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Issue Number 187            September 8, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Don't forget! CDC's Immunization Update 2000 satellite broadcast is next week
  2. New Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) translations available in Spanish and Haitian Creole
  3. CDC's MMWR Internet address has changed!
  4. National Partnership for Immunization offers monthly email newsletter
  5. Reminder! It's not too late to register for the Delaware Valley Immunization Coalition conference on September 10, 2000, in Cherry Hill, NJ

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September 8, 2000
DON'T FORGET! CDC'S IMMUNIZATION UPDATE 2000 SATELLITE BROADCAST IS NEXT WEEK

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will offer Immunization Update 2000, an interactive satellite broadcast, on September 14, 2000. The broadcast will air twice, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12 to 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time. 

The program will be presented by medical epidemiologists William Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Raymond Strikas, MD, both from CDC's National Immunization Program. The program will offer the latest immunization recommendations. Anticipated topics include new recommendations for the use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, influenza vaccine, meningococcal vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine for adolescents, and recent vaccine safety issues. Each broadcast will feature a question-and-answer session in which participants nationwide can interact with the course instructors via toll-free telephone lines.

The target audience includes health professionals such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, medical students, and others who provide immunizations and immunization information. Continuing education credit will be offered.

For more information on registration and the technical specifications for the broadcast, go to CDC's website at: http://www.cdc.gov/PHTN/FACT-SHEETS/IMM-2000/130023.htm
or contact your state or county immunization program. A list of state immunization coordinators is available on the website of CDC's National Immunization Program at: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ed/coordinators.htm

If you have additional questions about the program content of this broadcast, contact Craig Wilkins at (404) 639-8799 or email ckw4@cdc.gov

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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September 8, 2000
NEW VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENT (VIS) TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AND HAITIAN CREOLE

Check the Immunization Action Coalition's website for seven new translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs).

The California Department of Health Services, Immunization Branch, has provided Spanish translations of two new VISs, the influenza 2000-2001 VIS and the interim VIS for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). For camera-ready copies (PDF format) of these VISs, go to:

Influenza: http://www.immunize.org/vis/spflu00.pdf
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7):
http://www.immunize.org/vis/sppnPCV7.pdf

You can also request hard copies of these Spanish-language VISs and others from the California Immunization Branch by contacting Janet Yuen at jyuen@dhs.ca.gov or by calling 510) 540-2381.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided IAC with five new translations of VISs in Haitian Creole. For camera-ready (PDF format) copies of these VISs, go to:

Influenza: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ha_flu00.pdf
Lyme disease: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ha_lym99.pdf
Meningococcal: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ha_men00.pdf
Polio: http://www.immunize.org/vis/ha_pol00.pdf
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23):
http://www.immunize.org/vis/ha_pne97.pdf

To obtain copies of all other VISs, including some in up to 22 languages, visit IAC's website at: http://www.immunize.org/vis/
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September 8, 2000
CDC's MMWR INTERNET ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Notice to Readers in the September 8, 2000, issue of the MMWR about the recent change in the Internet address for the MMWR. Part of the notice is reprinted below:

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Internet Address Change for MMWR Web Site

As of September 8, 2000, the United States MMWR web site has moved to http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr. The move provides a consolidated web site in the United States and a mirror MMWR web site in Europe. . . .

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To access the full text of this notice online, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4935a3.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://www.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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September 8, 2000
NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR IMMUNIZATION OFFERS MONTHLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Sign up for NPI VAXFacts, the free email newsletter of the National Partnership for Immunization (NPI). Each month, subscribers will receive information about immunization across the life span, with sections devoted to people at each stage of life: infants and children, adolescents and adults, and seniors.

NPI is a new program run through the partnership of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). To subscribe, go to http://NPIVAXFacts.listbot.com/ or send an email request to NPI@nfid.org
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September 8, 2000
REMINDER! IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE DELAWARE VALLEY IMMUNIZATION COALITION CONFERENCE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2000, IN CHERRY HILL, NJ

On-site registration is available for the Delaware Valley Immunization Coalition (DVIC) conference "Immunizations Across the Life Span" set for September 10, 2000, at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, NJ. This conference for health professionals will provide the most current information on vaccine-preventable disease issues.

Featured speakers include Dr. Raymond Strikas, MPH, medical epidemiologist, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Paul Offit, Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dr. Deborah L. Wexler, Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition, and Dr. Walter Tsou, MPH, Health Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia.

For an agenda, registration information, or any other questions, contact Marsha LePore at the Chesapeake Health Education Program (CHEP) at (410) 642-1857. 

 

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