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Issue Number 548            August 29, 2005

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. New: CDC's influenza web section adds materials for the 2005-06 season
  2. New: VIS for MMR vaccine now available in Vietnamese
  3. Updated: IAC revises its patient questionnaire "Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?"
  4. Updated: Two revised hepatitis educational pieces available on the IAC website
  5. Upcoming event: Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers to speak at the Sierra Nevada Immunization Conference

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ABBREVIATIONS: AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians; AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics; ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; IAC, Immunization Action Coalition; MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; NIP, National Immunization Program; VIS, Vaccine Information Statement; VPD, vaccine-preventable disease; WHO, World Health Organization.
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August 29, 2005
NEW: CDC'S INFLUENZA WEB SECTION ADDS MATERIALS FOR THE 2005-06 SEASON

CDC recently added two fact sheets and a Q&A page to its Influenza web section. Details follow:

FACT SHEETS
(1) The 2-page fact sheet "Key Facts About Influenza Vaccine" was posted on the Influenza web section on 8/12/05.

To access it in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/pdf/vaccinekeyfacts.pdf

To access it in web-text (HTML) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

NOTE: The Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog versions of the 8/12/05 fact sheet have not yet been posted.

(2) The 2-page fact sheet "Protecting Against Influenza (Flu): Advice for Caregivers of Children Less Than 2 Years Old" was posted on the Influenza web section on 8/17/05.

To access it in ready-to-print (PDF) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/pdf/infantcare.pdf

To access it in web-text (HTML) format, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/infantcare.htm

NOTE: The Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Tagalog versions of the 8/17/05 fact sheet have not yet been posted.

Q&A PAGE
(3) "Questions & Answers: Projected Vaccine Supply for the 2005-06 Influenza Season" was posted on the Influenza web section on 8/22/05.

To access it, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/0506supply.htm

For continually updated influenza information, check the Influenza web section throughout the 2005-06 season: http://www.cdc.gov/flu
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August 29, 2005
NEW: VIS FOR MMR VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE IN VIETNAMESE

Dated 1/15/03, the current VIS for measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) is now available on the IAC website in Vietnamese. IAC gratefully acknowledges the California Department of Health Services for the translation.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/vn_mmr03.pdf

To access it in English, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/mmr03.pdf

For information about the use of VISs, and for VISs in a total of 33 languages, visit IAC's VIS web section at http://www.immunize.org/vis
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UPDATED: IAC REVISES ITS PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE "DO I NEED ANY VACCINATIONS TODAY?"

IAC recently updated its two-page patient questionnaire "Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?" with current information.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4036need.pdf

To access a web-text (HTML) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4036need.htm
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August 29, 2005
UPDATED: TWO REVISED HEPATITIS EDUCATIONAL PIECES AVAILABLE ON THE IAC WEBSITE

IAC recently revised two of its one-page hepatitis educational pieces: "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination" and "Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences."

(1) Intended for health professionals, "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination" was substantively revised. A column indicating who should be vaccinated was added to the table on serologic testing, and a paragraph on managing chronic hepatitis B virus infection was added at the conclusion of the piece.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2110.pdf

To access a web-text (HTML) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2110.htm

(2) Intended for professionals and patients, "Hepatitis A, B, and C: Learn the Differences" was slightly revised, primarily to include new treatment information.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4075abc.pdf

To access a web-text (HTML) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4075abc.htm
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August 29, 2005
UPCOMING EVENT: ROSALYNN CARTER AND BETTY BUMPERS TO SPEAK AT THE SIERRA NEVADA IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE

Scheduled for September 29, the Sierra Nevada Immunization Conference will include a lunchtime presentation by former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter and former First Lady of Arkansas Betty Bumpers. Both work through Every Child By Two to increase childhood immunization. The conference is sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Immunization Coalition.

Titled Every Child Is Worth a Shot, the conference is intended for healthcare providers, school nurses, community officials, and others committed to prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. It will be held at John Ascuaga's Nugget, Sparks, NV. To access the conference brochure, go to: http://www.immunizenevada.com/pdf/brochure.pdf

Registration is $60 through August 30 and $75 thereafter. For online registration, go to: http://www.immunizenevada.com and click on the appropriate link.

For additional information, call (775) 770-6703 or click on the link above.        

 

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