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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: December 2016 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips December 2016
Needle Tips: Vol. 26(4)
Download entire issue: 22 pages, 8.47 MB PDF
ACIP Votes to Update Recommendations for HPV, Tdap, MenB, and HepB Vaccines 1
Learn about what's recently changed in the ACIP 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
Review what's new in vaccine recommendations, schedules, and FDA licensures.
Meningococcal B Vaccine – CDC Answers Your Questions 6-7
Use this 2-page Q&A piece from by CDC experts to answer questions about meningococcal serogroup B vaccine.
Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroup B Protection 8
Use this 1-page sheet to learn who needs MenB vaccine and when.
Meningococcal B Vaccine Standing Orders Template Now Updated! 9
Use this 2-page MenB vaccine standing orders template to streamline vaccination of adolescents and young adults.
Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor for Serogroups A, C, W, or Y Protection 10
Use this 1-page sheet to learn who needs MenACWY vaccine and when.
Standing Orders Templates Updated for Administering MenACWY Vaccines to Children, Teens, and Adults 11
Use these two standing orders templates "as they are," or modify them to suit your work setting.
Resources to Help Improve Your MenACWY Dose #2 Coverage for 16-Year-Olds 12
Use these tools, including a slide deck and speakers' notes, to help improve MenACWY dose #2 vaccination rates.
Newly Updated Meningococcal Q&As: Download and Copy for Your Patients 13
This 4-page handout for patients is ready for you to copy and give to your patients.
Here Are More Meningococcal Vaccine Handouts for Your Patients 14
Two easy-to-read fact sheets, one about children, one for teens/adults.
Updated! What If You Don’t Vaccinate Your Child? 15
Use this 1-page handout to give to parents who are hesitant to vaccinate their children..
Newly Updated! Which Vaccines Do I Need Today? 16
This checklist helps you determine which vaccines your adult patients need. Download and copy this screening questionnaire for your patients to fill out.
IAC's Temperature Logs Updated for Your Use 17
IAC has updated its Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers. They're ready for you to download, copy, and use.
Updated! Use This Checklist to Maximize Protection of Your Valuable Vaccine Supply 18
Are you doing everything you should to safeguard your vaccine supply? Review this list to see where you might make improvements.
Vaccine Handling Tips 19
Use this 1-page educational piece for healthcare professionals to make sure vaccines are stored at correct temperatures.
Products You Can Purchase from IAC 20
These products are available for purchase from the Immunization Action Coalition.
Please Donate to IAC! 21
Information about how to make a contribution to IAC
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 22
Order patient record cards, the training DVD "Immunization Techniques, laminated immunization schedules (in March 2017), "The Purple Book,” and IAC's guidebook "Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns."
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