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May 2012
Technically Speaking
Monthly Column by Deborah Wexler, MD
Deborah Wexler MD
Technically Speaking is a monthly column written by IAC’s Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD. The column is featured in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center’s (VEC's) monthly e-newsletter for healthcare professionals. Technically Speaking columns cover practical topics in immunization delivery such as needle length, vaccine administration, cold chain, and immunization schedules.
Check out a recent issue of Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers. The VEC e-newsletter keeps providers up to date on vaccine-related issues and includes reviews of recently published journal articles, media recaps, announcements about new resources, and a regularly updated calendar of events.
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
Try These Free Email Services to Stay Up to Date on Immunization Information
Published May 2012
Keeping up with new vaccines licensed by the FDA, new and expanded vaccine recommendations, new and revised Vaccine Information Statements (VISs), etc., can make your head spin! How can you keep up? Help is just a click away!
The Email News Service section on the Immunization Action Coalitionís main website, contains descriptions of and gives subscription information for more than 25 free immunization-related e-newsletters published by government agencies, professional societies and others. Here are a few of them:
IAC Express – Immunization Action Coalition
Summary: Features the latest news about vaccine recommendations and licensures, new staff–education materials and patient handouts, conferences and other educational opportunities, and more.
Publication timetable: Every Tuesday
Subscribing information: Visit IAC's Subscribe page
CDC Email Subscription Service – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Summary: Provides email notification of news and alerts related to immunization, including updated VISs, current vaccine delays and shortages, upcoming training opportunities, and immunization-related press releases and media advisories as published by CDC and associated agencies such as the FDA. Subscribers can select from a lengthy list to customize notifications to their specific area(s) of interest.
Publication timetable: Whenever new information becomes available
Subscribing information: Go to CDC's Sign Up page
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Summary: Provides information about CDC’s vaccine recommendations and vaccine-preventable diseases, in addition to many other public health topics.
Publication timetable: Every Thursday
Subscribing information: Visit the MMWR website, check the “Get email updates” box at the top of the right column and provide your email address. (Note: You can also subscribe via CDC Email Subscription Service described above.)
Immunization Works – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Summary: Includes brief summaries of the latest immunization news, updated recommendations, vaccine-preventable disease incidence, influenza information, new/updated resources, and upcoming meetings and conferences.
Publication timetable: Monthly
Subscribing information: Visit the Immunization Works website, check the “Get email updates” box at the top of the right column, and provide your email address. (Note: You can also subscribe via CDC Email Subscription Service described above.)
Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers – Vaccine Education Center at The Childrenís Hospital of Philadelphia (If youíre reading this, itís likely youíre already a subscriber to this great newsletter!)
Summary: Keeps you up to date on vaccine-related issues; includes reviews of recently published journal articles, media recaps, Technically Speaking column, and announcements about new resources.
Publication timetable: Monthly
Subscribing information: Email the Vaccine Education Center , and include your title, name, practice name, practice address, and email address.
State and Local Immunization E-Newsletters
Summary: Many state/local immunization programs and coalitions publish newsletters containing information of specific interest to providers in the area. Check with your state/local program to see if you can sign up for email notification about these publications.
Publication timetable: Variable
Subscribing information: Check with your state/local immunization program. Contact information for state and large city immunization programs is available through CDC.
Be sure to browse IAC's complete selection of e-newsletters and email updates for healthcare professionals. Subscribe to as many as you’d like!
Do you have additional email news services to recommend for inclusion on immunize.org? Please email your suggestion(s) to Mary Quirk at IAC.
2012 ISSUES >> view all
DECEMBER 2012
A New Program for Reporting Vaccine Errors
NOVEMBER 2012
CDC Publishes FAQs about New Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines
OCTOBER 2012
New Recommendations for the Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines in Adults with Certain Health Conditions
SEPTEMBER 2012
One Dose or Two? How Many Doses of Influenza Vaccine Do Children Need in the 2012-13 Season?
AUGUST 2012
CDC Recommendations for Use of Tdap Are Now Simpler! Everyone Age 11 and Older Needs a Dose
JULY 2012
Recording Vaccinations – What is Required by Federal Law?
JUNE 2012
Responding to Requests for Personal Belief Exemptions – Some Helpful Resources
MAY 2012
Try These Free Email Services to Stay Up to Date on Immunization Information
APRIL 2012
Guidance for Preventing Fainting and Associated Injuries after Vaccination
MARCH 2012
Minimum Ages and Minimum Intervals Between Doses of Vaccines in a Series – Why Does It Matter?
FEBRUARY 2012
Visit EZIZ.org for Practical Tools on Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling
 
This page was reviewed on June 6, 2012
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