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Needle Tips is a publication written for healthcare 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 2016 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips October 2016
Needle Tips: Vol. 26(3)
Download entire issue: 18 pages, 8.3 MB PDF
What's New in the Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for the 2016-17 Season 1
Learn about what's changed in the 2016-17 ACIP influenza recommendations.
Ask the Experts: CDC Answers Your Questions 1–4
CDC immunization experts Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, and Donna Weaver, RN, MN, answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration.
Vaccine Highlights: Recommendations, Schedules, and More 5-6
Review what's new in vaccine recommendations, schedules, and FDA licensures.
Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2016–2017 Influenza Season 7
One-page information sheet on influenza vaccines licensed in the U.S.
Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination 8
This checklist covers contraindications and precautions for injectable influenza vaccines. Download and make copies for your patients to fill out.
Use These Standing Orders Templates for Administering Influenza Vaccination in Your Healthcare Setting 9
Download these standing orders and use them "as is" or modify them to suit your work setting.
Standing Orders Template for Administering Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23) to Adults 10
Use these standing orders to streamline pneumococcal vaccination in your practice setting.
How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines 11
One-page fact sheet about how to properly administer three types of influenza vaccines.
First Do No Harm: Mandatory Healthcare Influenza Vaccination Policies for Healthcare Personnel Help Protect Patients 12
Here are links to policy statements from leading medical societies endorsing the implementation of mandatory influenza vaccination programs for healthcare personnel.
These Influenza Educational Materials Will Help Protect Your Patients As Well As Staff 13
Ready-to-print patient handouts and staff education materials help promote influenza vaccination.
Vaccine Information Statements Are Available in Many Languages! 14
Visit IACís website to access VISs in more than 35 languages
Great Resources on www.Give2MCV4.org to Help Protect Preteens and Teens from MenACWY Disease 15
Use these newly created tools, including a slide deck and speakers' notes, to help improve MenACWY dose #2 vaccination rates.
Products You Can Purchase from IAC 16
These products are available for purchase from IAC.
Updated Book! "Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns" 17
Download a free copy or order this 84-page, soft-cover book from IAC.
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 18
Order laminated immunization schedules (in March 2017), patient record cards, the "Immunization Techniques" DVD, and "The Purple Book.Ē
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