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Issue Number 611            July 24, 2006

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. New: CDC website posts a web section of HPV resources
  2. Updated: IAC revises its "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" and three other adult immunization pieces
  3. CDC's August 10 broadcast to cover influenza, pertussis, rotavirus, and zoster vaccines and hepatitis A recommendations
  4. New VIS translations: VISs for MMR vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine now available in additional languages
  5. Web conference on starting and maintaining an immunization coalition coming August 22; next Coalition U course soon
  6. Educational seminar on HPV vaccine scheduled for July 26 in Washington, DC
  7. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in India, January 2005–June 2006

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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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July 24, 2006
NEW: CDC WEBSITE POSTS A WEB SECTION OF HPV RESOURCES

CDC recently posted a web section of resources for the public and health professionals about human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and the new HPV vaccine. For the public, the web section lists links to resources about the status of the vaccine's recommendations, basic information about the disease, and press releases.

For health professionals, it offers links to a fact sheet and print materials and to general information about the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Of particular interest is a link to the slide sets and audio portion of CDC's July 7 net conference on HPV. The scripts will be posted soon.

To access the slide set and audio of the July 7 net conference,go to: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ed/ciinc/hpv.htm

To access the new HPV web section, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/nip/vaccine/hpv
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July 24, 2006
UPDATED: IAC REVISES ITS "SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADULT IMMUNIZATION" AND THREE OTHER ADULT IMMUNIZATION PIECES

In July, IAC revised four of its immunization education materials for healthcare professionals and patients. Following is a list of the updated materials; it explains the changes made and provides links to each.

For healthcare professionals:
1. The three-page chart "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization" was revised to add information about the new vaccines to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster (shingles) and to update information about influenza vaccines.

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011b.pdf

To access a web-text (HTML) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011b.htm

2. The one-page "How to Administer IM and SC Injections to Adults" was revised to add information about administering the new vaccines to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster (shingles).

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2020A.pdf

For patients:
1. The two-page checklist "Screening Questionnaire for Adult Immunization" now has updated information on the following vaccines: MMR, varicella, nasal-spray influenza (LAIV), and pertussis-containing vaccine for adults (Tdap).

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of it, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.pdf

To access a web-text (HTML) version, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065scr.htm

2. The two-page checklist "Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?" was revised to add information about the new vaccines to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster (shingles) and to update information about the following vaccines: pneumococcal, Tdap, and MMR.

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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July 24, 2006
CDC'S AUGUST 10 BROADCAST TO COVER INFLUENZA, PERTUSSIS, ROTAVIRUS, AND ZOSTER VACCINES AND HEPATITIS A RECOMMENDATIONS

The live satellite broadcast and web cast Immunization Update 2006 will provide up-to-date information on the rapidly changing field of immunization. Sponsored by CDC, the live broadcast is scheduled for August 10, from 9AM to 11:30AM ET. It will be rebroadcast later in the day from noon to 2:30PM ET. Both broadcasts will feature a live Q&A session in which participants nationwide can interact with the course instructors by toll-free telephone lines.

Following is the anticipated course content: influenza vaccine, pertussis vaccine for adolescents and adults, revised recommendations for childhood hepatitis A vaccination, the new vaccines for rotavirus and herpes zoster, and possibly information about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

The course instructors are William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH; Donna Weaver, RN, MN; and Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH. All are with the CDC's National Immunization Program.

Individual registration began on July 13. Registration is not required for the web cast. For further registration information, email ce@cdc.gov or call (800) 418-7246.

For comprehensive program information, go to: http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/PHTN/immup-2006 or email nipinfo@cdc.gov
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July 24, 2006
NEW VIS TRANSLATIONS: VISs FOR MMR VACCINE AND HEPATITIS A VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE IN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES

The current VIS for MMR vaccine, dated 1/15/03, is now available in Russian, Hmong, and Cambodian. IAC gratefully acknowledges the California Department of Health Services for the translations. In addition, the current VIS for hepatitis A vaccine, dated 3/21/06, is now available in Somali and Turkish. IAC gratefully acknowledges the Minnesota Department of Health for the Somali translation and Mustafa Kozanoglu, MD, and Murat Serbest, MD, both of Adana, Turkey, for the Turkish translation.

VIS FOR MMR VACCINE
To obtain a ready-to-copy (PDF) version of the VIS for MMR vaccine in Russian, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/ru_mmr03.pdf

To obtain it in Hmong, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/hm_mmr03.pdf

To obtain it in Cambodian, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/ca_mmr03.pdf

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

To obtain it in 18 additional languages, including Spanish, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/#mmr

VIS FOR HEPATITIS A VACCINE
To obtain a ready-to-copy (PDF) version of the VIS for hepatitis A vaccine in Somali, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/so_hpa06.pdf

To obtain it in Turkish, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/tu_hpa06.pdf

To obtain it in English, go to:
http://www.immunize.org/vis/v-hepa.pdf

To obtain it in 11 additional languages, including Spanish, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/#hepatitisa

For information about the use of VISs, and for VISs in more than 30 languages, visit IAC's VIS web section at http://www.immunize.org/vis
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July 24, 2006
WEB CONFERENCE ON STARTING AND MAINTAINING AN IMMUNIZATION COALITION COMING AUGUST 22; NEXT COALITION U COURSE SOON

The National Immunization Coalition TA [technical assistance] Network is hosting a web conference on starting and building a local immunization coalition. The network also announced two additional sessions of Coalition University. Information on the conference and the university follow.

More about the web conference:
The conference will feature an interactive presentation, followed by a Q&A session using Instant Messaging. It will be held on August 22 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET.

The presenter is Joan Clayton-Davis, senior technical advisor, Academy for Educational Development. She has chaired and served on several health coalitions, including those that focus on children's health insurance and on HIV/AIDS.

The web conference is open to the first 100 registrants. To register, send an email to IZTA@aed.org Include this message in the subject line: "Sign me up for the web conference."

To maximize your participation in the web conference, you can perform a computer compatibility test. Before running the test, make sure pop-ups are allowed for webecho.yourcall.com and that Java is enabled in your web browser. To run the test, go to: https://webecho.yourcall.com/webecho/webecho_join.html Click on the link titled Computer Compatibility Test.

More about the Coalition University:
The Maryland Partnership for Prevention recently announced additional sessions of Coalition University, a program designed to provide comprehensive training on building and maintaining successful coalitions. The next sessions are scheduled for September 27, 2006, and March 21, 2007. The final session in the series will be held in spring 2007.

Coalition U offers an interactive learning experience taught by leaders in academia, public health, and the public and private sectors. Pre-registration for the sessions is free. To pre-register or get more information, call (410) 902-4677 or email mdpartnershipforprevention@msn.com
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July 24, 2006
EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON HPV VACCINE SCHEDULED FOR JULY 26 IN WASHINGTON, DC

The Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program has scheduled a seminar on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine on July 26 from 12:30PM to 2:00PM. It will be held at the Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, DC. The seminar is for educational purposes only and is not connected to the National Academies. No report or summary will be produced as a result of the seminar.

FDA recently approved a vaccine to protect females against HPV. Seminar speakers will discuss issues of access and regulation for this vaccine. The speakers include Michelle Bernard, president, Independent Women's Forum, Washington, DC; and Cynthia Dailard, senior public policy associate, Guttmacher Institute, Washington, DC.

For additional information, go to:
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/policyfellows/Events.html
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July 24, 2006
CDC REPORTS ON PROGRESS TOWARD POLIO ERADICATION IN INDIA, JANUARY 2005–JUNE 2006

CDC published "Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication—India, January 2005–June 2006" in the July 21 issue of MMWR. A summary made available to the press is reprinted below in its entirety.

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Despite the recent increase in cases, progress continues toward polio eradication in India, based on geographic restriction and decrease in genetic diversity of the virus. In 2005, India reported 66 wild polio cases compared [with] 134 in 2004. As of June 25, 2006, 60 cases have been reported. There has been a resurgence of cases near the final stages of eradication in India in a highly localized area of Western Uttar Pradesh associated with a decline in immunization campaign quality from June 2005–January 2006. After the use of monovalent oral polio vaccine (mOPV) in 2005, virus transmission has been primarily restricted to the two endemic states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and genetic diversity has also decreased. Through programmatic strategies targeting underserved populations, renewed emphasis on delivery of a birth dose of mOPV, and improved operational aspects, interruption of wild poliovirus transmission in India remains feasible.

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To access a web-text (HTML) version of the complete article, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5528a2.htm

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of this issue of MMWR, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5528.pdf

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