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Issue 1,552: February 24, 2021
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Register now! CDC's Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory to present overviews of CDC's safety monitoring and communications for the COVID-19 vaccines during IAC webinar on March 4
Pre-order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
CommuniVax Coalition releases report on COVID-19 vaccination equity to help vaccination campaign organizers work with communities of color
NPHIC releases toolkit from Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to help healthcare personnel respond to questions about COVID-19 vaccination
AAFP, ACOG, ACP, and IAC update "Dear Colleague" letter, urging healthcare professionals to recommend timely HPV vaccination
The Influenzer Initiative offers online puzzle and trivia game, VaxHunt, that sends players on a quest to prevent the next pandemic
IAC Spotlight! "Package Inserts and FDA Product Approvals" gateway page on immunize.org offers valuable resources for clinics that administer vaccines
IAC experts called on by news media
Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
In IAC's "Video of the Week," BBC News segment reviews the differences between three COVID-19 vaccines
Summary and slide deck now available from February 4 Summit call featuring ACOG's Sarah Carroll discussing COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
Check out Vaxopedia's new page discussing remote vaccine temperature monitoring devices, with 19 product descriptions
Order IAC's child, adult, and lifetime immunization record cards—wallet-sized, designed to last!
Updated 65+ Flu Defense website offers resources for healthcare personnel serving older adults
Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" for catch-up initiatives
Journal Articles and Newsletters
"Decline in Receipt of Vaccines by Medicare Beneficiaries during the COVID-19 Pandemic—United States, 2020" published in MMWR
"First Month of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring—United States, December 14, 2020–January 13, 2021" published in MMWR
"Reports of Anaphylaxis After Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.—December 14, 2020–January 18, 2021" published in JAMA
"What Factors Contribute to Influenza Vaccine Errors?" published in Pharmacy Times
Education and Training
NEJM offers free, on-demand COVID-19 vaccine training for clinicians available through June 30; CME available
Conferences and Meetings
ACIP will meet February 24 and 25 as planned and has announced emergency meetings February 28 and March 1 to consider Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; no registration required
MAIC to hold 26th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference on April 13; CE available
From the Archives
In this unsettling 1998 PSA from the Sioux Falls Health Department, parents are warned not to derail their baby's health by getting off track with childhood immunization
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