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Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Immunization Action Coalition
2550 University Avenue West
Suite 415 North
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Tel: +01 651-647-9009
Email: admin@immunize.org


The Immunization Action Coalition works to increase immunization rates and prevent disease by creating and distributing educational materials for health professionals and the public that enhance the delivery of safe and effective immunization services. The Coalition also facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, health care organizations, and government health agencies.
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August 31, 2016 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition Awarded $1.5 Million Grant from CDC
July 27, 2016 Press Release: Minnesota Groups Encourage Parents to Include Vaccinations on Their Back-to-School Checklists
November 11, 2015 Press Release: Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join the Immunization Action Coalition in Urging Health Care Professionals to Improve Second Dose Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Rates
February 12, 2014 Press Release: Leading Medical and Public Health Organizations Join Efforts Urging Physicians to Strongly Recommend Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
July 16, 2013 Press Release: New IAC Guidebook Helps Birthing Institutions Give birth to the end of Hep B
March 25, 2013 Press Release: Two Trailblazers in Immunization Join the Immunization Action Coalition
August 1, 2012 Press Release: Minnesota Public Health Advocates Urge Parents to Get Their Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts
May 1, 2012 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition Will Promote the 2012 Edition of The Vaccine Handbook
April 24, 2012 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition's Associate Director Receives Childhood Immunization Champion Award from CDC
March 7, 2012 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition's Director Receives Award from the American Pharmacists Association
November 16, 2011 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition's Director Receives National Recognition
October 25, 2011 Press Release: Immunization Action Coalition Receives $1.4 Million Award from CDC
October 6, 2011 Letter to Fernando Lugris, United Nations Environment Programme, regarding Intergovernmental Negotiations on Mercury, submitted by PATH; signatories include IAC and more than 20 professional associations and research program
July 30, 2010 IAC joined the American Academy of Pediatrics and 20 other physician and public health organizations to file an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, Inc. (No. 09-152, S. Ct.), a case currently pending in the U.S. Supreme Court
July 29, 2010 Letter of appreciation to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, MSNBC's Chief Medical Editor, who appeared on The Today Show to discuss the recent pertussis outbreak in California and the dangers of vaccine exemptors and how they put others around them at risk of disease outbreak as well
July 14, 2010 Comments submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the draft guidance on preventing influenza in healthcare settings (Federal Register, June 22, 2010)
October 12, 2009 Press Release: Patient Safety Clarion Call: Honoring Mandatory Influenza Vaccination for Healthcare Workers
May 28, 2009 Letter to the Editor of the Star Tribune: IAC applauds the editorial that recognized the parallels between the parents of Danny Hauser and parents who fail to immunize their children against life-threatening diseases
May 26, 2009 Letter to the Honorable Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: IAC encourages the Secretary to expand Medicare Part B benefits to cover all vaccines recommended for adults 65 years and older by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
May 22, 2009 Letter to the United States Senate Finance Committee: IAC calls for a reduction of cost-sharing for all vaccines recommended for older Americans by ACIP and the consolidation of all such vaccines under Medicare Part B
January 21, 2009 Letter of appreciation to ABC Studios regarding episode of Private Practice, which dealt with a fatal case of measles
September 18, 2008 Press Release: Immunization Alliance Call to Action
August 4, 2008 Letter to CBS Evening News regarding report How Independent Are Vaccine Defenders? originally broadcast on July 25, 2008
January 25, 2008   Letter to ABC, Inc. (television) concerning "Eli Stone" episode containing vaccine misinformation
CDC Key Messages for Responding to Inquiries Generated by the Fictional Television Show “Eli Stone” Airing on ABC January 31
This page was updated on July 30, 2016.
This page was reviewed on July 30, 2016.
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