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Issue Number 265            August 9, 2001

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. CDC's new DTaP VIS is now available
  2. CDC publishes "Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization" online
  3. New translations of immunization screening questionnaires now on IAC's website
  4. Two revised hepatitis education materials on IAC's website

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August 9, 2001
CDC'S NEW DTaP VIS IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP).

The new VIS for DTaP is dated 7/30/01 and is now available on CDC's website and the website of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). Foreign-language translations of this new version are not currently available.

To obtain a copy of the new DTaP VIS in camera-ready (PDF) format, use the following links:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/vis/vis-dtp.pdf

IAC: http://www.immunize.org/vis/dtap01.pdf

IAC's website also has links to CDC instructions on how to use VISs and the legal requirements for their use. For "Vaccine Information Statements: What You Need to Know," go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/instr00.htm

For "Instructions for Use of Vaccine Information Materials (Vaccine Information Statements)," go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/instr2.pdf

For all other VISs, some in up to 26 languages, visit IAC's website at: http://www.immunize.org/vis
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August 9, 2001
CDC PUBLISHES "PARENTS GUIDE TO CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION" ONLINE

Check out the website of CDC's National Immunization Program to obtain a copy of "Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization," a booklet for parents that contains straight-forward information on vaccine-preventable diseases. It also includes useful items such as current immunization schedules, information on vaccine safety and how to report vaccine-related side effects, and a list of other reliable resources.

To obtain a copy of the document online in a camera-ready (PDF) format, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/Parents-Guide/default.htm

To order up to six printed copies of this 98-page booklet, which includes illustrations by children, use NIP's online order form at https://www2.cdc.gov/nchstp_od/PIWeb/NIPorderform.asp and your order will be processed in 48 hours.
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August 9, 2001
NEW TRANSLATIONS OF IMMUNIZATION SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRES NOW ON IAC'S WEBSITE

Visit the website of the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) to obtain new translations of our popular screening questionnaires for contraindications to vaccinations.

The current version of IAC's "Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization" is now available in Turkish. This questionnaire for parents or guardians to fill out is a screening tool for contraindications and precautions to vaccine administration. It includes a companion piece in English explaining why each question is asked.

To obtain a copy of this new Turkish translation, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060tu.pdf

To obtain a copy of the screening questionnaire in English, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060scr.htm

IAC 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 this new translation.

The "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization" is now available in Chinese and Spanish translation. This one-page questionnaire for adult patients screens for contraindications and precautions to vaccine administration. It, too, includes a companion piece in English explaining why each question is asked.

To obtain a copy of this screening questionnaire in Spanish, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4065-01.htm

To obtain a copy of this screening questionnaire in Chinese, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065ch.pdf

To obtain it in English, go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.htm

IAC appreciates the contributions of the New York State Department of Health, which generously provided the new translations in Spanish and Chinese.
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August 9, 2001
TWO REVISED HEPATITIS EDUCATION MATERIALS ON IAC'S WEBSITE

Be sure to get the most recent copies of IAC's hepatitis education materials "Hepatitis A & B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patient Gets the Correct Dose" and  "Be as Sure as You Can Be! Give Babies Hepatitis B Vaccine at Birth."

The hepatitis A and B dosage guide has been updated to include the latest recommended doses and schedules for administering hepatitis A and B  vaccines. The article on giving babies hepatitis B vaccine at birth was written by Harold S. Margolis, MD, and is reprinted from the Spring/Summer 2000 issue of NEEDLE TIPS.

For "Hepatitis A & B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patient Gets the Correct Dose," go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2081ab.htm

For "Be as Sure as You Can Be! Give Babies Hepatitis B Vaccine at Birth," go to: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2125sure.htm   

 

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