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Issue Number 234            March 23, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Updated! Screening questionnaire for adult immunization is now available on IAC's website
  2. New online immunization curriculum
  3. AIRA launches updated website
  4. ICC Fellowship seeks applicants
  5. CDC publishes report on US influenza activity

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March 23, 2001
UPDATED! SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ADULT IMMUNIZATION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON IAC'S WEBSITE

IAC has updated its popular "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization." Revised March 2001 and reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for technical accuracy, this one-page questionnaire for patients provides a screening tool for contraindications and precautions to vaccine administration.

Watch for revised translations of this important resource in the coming months.

To obtain a copy of this latest revision, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.htm
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March 23, 2001
NEW ONLINE IMMUNIZATION CURRICULUM

Interested in finding online learning resources that focus on immunization? The web-based curriculum Teaching Immunization Delivery and Evaluation (TIDE) uses clinical scenarios and problem-solving methods to improve providers' knowledge, attitudes and skills. The curriculum has three modules related to immunization delivery: immunizing pediatric patients, analyzing clinical practice, and improving office routines and immunization rates.

Developed by the Ambulatory Pediatric Association with support from CDC, this online training program is designed to increase immunization rates for children by improving provider practices in clinical settings.

Check out course materials or register online at: http://www2.edserv.musc.edu/tide/

For other training and education opportunities available through CDC, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ed/
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March 23, 2001
AIRA LAUNCHES UPDATED WEBSITE

The American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) recently launched its updated website. Completely redesigned, the site offers background information on immunization registries, an online newsletter titled "Snapshots," links to other immunization resources, an events calendar, and a special section where AIRA members can share information.

AIRA is a membership organization that works to prevent and control vaccine-preventable disease through population-based immunization registries. AIRA provides a forum for registry programs, interested organizations, and individuals and communities to combine efforts and share methods, techniques, standards, and information.

To visit AIRA's updated website, go to: http://www.immregistries.org/
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March 23, 2001
ICC FELLOWSHIP SEEKS APPLICANTS

The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) is seeking applicants for two available postdoctoral scholarships developed to increase the number of cancer researchers from minority or socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, as well as to increase cancer research that addresses the special needs of minorities or medically underserved populations. ICC Fellowship Awardees will receive $30,000 a year for two years beginning July 1, 2001. The application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. ET on Monday, April 2, 2001.

The application packed is available online at: http://iccnetwork.org/fellowships/ or you can call ICC at (713) 798-5383 or send an email to: fellowships@iccnetwork.org
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March 23, 2001
CDC PUBLISHES REPORT ON US INFLUENZA ACTIVITY

CDC published a report titled "Influenza Activity--United States, 2000-01 Season" in the March 23, 2001, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). According to the article, influenza activity this winter was moderate and lower than the previous three seasons. Influenza activity increased in December and January and peaked in late January and early February. The predominant influenza strain this season was influenza A (H1N1), although the proportion of influenza B has increased.

To obtain the complete text of this article online, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5011a4.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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