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Issue Number 4                                               January 8, 1998

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. New immunization guidelines for health care workers released by ACIP and HICPAC
2. CDC live, interactive satellite broadcast on Feb 26, 1998
3. Best selling resources from the Immunization Action Coalition
4. Limited edition Dr. Seuss immunization posters available
5. Free! Bulk copies of "oldies but goodies" Immunization Action Coalition resources

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January 8, 1998

CDC'S NEW IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS RELEASED

On December 26, 1997, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee released "Immunization of Health Care Workers," a joint statement that summarizes their immunization recommendations for health care workers. These recommendations can assist hospital administrators, infection control practitioners,employee health physicians, and health care workers in optimizing infection  prevention and control programs.

Click here http://www2.cdc.gov/mmwr/ to access the new recommendations on the MMWR's website, or call your state's immunization program manager to obtain a copy.

Click here if you need your immunization program manager's phone number.

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January 8, 1998

CDC TO ANSWER VACCINE SAFETY AND RISK QUESTIONS VIA LIVE, INTERACTIVE SATELLITE BROADCAST

More questions about vaccine safety and risks are being  asked by Americans than ever before. Attend CDC's satellite broadcast and become better prepared to answer your patients' questions. The broadcast is set for Thursday, February 26, 1998, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST). Repeat broadcast with live Q&A from 12 noon to 2 p.m. To register, contact your state's  immunization program manager. Click here for their phone numbers.   To find out more about the broadcast, click here: http://www.cdc.gov/phtn/130018.htm

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January 8, 1998

BOOST YOUR IMMUNIZATION RATES WITH A COALITION BEST SELLER!

Are your immunization rates lagging? Maybe a shot of one of the Coalition's best-selling resources can help! The following items are at the top of our best sellers list:

"Immunization Day!"(UCLA, 1997,13 min).
An attention-holding vaccination video for middle-school students. Music by Coolio. It can be purchased alone ($10.00) or with the curriculum, "Immunization Plus" (see next item).

"Immunization Plus" (UCLA, 1997).
A middle school curriculum on immunization. Contains a teacher training video, manual, worksheets, and the upbeat video, "Immunization Day," to  show the kids.($25.00)

"Photo Notebook of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases."
Includes 19 full-page color photos of children and adults with vaccine-preventable diseases and simple text that describes the diseases. Perfect for taking out into the community to give presentations. Outreach workers love it! ($75.00)

"Vaccine-Preventable Disease Slide Set and Script." 
Project these pictures on the screen and the diseases become impossible to ignore. Outreach workers report that after showing the slides, parents have lined up to ask where they  can take their children for shots! ($25)

"Vaccine Administration Techniques."
When, where, and how do you give an IM or SQ vaccination? Refresh your memory with this video. ($10)

"How to Protect Your Vaccine Supply."
What do you do when your vaccine accidentally freezes? Do you know the temperature at which to store varicella vaccine? This video reviews the correct answers to these and many more vaccine storage questions. ($10)

Ready to order these resources? Click here for the Coalition Catalog and order form:

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January 8, 1998

DR. SEUSS IMMUNIZATION POSTERS ARE GOING LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HOT CAKES!

Limited-edition posters featuring Dr. Seuss characters telling immunization stories in rhyme can be ordered by health care providers, medical clinics, community centers, and schools.  To order these CDC posters, fax your request for an order form to Kevin Fitzpatrick at the National Immunization Technical Information Service at (301) 519-5343. Hurry!

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January 8, 1998

FREE! BULK COPIES OF "OLDIES BUT GOODIES" FOR CONFERENCES, ETC.

The Coalition has several hundred copies of the following "oldies but goodies." If you would like a supply of these immunization resources to give away as handouts at conferences or state/local meetings, we will mail them to you free of charge.

  • "NEEDLE TIPS & the Hepatitis B Coalition News," February 1997 issue
  • "NEEDLE TIPS & the Hepatitis B Coalition News," September 1996 issue
  • Adult immunization poster, "Immunizations...not just kids' stuff"
  • Adolescent immunization hepatitis B poster, "Roll Up Your Sleeves"

Please send an e-mail to us at to let us know how many copies of each item you would like. If you have questions, give us a call at 612-647-9009.

 

Immunization Action Coalition1573 Selby AvenueSt. Paul MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org Web: http://www.immunize.org/
Tel: 612-647-9009Fax: 612-647-9131

This page was updated on July 14, 1999