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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: March 2015 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips March 2015
Needle Tips: Vol. 25(1)
Download entire issue: 28 pages, 8.4 MB PDF
Multi-State Measles Outbreak Continues to Spread: These Resources Can Help You 1
Guidance for healthcare providers and travelers, as well as helpful resources
Ask the Experts: CDC Answers Questions 1, 26, 27
CDC immunization experts Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH and Donna Weaver, RN, MN, answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration    
Vaccine Information Statements in Up to 40 Languages 2
Translations of these federally required documents are available on IAC's website – this section also includes publication details about Needle Tips and lists publication staff, IAC staff, and the board of directors
Donate to IAC and Products You Can Purchase from IAC 3
Descriptions and ordering information for laminated immunization schedules, immunization record cards, and DVD Ė 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    
Summary of Recommendations for Child and Teen Immunization 6–10
Five-page reference table on appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of child/teen vaccines
Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization 11–15
Five-page reference table on appropriate use, scheduling, and contraindications of adult vaccines    
Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size 16
One-pager provides two charts for HCP: (1) dose and route and (2) injection site and needle size
New! HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Young Adults 17
One-page handout provides answers to common questions about HPV and HPV vaccination
Pneumococcal Vaccine Handouts for Staff and Patients 18
Collection of staff tools and patient education pieces about the use of both pneumococcal vaccines (PCV13 and PPSV23)    
Patient Handouts: Schedules for All Adults and High-risk Adults 19
IACís suite of patient-friendly guides cover vaccination recommendations for all adults, including those with health conditions
Using Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines: What You Should Know 20
This handout answers frequently asked questions about using standing orders for administering vaccines
Standing Orders Templates for Administering Vaccines 21
This handy table provides a listing of IAC's popular standing orders for vaccination, including the dates and links for each standing order
Vaccines Work! 22
Chart of CDC statistics demonstrate that vaccination resulted in dramatic declines in vaccine-preventable diseases
Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating 23
This handout gives parents compelling reasons to protect children by vaccinating
Screening Checklists for Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccines 24
Checklists covers precautions and contraindications to vaccination
Screening Checklists for Contraindications to Influenza Vaccines 25
Checklists covers precautions and contraindications to vaccination with IIV and LAIV
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 28
Order 2015 laminated immunization schedules, patient record cards, and the "Immunization Techniques" DVD    
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