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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: May 2015 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips May 2015
Needle Tips: Vol. 25(2)
Download entire issue: 24 pages, 7.1 MB PDF
New ACIP recommendations for HPV, influenza, MenB, typhoid, and yellow fever vaccines. Make sure you're up to date. 1, 5
Latest information about new and updated vaccine recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
Ask the Experts: CDC answers questions 1, 22, 23
CDC immunization experts Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, and Donna Weaver, RN, MN, answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration    
Need help responding to vaccine-hesitant parents? Visit IAC's redesigned "Talking About Vaccines" web section for practical tips and key resources! 2
Extensive listing of online resources to help healthcare professionals communicate effectively about vaccines this section also includes publication details about Needle Tips and lists publication staff, IAC staff, and the board of directors
Products You Can Purchase from IAC 3
Descriptions and ordering information for The Vaccine Handbook, laminated schedules, immunization record cards, and "Immunization Techniques" DVD 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    
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 through 18 Years, United States, 2015 6–10
The official U.S. immunization schedules for vaccinating children and teens are reproduced in ready-to-print format
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2015 11–13
The official U.S. immunization schedules for vaccinating adults are reproduced in ready-to-print format  
Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines 14–15
Two-page reference table listing contraindications and precautions
Vaccinations Schedules for All Age Groups: Infants, Children, Preteens, Teens, and Adults 16
IAC's suite of patient-friendly guides cover vaccination recommendations for ages 0–10, 11–19, and adults
Vaccinations for Pregnant Women 17
One-page sheet provides a patient-friendly summary of vaccine recommendations for pregnant women    
Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factors 18
This table summarizes the recommendations of CDC's ACIP for the use of PCV13 and PPSV23
Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children, Teens, and Adults 19
Features a table of procedures you can follow if various reactions occur, an emergency medical protocol, and supplies list
Handy VIS Reference Charts Are Ready to Print! 20
Ready to print, cut out, and use in your medical setting
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians 21
By Dr. Gary Marshall, the 5th edition of the "Purple Book" has been extensively updated for 2015
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 24
Order 2015 laminated immunization schedules, patient record cards, and the "Immunization Techniques" DVD
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