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Issue Number 90            June 18, 1999

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Immunization Action Coalition's offices will be closed the week of June 21-25 for CDC's National Immunization Conference
  2. CDC publishes report on improving vaccination coverage in children, adolescents, and adults
  3. Available now! A low-cost campaign kit to help you get adults in your community immunized
  4. Establishing a hepatitis B immunization program in a juvenile correction facility? E-mail us and we'll send you a free manual

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June 18, 1999
IMMUNIZATION ACTION COALITION'S OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF JUNE 21-25 FOR CDC'S NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION CONFERENCE

The Immunization Action Coalition's office staff will be at CDC's National Immunization Conference from June 21 through June 25. We will answer our e-mails and phone messages when we return to the office on Monday, June 28. If you plan to be at the conference, make sure you visit our booth! We have a present for you that will make using your computer a lot more fun!
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June 18, 1999
CDC PUBLISHES REPORT ON IMPROVING VACCINATION COVERAGE IN CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published "Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Improving Vaccination Coverage in Children, Adolescents, and Adults - A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services" in the MMWR on June 18, 1999.

The independent, nonfederal Task Force on Community Preventive Services is developing the "Guide to Community Prevention Services" (the Guide) with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with public and private partners. This report is a chapter of the Guide. The CDC assisted in preparing this report.

The summary paragraph of this report reads as follows:

"The delivery and acceptance of recommended vaccinations is an   ongoing challenge for health-care providers and health-care and public health systems, but specific interventions can increase levels of vaccination coverage. The Task Force on Community Preventive Services has conducted systematic reviews of 17 interventions designed to raise vaccination coverage levels in children, adolescents, and adults and made recommendations regarding the use of those interventions. This report provides a summary of the recommendations; informs readers of sources from which they can obtain the full review of the  interventions and more detail regarding the application of the interventions at the local level; and informs readers regarding other work of the Task Force."

To read the entire report in text format, please click here:
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4808a1.htm
(please note: to see the "Results," you have to click on "Table 2")

For a camera-ready copy of the report (pdf format), please click here: ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Publications/mmwr/rr/rr4808.pdf
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June 18, 1999
AVAILABLE NOW! A LOW-COST CAMPAIGN KIT TO HELP GET ADULTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY IMMUNIZED

A campaign kit to help get adults in your community immunized is now available from the National Coalition for Adult Immunization (NCAI).

The information is designed to be used during National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW), October 10-16, 1999. The 1999 kit features information and materials including camera-ready campaign ads and health education pieces for providers and their patients.

The cost for each kit is $15, which includes shipping and handling. To order a campaign kit, send a written request with a check for $15.00 (for each kit) payable to the National Coalition for Adult Immunization. The request should be mailed to NCAI, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814-5228. For more information call NCAI at 301-656-0003, or send a fax to 301-907-0878, or e-mail: adultimm@aol.com, or visit: http://www.nfid.org/ncai/publications/naiaw-kit/
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June 18, 1999
ESTABLISHING A HEPATITIS B IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM IN A JUVENILE CORRECTION FACILITY? E-MAIL US AND WE'LL SEND YOU A FREE MANUAL

If you are thinking of establishing a hepatitis B immunization program in a juvenile correctional facility, the Immunization Action Coalition will send you a free manual (a 3-ring notebook packed full of information) to provide you with guidelines, resources, and ideas.

"Give Teens A Shot," written by Jerilyn L. Gilbert, MPH, in October 1996, has been distributed to hundreds of community health institutions that work to immunize at-risk, incarcerated youth. This manual highlights the State of Oregon's hepatitis B immunization program which was implemented in selected juvenile corrections facilities.

Here's how to order the manual:

  1. Send an e-mail to the Coalition at admin@immunize.org including your name, organization, and full mailing address.
  2. Include a few sentences in your request about how you are planning to use this manual and we will send you a manual.

Supplies are limited so please contact us soon. For more information, call Elyse Chadwick at the Immunization Action Coalition at 651-647-9009.

 

Immunization Action Coalition1573 Selby AvenueSt. Paul MN 55104
E-mail: admin@immunize.org Web: http://www.immunize.org/
Tel: 651-647-9009Fax: 651-647-9131

This page was updated on June 19, 1999