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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: November 2015 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips November 2015
Needle Tips: Vol. 25(3)
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ACIP Expands Recommendations for the Use of Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine to Include Adolescents and Young Adults 1
Two serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines available for use in people age 10–25 years
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    
MCV4: You’re Not Done If You Give Just One. Give 2 MCV4 Doses to Strengthen Protection 2
New initiative reminds clinicians to give dose #2 at age 16
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 4–5
Updates on licensed vaccines, news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and table of current VIS dates    
Workshops on Using Standing Orders to Vaccinate Adults 6
Information on upcoming workshops to help you easily implement standing orders in your practice
New! Screening Checklist for Preteen and Teen Vaccination – HPV, MCV4, and Tdap 7
This checklist covers precautions and contraindications to three routinely recommended vaccinations for adolescents – HPV, MCV4, and Tdap  
It's Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements 8
Provides new information about the use of VISs and the ways they can be distributed
Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunization (Age birth through 18 years) 9–13
Five-page reference table on appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of child/teen vaccines
Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization (Age 19 years and older) 14–18
Five-page reference table on appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of adult vaccines
Make Sure Your Patients Are Protected from Meningococcal Disease Caused by Serogroups A, C, W, or Y 19
Use these two handouts on MenACWY to streamline vaccination in your practice setting    
Updated Meningococcal Questions and Answers and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Questions and Answers 20
Information about the diseases and vaccines
Coloring Page for Your Young Patients 21
Make copies for your young patients to color
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 24
Order laminated immunization schedules (in March 2016), patient record cards, the "Immunization Techniques" DVD, and "The Purple Book"
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