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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: December 2015 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips December 2015
Needle Tips: Vol. 25(4)
Download entire issue: 18 pages, 9.1 MB PDF
AAP reaffirms its policy for mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel. IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll approaches 600 1
Learn about the American Academy of Pediatrics' policy on mandatory HCP influenza vaccination as well as IACís Honor Roll for Patient Safety
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
"Dear Colleague" Letter about Importance of MCV4 Dose #2 from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, SAHM, CDC and IAC 5-6
Medical professional societies, CDC, and IAC make strong recommendation to remember to give dose #2 of MCV4 (MenACWY)
Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2015–2016 Influenza Season 7
One-page information sheet on influenza vaccines licensed in the U.S.
Screening Checklists for Contraindications to Influenza Vaccines 8
These checklists cover contraindications and precautions for injectable and nasal spray influenza vaccines. Download and make copies for your patients to fill out.
Use These Standing Orders Templates to Streamline Flu Vaccination in Your Healthcare Setting 9
Download these standing orders and use them "as is" or modify them to suit your work setting
How to Administer Intramuscular, Intradermal, and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines 10
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 11
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 12
Ready-to-print patient handouts and staff education materials help promote influenza vaccination
Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factor 13
One-page guidance sheet covering the use of pneumococcal vaccines in children and adults
Standing Orders Template for Administering Pneumococcal Vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23) to Adults 14
Use these standing orders to streamline pneumococcal vaccination in your practice setting
Take a Stand! Register for IAC's Standing Orders Workshops 15
Workshops on how to use standing orders to vaccinate adults may be coming to a city near you!
Vaccine Information Statements are Available in Many Languages! 16
Visit IACís website to access VISs in more than 35 languages
Products You Can Purchase from IAC 17
These products are available for purchase from IAC
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 18
Order laminated immunization schedules (in March 2016), patient record cards, the "Immunization Techniques" DVD, and "The Purple BookĒ
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