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Issue Number 81            May 24, 1999

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  1. Prepare your printer! The Coalition's new and revised publications are ready to download!

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May 24, 1999
PREPARE YOUR PRINTER! THE COALITION'S NEW AND REVISED PUBLICATIONS ARE READY TO DOWNLOAD!

New vaccines, new vaccine recommendations, and a new treatment for hepatitis B virus infection have kept us busy revising and creating new publications! All of our new and revised immunization and hepatitis A and B resources for providers and/or patients are listed below. Just click on the ones you want to view and/or download. Remember all of our materials are camera ready, copyright free, and reviewed for  technical accuracy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Make as many copies as you need!

NOTE: All of our materials carry publication or revision dates at the bottom. So if you are using old copies, make sure to discard them and use the updated versions listed below! New and revised pieces can also be found on our web site at http://www.immunize.org under "What's New?"

The new and revised pieces with brief descriptions are as follows:

REVISED! SUMMARY OF RULES FOR CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION
This two-sided reference table on appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of vaccines now contains guidelines for the use of rotavirus vaccine.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/rules1.pdf (39,912 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/rules1.htm

REVISED! IMMUNIZATION FOR BABIES
Rotavirus vaccine is now recommended for infants and has been included on this visual picture of the shot schedule.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4010imm.pdf (33,365 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4010.htm

REVISED! QUESTIONS PARENTS ASK ABOUT BABY SHOTS
Rotavirus has been added to the question "What diseases do vaccines protect against?" This is a good piece to help convince parents how important it is to vaccinate their children.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4025.pdf (39,932 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/p4025.htm

REVISED IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH! WHEN DO CHILDREN AND TEENS NEED VACCINATIONS?
Information about vaccines for rotavirus and Lyme disease is now included on this visual picture of the vaccination schedule. To download a camera-ready copy of the English version, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/when1.pdf (66,923 bytes)
To obtain the text version in English, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n17/when1.htm
To download a camera-ready copy of the Spanish version, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4050-01.pdf (71,946 bytes)
To obtain the text version in Spanish, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4050-01.htm

NEW! IF YOU HAVE SEX, READ THIS...AND STOP A KILLER STD FROM SNEAKING UP ON YOU
Use this one-page article reprinted from "Mademoiselle" magazine (Feb. 1999) to help convince young women to get vaccinated against hepatitis B.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4113sex.pdf (25,358 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4113sex.htm

NEW! HEPATITIS B VACCINE IMPERATIVE FOR FAMILIES ADOPTING FROM ABROAD
Jane Ellen Aronson, MD, director of International Adoption Medical Consultation Services, states: "We simply need to make hepatitis B vaccine universal for families considering an international adoption." To find out why, read this article written by Dr. Aronson for parents and health professionals who are involved in international adoptions. To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4153adop.pdf (21,585 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/4153adop.htm

NOTE: Dr. Aronson's article is also included in our publication, "HEPATITIS B AND ADOPTION INFORMATION." This packet includes hepatitis B information from adoption specialists throughout  the United States. To view information about what is contained in this packet, click here: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4152.htm

UPDATED! ASK THE EXPERTS
Here they are! "Ask the Experts" questions and answers written by CDC experts. This item includes almost all of the Q&As that have ever been published in NEEDLE TIPS, but some have been slightly modified to reflect current recommendations. So, recycle your old set! To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2021.pdf (729,730 bytes)

WARNING: This is a 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
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2021.htm

REVISED! VACCINE ADMINISTRATION RECORD FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
This one-page record sheet now contains a space to record rotavirus vaccine (and a note that Lyme disease vaccine is recommended for certain high-risk adolescents). This sheet should be kept in the front of the patient's medical chart.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2022b.pdf (23,262 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2022b.htm

NEW! IT'S FEDERAL LAW! YOU MUST GIVE YOUR PATIENTS CURRENT VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS (VISs)
The title tells you what to do. Now read the document written by Neal A. Halsey, MD, Director, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and find out why!
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2027law.pdf (28,237 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2027law.htm

NOTE: The IAC has English and Spanish versions of VISs available on our website, as well as detailed instructions from CDC about how to use the VISs. To view or download any of these items, go to the "VIS Table of Contents" on our website by clicking here: http://www.immunize.org/vis/index.htm

NEW! VACCINATE, DON'T VACILLATE! VARICELLA KILLS 100 PEOPLE EACH YEAR IN THE U.S. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
If you are not totally convinced about the importance of vaccinating your patients against varicella, please read this important piece by Walter Orenstein, MD, Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the National Immunization Program.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2058vac.pdf (34,318 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2058vac.htm

IAC'S EDUCATIONAL PIECES FOR PROVIDERS AND PATIENTS ON HEPATITIS B TREATMENT ISSUES HAVE BEEN REVISED TO INCLUDE LAMIVUDINE!
Lamivudine is a new FDA-approved medication now being used to treat certain patients who are chronically infected with HBV. All of the following pieces have been revised to include information about lamivudine. Other pieces are in the process of being revised as well. We will send you an IAC EXPRESS message when they are completed. The pieces currently revised are as follows:

DOES YOUR PATIENT HAVE CHRONIC HEPATITIS B?
(by C. Smith, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Minneapolis, MN). To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2162.pdf (18,730 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/nslt.d/n18/p2162.htm

MANAGEMENT OF THE HBSAG POSITIVE PATIENT
(by C. Smith, MD, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Minneapolis, MN). This 4-page article has been updated to provide an overview of the management of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection and also discusses treatment modalities. Following this article is an additional piece entitled "What the Physician Can Do to Help the Adult Hepatitis B Carrier."
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2150col.pdf
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2150.htm

MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS B IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS
(by Hari Conjeevaram, MD, Liver Study Unit, University of Chicago). To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2140har.pdf (11,533 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2140.htm

MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC HEPATITIS B IN ADULTS
(by Brian J. McMahon, MD, Alaska Area Native Health Service, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska).
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2161.pdf (12,094 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2161.htm

BASIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEPATITIS B
A list of high-risk groups, interpretation of the hepatitis B panel, and tests to diagnose chronic hepatitis B, C, and D. To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2110.pdf (16,112 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2110.htm

BASIC FACTS ABOUT ADULT HEPATITIS B
A list of adult high-risk groups, interpretation of the hepatitis B panel, and tests to diagnose chronic hepatitis B, C, and D.
To download a camera-ready copy of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2112hepb.pdf (15,787 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2112hepb.htm

NEW! TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF IMMUNIZATION WITH THESE TWO QUIZZES
If you answer any of the true or false questions in these two quizzes incorrectly, you can find the explanations for the answers in previous issues of NEEDLE TIPS, AAP's Red Book, or ACIP statements.
The two quizzes are:

IMMUNIZATION QUIZ. True or False? All health care workers (without contraindications) who have contact with patients should receive influenza vaccine.  For the answer to this question and eight more in camera-ready format, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p7001qz.pdf
For the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p7001qz.htm

VACCINE ADMINISTRATION QUIZ. True or False? Intramuscular injections should be inserted at a 90 degree angle to the skin.
For the answer to this question and 12 more in camera-ready format,
click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p7002qz.pdf
For the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p7002qz.htm

NEW! ASIAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN (APIA) RESOURCE LIST
"The APIA Resource List" includes descriptions of the materials the Coalition distributes that can help you educate APIA populations about the importance of getting immunized against hepatitis B and other vaccine-preventable diseases. We have several videos and many brochures. Some materials are available in a variety of languages including Chinese, Japanese, Laotian, Samoan, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hmong, Korean, and Tagalog. To download a camera-ready copy of the "APIA Resource List," click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/apiacat.pdf (58,205 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this item, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/apiacat.htm

UNPROTECTED PEOPLE: STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO DIED OR SUFFERED FROM VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES.
We have compiled many of the "Unprotected People" stories we have sent to our IAC EXPRESS subscribers and/or published in NEEDLE TIPS into one electronic file. To view and/or download the camera-ready collection of these stories and case reports, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2057unpr.pdf (102,867 bytes)
To obtain the text version of this collection, click here:
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/2057unpr.htm

That's all for now!

 

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This page was updated on July 20, 1999