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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
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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
Online Flu Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers (CDC)
This web-based toolkit from HHS provides easily accessible tools and resources for managers in long-term care (LTC) facilities to improve influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel. - 12/4/14
Vaccine Facts and Policy (VFAP)
The VFAP website provides an expansive compilation of detailed immunization data from every major U.S. jurisdiction. The VFAP project is a partnership of AIM, GWU, and IAC. Access the VFAP launch press release. - 11/22/14
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
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Vaccine News
Media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
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2015 Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules (birth through 18 years and "catch up") - ACIP/AAFP/AAP/ACOG
FDA Approves a Second Vaccine to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease - FDA News Release
U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015 - CDC Health Advisory
59 Confirmed Measles Cases in the State of California - CDPH Health Advisory
Nominations open for 2015 CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award; deadline is February 6 - CDC
CDC Health Update: Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications - CDC HAN
Update to Medicare Part B coverage of pneumococcal vaccines to align with new ACIP recommendations - CMS transmittal
CDC Year in Review: The 10 most challenging public-health threats of 2014 - CDC press release
FDA approves FluZone Intradermal Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine - FDA supplemental approval
FDA Approves Gardasil 9 for Prevention of Certain Cancers Caused by Five Additional Types of HPV - FDA news release
Early Data Suggests Potentially Severe Flu Season - CDC press release
Immunization for Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections in High-Risk Children - AAP policy statement
National Influenza Vaccination Week will be held December 7-13 - CDC
First Vaccine Approved by FDA to Prevent Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease - FDA news release
Human Papillomavirus Vaccines - WHO position paper
CDC releases updated pediatric Multi-vaccine VIS - CDC VIS
"Dear Colleague" letter: Recommend influenza and Tdap vaccination to your pregnant patients - AAFP, ACOG, March of Dimes, AAPA, NMA, AWHONN, NFID, APhA, SMFM, AAP, CDC, ANA, NHMA, ACNM
Calendar of events: conferences and meetings on immunization
This page was reviewed on January 26, 2015
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