New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available

March 2015

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.
New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available
Published March 2015
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Needle Tips is a free publication offered by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). Written for health professionals who provide immunizations to children, teens or adults, the quarterly publication offers timely immunization information, photocopy-ready handouts and expert answers to immunization-related questions. Vaccinate Adults is a concise presentation of the content from each Needle Tips issue, so that providers who immunize only adults, do not need to search through the issue of Needle Tips to locate relevant articles.
The March 2015 issues of each were recently released. The current issue of Needle Tips includes:
Resources to help with the measles outbreak
Summary tables of child and teen as well as adult immunization schedules
Charts for route, site and needle size for administering vaccines
A new HPV vaccine handout for young adults
Pneumococcal vaccine handouts
Standing orders handouts and templates
Statistics demonstrating that vaccines work
Parent handout highlighting the top ten reasons to vaccinate their children
Screening checklists for contraindications and precautions to vaccines
Vaccinate Adults contains only those articles that pertain to adult immunizations.
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