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Issue 1,612: January 19, 2022
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Immunize.org summarizes ACIP’s January 12 meeting on influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis B, respiratory syncytial virus, cholera, and tick-borne encephalitis vaccines
Newly updated “65+ Flu Defense” website offers resources for healthcare professionals serving older adults
CDC study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows influenza vaccination prevents severe flu illness in U.S. children; use CDC's resources designed for parents
Influenza activity and hospitalizations continue to increase; keep vaccinating
Ice, floods, tornadoes, disasters: 'Tis the season to exercise your emergency plan
Immunize.org’s “Vaccines: COVID-19” main page fully updated with educational materials and information on booster doses and childhood vaccination
Spotlight: Review of resources at Immunize.org focused on vaccination during pregnancy
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) is now Immunize.org
Journalists interview Immunize.org experts
Vaccines in the news
Featured Resources
NFID posts new resources for social media, including Flu is Not a Game and humorous infectious-disease images to engage your audience
Organizing a new vaccination program? Use Immunize.org’s Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—free to download by chapter or in its entirety.
FREE! Immunize.org offers "Me Vacuné Contra el COVID-19” and “I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” buttons and stickers. Free shipping!
FREE! Order Immunize.org’s popular red "Vacuna Contra LA GRIPE " buttons and stickers. Free shipping! Available in Spanish only.
Notable Publications
“High-Grade Vulvar, Vaginal, and Anal Precancers among U.S. Adolescents and Young Adults after Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Introduction” published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine
“Estimating the Early Impact of the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Programme on COVID-19 Cases, Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Deaths among Adults Aged 65 Years and Older: An Ecological Analysis of National Surveillance Data” published in Lancet
"Association between Menstrual Cycle Length and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination" published in Obstetrics & Gynecology
MMWR Recap: “Effectiveness of BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA Vaccination against Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children among Persons Aged 12–18 Years—United States, July–December 2021”
Upcoming Events
Virtual: Today! NFID offers webinar “COVID-19: Myths and Facts”; CME available
Virtual: CDC Foundation's Community COVID Coalition and Vaccine Equity Cooperative offer webinar “COVID-19 and Social Media: Best Practices to Reach Your Communities” on January 20
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