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IAC Publications: Needle Tips
Needle Tips is a publication written for health professionals who provide immunization services to children, teens, or adults. Every issue includes the Ask the Experts feature by CDC experts who answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration; the Vaccine Highlights section which contains vaccine news from ACIP and CDC; and ready-to-print materials from IAC to photocopy and hand out to staff and patients. The technical content of Needle Tips is reviewed for accuracy by CDC. Subscribe to Needle Tips - it's free!
Table of Contents: October 2014 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips October 2014
Needle Tips: Vol. 24(3)
Download entire issue: 30 pages, 7.9 MB PDF
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New ACIP Recommendations Include Important Changes for the Use of Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines 1
CDC released updated recommendations for influenza and pneumococcal vaccination
Ask the Experts: CDC Answers Questions 1, 28, 29
CDC immunization experts Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH and Donna Weaver, RN, MN, answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration    
New! Visit "Adult Vaccination" on Immunize.org 2
Collection of helpful resources for healthcare professionals and their adult patients this section also includes publication details about Needle Tips and lists publication staff, IAC staff, and the board of directors
Donate to IAC and Products You Can Purchase from IAC 3
New address for IAC and descriptions and ordering information for laminated immunization schedules and immunization record cards – this section also includes the names and affiliations of IAC's advisory board members
Vaccine Highlights: Recommendations, Schedules, and More 4
Updates on licensed vaccines, news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and table of current VIS dates    
New! Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know 5
This handout answers frequently asked questions about using standing orders for administering vaccines
Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children and Teens 6
Standing orders for the emergency management of vaccine reactions in your community immunization clinic setting    
Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Adult Patients 7
Standing orders for the emergency management of reactions in your community immunization clinic setting
Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens 8
Patients complete the checklist on page 1; screening information for healthcare professionals is on page 2
Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults 9
Patients complete the checklist on page 1; screening information for healthcare professionals is on page 2    
New! Foodborne Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the U.S. Are Well-documented; Vaccine Provides Lifetime Protection 10
Summary of foodborne outbreaks due to hepatitis A in the U.S.
New! Patient Handouts on Hepatitis A Vaccine 11
These pieces clearly make the case that hepatitis A outbreaks are unpredictable, potentially serious, and preventable by vaccination
New! CDC Fact Sheet: Adult Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23) 12
CDC created this two-page fact sheet about pneumococcal vaccines for older adults
2014–2015 Influenza Vaccine Information Statements in Many Languages 13
Translations of these federally required documents are available on IAC's website
First Do No Harm: Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Personnel Help Protect Patients 14–15
Statements from leading healthcare organizations and related influenza resources to help you implement a mandatory influenza vaccination policy at your institution
Screening Checklists for Contraindications to Injectable Influenza Vaccination 16
Checklist covers precautions and contraindications to vaccination with IIV
Screening Checklists for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination 17
Checklist covers precautions and contraindications to vaccination with LAIV
Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccines to Children and Teens 18
Eligible health professionals may vaccinate children and teens who meet any of the criteria on this form    
Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults 19
Eligible health professionals may vaccinate adults who meet any of the criteria on this form
Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Ages 6 Months Through 8 Years During the 2014–2015 Influenza Season 20
Algorithm helps determine how many doses of flu vaccine are needed for children this flu season
Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy 21
Easy-to-use guide to post in your clinic to help determine if patients who report egg allergy should receive influenza vaccine
Seek Emergency Medical Care for Your Family 22
This piece, written for parents and the public, is about influenza warning signs for complications of influenza
Get Your Family Vaccinated Against Influenza 23
Give this piece to patients/parents to inform them about influenza vaccine
Influenza Materials for Healthcare Professionals 24
Ten handouts to help HCP in vaccinating against influenza this season
Influenza Handouts for Patients 25
Seven handouts about influenza to print out and share with your patients
Influenza Vaccine Products the 2014–2015 Influenza Season 26
Information about influenza vaccine products available in the U.S. during 2014–2015    
How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines 27
This piece is for providers and shows how to administer influenza vaccines
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 30
Order patient record cards, and the "Immunization Techniques" DVD
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