  3. Workshop on Vaccine Communication set for October 5-6, 2000, in Arlington, VA
  4. World Congress on Vaccines and Immunizations set for August 29-September 3, 2000
  5. Epidemiology in Action course registration deadline September 15

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August 8, 2000
CDC PUBLISHES ERRATUM REGARDING RABIES VACCINE RECALL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published "Erratum: Vol. 49, No. 29" in the August 4, 2000, issue of the MMWR. The erratum is reprinted below in its entirety:

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In the Notice to Readers "Voluntary Recall of IMOVAX 7 Rabies I.D. (Rabies Vaccine) Used for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis," on page 671, an incorrect lot number was given. The involved lot should have been listed as P0313-3; lots P0030-2 and N1204-2 are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

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To read this erratum online, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4930a5.htm

For information on how to obtain a free electronic subscription to the MMWR, see the instructions that follow article five below.
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August 8, 2000
FREE FOR THE ASKING! BULK COPIES OF "VACCINATE ADULTS!"

We're giving away bulk copies (up to 250 per request) of the Fall/Winter 1999 issue of VACCINATE ADULTS! to make room for our new issue. This issue of VACCINATE ADULTS! has our ever-popular "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization," a table that combines adult immunization recommendations, schedules, contraindications and precautions, and rules of simultaneous administration. VACCINATE ADULTS! also contains lots of other up-to-date immunization information such as "Ask the Experts."

If you have an immunization conference or an educational program coming up for adult medicine health professionals, this is an excellent item to distribute. (Remember, VACCINATE ADULTS! is an abbreviated version of NEEDLE TIPS with all pediatric content removed.)

Because supplies are limited, it's best to send your request right away. The free copies go quickly!

To request bulk copies, fill out the online form at the following link: http://www.immunize.org/emal.d/va1.htm

You'll be asked to supply the following information:

1. the number of copies you want (maximum 250),
2. a description of how you plan to use the copies, and
3. your name and complete mailing address.

If you would like to view a camera-ready copy (pdf format) of this issue of VACCINATE ADULTS click here: http://www.immunize.org/va/va5.pdf

WARNING: This is a large file and some printers are unable to print a file this size. For some helpful tips on downloading and printing PDF files, click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm

To view the text version (html format) of VACCINATE ADULTS! click here: http://www.immunize.org/va

If you have any questions, call (651) 647-9009.
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August 8, 2000
WORKSHOP ON VACCINE COMMUNICATION SET FOR OCTOBER 5-6, 2000, IN ARLINGTON, VA

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the Inter-Agency Vaccine Communications Group, and the National Vaccine Program Office will sponsor a "Workshop on Vaccine Communication" on October 5-6, 2000. The workshop will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.

The Workshop will focus on (1) identifying key issues, forces, and trends that influence and shape perceptions about vaccines; (2) determining how to establish more meaningful discussions regarding issues of concern; (3) defining options for establishing more effective mechanisms for communicating vaccine benefits and risks; and (4) examining and discussing the effectiveness, purpose, methods, and timing of current vaccine communications.

This workshop should be of interest to people working in the vaccine and immunization arena, including health communication and public affairs specialists, public and private sector health care providers, parent and consumer groups, vaccine manufacturers, and immunization program  managers and directors.

For additional information, please visit the National Vaccine Program Office's website http://www.cdc.gov/od/nvpo/calendar.htm or contact Ms. Lena Kombo at (404) 687-6672.

For a detailed list of additional upcoming immunization and hepatitis conferences and events, visit IAC's "Calendar of Events" at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/
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August 8, 2000
WORLD CONGRESS ON VACCINES AND IMMUNIZATIONS SET FOR AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 3, 2000

The second World Congress on Vaccines and Immunizations will take place August 29-September 3, 2000, at the University of Liege in Liege, Belgium. Organized by Infections Control World Organization of Montreal, Canada, this congress will discuss all aspects of the development of new vaccines to prevent and control infections and disease.

To view a preliminary program, visit: http://www3.sympatico.ca/kurstak/icwo/

For further information, contact Prof. Edouard Kurstak in Canada by e-mail at kurstak@sympatico.ca or by fax at 1-514-695-0514.

For a detailed list of additional upcoming immunization and hepatitis conferences and events, visit IAC's "Calendar of Events" at: http://www.immunize.org/calendar/
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August 8, 2000
EPIDEMIOLOGY IN ACTION COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a "Notice to Readers" in the August 4, 2000, issue of the MMWR. The notice, titled "Epidemiology in Action Course," reads as follows:

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CDC and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health will co-sponsor a course, "Epidemiology in Action," during November 6-17, 2000, at CDC and Emory University. The course is designed for state and local public health professionals.

The course emphasizes the practical application of epidemiology to public health problems and will consist of lectures, workshops, classroom exercises (including actual epidemiologic problems), and roundtable discussions. Topics include descriptive epidemiology and biostatistics, analytic epidemiology, epidemic investigations, public health surveillance, surveys and sampling, Epi Info software training, and discussions of selected prevalent diseases. There is a tuition charge.

Deadline for applications is September 15. Additional information and applications are available from Emory University, International Health Dept. (PIA), 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Room 746, Atlanta, GA 30322; telephone (404) 727-3485; fax (404) 727-4590; email pvaleri@sph.emory.edu; or the World-Wide Web, http://www.sph.emory.edu/EPICOURSES

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To read this notice online, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4930a4.htm

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 at: http://www2.cdc.gov/mmwr

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 arrive automatically by e-mail. 

 

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