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Issue Number 196            October 3, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. New and revised educational and informational materials are ready to download from IAC's website!
  2. New! Quick Links on IAC's website

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October 3, 2000
NEW AND REVISED EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS ARE READY TO DOWNLOAD FROM IAC'S WEBSITE!

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has updated many features on its site for health professionals and patients.

Links to these materials are provided below. Simply visit the URL listed beneath each item for the version that you want to view or download.

For "Tips on Downloading and Printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files," go to: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm

English-language versions of our materials are reviewed for technical accuracy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the exception of opinion pieces written by non-CDC authors. Remember that unless otherwise noted, all of our materials are camera-ready and copyright-free, so you can simply download one copy and make as many additional copies as you need!

All of our materials carry publication or revision dates at the bottom. If you are using an older version of an item, be sure to discard it and use the updated version listed below. In addition to announcements such as this in IAC EXPRESS, new and revised materials are regularly announced on the IAC home page under "What's New?" at: http://www.immunize.org/

IAC's revised pieces are as follows:

  1. UPDATED! "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization." This chart summarizes the recommended schedules and contraindications for adult immunization. (Revised 10/00)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011b.pdf
    To obtain the text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/adultrules/
            
  2. UPDATED! "Immunizations . . . Not Just Kids' Stuff." This patient education brochure describes the immunizations all adults need to protect themselves from vaccine-preventable diseases. It offers clear and concise descriptions of each disease and a summary of vaccine recommendations. (Revised 9/00)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format), go to:
    English: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4035.pdf
    Spanish: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4035-01.pdf

    To obtain a text version (HTML format), go to:
    English: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/p4035.htm
    Spanish: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4035-01.htm

    The Chinese translation of this document is currently in revision.
           
  3. UPDATED! "Vaccinations for Adults: You're Never Too Old for Shots." This at-a-glance table teaches adult patients about what vaccinations they ought to receive as well as when or how often. (Revised 10/00)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030a.pdf
    To obtain a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/p4030new.htm

    The Spanish translation of this document is currently in revision.
          
  4. UPDATED! "Immunizations for Babies." This at-a-glance page for parents reminds them what vaccinations their babies need and when, with a simple illustration for each injection. (Revised 10/00)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4010imm.pdf
    To obtain a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4010.htm
          
  5. UPDATED! "When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations?" Recently updated to include the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), this handy chart provides a simple way for parents to understand recommended vaccination schedules for their children. (Revised 9/00)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/when1.pdf
    To obtain a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/when1.htm

    The Spanish translation of this document is currently in revision.
        
  6. NEW! "What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinating?" CDC's National Immunization Program (NIP) provides this article that looks at ten vaccine-preventable diseases and what would happen if we stopped vaccinating. IAC has created an introductory chart that shows the dramatic drop in these diseases during the twentieth century.

    To view IAC's introductory page, which links to the NIP article, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4037stop.htm
    To view the NIP article alone, go to:
    http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/fs/gen/WhatIfStop.htm
           
  7. UPDATED! Hmong translation of the "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization." The Hmong translation of this popular screening tool has been redesigned to match our current English-language version. (Both pieces are dated 8/99.)

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format) of the Hmong translation, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060-02.pdf
    To obtain a text version (HTML format) of the Hmong translation, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060-02.htm

    To obtain a camera-ready copy (PDF format) of the document in
    English, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060scr.pdf
    To obtain a text version (HTML format) of the document in
    English, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060scr.htm

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NEW! QUICK LINKS ON IAC'S WEBSITE

As you may have noticed, IAC's website has been expanding rapidly. To make it easier for you to navigate, we've developed a series of links to our most popular resources. To go directly to our most frequently visited pages, all you need to do is type in a keyword following our URL http://www.immunize.org/

Here's a short guide to our new Quick Links:

NEEDLE TIPS:
http://www.immunize.org/nt/

VACCINATE ADULTS!:
http://www.immunize.org/va/

IAC EXPRESS:
http://www.immunize.org/express/

Unprotected People:
http://www.immunize.org/stories/

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs): 
http://www.immunize.org/vis/

Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization: 
http://www.immunize.org/childrules/

Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization: 
http://www.immunize.org/adultrules/

Photographs:
http://www.immunize.org/photos/

ACIP Statements:
http://www.immunize.org/acip/

Free Print Materials:
http://www.immunize.org/free/

Coalition Catalog:
http://www.immunize.org/catalog/

Vaccine Safety:
http://www.immunize.org/safety/

State Laws:
http://www.immunize.org/laws/

State Health Department Phone Numbers: 
http://www.immunize.org/coordinators/

State Health Department Websites: 
http://www.immunize.org/states/

National Resources:
http://www.immunize.org/resources/

Calendar of Events:
http://www.immunize.org/calendar/

 

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