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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
Web Sections
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Featured Resources
Vaccines for Children—A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
This guide for consumers, published by Centers for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), covers the following topic areas: benefits and risks of vaccination, types of routinely administered vaccines for children, steps to take when your child is vaccinated, routinely administered vaccines for children, and common questions about vaccines from parents and caregivers. - 9/1/15
Medicine Before Vaccines: Pediatricians remember the perils of childhood diseases
In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, AAP is highlighting a series of first-person articles on HealthyChildren.org, "Medicine Before Vaccines" about diseases like measles, meningitis and diphtheria that have been largely eradicated from common pediatric medicine by vaccines. The series was written by a team of distinguished senior AAP pediatricians, and a gynecologist writing about HPV, and they are powerful. Access a related press release and infographic - 8/03/15
New for 2015! AAP Red Book Released
American Academy of Pediatrics releases the 30th edition of its Red Book: 2015 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Red Book Online is now updated with the 2015 edition of Red Book -- the most current evidence-based guidance from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases. - 6/11/15
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Vaccine News
Media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
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Reducing Pain at the Time of Vaccination - WHO position paper
Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2015–2016 - AAP policy statement
Updated intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines for use in immunocompetent adults age 65 years and older - ACIP recommendations
Guidance for the use of Quadracel (DTaP+IPV combination vaccine) as a booster dose - ACIP recommendations
CDC releases new Vaccine Information Statement for serogroup B meningococcal vaccines (MenB) - CDC VIS
CDC releases updated influenza Vaccine Information Statements - CDC VIS
Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines (2015–16) - ACIP recommendations
Yellow Fever Vaccine Booster Doses - ACIP recommendations
Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines in Persons Aged > 10 Years at Increased Risk for Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease – ACIP recommendations
AMA Supports Tighter Limitations on Immunization Opt Outs – AMA press release
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV) Vaccine Information Statement Released – CDC VIS
HPV Vaccine Implementation Guidance – AAP policy statement
Calendar of events: conferences and meetings on immunization
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