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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
Just released! Fifth edition of The Vaccine Handbook - A Practical Guide for Clinicians ("The Purple Book")
Written by Gary S. Marshall, MD, the Purple Book draws together the latest vaccine science and guidance into a concise, user-friendly, practical resource for the private office, public health clinic, academic medical center, and hospital. It is considered a vital source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators.
National Infant Immunization Week is April 18–25
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health.
CDC - 2015 Immunization Schedules Now Available!
The 2015 immunization schedules are available in interactive, as well as many print formats. In addition, CDC offers an app for mobile devices (iTunes and Google). - 2/11/15
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Vaccine News
Media coverage about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases
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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV) Vaccine Information Statement Released - CDC VIS
World Immunization Week 2015 (April 2430) - WHO campaign
Two FDA CBER Mini-Sentinel Studies Completed on the Safety of Gardasil and Rotavirus Vaccines - FDA CBER
Measles in Germany - CDC travel notice
CDC announces 2015 Childhood Immunization Champion Awardees - CDC NIIW
Rotavirus Vaccine Information Statement released (final dated 4/15/15) - CDC VIS
Recall of Flulaval Quadrivalent - FDA recall notice
9vHPV (Gardasil 9) Vaccine Information Statement Released - CDC VIS
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) Vaccine Information Statement Released (dated 4/2/15) - CDC VIS
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine Information Statement Released (dated 2/24/15) - CDC VIS
Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine Information Statement Released  (dated 2/24/15) - CDC VIS
Use of 9-Valent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - ACIP recommendations
Updated Typhoid Vaccination Recommendations - ACIP recommendations
FDA approves Quadracel (DTaP-IPV vaccine; Sanofi Pasteur) for use in children age 4 through 6 years - FDA approval
WHO Recommended Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2015-2016 Northern Hemisphere Season - WHO recommendations
ACIP Reaffirms Recommendation for Annual Influenza Vaccination; No Stated Preference for Nasal Spray Vaccine or Flu Shot Expressed - ACIP meeting
2015 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule (19 years and older) - ACIP/AAFP/ACP/ACOG/ACNM
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
Calendar of events: conferences and meetings on immunization
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