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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: May 2016 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips May 2016
Needle Tips: Vol. 26(2)
Download entire issue: 24 pages, 9.59 MB PDF
Use Standing Orders to Increase Coverage Rates and Protect Patients 1
Using standing orders protocols for vaccination in your medical practice allows appropriately trained healthcare professionals to assess patients for needed vaccinations.
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
Review what's new in vaccine recommendations, schedules, and FDA licensures.
2016 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Ages 0 Through 18 years 6–10
The U.S. immunization schedule is approved by ACIP, AAP, AAFP, and ACOG.
2016 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 11–14
The U.S. immunization schedule is approved by ACIP, AAFP, ACP, ACOG, and ACNM.
Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines 15-16
This 2-page guide provides a list of contraindications and precautions for each vaccine.
Vaccination Schedules for All Age Groups: Infants, Children, Preteens, Teens, and Adults 17
Patient handouts of the immunization schedules by age group. Make copies and give to patients.
Patient Vaccination Schedules for All Adults and for High-Risk Adults 18
A variety of adult immunization schedules based on risk groups. Make copies and give to patients.
IAC's Popular Summaries of Recommendations for Child/Teen and Adult Immunization 19
Make copies on cardstock and keep as handy references in exam rooms!
Free Laminated Vaccine Pocket Guides Now Available from IAC - Order Online! 20
Order these pneumococcal and zoster vaccine pocket guides for every staff member who provides vaccination services.
Great Resources on www.Give2MCV4.org to Help Protect Preteens and Teens from MenACWY Disease 21
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 22
These terrific products are available for purchase from IAC.
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians 23
The Vaccine Handbook or "The Purple Book" is a uniquely comprehensive source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators. Available as a book or App.
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 24
Order laminated immunization schedules, patient record cards, the training DVD "Immunization Techniques," "The Purple Book," and more.
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This page was updated on May 16, 2016.
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