Technically Speaking is a monthly column in Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals, an online newsletter from the Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Technically Speaking covers practical topics in immunization delivery, such as vaccine administration, contraindications and precautions, dosing, and minimum intervals.
Saying Goodbye—and Leaving You with My “Top Ten” List of Places to Bookmark on Immunize.org
Saying Goodbye—and Leaving You with My “Top Ten” List of Places to Bookmark on Immunize.org
Be sure you know the anatomical landmarks for administering intramuscular injections in the arm
IAC’s newly updated “COVID-19 Vaccines” web page makes it easy to find important resources from CDC and others
2021 Recommended U.S. Immunization Schedules for Children/Teens and for Adults Just Released – Laminated versions available for pre-order from IAC
Don’t Make the Mistake of Scheduling Dose #2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Too Early
FDA issues EUA for Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine; CDC approves its use and provides clinical guidance
Prevent Shoulder Injuries Caused by Missing the Deltoid Muscle When Injecting Vaccines!
ACIP Updates Recommendations on the Use of MenACWY and MenB Vaccines
Is It 0.25 mL or 0.5 mL? What Is the Correct Dose of Injectable Flu Vaccine for Children Younger Than 3?
Choosing Proper Needle Length for Vaccination of Children and Adults: What Should You Consider?
Preventing Preventable Vaccine Administration Errors in Your Medical Setting
IAC Launches New MenB Vaccination Honor Roll Recognizing Colleges and Universities That Require or Recommend the Vaccine to Protect Their Students
Our Society Deserves Vaccination: Two New Educational Pieces from IAC Explain the Science Supporting Vaccines and the Value of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Now Available to Order! IAC’s Laminated Versions of CDC’s 2020 Immunization Schedules
Sign up for IAC Express—the Best Way to Stay Current with Weekly U.S. Immunization News, Information, and Resources
CDC Releases 2020 Version of Its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
ACIP Updates Its Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Adults Age 65 Years and Older
ACIP Votes to Approve That Tdap and Td Vaccines May Now Be Used Interchangeably
CDC Updates Recommendations on the Use of HPV Vaccine
“Dear Colleague” Call-to-Action Letter from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC Stresses Importance of Implementing Immunization Visit at 16 Years of Age
Newly Designed and Easy to Navigate—Visit Give2MenACWY.org to Enhance Your Efforts to Increase Rates for MenACWY Booster Doses and Other Adolescent Vaccinations
ACIP Updates Its Guidance on the Use of HPV, PCV13, HepA, HPV, and MenB Vaccines at June 26–27 Meeting
Looking for New Tools and Resources to Help Increase Your Clinic’s HPV Vaccination Rates? Here Are Some Great Ones!
How to Protect Children, Adults, and Healthcare Personnel from Measles
Refresher! Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines in Infants and Children, as well as in Children with Health Conditions
With Measles “Breaking Out” All over the United States, Here Are Some Good Educational Resources
Questions about Proper Vaccine Storage and Handling? CDC’s Redesigned Toolkit Has Answers!
Want to Avoid Vaccination Errors? These Print Materials and Slide Sets Will Help You!
Looking Back Over 2018 Can Help Ensure Optimal Vaccination Practices in 2019
CDC’s Vaccine Administration Training Materials – A Great Collection of 4-Minute Videos and Web-Based Training Programs
Let’s Get It Right! How to Avoid Shoulder Injury with Deltoid Intramuscular Injections
What’s New for Flu This Season?
CDC Publishes Recommendations that Newborns Receive Hepatitis B Vaccine within 24 Hours of Birth — AAFP, AAP and ACOG Concur
History of Fever > 105 Degrees, Inconsolable Crying, and Hypotonic Episode Following a Previous DTaP Dose Are No Longer Precautions According to ACIP
Immunize.org Provides a Wide Range of Practical Resources on Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling, and More
New! 2018 Laminated U.S. Immunization Schedules and Updated Educational Materials
Subscribe to IAC Express from the Immunization Action Coalition
CDC Publishes Updated Guidance on the Use of Zoster Vaccines
CDC Issues New Requirements for VFC Vaccine Storage
Looking for Practical Vaccine Resources? Visit IAC’s Website for Healthcare Professionals
IAC Releases Newly Updated 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide — available for purchase or free download
The Immunization Platform for 16-year-olds Is Easily Overlooked — Here Are Some Resources to Help!
It’s Time for Annual Flu Shots — Make Sure Your Patients and Staff Are Vaccinated
Standing Orders Protocols Can Improve Your Vaccination Rates
Routine Schedules for MenACWY and MenB Vaccines—Make Sure You’re Giving Them on Time
“General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization”—Everything CDC Wants You to Know about the Practical Aspects of Vaccination
ACIP Has Updated Its Recommendations on the Use of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnant Women and Children
Make Sure You Are Using VISs in Accordance with Federal Law
ACIP Now Recommends Hepatitis B Vaccine within 24 Hours of Birth
New “16-year-old Vaccination Platform” Highlighted in 2017 U.S. Child/Teen Immunization Schedule
Updated ACIP Recommendations on HPV Vaccine
Who Needs Hepatitis B Serologic Testing before or after Vaccination?
Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults — Who Needs It and When?
What’s New in the Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for the 2016-17 Season?
Let’s Review — Routine Hepatitis B Vaccination Schedules for Infants, Children and Teens
How You Can Help Overcome Low Vaccination Rates Among Adults
Give a Strong Recommendation for HPV Vaccine for All Preteens and Young Adults
Just Released! IAC’s May Edition of Needle Tips
CDC Experts Answer 1,000+ Vaccine-related Questions at Immunize.org
Using Standing Orders to Vaccinate Increases Coverage Rates and Protects Patients
Just Released! CDC’s Official Immunization Schedules for 0- to 18-year-olds and for Adults
Remember to Routinely Administer TWO Pneumococcal Vaccines One Year Apart to Healthy Adults Age 65 and Older
Preventive Medicine: Be Sure Your Staff Is Not Making Any of These Frequently Reported Vaccine Administration Errors
IAC’s Needle Tips Just Released Online!
IAC’s Free Workshops on Using Standing Orders
New Initiative About Giving Second Dose of Meningococcal (MCV4)
Is Your Practice Following Federal Law When Using Vaccine Information Statements?
Screening Patients for Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination
Suggestions About Finding Old Immunization Records
Just Released! Fifth Edition of “The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians”
Important New Vaccine Recommendations from CDC’s February 2015 ACIP Meeting
New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available
CDC’s 2015 Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults, and IAC’s Concise Summaries of Recommendations are Free and Ready to Use
Do You Know Which Vaccines are Specifically Recommended for Healthcare Personnel in Your Workplace?
Use this Handy Checklist to Help Improve your Practice’s Vaccination Rates
Know the “7 Rights” of Vaccine Administration
CDC Issues New Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Adults Age 65 Years and Older
What’s New in the 2014–15 CDC Influenza Vaccine Recommendations
Make Sure You Choose the Proper Needle Length When Vaccinating Your Patients
Protect Your Significant Investment in Vaccines So That They Can Protect Your Patients
Immunization Action Coalition Launches “Question of the Week” in its Free Weekly Newsletter
Use These Resources to Help you Avoid Vaccine Administration Errors in Your Practice
Resources to Help Assure Competency of Clinic Staff Administering Vaccines
Simple Tips to Expedite Vaccination in Your Practice
Newly Updated! CDC’s 2014 Immunization Schedules and IAC’s Easy-to-Use Summaries
A Strong Provider Recommendation Matters. Don’t Just “Offer” HPV Vaccine to Parents for Preteens. Recommend It!
Handouts for Parents, Teens, and Adults Help Providers Explain the Value of Vaccines
At Your Fingertips: Official Vaccine Recommendations and Product Information
Ask the Experts: Providing Answers to Your Timely and Challenging Influenza Vaccination Questions
Vaccinations and Pregnancy
Temperature Monitoring – The “Vital Sign” for Vaccine Storage
The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins At Birth
Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Vaccines in High-Risk Infants and Children
What to Do if the Wrong Dose of a Vaccine Is Administered
CDC’s 2013 Immunization Schedules and IAC’s Easy-To-Use Summaries
Expanded Tdap Recommendations: Administer Tdap to Pregnant Women during Each Pregnancy
A New Program for Reporting Vaccine Errors
CDC Publishes FAQs about New Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines
New Recommendations for the Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines in Adults with Certain Health Conditions
One Dose or Two? How Many Doses of Influenza Vaccine Do Children Need in the 2012-13 Season?
CDC Recommendations for Use of Tdap Are Now Simpler! Everyone Age 11 and Older Needs a Dose
Recording Vaccinations – What is Required by Federal Law?
Responding to Requests for Personal Belief Exemptions – Some Helpful Resources
Try These Free Email Services to Stay Up to Date on Immunization Information
Guidance for Preventing Fainting and Associated Injuries after Vaccination
Minimum Ages and Minimum Intervals Between Doses of Vaccines in a Series – Why Does It Matter?
Visit EZIZ.org for Practical Tools on Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling
“Catching-up” Kids—and Don’t Forget the Supplemental Dose of PCV13
Which Children Need Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2011—2012 Season?
Screening Patients for Contraindications to Vaccination
Guidance for Busy Clinics on Prefilling Your Own Syringes
Are Your New Patients Missing Their Immunization Records?
CDC’s “General Recommendations on Immunization”—Make Sure You Have a Copy!
Standing Orders Can Help You Vaccinate Your Patients
2011 Immunization Schedules Now Available
Tdap Recommendations Broadened
Using Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) Correctly
Administering Multiple Vaccines to a Child During a Single Office Visit
Use of Vaccines with Diluents
Which Children Need Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2010—11 Season?
Proper Vaccine Administration