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Official Releases
The latest vaccine licensures, recommendations and resources from official sources
  American Academy of Pediatrics
  Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  Food and Drug Administration
  State & Local Public Health Departments
  World Health Organization
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Technically Speaking
Technically Speaking is a monthly column written by IAC's Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD. It is featured in the The CHOP Vaccine Education Center's monthly e-newsletter. It is written for health professionals and covers a variety of practical topics in immunization delivery.
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What's New at IAC
Chronological listing of new and revised IAC materials
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Featured Resources
Watch Now! NOVA: Vaccines: Calling the Shots
PBS's NOVA takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out. Click the button titled "Watch the Program." - 9/17/2014
Vaccine-Preventable Diseases eBook
Every Child By Two has launched a new online interactive resource. The book can be downloaded, printed, and distributed—either as a whole PDF or as individual web pages by disease. - 8/2014
Video: Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply
Released in June 2014, this CDC video (45 min) highlights storage and handling recommendations and best practices to help you protect your patients. Vaccines are among the most powerful tools we have to protect your patients' and the public's health. Proper storage and handling help ensure vaccine potency and safety. Vaccines are fragile, and storage and handling errors are costly. CME credit available.
Related link: Updated May 2014! CDC's Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
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Vaccine News
Media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
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Human Papillomavirus Vaccination - ACIP recommendations
Update on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccine - ACIP recommendations
CDC releases 2014–15 Influenza Vaccine Information Statements - CDC VIS
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines, 2014–15 - ACIP recommendations
Updated Recommendations on the Use of Meningococcal Vaccines - AAP policy statement
Merck discontinues production of Comvax vaccine (Hib-HepB) - CDC Current Vaccine Shortages & Delays
Safe and Effective Vaccine That Prevents Cancer Continues To Be Underutilized - CDC press release
ACIP recommends a preference for using the nasal spray flu vaccine in healthy children (2–8 years) - CDC press release
Use of MenACWY-CRM Vaccine in Children Ages 2 Through 23 Months at Increased Risk for Meningococcal Disease - ACIP recommendations
Varicella and Herpes Zoster Vaccines - WHO position paper
CDC releases updated Adenovirus VIS - CDC VIS
Measles Cases in the United States Reach 20-year High - CDC press release
CDC announces the recipients of the 2014 Childhood Immunization Champion Awards - CDC NIIW
Announcements: National Infant Immunization Week (April 26–May 3) and World Immunization Week (April 24–30) - MMWR
Report Shows 20-year U.S. Immunization Program Spares Millions of Children from Diseases; VFC Infographic - CDC press release and infographic
Calendar of events: conferences and meetings on immunization
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