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Issue Number 236            April 9, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Free for the asking! Bulk copies of the previous issue of NEEDLE TIPS
  2. Every Child By Two offers bimonthly immunization newsletter
  3. Conference on cancer vaccines set for May 21-22 in San Diego
  4. CDC publishes erratum on poliovirus type 2 transmission

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April 9, 2001
FREE FOR THE ASKING! BULK COPIES OF THE PREVIOUS ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS"

We're giving away bulk copies (up to 100 per request) of the Spring/Summer 2000 issue of NEEDLE TIPS to make room for our new Spring 2001 issue.

The give-away issue of NEEDLE TIPS contains a variety of immunization information such as "Ask the Experts," "Labor and Delivery Guidelines to Prevent HBV Transmission," "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization," "What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinating?" and an Unprotected People story.

If you have an immunization conference or an educational program coming up for health professionals, this is an excellent item to distribute.

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

To request copies, fill out the online form at the following link: http://www.immunize.org/emal.d/nt1.htm

You'll be asked to supply the following information:

  1. the number of copies you want (maximum 100)
  2. a description of how you plan to use the copies
  3. your name and complete contact information, including mailing address, telephone number, and email address

If you would like to view a copy of this issue of NEEDLE TIPS online, go to: http://www.immunize.org/nt

WARNING: The PDF version 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

If you have any questions, call (651) 647-9009.
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April 9, 2001
EVERY CHILD BY TWO OFFERS BIMONTHLY IMMUNIZATION NEWSLETTER

Every Child By Two (ECBT), the organization founded by Betty Bumpers and Rosalyn Carter to protect all children from vaccine-preventable diseases, announced that its newsletter will now be published every two months and that its "On the Hill" supplement will be delivered as immunization-related events occur on Capitol Hill.

To read the current ECBT newsletter and the latest edition of "On the Hill," go to: http://www.ecbt.org/allnews.html

To subscribe by email, send a request to info@ecbt.org To request a copy of the newsletter by fax, call (202) 783-7034.
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April 9, 2001
CONFERENCE ON CANCER VACCINES SET FOR MAY 21-22 IN SAN DIEGO

The Institute for International Research (IIR) will offer a conference titled Cancer Vaccines: Critical Issues in Clinical Development on May 21-22, 2001, at the Wyndham  Emerald Plaza in San Diego. The conference is designed for scientists, researchers, and biopharmaceutical professionals. For more information or to register, call IIR at (888) 670-8200 or visit the website at: http://www.iir-ny.com/conference.cfm?EventID=p0641&
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April 9, 2001
CDC PUBLISHES ERRATUM ON POLIOVIRUS TYPE 2 TRANSMISSION

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an erratum in the April 6, 2001, issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) about the previous week's article on wild poliovirus type 2 transmission. The complete erratum reads as follows: 

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Erratum: Vol. 50, No. 12
In the article, "Apparent Global Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Type 2 Transmission," an error occurred in the first paragraph on page 223. The last wild poliovirus type 2 isolated was from Aligarh, Western Uttar Pradesh, in October
1999.

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To read this erratum online, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5013a5.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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