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Issue Number 243            May 7, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. The Spring 2001 issue of NEEDLE TIPS is available!
  2. What's in the latest issue of NEEDLE TIPS?

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May 7, 2001
THE SPRING 2001 ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS" IS AVAILABLE!

The Spring 2001 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS and the Hepatitis B Coalition News" is now available on the website of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). Hard copies are in the mail.

You can download the entire issue of NEEDLE TIPS from the web or choose to view selected articles from the publication's table of contents below. There are two different ways to download NEEDLE TIPS and its featured articles.

To view a table of contents with links to both the text (HTML format) and camera-ready (PDF format) versions of individual articles, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/index.htm

To download a camera-ready copy (PDF format) of the entire Spring 2001 issue (658,505 bytes), go to: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/n24.pdf

WARNING: The PDF format of the entire publication is a very large file and some printers are unable to print a file of this size. For some helpful tips on downloading and printing PDF files, go to: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm
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May 7, 2001
WHAT'S IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS"?

The Spring 2001 issue of NEEDLE TIPS is packed full of new and practical immunization information you can use and distribute to health professionals and patients. 

All items published in NEEDLE TIPS 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, all the materials created by the IAC, including NEEDLE TIPS, are camera-ready and copyright free unless otherwise noted.

To view and/or download any of the following items, visit the links below.

  1. "Ask the Experts." CDC immunization expert William Atkinson, MD, MPH, answers general immunization questions. CDC hepatitis experts Harold Margolis, MD, and Linda Moyer, RN, answer questions about hepatitis A and B.
       
    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/exprt24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/exprt24.htm
       
  2. "Letters to the Editor" and "Welcome New Advisory Board Members!"

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/letter24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/letter24.htm
             
  3. "Vaccine Highlights." Check out the latest recommendations and schedules as well as important vaccine news.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/vaccin24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/vaccin24.htm
          
  4. Revised! "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization and Why We Ask". This updated questionnaire helps health professionals screen for contraindications to vaccines and includes a new one-page explanation of why each question is asked.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/screen24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060scr.htm
           
  5. "Are You at Risk for Hepatitis A?" A one-page screening questionnaire your patients can fill out.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2190hepa.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2190hepa.htm
          
  6. "Are You at Risk for Hepatitis B?" A one-page screening questionnaire your patients can fill out.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2191hepb.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2191hepb.htm
         
  7. "Are You at Risk for Hepatitis C?" A one-page screening questionnaire your patients can fill out.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2192hepc.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2192hepc.htm
         
  8. Revised! "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization." This table combines the recommendations for childhood immunization onto two concise pages.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/rules1.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/rules1.htm
        
  9. Revised! "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization." This table outlines the current recommendations for adult immunization on two concise pages.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011b.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011b.htm
       
  10. "Unprotected People: Hib Meningitis Strikes Unvaccinated Infant." Link to an article telling one family's story of their daughter's vaccine-preventable illness, and read 10 helpful tips from CDC on evaluating the information you find on the Internet.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/story24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/story24.htm
         
  11. "What's Your State Doing?" A one-page table listing current state-by-state mandates for childhood varicella vaccination, requirements for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in long-term care facilities, and explicit authorization for pharmacists to vaccinate.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/state24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n20/state20.htm
          
  12. "National Resources." Where to get immunization and hepatitis B print materials, videos, and more.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/resour24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/resour24.htm
          
  13. "Need Help?" Call your immunization, hepatitis, and VFC coordinators at your state health departments. This is a list of telephone numbers for all state and U.S. jurisdiction coordinators.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/coord24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/coord18.htm
           
  14. "Immunization Action Coalition Catalog." Use this three-page catalog to order immunization and hepatitis B videos, brochures, etc.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/catalg24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/catalg1.htm
         
  15. "Health Professionals Can Spread Disease. Make Sure You're Vaccinated!" IAC's executive director, Deborah Wexler, MD, discusses the importance of influenza vaccination for health professionals.

    For a camera-ready version (PDF format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/back24.pdf
    For a text version (HTML format), go to:
    http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n24/back24.htm
 

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This page was updated on May 7, 2001