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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 2014 Issue PAGE NO.
Needle Tips March 2014
Needle Tips: Vol. 24(1)
Download entire issue: 24 pages, 5.26 MB PDF
Special focus on immunization schedules
Leading Medical & Public Health Organizations Urge Physicians to Recommend HPV Vaccine 1, 5
Editorial discusses importance of the healthcare provider's role in recommending preteen HPV vaccination
Ask the Experts: CDC answers questions 1, 22, 23
CDC immunization experts Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Iyabode Akinsanya-Beysolow, MD, MPH, and Donna Weaver, RN, MN, answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration    
HPV Vaccination Resources for Healthcare Providers and Patients 2
Extensive listing of online resources to help carry out HPV vaccination 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
Details on making a contribution to IAC and descriptions and ordering information for IAC's laminated immunization schedules and immunization record cards — 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    
Give a Strong Recommendation for HPV Vaccine to Increase Uptake 6-7
Dear Colleague letter from AAP, AAFP, ACOG, ACP, CDC, and IAC
Questions Parents Ask About Vaccinations for Babies 8
Brochure for parents about childhood vaccination
New! Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating 9
This handout gives parents excellent reasons to protect children by vaccinating
New! How to Administer Intradermal, Intranasal, and Oral Vaccinations 10
This piece shows how to administer intradermal, intranasal, and oral vaccinations, includes helpful illustrations
Meningococcal Vaccination Recommendations by Age and/or Risk Factors 11
This table summarizes the recommendations of CDC's ACIP for the use of meningococcal vaccine
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 through 18 Years, United States, 2014 12-15
The official U.S. immunization schedules for vaccinating children and teens are reproduced in ready-to-print format
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2014 16-18
The official U.S. immunization schedules for vaccinating adults are reproduced in ready-to-print format
Before You Vaccinate Adults, Consider Their "HALO" 19
Use this easy-to-use chart to help you make an initial decision about vaccinating a patient    
Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines 20-21
Two-page reference table listing contraindications and precautions
IAC's Immunization Resources Order Form 24
Order 2014 laminated immunization schedules, patient record cards, and the "Immunization Techniques" DVD
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