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Issue Number 26            October 16, 1998

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Make sure National Adult Immunization Awareness Week happens every week of the year!
  2. UNPROTECTED PEOPLE are telling their stories on our new web page!
  3. Free for the asking! Bulk copies of "NEEDLE TIPS" and "VACCINATE ADULTS!"
  4. Need help educating Asian Americans about hepatitis B?
  5. "Back-To-School" specials! Materials to educate middle school kids about immunization
  6. Noociisa B, Hom B, Hepatitei B! Download hepatitis B brochures for parents in 17 languages
  7. !Terrifico! "Every week thousands of sexually active people get hepatitis B" is now available in Spanish.  Download it!

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October 16, 1998
MAKE SURE NATIONAL ADULT IMMUNIZATION AWARENESS WEEK HAPPENS EVERY WEEK OF THE YEAR!

Tomorrow, October 17th, is the last day of "National Adult Immunization Awareness Week." Take a pledge to stay "aware" of the need to vaccinate adults at every opportunity during
EVERY week of the year!
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October 16, 1998
UNPROTECTED PEOPLE ARE TELLING THEIR STORIES ON OUR NEW WEB PAGE!

As a subscriber to "IAC EXPRESS" you have received personal stories, media accounts, and case reports of people who died or suffered from vaccine-preventable diseases. These same stories are now on our new web page, "UNPROTECTED PEOPLE: Stories of people who have suffered or died from vaccine-preventable diseases." Click here http://www.immunize.org/stories/ to visit "UNPROTECTED PEOPLE." And remember! We need your stories, media accounts, and case reports to help promote vaccination of all people of all ages against all vaccine-preventable diseases.  Please send them to deborah@immunize.org or click here mailto:deborah@immunize.org or fax the information to 651/647-9131.
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October 16, 1998
FREE FOR THE ASKING! BULK COPIES OF "NEEDLE TIPS" AND "VACCINATE ADULTS!"

Do you want a free box of our newsletters, "NEEDLE TIPS" or "VACCINATE ADULTS?" We're giving away bulk copies of the spring/summer 1998 issues to make room for the fall/winter 98/99 issues.

These publications are still hot! They contain lots of up-to-date immunization information. If you have an immunization conference or meeting coming up, "NEEDLE TIPS" and "VACCINATE ADULTS!" are great handouts.

Need convincing? Read this message we received from Kay Cobb, Immunization Liaison, Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane, WA:

"We have a field facilitator who will begin visiting MD offices with a provider manual. She will bring along all sorts of helpful materials as well -- "Pink Books," posters, schedules, your "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization, and your "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" etc. It would be so great to be able to give each office a copy of "NEEDLE TIPS." Some offices probably have never seen it. What a cool opportunity!"

Convinced? Good! With your request, please include a brief description of how they will be used. When requesting copies, remember that "NEEDLE TIPS" is a 28-page publication for health professionals who see children, adolescents, and/or adults, and "VACCINATE ADULTS!" (an abbreviated version of "NEEDLE TIPS") is a 12-page publication for health professionals who provide health care services for adults.

To request your copies (or if you have additional questions) e-mail us at admin@immunize.org or click here:  mailto:admin@immunize.org. Quantities are limited to 500 per person. Our phone number is 651/647-9009.
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October 16, 1998
NEED HELP EDUCATING ASIAN AMERICANS ABOUT HEPATITIS B?

We have combined three items that promote vaccination campaigns in Asian communities into one big $10 package (we've reduced the price from $45)! While the supplies last, you'll get a package that contains two videos, one slide set, a manual, and much more. Here's what you get when you order our "APIA Package":

1. "Work together and "catch-up" the children," a video and "how-to" manual for vaccinating Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) children against hepatitis B produced by H.A.P.I.
Kids, San Diego, CA.

2. APIA hepatitis B "catch up" demonstration materials from several U.S. demonstration projects.

3. Hepatitis B training materials for APIA bilingual workers (video, slide set, and reference manual) to train health educators to give presentations to API communities. These training materials were created by the Immunization Action Coalition in 1993.

To order the "APIA Package," send your check for $10 to the Immunization Action Coalition, 1573 Selby Avenue, #234, St. Paul, MN 55104. Make sure you include the complete name and mailing address where you'd like the materials sent as well as what you are ordering.
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October 16, 1998
"BACK-TO-SCHOOL" SPECIALS! MATERIALS TO EDUCATE MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS ABOUT IMMUNIZATION

"Immunization Plus" is a middle school immunization curriculum that will make your job of teaching immunization PLUS math, science, and language to pre-teens easier and more fun!
"Immunization Plus" includes a teacher-training video, worksheets, resource manual, PLUS an upbeat video, "Immunization Day," to show your students. "Immunization Plus" is only $10 now (reduced from $25).

If you don't need the entire curriculum, you can order "Immunization Day" (the video for students) separately for only $5 (reduced from $10). This is an entertaining video for students. The mysterious doctor, the "alien invasion," and the "cartoon explanation" of germs will keep the students' attention.

To order "Immunization Plus" or "Immunization Day," send your request and check to the Immunization Action Coalition, 1573 Selby Avenue, #234, St. Paul, MN 55104. Make sure you include the complete name and mailing address where you'd like the materials sent.
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October 16, 1998
NOOCIISA B, HOM B, HEPATITEI B! DOWNLOAD HEPATITIS B BROCHURES FOR PARENTS IN 17 LANGUAGES

"All kids need hepatitis B shots," the Coalition's brochure that encourages parents to vaccinate all their children 0-18 years of age, is now available on our website in 17 different languages.
The English version of this brochure has been reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The State of California's Immunization Branch generously donated the 16
translations. All of these versions are camera ready and copyright free! Just click on the language that you need.

English: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055kidb.pdf
Armenian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ar.pdf
Cambodian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ca.pdf
Chinese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ch.pdf
Farsi: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055fa.pdf
Hmong: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055hm.pdf
Japanese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055jp.pdf
Korean: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ko.pdf
Laotian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055la.pdf
Portuguese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055pr.pdf
Romanian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ro.pdf
Russian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ru.pdf
Samoan: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055sa.pdf
Somalian: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055so.pdf
Spanish: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055sp.pdf
Tagalog: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055ta.pdf
Vietnamese: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4055vn.pdf

If you prefer, you can also order any or all of these brochures directly from the Coalition. Click here for the Coalition's order form:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/catalg1.htm
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October 16, 1998
!TERRIFICO! "EVERY WEEK THOUSANDS OF SEXUALLY ACTIVE PEOPLE GET HEPATITIS B" IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. DOWNLOAD IT!

The Coalition's Spanish version of the adult brochure, "Every week thousands of sexually active people get hepatitis B" is now available for downloading from our website. The English version of this brochure has been reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The State of California's Immunization Branch generously donated the Spanish translation. Both versions are camera ready and copyright free! Just click on the language that you need.

English: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4112std.pdf
Spanish: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4112-01.pdf

 

Immunization Action Coalition1573 Selby AvenueSt. Paul MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org Web: http://www.immunize.org/
Tel: 651-647-9009Fax: 651-647-9131

This page was updated on June 15, 1999