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Issue Number 215            December 12, 2000

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Clinton launches new federal effort to increase childhood immunization rates through a link with WIC
  2. Updated! Vaccine administration record forms for children and adults
  3. Find resources for patients and professionals on the Canadian Immunization Awareness Program website
  4. Georgia state immunization conference is set for February 15 in Macon

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December 12, 2000
CLINTON LAUNCHES NEW FEDERAL EFFORT TO INCREASE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION RATES THROUGH A LINK WITH WIC

President Clinton, together with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, announced a new federal effort to increase immunization rates among children nationwide. Clinton issued an executive memorandum on December 11, directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to examine the immunization status of the 5 million children under age 5 who participate in the federal nutrition program Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Children who are behind schedule on their immunizations and those who do not have immunization records will be referred to local health care providers or public health clinics. Children who are uninsured receive vaccinations at no cost under the Vaccines For Children program. Studies indicate that linking immunization services with WIC could improve vaccination coverage by up to 40 percent within 12 months.

This memorandum also directs the USDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a national strategic plan to ensure more accurate and cost-effective immunization assessment, referral, and follow-up for children at risk.

To read more about Clinton's memorandum, visit the White House website at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/new/html/Mon_Dec_11_135016_2000.html (link discontinued).
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December 12, 2000
UPDATED! VACCINE ADMINISTRATION RECORD FORMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Visit IAC's website to obtain updated copies of our popular vaccine administration record forms. Use these forms to track the information you are legally required to keep when providing vaccinations.

These reproducible forms provide a convenient place for you to record what vaccines were given, how and where they were administered, the date they were given, the vaccine manufacturer and lot number, and the date on the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) that you provide to the patient or the patient's parent or guardian.

To obtain "Vaccine Administration Record for Children and Teens," go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2022b.htm (Web version)
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2022b.pdf (PDF version)

To obtain "Vaccine Administration Record for Adults," go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2023b.htm (Web version)
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2023b.pdf (PDF version)
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December 12, 2000
FIND RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS AND PROFESSIONALS ON THE CANADIAN IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS PROGRAM WEBSITE

Looking for immunization resources for parents as well as health professionals? The Canadian Immunization Awareness Program (CIAP) website offers online pamphlets, articles and reports, posters, and more. While some of the resources refer specifically to Canadian immunization guidelines, others offer general, easy-to-understand information about vaccines and vaccine safety. The website also has valuable links to organizations in both Canada and United States.

The goal of the CIAP is to help parents and health care providers in Canada work together to make sure children get all the shots they need at the right times.

CIAP's website may be viewed in English or French. Go to: http://www.immunize.cpha.ca/
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December 12, 2000
GEORGIA STATE IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE IS SET FOR FEBRUARY 15 IN MACON

The eighth annual Immunize Georgia's Little Guys conference is set for Thursday, February 15, 2001, in Macon, Georgia, at the Macon Centerplex Convention Center. Sponsored by Immunize Georgia's Little Guys and titled "Georgia Immunization: From Ordinary to Extraordinary," this conference is aimed at health professionals, corporations and community service agencies, and child advocates. Topics include the latest vaccine recommendations, working with patients and families from diverse backgrounds, and strategies to overcome parental fears about immunization.

To take advantage of the $25 early-bird registration fee, register by January 8, 2001. The $35 regular registration deadline is February 1, 2001.

For an agenda and registration information, or if you have other questions, contact Dena Sossaman Stansbury by telephone at (404) 929-8684 or by e-mail at dena.sossaman@choa.org

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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