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Issue Number 71            April 22 1999

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. FDA approves license for Nabi's hepatitis B immune
    globulin
  2. Remember! All Kids Count Registry Conference is next
    week April 27-30
  3. All Kids Count publishes e-mail newsletter about
    immunization registries
  4. It pays to register now for CDC's National Immunization
    Conference June 22-25
  5. National Adult Immunization Conference is set for
    June 21-22
  6. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month

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April 22, 1999
FDA APPROVES LICENSE FOR NABI'S HEPATITIS B IMMUNE GLOBULIN

On March 24, 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a license application for Nabi-HB, a Hepatitis B Immune Globulin (Human) (HBIG) manufactured by Nabi of Boca Raton, FL.

Nabi-HB is indicated for the treatment of acute exposure to HBsAg, perinatal exposure of infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers, sexual exposure to HBsAg-positive persons, and household exposure of infants to persons with acute HBV infection. The product is marketed in 1mL and 5mL vial sizes.

Nabi-HB is one of two HBIG products licensed for use in the United States. The other is BAYERHEP B, which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
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April 22, 1999
REMEMBER! ALL KIDS COUNT REGISTRY CONFERENCE IS NEXT WEEK APRIL 27-30

Spring comes to Minnesota just in time for the All Kids Count (AKC) Immunization Registry Conference. The conference will be held in St. Paul on April 27-30, 1999. This year's conference will emphasize solutions to common barriers affecting broad implementation of immunization registries and integration with larger public health information systems.

The 1999 AKC conference is being co-sponsored by CDC's National Immunization Program Registry Clearinghouse, the Information Network for Public Health Officials project, and the Minnesota Department of Health.

The final conference agenda is now online! Visit the AKC website at http://www.allkidscount.org for more information and/or to register. You may also call AKC at 1-404-687-5615.
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April 22, 1999
ALL KIDS COUNT PUBLISHES E-MAIL NEWSLETTER ABOUT IMMUNIZATION REGISTRIES

All Kids Count (AKC) has published the first two issues of "SnapShots," an electronic newsletter about the progress, best practices, and accomplishments of immunization registries across the country.

To subscribe, or to share news about your registry, send an e-mail message to: SnapShots@allkidscount.org You can also call AKC at 404-687-5615. Current and past issues will also be available on the All Kids Count website at: http://www.allkidscount.org

AKC is a national network of demonstration projects working to develop and implement community-based immunization registries for infants and toddlers.
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April 22, 1999
IT PAYS TO REGISTER NOW FOR CDC'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE JUNE 22-25

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 33rd National Immunization Conference will be held June 22-25, 1999, in Dallas, Texas. Register now and you are still eligible for the regular registration fee of $85. If you register after June 7, the registration fee is $100.

To order a registration booklet, go to the National Immunization Program's website at http://www.cdc.gov/nip/NIC/nic-reg-mat-req-em.htm (link discontinued) and fill out the electronic form, or you can fax your request for a registration booklet to 404-639-8828.
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April 22, 1999
NATIONAL ADULT IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE IS SET FOR JUNE 21-22

The Health Care Financing Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization, invite you to register for the fourth National Adult Immunization Conference. The conference will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas, on June 21-22, 1999, and will focus on efforts to reduce the disparity of immunization rates among racial and ethnic minorities as compared to the general population.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.casals.com/NAIC-Dallas or call Stacy Young at 703-920-1234.
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April 22, 1999
MAY IS NATIONAL HEPATITIS AWARENESS MONTH

May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month and the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) has produced a special product to help get the word out. According to HFI, five million Americans live with the daily reality of viral hepatitis infection and the need for widespread education is greater than ever.

HFI's Hepatitis Awareness Month Kit has materials about hepatitis A-E, how the liver functions in sickness and in health, and information about diagnosis and treatment of carriers. The kit also includes brochures, coloring books, and posters.

To download an order form from HFI's website, go to http://www.hepfi.org/Awareness%20'99.htm or call 1-800-891-0707 or fax your request to 973-857-5044 or write to HFI, 30 Sunrise Terrace, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009-1423. Cost for the kit is $12 and includes shipping and handling.

 

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