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Issue Number 66            March 29, 1999

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Spring/summer issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" is available on the web and will be mailed this week
  2. What's in the latest issue of "NEEDLE TIPS?"

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March 26, 1999
SPRING/SUMMER ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS" IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AND WILL BE MAILED THIS WEEK

The spring/summer 1999 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS & the Hepatitis B Coalition News" is now available on the web (all 28 pages) and hard copies will be mailed this week. To download a copy before your new issue arrives in the mail, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/n21.pdf (584,590 bytes)

WARNING: This is a very large file and some printers are unable to print a file this size. For some helpful tips on downloading and printing PDF files, click here: http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/tips.htm

If you cannot or do not wish to download the entire issue of NEEDLE TIPS you can view and/or download only the articles you wish to read. See the item below.
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March 29, 1999
WHAT'S IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF "NEEDLE TIPS?"

The spring/summer 1999 issue of "NEEDLE TIPS" contains lots of new and practical information. Don't forget that all of our materials are camera ready, copyright free, and reviewed for technical accuracy by the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention. You can click on any of the following items to view and/or download them:

1. "Ask the Experts": CDC immunization expert, Dr. William Atkinson, answers immunization questions and CDC hepatitis experts, Linda Moyer, RN, and Harold Margolis, MD, answer hepatitis A and B questions.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/exprt21.pdf (122,000 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/exprt21.htm

2. "U.S. Surgeon General's Warning: 45,000 Adults Die Each Year in the U.S. from Influenza, Pneumococcal and Hepatitis B Disease" by David Satcher, MD, PhD

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/letter21.pdf (27,573 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/letter21.htm

3. "Today's Vaccine Paradox - Our success in immunization has become a major liability" by Samuel L. Katz, MD, Professor Emeritus, Duke University Medical Center.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/paradx21.pdf (22,839 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/paradx21.htm

4. "Vaccine Highlights: Latest recommendations and schedules"

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/vaccin21.pdf (50,994 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/vaccin21.htm

5. "Here's the Score - Hepatitis B vaccine is safe and effective" by Neal A. Halsey, MD, Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/halsey21.pdf (34,990 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/halsey21.htm

6. What's Your State Doing? - documentation of which states have hepatitis B vaccination laws for daycare, kindergarten, and/or middle school entry along with implementation dates. Also included is a letter from U.S. Congressman Joe Moakley  encouraging states to pass laws that will help protect schoolchildren from hepatitis B.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n20/state20.pdf (16,850 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n20/state20.htm

7. "Unprotected People - Two deaths in a nursing home ignite a pneumococcal vaccine campaign"

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/story21.pdf (23,390 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/story21.htm

8. Revised! "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization" This table combines the recommendations for childhood immunization onto one page. It now includes guidelines for the use of rotavirus vaccine.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/rules1.pdf (39,912 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/rules1.htm

9. NEW FROM CDC! Rotavirus Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) - Interim. This Rotavirus VIS was released on March 26th by CDC and carries the date of March 23, 1999, at the bottom. This is the MOST CURRENT VERSION of the Rotavirus VIS. The copy you will find in your mailed issue of NEEDLE TIPS on pages 11-12 contains the Rotavirus VIS dated 12/1/98. At the time NEEDLE TIPS went to press, this was the most current Rotavirus VIS available. Make sure to use the most current VIS dated 3/23/99.

10. "What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?" Use this article, provided by the National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to convince people about the  importance of vaccination.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/stop21.pdf (47,770 bytes)
For the web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/stop21.htm

11. Sign up for IAC EXPRESS and get vaccine information delivered directly to your e-mail box! 

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/iacx.pdf (51,115 bytes)
For a web link, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/genr.d/ntn.htm

12. "If You Have Sex, Read This...And stop a killer STD from sneaking up on you" by Lynda Liu (reprinted from Mademoiselle Magazine, February 1999) encourages young women to get vaccinated against hepatitis B.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4113sex.pdf (25,358 bytes)
For the web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4113sex.htm

13. "National Resources: There are many places that can help you!" A listing of the newest immunization and hepatitis A and B resources discovered by the Immunization Action Coalition along with a list of important phone numbers and websites.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/resour21.pdf (29,935 bytes)
For the web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/resour21.htm

14. Need Help? Call your immunization, hepatitis, and VFC coordinators at your state health departments. This is a list of telephone numbers for all state and U.S. jurisdiction coordinators.

For camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/coord18.pdf (15,677 bytes)
For the web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/coord18.htm

15. Coalition Catalog: Immunization and hepatitis B videos, brochures, etc. Order one, make copies!
For camera-ready format, click here:

http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/catalg1.pdf (125,827 bytes)
For web text format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/catalg1.htm

16. Join the Coalition! A $50 annual membership will help support the  Coalition plus we'll send you a huge packet of all our printed materials, too! Click here http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n21/back21.htm
to find out how to join the Immunization Action Coalition.

 

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This page was updated on November 23, 1999