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What Others Say about IAC

A selection of unsolicited comments from the immunization community

Educational Materials

What others say about IAC's Educational Materials
[PowerPoint Presentations] "Many thanks for sending these along. I have gone through them again, and find them very useful! …Again many thanks for making such terrific resources available."
Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, York University, Toronto, Canada, February 16, 2021
[PowerPoint Presentations] "Thank you! I found it to be so great to discuss hesitancy! Take care!"
Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Meridian, ID, February 2, 2021
"Thank you so much for sharing these [PowerPoint slide sets]. I was asked to fill in at the last minute and was allowed to select a topic of my choice. This seemed super pertinent. I really appreciate the resources!"
Ithaca College PA Program/New York State Department of Health Emergency Medical Services, Ithaca, NY, January 13, 2021
"Our organization currently uses the standing orders published by your organization to guide the practice the RNs in our ambulatory care practices. The orders are well written, succinct and easy to follow. We appreciate this very much!"
Ambulatory Clinical Practice & Quality, Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Long Island, NY, November 6, 2020
"…thank you for allowing me the use of your PowerPoint presentations, I truly appreciate it!"
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Boise, ID, March 4, 2020
"My health department is currently working on retooling some of the forms we give out and we really enjoy using your screening checklist…We love the work you all do and use your standing order templates and handouts for a lot of educational pieces we provide for patients, especially those who are vaccine hesitant."
Platte County Health, Platte City, MO, March 3, 2020
"...As you know, we use many IAC products and then adapt them for the MTF's [military treatment facilities] to use, such as standing orders and storage and handling resources. The IAC is always credited on our products..."
Public Health Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, VA, February 28, 2020
"Lorain County Public Health uses the vaccine standing orders provided by the Immunization Action Coalition. Thank you for providing them."
Lorain County Public Health, Elyria, OH, February 12, 2020
"We have a immunization clinic weekly and IAC’s quick reference guides are used all the time."
Calaveras County Public Health, San Andreas, CA, February 10, 2020
"We rely on IAC almost every day for accurate immunization information and appreciate all you do to help us do our job better."
Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, December 19, 2019
"These publications help me to make sure that our information in the clinics as well as the information that we provide to our patients is up to date."
Lone Star Circle of Care, Georgetown, TX, December 3, 2019
"First of all, thank you for providing examples of standing orders. We use them as resources when creating standing orders for our clinics and Employee Health and greatly appreciate the help they provide!"
Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, Edgerton, WI, November 25, 2019
"The handouts are all great."
Pediatrician, Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME, October 18, 2019
"Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, we use those Spanish resources that you cited regularly with our children/adolescent populations in our clinics. We use the "Which Vaccines Do I Need Today?" with our adult English speaking populations A LOT, and was hoping to have the same material for our Spanish speaking population. I see you have materials for clients with underlying diseases available in Spanish, which we will use. Thanks again for all the resources that you provide!"
Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, October 15, 2019
"This sheet saves my life every year [Influenza Vaccine Products]."
Northeast Georgia Health System, August 2, 2019
"Many thanks [for Power Point presentations]. We routinely rely on IAC for quality information and resources."
Vermont Department of Health Immunization Program, Burlington, VT, July 10, 2019
"I wanted to thank you for the high quality materials you continue to produce for those of us out in the field. I greatly appreciate you!"
New Hampshire Immunization Section, Concord, NH, June 18, 2019
"Thank you for your quick reply. I had printed out the Q&A section and after a more thorough reading of it, I did find the information you noted. I appreciate you clarifying this for me and our providers."
Health Services, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, June 5, 2019
"I love being able to give our patients the VIS in their own language. They really appreciate it too. They usually express pleasant surprise when they see it."
Alabama Department of Public Health, March 12, 2019
"IAC has such good resources. It's great to be able to utilize them for education."
Medical Park Family Care, Anchorage, AK, January 30, 2019
"I will use the PowerPoint presentation [Resources to Help Immunization Providers Prevent Vaccination Errors] in this way: Educate clinical support staff administering vaccines and to have the information available as reference to them. LOVE the "check the vial 3 times" slides! Plan on printing/laminating those and posting in the med prep areas of the clinics."
St. Claire Healthcare, Morehead, KY, December 3, 2018
"Thank you! I really appreciate the IAC teaching resources."
Infectious Disease, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD, October 10, 2018
"Tremendous help in organizing and providing appropriate assessment of patients, standing orders, and administration of vaccines in my local community pharmacy. I use them every day."
Martinsville Pharmacy, Martinsville, IL, October 2, 2018
"I use your PDF summary immunization recs all the time [www.immunize.org/cat.d/p2011.pdf]; they're very well presented..."
IMC Community Pharmacy, Murray, UT, September 24, 2018
"I use this guide [Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site and Needle Size] all the time -- it's great!
Westbrook Health Center, Waukesha, WI, August 28, 2018
"I would really like to focus on preventing vaccination administration errors for upcoming provider trainings, so your materials are awesome to have! [To Err Is Human, Not to Err Is Better: Vaccination Errors and How to Prevent Them PowerPoint slide set] Thank you!"
Washington State Department of Health, Office of Immunization and Child Profile, July 12, 2018
"Thank you very much for the PowerPoint presentation! ["Resources to Help Immunization Providers PREVENT Vaccination Errors"] Very helpful information!"
Central District Health Department, Boise, ID, June 18, 2018
"Thank you for pointing me to your Chinese language handouts. They are helpful. At the state level, we really appreciate the work that IAC does to make translated materials available. Mahalo."
Hawaii Department of Health, Honolulu, HI, March 28, 2018
"I am a fan of the Immunization Action Coalition, a strong enforcer of CDC and ACIP guidelines and best practices, and use all the material that is available that encompasses the guidelines for safe, effective immunization healthcare for our military services members and their family members and our DoD working force.... We're all in this big Immunization mission together so I truly appreciate your assistance."
Pacific Immunization Healthcare Branch, Defense Health Agency, February 2, 2018
"These publications are great for work. I am able to pass them out to the MA's and staff and clients coming in for vaccines. This helps educate the staff and help them be more knowledgeable of the vaccine they are giving. This also helps educate the people in our community more and help them be more knowledgeable as well. Plus it allows that person to tell someone else true facts and not myths."
Legacy Community Health, Houston, TX, January 9, 2018
"We in New Mexico are grateful for the IAC resources."
Immunization Program, New Mexico Department of Health, November 8, 2017
"Thank you for all of the great materials the IAC provides and the good programs and webinars. It is good to know that the site is always there supporting us in the field promoting and administering the vaccines information, education, and expertise we need."
Montgomery County Immunization Coalition, PA, November 3, 2017
"They [publications] keep me up to date on the latest recommendations. The Ask the Experts helps me to troubleshoot questions that arise in the course of my job."
Quality Healthcare, Hillsboro, OR, October 31, 2017
"I work in immunization quality improvement. The educational sheets for parents and health providers are great."
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Columbia, MO, October 31, 2017
"The IAC's online publications are very helpful! As an Immunization Coordinator for the county it is my responsibility to educate the community I work with and the health care providers on immunizations current recommendations."
County of Glenn Health & Human Services Agency, Willows, CA, June 6, 2017
"When will you post Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2017–2018 Influenza Season"? It is the most comprehensive reference for product and coding I can ever find."
Marshfield Clinic Health System, WI, August 31, 2017
"Do you have a target date as to when this year's versions [influenza standing orders] will be posted? We appreciate all your help in promoting standing orders. It makes our lives so much easier."
Atrius Health, Somerville, MA, August 17, 2017
"We use your publications as part of education to our end users on how to document vaccines in our EHR correctly."
Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD, August 7, 2017
"Keeps me updated with changes and recommendations in immunizations and practices. Alerts me to webinars."
Lorain County General Health District, Elyria, OH, April 5, 2017
"This [Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions] is incredibly helpful. Thank you so much [Chrystal]."
Women's Health Research Team, University of Charleston, DC, March 28, 2017
"This [Summary of Recommendations for Child/Teen Immunizations] is such a valuable resource for our facility, I want to make sure everyone has the latest information...Thank you [Teresa] for the help, the website is amazing and truly does help those of us in the clinics."
Pediatrics Department, Bladwin Park Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, CA, March 22, 2017
"We appreciate the thoroughness and uniformity of the IAC standing order sets. We will definitely incorporate this, and the citation source, if we create our own."
Independence Health Department, Independence, MO, March 14, 2017
"Thank you, Dr. Anderson. I appreciate your time and action in forwarding the information to the parties that work on these pieces. In my practice, I have found the protocols [medical management of vaccine reactions pieces] to be an amazing resource."
Snap Medical Industries, February 23, 2017
"The Summary of Recommendations document has been especially helpful when coding clinical decision support in electronic health records, as it really goes into the details of various scenarios. I have an associate who is working with software developers to implement the latest recommendations for some HPV quality measures, and I wanted to refer that document to them."
AAP Council on Clinical Information Technology, February 2, 2017
"We would like to direct our enewsletter recipients (about 18,000 patients) to your Differences Between Hepatitis A, B and C (http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4075.pdf) in an about Hepatitis for our March 2017 e-newsletter. Your document is an excellent resource—we can’t summarize this better. We’d like to publish this along with some comments. May we have your permission to do so? Thank you very much for your consideration."
Kansas City Internal Medicine, Overland Park, KS, January 24, 2017
"I work daily with VFC and adult immunization providers. The IAC publications and resources provide me a reliable, easy to use and access resource. Allows me to stay current with developments in the vaccine arena."
Marion County Public Health Department, Indianapolis, IN, October 20, 2016
"What excellent educational options your organization provides to practices..."
NE Regional Network Program Management, UnitedHealthcare, August 18, 2016
"Thank you for the wealth of info you have available regarding vaccine use."
Rio Family Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, August 4, 2016
"Your service provides VERY high quality education materials for providers as well as for patients. You make it much easier to spread the word about the importance of vaccine & the most up to date recommendations of use. Thank-you."
People's Community Clinic, Austin, TX, July 27, 2016
"Many thanks for the resources you provide for those of us who are public health nurses to use in promoting vaccines with parents who are uncertain as to whether or not to vaccinate. Thanks for your ongoing support."
Bergen County Department of Health Services, Hackensack, NJ, July 13, 2016
"Awesome resources for health care providers, school nurses, parents, etc."
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, CO, April 21, 2016
"I refer to your resources regularly! They're terrific!"
Northwell Health, Wantagh, NY, February 2, 2016
"Thanks for all of the great resources. I use them often."
Scott County Health Department, IA, August 25, 2015
"[Teresa] Thanks so much for the information and the recommended resources. The Immunization Action Coalition is an awesome resource!"
Oregon, August 15, 2015
"Our organization provides healthcare options to undeserved communities. A large portion of our patient population is Spanish speaking only. Therefore, the Spanish translations of the VIS documents are very helpful in conveying the information."
Family HealthCare Network, Visalia, CA, August 12, 2015
"I just want to pass along my thanks for the Facebook post your organization made promoting our newsletter. It's very much appreciated!"
Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, July 20, 2015
"We have been using both the English and Spanish versions [of HPV Vaccines: A guide for young adults]. These materials are really helpful!"
MCAAP Immunization Initiative, Waltham, MA, July 6, 2015
"Dear IAC, We use a LOT of your resources. They are wonderful. THANK YOU FOR THOSE!..."
Henry County Health Department, Napolean, OH, June 23, 2015
"I use them [IAC publications] to answer my own vaccine questions. I love the VIS date summary page and use it every day."
Giant Pharmacy, Fairfax, VA, June 23, 2015
"Thanks for the link. These will be well used! [Common Immunization Myths and Misconceptions slide set]"
Italy, June 1, 2015
"We use your handy list of Current Dates of VISs frequently, particularly during our VFC compliance site visits with providers—thank you for providing this resource!"
Public Health–Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA, April 28, 2015
"Wonderful!! The presentation [A Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] has many of the photos that we are looking for!"
Florida Department of Health in Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 14, 2015
"Thank you all for all the great work you do at IAC!!!"
Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, VA, April 6, 2015
"First, thank you for all the wonderful immunization resources you offer clinics and health departments. I frequent your website looking for up-to-date information at least 2x monthly. One thing I rely on is the chart that gives me the dates of the VISs so I know I always have the most current ones on hand... Thank you again for your resources and help in this matter."
Flint Hills Community Health Center-Eureka, Eureka, KS, April 1, 2015
"Thanks for all the resources you post online. Our department benefits greatly from the work you do!"
Employee Health Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC, March 19, 2015
"Wonderful; thanks for the great resource!" [Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factor]
PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency, Margaret Department of Medical Education, Pittsburgh, PA, March 17, 2015
"We love collaborating with IAC."
California Department of Public Health, February 25, 2015
"I saw that our videos were featured as the Video of the Week for this week—thank you!"
Community Health Programs, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, February 3, 2015
"You do a great public service and we really appreciate all you do."
HealthCare Partners, CA, February 2, 2015
"Thank you for the quizzes! I love your site and have encouraged all the nurses to register....Thank you so much for the great power point [To Err is Human]. I am going to use it for new nursing staff orientation and for my existing nurses as an educational opportunity."
Florida Department of Health in Hernando County, Spring Hill, FL, January 22, 2015
"I love your powerpoint presentations. I am a new physician going out in the community to do talks and I would love to request all of your vaccination powerpoints to help me make my presentation for the community if possible, specifically Common Myths, photo collection, To Err so I can use the graphs and pictures. Thanks!"
Radcliff, KY, November 13, 2014
"Thank you for all you do! I greatly appreciate the resources you provide."
Greene County Combined Health District, OH, October 27, 2014
"Immunize.org, I wanted to say thanks for having such great resources for us clinicians to use in caring for patients…"
St. Luke's Healthy System, ID, October 16, 2014
"Thanks so much! They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. These pictures make the disease real. I am an educator so these pictures will be shared with many students. This year I will have contact with over 100 students. I also show your site to the students and point out all of the resources. I appreciate your time."
Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, September 29, 2014
"Thank you for providing the updates and the different languages [VISs]. This is a great resource!"
North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, September 12, 2014
"Thanks for all your wonderful work at IAC."
American Travel Health Nurses Association, September 8, 2014
"IAC is one of the first places I go to for information. I appreciate the support for those of us out in the field."
Texas Department of State Health Services, Midland, TX, September 3, 2014
"We really appreciated your Standing Orders form for influenza and would like to use the updated form this year. Thanks!"
Green Tree Pharmacy, Minonk, IL, September 3, 2014
"Thanks for all the resources that you create. We use quite a few of your products."
Henry County Health Department, Napolean, OH, September 2, 2014
"You all are wonderful, and I rely on you daily! Thanks for all that you do!"
St. Mary's County Health Department, Leonardtown, MD, August 3, 2014
"[To Err is Human slide set] is an excellent review for nursing staff."
Cleveland/McClain County Health Departments, OK, July 30, 2014
"I wanted to say thank you for providing such great resources for all of us who are interested in vaccines..."
DaVita HealthCare Partners, CA, July 14, 2014
"Thanks so much for translating this piece! I think that it will be very well received here in Massachusetts."
The MCAAP Immunization Initiative, Waltham, MA, July 18, 2014
"We have used your materials in our conference packets, medical provider trainings, referenced for standing orders, immunization presentations, staff trainings, and client education."
Bucks County Department of Health, Quakertown, PA, July 9, 2014
"Thanks for providing great resources, we consult them regularly."
Sioux Center Health, Sioux Center, IA, July 7, 2014
"Our SOP has a committee to expand vaccination through education, and your wonderful materials are helpful to outline talking points for our work. Thank you!"
Charlotte, NC, March 25, 2014
"I did receive some beautiful laminated schedules and the providers love them..."
HRHCare, Amenia, NY, April 29, 2014
"The IAC PDF is a nice one [Decision to Not Vaccinate My Child]. The link to our PIDS PBE statement is accurate and you saved me the effort of sending it. You do a great job supporting immunizations."
University of Missouri at Kansas City, April 28, 2014
"Thank you also for the terrific immunization summaries and FAQ's."
Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, South Bay Medical Center, Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, April 9, 2014
"I have just become our Clinical Educator and had reviewed your info last year when we created some nursing competencies. The new document for How to Administer Intradermal, Intranasal, and Oral Vaccinations is appreciated!"
Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, IL, March 26, 2014
"[Meningococcal Vaccination Recommendations by Age and/or Risk Factor] This table is great as it is easy to follow."
Hall Health Immunization Clinic, University of Washington, February 4, 2014
"I would like to request the PowerPoint slides for Quick Answers to Tough Questions Vaccine: Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals. I plan to be speaking about this topic this Friday and found your information to be very helpful. Thank you."
Crook County Health Department, Prineville, OR, January 14, 2014
"Your recently updated PowerPoint presentation on immunization errors was most informative and practical."
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, January 2, 2014
"Hey all you wonderful folks at the IAC, thanks a million for all you do."
Idaho Immunization Program, December 24, 2013
"Thank you. I think your material will be a valuable resource to our readership, their facilities, and their patients!"
Wolters Kluwer, December 11, 2013
"Our staff really likes the card format [pocket guides for influenza and pneumococcal] for patient education."
Southwest Region, Anchorage, AK, December 6, 2013
Thanks a bunch. I teach a course called Infectious Disease Epidemiology for which 20 students are taking for credit, but we tend to have 2 or 3 visitors sit in each week.... The class is all graduate students including, MPH, DrPH, PhD, and MD degree students. Most plan to work as Public Health professionals and need to know about the effectiveness of vaccine programs. I very much appreciate you sharing your slides with me."
The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, November 12, 2013
"Thank you so much! What a great PowerPoint [about vaccination errors]....Thanks again!"
Acorn Pediatrics, Bozeman, MT, November 5, 2013
"Thank you so much for all you do to help make our job easier. We use the screening questionnaires for both children and adults..."
Ottawa County Health Department, Holland, MI, October 25, 2013
"I love IAC since I was introduced to it. I love the Batman and Robin jokes. I love the easy and up to date tables on immunizations as well as any new immunizations in the pipelines."
Chicago, IL, September 5, 2013
"Thanks for all the resources that you provide. We use quite a few of these... I had already printed your updated pieces, and appreciate your algorithm and egg allergy handouts in the past... these are VERY helpful in our clinics.... Once again, thank you for ALL the resources you provide for us to use."
Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, September 4, 2013
"[IAC has] good resources for keeping up to date on immunization and best practices."
Clinton County Health Department, Plattsburg, MO, September 3, 2013
"I would like to extend my appreciation to Dr. Wexler for the creation of the Immunization Action Coalition, and her support in providing all the practical needs associated with immunizations. As an Infection Preventionist and Employee Health RN, I rely on the immunization sites for accurate and current information. I encourage and share the site with health care workers, and new Infection Preventionists, as well as the public. Thank you, Dr. Wexler, and thank you to your entire team for your dedication."
Infection Prevention & Employee Wellness, Cape Regional Medical Center, Cape May Court House, NJ, August 29, 2013
"We see a very diverse population and you have the most up to date translations on vaccines which we frequently need."
New Britain, CT, August 21, 2013
"I think you make great forms and I love using them... I appreciate the tips. I am already a very frequent visitor of your site."
TotalWellness, Omaha, NE, August 19, 2013
"I am a clinical educator for a small rural hospital and found this PowerPoint presentation [To Err Is Human]. It would be so helpful in our rural clinics to help educate medical assistants...Thank you so much for your help. This is a wonderful PowerPoint that will be of great use! Have a wonderful day."
Copper Queen Community Hospital, Bisbee, AZ, August 5, 2013
"I just want say thank you very much for the great works being done at IAC... Our clients consist of Asians and East and West Africans refugees. Our health advocates reflect the communities we served. Our partners included community health clinics, public health agencies, and other community organizations working together to provide education, assisting access to immunizations. Also we are focusing on educating certain community to break down barriers to immunizations... I had found IAC to be the best resource with the best materials, and the selection of languages. My goal is to use the same materials for the consistency and accuracy of messages being delivered. We had tried using your printed materials for outreach and had received positive feedbacks from participants on quality of content translations. I especially appreciated the power point presentations....."
CAPI, Minneapolis, MN, August 5, 2013
"Thank you so much! It [Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals] really is a well thought-out presentation."
Michigan Primary Care Association, July 16, 2013
"This [Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] will be for about 30-80 RNs working on Labor & Delivery and High Risk Antepartum. I want them to be aware of the new recommendations for Tdap set forth by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)... Thank you so much! And I will reference the Immunization Action Coalition for my images."
Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women's Hospital, MI, June 20, 2013
"I would like to request the 3 IAC presentations in Power Point format! They are great resources and reminders for my staff."
Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department, Marion, IL, June 11, 2013
"Thank you so much for the good work you do to support us!"
Purchase District Health Department, Paducah, KY, June 11, 2013
"Thirty-five years ago I was a PHN and had the pleasure of working with Dr. Deborah Wexler. Has been fun for me to watch how her endeavor with immunization has eveolved. The IAC is a wonderful service for families and clinicians. Thanks to you all."
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, June 5, 2013
"Thanks for your help. You provide a wonderful resource that I'm referring to often!"
NRAD Medical Associates, NY, April 27, 2013
"IAC was kind enough to allow me to present Dr. Wexler's presentation, To Err is Human; Not to Err is Better as a workshop at the 20th Annual Arizona Immunization Conference on Thursday, 4/18. The response was excellent – we had more attendees than the original room would hold so had to be moved to a larger room –  approximately 65-70 attended. I will hopefully have the evaluation results within the next 3-4 weeks and send them on at that time. Thank you again for allowing us to include Dr. Wexler's presentation in the conference."
Arizona Immunization Program Office, Phoenix, AZ, April 19, 2013
"I am a regular reader and admirer of IAC."
Solapur, India, April 11, 2013
"Love your slide shows!"
Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, March 4, 2013
"OH MY GOD, this website helps me a lot. I read in Burmese language what is those vaccine really mean with all detail. Now I understand more about it. Thank a lot to help our community with translate with different languages. It really helpful for everyone, who not born in U.S. God Bless you guys, to support us."
Hope Clinic, February 12, 2103
"As an occupational health nurse working collaboratively with the infection preventionist, the IAC is very informative and keeps me updated with the most recent information."
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL, January 16, 2013
"I would like to request a slide set copy of Quick Answers to Tough Questions: Vaccine Talking Points for Busy Health Professionals. I find the information in it clear and concise and I will use some portions to teach our pediatric residents."
Pediatric Care Center/After Hours Program, Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, January 9, 2013
Thank you for all the work and assistance you provide to us and our immunization partners. It is very much appreciated!"
Tulsa Area Immunization Coalition, OK, December 17, 2012
"Immunize.org Staff, I have admired and supported your work for years..."
Main Line Health System, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, November 8, 2012
"Thank you for all the good works."
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, CA, October 25, 2012
"I use [your handouts] all the time for patient and staff education."
Saint Vincent Health Center/Elk Valley Medical, Girard, PA, October 18, 2012
"...I also want to thank you for the amazing website that you have developed. It's incredibly informative and I use it every day. Your handouts are amazing...."
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints, Racine, WI, October 17, 2012
Thank you! This [To Err is Human slide set] is an invaluable tool."
Greene County Combined Health District, OH, September 26, 2012
"The CHP staff plan to use the Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases as a resource when discussing or presenting information on vaccine-preventable diseases. The slide of the spread of sputum during a cough is a very useful tool when discussing cough etiquette. In addition and fortunately, most parents do not know what whooping cough looks like so any time we can use a visual to demonstrate the obvious benefit of a vaccine, it helps everyone understand the necessity of a vaccination. Thank you for providing the resource."
Community Health Partners of Sioux County, Orange City, IA, September 4, 2012
"Thank you for making these power points available. Please send power points of the Photo Collection of Vaccine Preventable Diseases, To Err is Human, Not to Err is Better, and Quick Answers to Tough Questions. These are so clear and will help as we educate on needs for immunizations."
MMI Coordinator, September 4, 2012
"Greetings IAC--Thank you for the wonderful and extremely helpful publications you have available online. I frequently utilize them..."
Mason County Health Department, Havana, IL, August 30, 2012
"Please let me know when your influenza documents are updated for this year's flu season as your information is a wonderful resource!"
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, July 31, 2012
"We have previously ordered some pneumonia pocket guides from your web site. They were free of charge and our providers ordered a very minimal amount not knowing if they would be used in clinic very often. Needless to say, they are being used and they love them! How can I go about getting additional ones ordered for us?"
UVA Medical Center, VA, July 30, 2012
"How to Administer Intramuscular (IM) Vaccine Injections and Subcutaneous (SC) Vaccine Injections is very well done and would provide nurses with a helpful review of acceptable vaccine sites."
College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, July 4, 2012
"Thank you all for always being there for us vaccinators and educators!! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!! You are all the BOMB!! (Thought that was an appropriate analogy for the 4th of July) BIG RESPECT!!"
Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA, July 3, 2012
"We really like your handout entitled Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself. We'd like to include this document in a packet of resources that we send to school nurses with their immunization survey each year..."
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, June 25, 2012
"Your new staff education piece titled Current Dates of VISs is the best thing since sliced bread (it doesn't take much to make me happy!) Thanks."
Pomperaug Health District, Southbury, CT, June 25, 2012
"I love this tool [Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today?] and often use it for educating adults."
Allegheny County Health Department, PA, April 27, 2012
"Thank you for your great resources."
National Education Health Information Network, Washington DC, April 24, 2012
"We are all immunizing pharmacists here and I believe your publications are very informational and will help to keep our staff informed on all of the issues."
PharmD, Walgreens, Lincoln, NE, April 21, 2012
"The resources you have online are really wonderful."
Primary Care & Physician Network Services, Community Care, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, April 16, 2012
"The information that you provide is timely (including PowerPoint) and very beneficial for clinicians. Thank you very much!"
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, March 13, 2012
"You have excellent information sheets to hand out to patients on hepatitis, etc."
Poudre Valley Health System-Greeley Medical Clinic, Greeley, CO, February 28, 2012
"This is such a great handout for patients/laypersons [Vaccinations for Adults]."
UCSD Student Health Service, La Jolla, CA, February 7, 2012
"This is WONDERFUL! [Quick Answers to Tough Questions presentation] Thank you!"
Indiana Immunization Coalition, Indianapolis, IN, February 2, 2012
"I want to thank you and the rest of the IAC staff for your publication Personal belief exemptions for vaccination put people at risk. Examine the evidence for yourself. I can't even count the number of times we have used that publication here. Just over this last week we have used it a lot. It has been very helpful!"
West Virginia Immunization Network, Center for Rural Health Development, Hurricane, WV, January 26, 2012
"These handouts are great teaching tools! [writing about After the Shots...]
Kentucky Department for Public Health, January 26, 2012
"Thank you for the excellent resources to make our life easier and our patient care safer!"
U.S. Army, January 25, 2012
"I have a supply of adult immunization records that have your origination name on them, but I am having a difficult time finding out how to order more of them. My adult clients really like them because they are small and fit in a wallet. Could you direct me to where I can get more?"
Yamhill County Public Health, McMinnville, OR, December 30, 2011
"Thanks for all the great work you do."
Madison & Dane County, WI, December 29, 2011
"As Immunization Consultant for Yakima County I need up-to-date information on immunizations. The patient and staff handouts are very helpful."
Yakima Health District, Union Gap, WA, December 28, 2011
"Your resources offered are of immeasurable importance to us. We refer to your resources often. Thanks for all you do at IAC to support nurses out here in the field!"
Clark County Health Department, Winchester, KY, December 20, 2011
"I am using these materials to teach medical assistants how to administer injections and to educate them on vaccinations. Your handouts are clear and easy to understand--perfect for this purpose!"
Keiser University, Port St. Lucie, FL, December 13, 2011
"I really liked your handout for patients called Keep your kids safe--get them vaccinated every fall or winter!"
Family Health Centers, Brewster, WA, November 3, 2011
"I have just started working in a student health center that also functions as a travel clinic and I have been giving a ton of vaccines. Your resources have been very helpful."
University of Oregon, October 7, 2011
"Thank you for the wonderful vaccination pocket guides that were provided free of charge!"
Loyola University, MD, October 5, 2011
"That was wonderful [link to Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children]. Thank you so much."
Blair Medical Associates, PA, October 4, 2011
"Thank you to IAC for all of the terrific work you do and resources you provide."
Alaska Immunization Program, Anchorage, AK, September 27, 2011
"I appreciate all the work you all do in providing these important resources."
Metro Health-Immunization Outreach & Education Program, San Antonio, TX, September 27, 2011
"Your resources are used by my students and myself to encourage immunization of adults and children in community health settings."
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, September 14, 2011
"I absolutely love your resource item #P4072 Influenza Products for the 2010-2011 Season which also shows how to administer. Do you know if this will be updated for the 2011-2012 season to include intradermal flu? [yes] "
Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health, Dayton, OH, August 24, 2011
"Thank you for ALL your resources. We use MANY of them. I also refer our local physicians to your website."
Henry County Health Department, Napoleon, OH, August 23, 2011
"We greatly value and appreciate your organization and all you do."
Community Immunization Services, Riviera Beach, FL, August 2, 2011
"First I would like to commend you for the wonderful work you do and for the phenomenal resources you provide through your website. I use the Ask the Experts section a fair amount to assist in answering questions regarding various immunization scenarios. . ."
Mayo Clinic Rochester Campus, Rochester, MN, July 18, 2011
"THANKS for all the great work and resources that IAC provides!"
Vaccinate Alaska Coalition, Anchorage, AK, July 12, 2011
"Info from you guys is always so user friendly."
Immunization and Epidemiology Consultant, Mississippi State Department of Health, July 11, 2011
"We at the South Dakota Department of Health truly appreciate all the efforts of those who work with and for the Immunization Action Coalition. We use your resources daily."
South Dakota Department of Health, July 6, 2011
"First off, I would like to congratulate the IAC on the publishing of such a useful handbook [Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide]. It is easy to read, comprehensive, provides links to more specific sources of information, and organizes the necessary steps of coordinating, maintaining, and even funding the adult immunization programs of private physicians, beautifully. I want to thank you again for the enormous amount of work the IAC has invested in educating medical professionals and the public in the importance of immunization."
Palm Beach Health Department, FL, June 27, 2011
"IAC is a wonderful source of information on rules and regulations, injections, up-to-date information. The list of how valuable your information is to me in my work is indescribable. Thank you IAC."
Missouri Highlands Health Care, Ellington, MO, June 24, 2011
"I used the slides [A Photo Collection of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases] in a presentation to nurses doing extra education in infection prevention and control. I had some CDC slides and your pictures of vaccine-preventable diseases complemented them very well. Thanks."
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, CA, June 13, 2011
"We have an International Travel clinic serving a diverse population. Interpreted materials in African languages are extremely helpful."
International Travel Clinic, Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2011
"We have found your standing orders to be extremely valuable."
UHS Occupational Medicine, NY, May 19, 2011
"I love that IAC has pieces available in so many languages. No one else has done that, and it's a valuable service."
PKIDS, Vancouver, WA, May 12, 2011
"I purchased the CA immunization DVD and use it with my medical students and new staff. A great time saver and very complete!"
Okaloosa, IA, March 17, 2011
"Your Vaccinations for Adults handout is wonderful. We would like to use the layout idea and majority of the content for our clinic handouts and on our website, but adapt it in some places for our (Canadian) use... As I'm looking through your website, I am noticing many other great resources and am thinking there will be other handouts that we will wish to adapt as well..."
Vaccine Preventable Diseases program, Grey Bruce Health Unit, Ontario, Canada, March 1, 2011
"I am giving a presentation in June for the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians about vaccine refusal and would like to use your slides: Quick Answers to Tough Question. I think they are wonderful and complete."
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, February 3, 2011
"Thank you for all you do to provide excellent resources; I use them often..."
Michigan Department of Community Health, January 25, 2011
"I cannot thank you enough for this website. I have been able to restructure our entire vaccination process with your help and screening tools. I really found the site to be educational and a wonderful resource, especially working in such a small, rural hospital I needed the insight... Again, our vaccine compliance [for influenza vaccine] went from 62% to 100% with the help of your form and wisdom. Thank you."
WMH, Berkeley Springs, WV, January 17, 2011
"The new piece for admission orders for hospitals on the birth dose is a good piece. I feel it emphasizes more communication between hospital, parent, and primary care provider. In my experience, there seems to be a fair amount of breakdown between communication from hospital to pediatrician with the birth dose of hepatitis B. I also like the piece because it emphasizes early on about pvst 9-18 months with parents. Thanks for this piece."
Olympia, WA, December 21, 2010
"I find your resources very informative and helpful."
Child Care/School Health Coordinator, Lee County Health Department, FL, December 8, 2010
"Thank you for being a superb resource."
Anesthesiology Institute, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, December 7, 2010
"Thanks for sending these [influenza pocket guides] out; they will be very helpful to our agency."
Duplin County Health Department, Kenansville, NC, October 19, 2010
"My physicians and staff love these pocket guides and I want to know if I can order more. Please advise, and thank you!"
Citrus Valley Health Partners, West Covina, CA, September 24, 2010
"Thank you so much for this valuable free tool [pocket guide]. I find that it is used and enjoyed by both nurses and physicians at our facility."
Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD, September 17, 2010
"I wanted to thank you for all the hard work and the great job you do in promoting immunizations and keeping healthcare professionals informed. Your organization is an invaluable resource for me... Thank you again for all your efforts--they are greatly appreciated."
Primary Care Partners, Grand Junction, CO, September 2, 2010
"I use your Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization as a reference tool... It is a reference tool that I use almost daily to refer to interval of vaccines. Thank you."
Florida Hospital East Orlando, Orlando, FL, August 23, 2010
"Thank you. We hadn't seen that particular table [Recommendations for Pneumococcal Vaccine Use in Children], which makes it quite clear."
Randolph Elkins Health Department, Elkins, WV, August 20, 2010
"We LOVE the influenza vaccine products sheet that you sent out yesterday in the IAC Express. We especially like the administration info. It is simple and well written."
Michigan Department of Community Health, August 17, 2010
"I work in a family practice where we immunize children and adults. Often times I have referred to your publication on who needs what."
FNP, Phoenix, AZ, July 11, 2010
"Thanks much for your great help to us concerning vaccine issues past, present, and future!"
Norton Healthcare, KY, August 3, 2010
"Thanks for the excellent work that IAC does. Your team does a fantastic job of promoting immunization!"
Michigan Department of Community Health Immunization Program, June 10, 2010
"Will you be offering the pocket guides for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines again this year? They were a big hit with my hospital last year and we are hoping to utilize this educational opportunity again this year. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a wonderful day."
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley, CA, May 26, 2010
"Thank you for all the materials you produce. They make our jobs much easier."
Grand Forks Public Health, ND, May 4, 2010
"Thank you so much for making the MMR VIS available in Yiddish. We are one of the communities that has been working closely with the CDC."
Ezras Choilim Health Center, Monroe, NY, March 23, 2010
"Thank you for the availability of several Indonesian translations of VISs in the latest edition of IAC Express. It means and helps so much for us to disseminate vaccine information to everyone who wishes to look for VISs in Bahasa Indonesian."
MOH, Jakarta, Indonesia, February 1, 2010
"Thank you for the influenza vaccine products chart."
AAP, Media, PA, January 5, 2010
"We do vaccinations as a public health agency. I have been planning and utilizing mass vaccine clinics for H1N1 vaccine distribution. Up-to-date vaccine information is essential for us and our patient population. Your quantity of translated information is very helpful to us."
Brazos County Health Dept, Bryan, TX, December 30, 2009
"I just looked at the Quick Answers to Tough Questions PowerPoint presentation. It is VERY good and I thank you for putting it together. I plan to distribute it to our work groups and our e-newsletter recipients (~1,000 public health professionals)..."
Senior Analyst, Washington, DC, December 9, 2009
"Wonderful, thank you so much [about availability of H1N1 influenza VIS in Karen]. I'll take it to the clinic tomorrow, it should be very popular..."
Saskatchewan, Canada, November 7, 2009
"This [influenza pocket guide] is an invaluable tool utilized by the professional health staff throughout our county."
San Joaquin County Public Health, Stockton, CA, October 20, 2009
"Thank you. You do such a fabulous job keeping us up-to-date with the best handouts."
Coastal Health District Immunization Coordinator, Savannah, GA, October 2, 2009
"Providers and nurses think these [influenza and PPSV pocket guides] are very useful; we have an older version and they requested new ones."
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, Cashton, WI, October 2, 2009
"Our facility loved these [influenza and PPSV pocket guides] for our physicians and nursing staff. We have core measures in place to vaccinate appropriate groups and these are great reminders."
Medical Center of Arlington, Arlington, TX, September 21, 2009
"I will be giving the [influenza and pneumococcal] guides out to all of my nursing staff. I have done this in the past, the nurses find them convenient to answer patient or family member's questions and to reinforce their knowledge of the vaccine."
Wingate Health Care, Fishkill, NY, September 11, 2009
"We have the influenza and pneumococcal pocket guides. They are an excellent and handy resource during influenza season. Would you ever consider creating pocket guides for the other vaccines we give? Thank you for everything you produce!"
Grand Forks Public Health, Grand Forks, ND, September 4, 2009
"We have found the pocket guides are a great addition to our Core Measure Pneumonia Education for staff. We hold classes, e-learning, and use the pocket guides as the staff's personal reference tool. We screen for influenza as we screen for the pneumonia vaccine. Nursing, pharmacy and physicians use them."
Wesley Long Community Hospital, Greensboro, NC, September 1, 2009
"I am writing to ask of you would send me the flu and pneumococcal vaccination pocket guides. My practitioners love your guides and we are expecting more of the population to be requesting flu vaccination than ever before. I have been using your pocket guides since the 2003-04 flu season and we all appreciate the work you do in producing this easy-to-use guide."
Presbyterian Medical Services, Checkerboard Area Health System, Cuba, NM, September 1, 2009
"Our office frequently consults these [influenza pocket guides] during the day to confirm recommendations when ordering the influenza vaccine. I love it and have handed it out to my staff for the last few years!"
Swedish Physician Division Greenlake, Seattle, WA, August 20, 2009
"I visit your website frequently. The information and materials for printing are extremely helpful."
Lacey Drug Company, Acworth, GA, July 31, 2009
"[The influenza pocket guide is] invaluable for training VNA staff and particularly student nurses who work with us at VNA public flu clinics. There is such confusion over the PPSV, the PPSV guides provide excellent clarification for teaching."
Monterey, CA, July 9, 2009
"[Pocket Guide] This is one of the most useful tools we have for educating current staff and physicians as well as our new residents. With each orientation each of them is given a guide for their pockets or clip boards. Preceptors review it with orientees and our policy of screening and vaccinating all eligible patients has risen dramatically. I can't tell you how invaluable these guides are for concise, accurate information at a glance. No one will take the time to look all that up or go to another source. Please continue with both of these guides!"
Providence Sacred Health Medical Center, Spokane, WA, June 9, 2009
"A few years we implemented a screen, test, vaccinate program for our (many) International students from countries endemic for hepatitis B. Your publications and printed information were tremendous resources, and made our job of educating staff and patients so much easier. I used the Ask the Experts hepatitis B material not only to find answers to our own questions but also to help spread the word among my college health colleagues. So, thank you again, and keep up the great work!"
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, May 13, 2009
"Your publications are indispensable. We use your copy-ready forms such as the immunization questionnaire--it keeps us up-to-date in an easy-to-understand format."
Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft Sam, Houston, TX, April 16, 2009
"Your publications keep me up to date in a quick and easy way. I have used your downloadable handouts, etc, for years and find them extremely helpful for parents and staff."
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, April 8, 2009
"I am a school nurse who reviews immunization records of all enrolling students. Many times, parents need additional information about immunization recommendations, and I find your materials the most comprehensive and readable."
San Gabriel, CA, March 30, 2009
"I love your publications as a way to keep myself current on most recent vaccine information and we use your materials to educate our patients on the truth about vaccines. I also greatly appreciate your Spanish materials as I care for many families that speak little English."
QuadMed Clinics, West Allis, WI, February 2, 2009
"I work in an alternative school where the majority of the population is of limited means, immigrants, etc. Current information is vital and I have always found your material helpful; especially those items available in Spanish."
Kent County Alternative Programs, Dover, DE, January 23, 2009
"'When Do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations' is wonderful. I use it in training staff all the time. Thank you for all you do."
Medical Clinic of North Texas, North Richland Hills, TX, December 4, 2008
"We are very grateful for all the many materials that you provide. Thanks for all your commitment and productivity."
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Fort Collins, CO, December 1, 2008
"As a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and a pediatric hospitalist, I will use the influenza pocket guides as an effective tool to educate medical students, pediatric and family medicine residents in training as well as nursing staff. Also, because of their size, they can become quite useful at point-of-care. A great pocket guide with practical utility! Thanks."
Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital, Portland, OR, November 19, 2008
"I am an immunizing trainer for a chain here in Florida. We started giving flu shots this year and it [influenza pocket guide] has been a big success. I will be handing these out to my immunizers that have already taken the class and those who will be taking upcoming classes."
Walgreens, Valrico, FL, November 19, 2008
"I work for a company that does a lot of travel and provide many vaccines to employees. I have found your resources excellent!"
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Racine, WI, November 12, 2008
"I work for the Immunization Action Plan as an immunization nurse for the Norwalk, CT Department of Health. These resources are important to my job so that I have all the up-to-date information."
Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk, CT, November 10, 2008
"As a pediatrician in clinic caring for children aged 0-18, and as a medical director tasked to educate students aged 3-18 and their families, your publications are essential to keeping abreast of the latest immunization updates. Very valuable resource for the pediatrician!"
Honolulu, HI, October 25, 2008
"Your wonderful pocket guide was given to me by one of our pediatricians and now everyone would like one."
Vail Valley Medical Center, Vail, CO, October 23, 2008
"I find your information VERY helpful and educational. It helps us educate the public."
Kansas City, MO, September 17, 2008
"Thank you for all of your wonderful materials which I use regularly."
Alameda County Immunization Assistance Project, Oakland, CA, September 16, 2008
"Thank you so much, Iowa Nurses Association will share these [influenza pocket guides] at our convention in October. Your help is appreciated. We also have an RN who has contacted us with concerns about the effectiveness of annual flu vaccines and I will refer her to this website, as there is a wealth of information here. Enjoy your summer."
Iowa Nurses Association, West Des Moines, August 6, 2008
"We include your 'Guidelines for Standing Orders in Labor & Delivery & Nursery Units to Prevent Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Transmission to Newborns' in birthing hospitals notebooks we leave at birthing facilities when conducting site visits and mother-baby chart reviews...You folks have been a tremendous asset for us!"
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Raleigh, NC, July 15, 2008
"I love and use your free educational print materials all the time."
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, July 9, 2008
The Neonatal Intensive Unit at Rady Children's Hospital is using your wonderful parent education materials for vaccine information. We are currently using the Immunizations for Babies handout as part of our discharge educational materials. It is so great to be able to have up-to-date, thorough information at our fingertips. We pride ourselves on providing our families with quality materials and education and these handouts provide a much needed resource of information for our families. Thank you.”
San Diego, CA, June 25, 2008
“I use the declination form you created for flu and love it. Thank you for all the assistance and support you provide. We use your materials every day.”
Georgia Department of Human Resources, June 10, 2008
“Your organization is certainly one of the ‘premier' resources that I recommend to immunization folks for reliable, up-to-date resources for practitioners and training.”
Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, June 2, 2008
“I am the educator for 17 practices associated with a community hospital- -the information from this website is invaluable in orienting and updating staff.”
Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY, February 26, 2008
“We frequently check immunize .org for updated VIS sheets and any updated information.”
Gallatin Children's Clinic, Gallatin, TN, February 25, 2008
“I am a NP student and am always looking at your website. These are valuable resources.”
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, February 19, 2008
“Thanks for all you do for us family docs.”
Oak Ridge, TN, February 2, 2008
“Thank you for your support and permission to use Immunization Action Coalition content within the material we develop for the clinics. Your organization is doing great work and we're just one beneficiary of your efforts.”
Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, February 1, 2008
“Thank you so much for you organization and website. It is the best website for immunization information on the web. Here at Walter Reed, we use your standing orders, information sheets, your wonderful VISs in different languages, your information sheets on various vaccination information—nice and concise to place at every vaccination station—actually everything!!! The patients love your information on vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases! Your website is on everyone's ‘favorites' web browser list. Keep up the good work. You save us so much time doing all the written work for us! Thanks.”
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, January 3, 2008
“Good morning, we utilize this [Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization] in our clinic operations, nationwide at MinuteClinic… We truly appreciate all of the hard work you do in regards to vaccination!!”
MinuteClinic, Minneapolis, MN, December 19, 2007
“I am assisting the North Dallas Shared Ministries Free Medical Clinic with some forms updates. One of the forms we are using is your Screening Questionnaire for Child and Teen Immunization…We genuinely appreciate the services you provide to all of us.”
North Dallas Shared Ministries, Dallas, TX, December 17, 2007
“The Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado Springs provides approximately 17,000 flu and pneumococcal shots to the community. The pocket guides would be a benefit to our 40+ caregivers. [After receiving email about fulfilling this request] Thank you. I really appreciate it. The cards are very handy for the caregivers and our flu clinics.”
Visiting Nurse Association, Colorado Springs, CO, October 18, 2007
“As I said, I don't know what I would do without all of the wonderful materials you have. Just thought you would like to know I used the Shots for Babies handout AGAIN today at a library program and provided the parents with the web address so they could read stories about children with vaccine-preventable diseases… Those stories are the only way I have to bring home the reality of vaccine-preventable disease since most parents do not think these diseases exist any more…[later] And I used the Shots for Babies AGAIN at another library today. One mother commented, 'Why can't my pediatrician make it simple like this!' How's that for a testimonial!!”
Suffolk County Department of Health Services, Hauppauge, NY, October 14 and 15, 2007
“The pocket cards are wonderful. I love the patient education talking points. I was nearly attacked at school when I distributed them. EVERYONE wanted them. My department chairman would like to send them out to all students/faculty at our clinical sites...."
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, October 8, 2007
“We received these guides [Influenza and PPV Pocket Guides] and found them to be so popular on our nursing units that we would like more."
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, WA, October 5, 2007
“All staff in our family practice use them [Influenza and PPV Pocket Guides] as a guideline for answering questions/guidelines for the influenza vaccine. Fantastic aid to us. Thank you!”
Swedish Physicians Greenlake, Seattle, WA, October 3, 2007
“I manage 5 clinics in rural NM. We are planning our flu shot clinics and my practitioners love your pocket guides. My 5 clinics are 100 miles from the nearest hospital and our population lives on the Navajo Reservation & in the Jemez mountains in rural northern NM.”
Presbyterian Medical Services, Cuba, NM, October 2, 2007
“We are a Pediatric Office… I found the information invaluable.”
Milburn, NJ, July 28, 2007
“The [PPV] guide helps practitioners remember to order, provides guidelines for ordering, and provides education to the nurses administering the vaccine which helps to prevent errors and promote resident education. Excellent product and is used year round!!”
Tucker Nursing Care Center, Columbia, SC, July 24, 2007
“[re-subscribing] I received this publication at my previous place of employment and found it most informative and helpful.”
Hendricks, MN, July 16, 2007
“The Influenza Pocket guides are an excellent reference for our flu nurses and especially useful for the nursing students who volunteer at our public flu clinics. Orientation lecture is presented to all new flu nurses and students, these pocket guides reinforce what we teach and gives them a resource for review. We had a limited number last year and would love to have one for each nursing participant in our public influenza campaign.”
Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association, Monterey, CA, July 15, 2007
“I service the Presbyterian Physician, pharmacy and nursing staff prior to flu shot season. They loved the cards [Influenza Pocket Guide] last year, I ran out and needed more.”
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, NM, July 9, 2007
“I find your free print materials very handy, especially for standing orders. Could you add standing orders for hepatitis A immune globulin? And any other IG standing orders like varicella? Thank you so much.”
Hendricks County Health Department, Danville, IN, June 28, 2007
“We give these [flu and PPV] guides to incoming residents. We find them to be very helpful and informative.”
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport Quality Management, Shreveport, LA, June 27, 2007
“Our agency does large flu and pneumonia clinics for our community with seasonal PRN nurses. These guides make excellent reference material for our PRN nurses. I place them at all the stations.”
Wesley Community Services, Des Moines, IA, June 22, 2007
“Thanks for all the great patient education and provider clinic staff and resource materials you have available. You are by far the best immunization resource website! … Thanks again, we truly appreciate all your hard work.”
Whatcom County Health Department, Bellingham, WA, June 12, 2007
“I am already receiving all of your fabulous publication!! I use them frequently and appreciate all the great information. I also love your website and print and use many of your free print materials for patient education. Keep up the great work for all of us that depend on you!!”
Pennsylvania Department of Health, May 7, 2007
"I have been receiving and using all of the publications from the IAC for about 13 years. It is a wonderful resource and the best on the Internet for immunization information. I frequently distribute the handouts to parents, school nurses, and MD offices as well as give out the website [address]. I have my obstetrician husband reading Vaccinate Women."
Torrington Area Health District, Connecticut, April 11, 2007
"I like to have up-to-date information for my patients. I use the Summary of Recommendations ALL THE TIME, both for myself and in teaching residents and students!"
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, January 26, 2007
"I am a nurse consultant for a state immunization program, so am responsible for educating public and private providers and the public about immunization issues. We couldn't do that as effectively without the quality materials provided by IAC. Thanks so much."
Georgia Immunization Program, Atlanta, GA, January 11, 2007
"I work in school health with services to students from age 3 years through 21 years. The resources are real world tools to use as a nurse practitioner.. Thanks so much!"
SAISD Health Services, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, December 14, 2006
"Keeps me up to date and provides me with educational materials I can use for patients."
Iowa City, IA, December 14, 2006
"Thank you for your essential work, a source of continuing education (available for downloading) for public health professionals."
Public Health Department, Parma, Italy, November 27, 2006
"I am the immunization program manager for the Ector County Health Department and use these materials as resources for my own education as well as education I present to the public and to my providers. These materials serve as a huge resource for me. Thanks so much."
Ector County Health Department, Odessa, TX, October 31, 2006
"This [Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guide] is a great tool to have. Thanks."
Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 2006
"I love your immunization cards and we are looking into a purchase."
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, June 9, 2006
"The folks in Maryland think these cards are great!"
Maryland Dept. Of Health & Mental Hygiene, June 9, 2006
"Thanks so much for the information. I have the training video, it is really a good one, and I have used it often. In fact, right now it is loaned out to a new employee."
ahni.com, June 1, 2006
"The standing orders for providers are so helpful, thank you! Thank you for your work, IAC is invaluable to our work here in Vermont!"
Vermont Department of Health, April 14, 2006
"What a great website and the abundance of languages offered."
Community Immunization Unit, Portland, OR, January 11, 2006
"Just thought you would like a little feedback on the wonderful school nurse letter the IAC has [What if you don't immunize your child?]. A local school nurse found a letter on the web that she wanted to give to parents who take religious exemptions. It was quite strongly worded and to me seemed threatening. I suggested the school nurses look at the IAC letter. WOW, was it well received!! Gets the point across with a much softer tone, not intimidating at all, while still clearly points out consequences of not immunizing. On behalf of the school nurses in Suffolk County, New York, thanks so much for all you do to help the nurses get children immunized."
December 20, 2005
"Your site is great, and I'm sure we'll be using much of the material. Thank you for publishing current, accessible, free material!"
Boulder County Public Health, CO, December 16, 2005
"Your service and information are second to none. Thanks for all your help."
Travel Medicine, Rancho Mirage, CA, December 2, 2004
"Thanks for all your good work and information. You are my lifeline."
Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, December 1, 2004
"In the past few years, the Michigan Department of Community Health has distributed more than 300,000 IAC adult immunization record cards. We love the IAC adult immunization record cards--they are bright, easy-to-read, and virtually indestructible. One of my coworkers even added a card to a load of laundry and it came out legible and intact. The card is indestructible!"
Michigan Department of Community Health, August 12, 2004
"We recently purchased the 'Immunization Techniques' video from IAC and we found it quite good and helpful for our purposes. We thank you for your website and for the way you are always on top of everything. Thanks so much."
Infectious Diseases Prevention Program, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Health Unit, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 5, 2004
"I have been using the Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring video for about 10 months and want to rant about the quality [video was developed by the California Department of Health, Immunization Branch, and distributed by IAC]. Thank you for making it so easily available. I have been in staff development for 18 years and have used many videos to augment learning experiences. This is one of the gems, incredible quality.  Thank you so much for providing a cutting edge service. You are the first place I look for information on vaccine issues."
Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, February 17, 2003
"Hi IAC, I love you, I love you, I love you and I love all the resources you develop in the fight against hepatitis B transmission and other VPDS!!..."
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, August 7, 2002
"We have just received our cards [IAC's adult immunization record cards] and they are wonderful. We placed an order for 200, to try them out. They are very nice quality and the patients really like them. Would it be possible to request additional cards..."
Health Services, Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN, July 29, 2002
"I just read the IAC EXPRESS and want to thank you for the temperature log. I heard about it at the NIC but hadn't had time to call Michigan about availability. Your materials and information are very appreciated. Thanks again!"
Nebraska Health and Human Services, Lincoln, NE, May 14, 2002
"Thank you for your quick response to my e-mail. I really appreciate it and your help. As I said before, your site has been a huge benefit not only to me, but to my colleagues as well. You would not believe how many printouts I have taken to my supervisor and had approved to hand out to numerous private providers throughout the state. Parent education is a huge downfall in many practices, and the sooner we can get the doctors, nurses and other staff members to understand this and do something about it... the better! And believe it or not, giving invalid doses is an issue too. That's where the Summary of Rules comes into play. There is no reason for a nurse or MA not to know the minimal intervals between vaccines, along with everything else. And your chart couldn't be easier to read and understand... I thank you again for your help and generosity."
Indianapolis, IN, April 16, 2001
"I downloaded your MSM brochure on Hep B (it's fantastic!) and will be using it to promote our clinic's vaccination service."
Montrose Clinic, TX, February 13, 2001
[Regarding Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization] " I give them out to all the residents, as well as shrink them down, post them in every exam room in the clinic, my practice, every nurse's station, give the to med students and all the clinic nurses. Everyone loves 'em..."
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2001
"I wanted to let you know that I use your materials more frequently than any other resource. Since my 'clients' are medical professionals, it is imperative that I provide information that is current and from a dependable source. Thank you for being that source to me."
Occupational Health Services, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY, May 15, 2000
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