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Issue Number 252            June 14, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. IOM Immunization Safety Review Committee to meet July 16 in Cambridge, Mass.
  2. Updated! Check out IAC's fact sheet on federal requirements for VISs
  3. Thai VISs now available on IAC's website
  4. New Turkish language translations available on IAC's website
  5. National Conference on Immunization Coalitions set for January 9-11, 2002, in San Antonio

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June 14, 2001
IOM IMMUNIZATION SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE TO MEET JULY 16 IN CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

The Immunization Safety Review Committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will meet on July 16, 2001, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass., to discuss thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders. This meeting is open to the public but space is limited. Register for the meeting by July 9 by either calling (202) 334-1342 or sending an email to imsafety@nas.edu Please include provide your name, affiliation, and contact information. The meeting agenda will be posted on the IOM website at http://www.iom.edu/imsafety by July 2.
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June 14, 2001
UPDATED! CHECK OUT IAC'S FACT SHEET ON FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VISs

If you haven't done so already, visit the website of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) to obtain the most current version of the important resource "It's Federal Law! You Must Give Your Patients Current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)." Revised to include the April 24, 2001, influenza VIS, this educational piece explains what VISs are, explains why and how to use VISs, lists the dates of all the current versions, and explains how to obtain VISs.

To get a copy of this article, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2027law.htm

For additional articles and information on VISs, visit the IAC's VIS web page: http://www.immunize.org/vis
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June 14, 2001
THAI VISs NOW AVAILABLE ON IAC'S WEBSITE

Thai-language translations of 13 Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are now available on IAC's website. Thank you to Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., for providing the Thai translations of the English-language VISs created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To obtain camera-ready copies of the following VISs in Thai, use the following links:

  • Chickenpox (12/16/98):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_var98.pdf
       
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (8/15/97):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/thdtap97.pdf
        
  • Hepatitis A (8/25/98):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_hpa98.pdf
       
  • Hepatitis B (8/09/00):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_hpb00.pdf
       
  • Hib (12/16/98): http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_hib98.pdf
       
  • Influenza (4/24/01):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_flu00.pdf
       
  • Lyme disease (11/1/99):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_lym99.pdf
      
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (12/16/98):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_mmr98.pdf
      
  • Meningococcal (3/31/00):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_men00.pdf
      
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7) (7/18/00):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/thpnPCV7.pdf
      
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPV23) (7/29/97):
    http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_pne97.pdf
      
  • Polio (1/1/00): http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_pol00.pdf
      
  • Td (6/10/94): http://www.immunize.org/vis/th_td94.pdf

To obtain camera-ready copies (PDF format) of English-language or foreign-language translations of VISs for other vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as instructions for using VISs, visit IAC's website at: http://www.immunize.org/vis
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June 14, 2001
NEW TURKISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE ON IAC'S WEBSITE

IAC now offers the current "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization" and "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" in Turkish.

For the summary of childhood immunization rules in Turkish, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2010tu.pdf

For the summary of adult immunization recommendations in Turkish, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011tu.pdf

IAC greatly appreciates the contributions of Dr. Mustafa Kozanoglu, pediatrician, and Dr. Murat Serbest, pediatric hematologist, both in a private pediatric practice in Adana, Turkey, who generously provided these new translations.
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June 14, 2001
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMMUNIZATION COALITIONS SET FOR JANUARY 9-11, 2002, IN SAN ANTONIO

The Fourth National Conference on Immunization Coalitions will be held January 9-11, 2002, at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio. This conference for local, state, and national coalition leaders will address the key issues facing all immunization coalitions, including infant, adolescent, and adult immunization topics.

For further information on the conference or abstract submission, contact Dena Stansbury at (404) 929-8684 or dena.stansbury@choa.org

 

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