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Issue 1,597: October 27, 2021
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November 2–3: Watch the virtual ACIP meeting on COVID-19 vaccine recommendation for children age 5–11 years
IAC summarizes ACIP meeting on COVID-19 booster doses, October 21
IAC summarizes ACIP meeting on pneumococcal, zoster, and influenza vaccines, October 20
CDC posts web page "COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5–11 Years Old” to help public health clinics, pharmacists, and community partners plan for COVID-19 vaccination of this age group in near future 
Hosting happy holidays: CDC guidance emphasizes vaccination for safe gatherings
Voices for Vaccines releases podcast with IAC"s L.J Tan, MS, PhD, on the upcoming influenza season co-occurring with the pandemic
IAC Spotlight: Review of resources at Immunize.org focused on communications
National Academy of Medicine elects 100 new members, including IAC's John Grabenstein, RPh, PhD 
Journalists interview IAC experts
Vaccines in the news
Vaccine Information Statements
CDC releases four updated Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) for immediate use; translations in progress
Featured Resources
Scare off COVID-19 this Halloween! IAC offers FREE "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers. Available in English and Spanish.
Got your COVID-19 booster recently? Encourage friends to follow your lead by adding IAC"s "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” Facebook profile photo frame.
Notable Publications
"Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA Vaccination against COVID-19 Hospitalization among Persons Aged 12–18 Years—United States, June–September 2021” published in MMWR
"COVID-19 Vaccination and Non-COVID-19 Mortality Risk—Seven Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–July 31, 2021” published in MMWR Early Release 
"COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy and First-Trimester Miscarriage” published in NEJM 
Upcoming Events
Tomorrow! Virtual: ACOG hosts webinar titled "COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy: What You Need to Know" on October 28.
Virtual: CDC offers webinar titled "Influenza Update—2021–2022” on November 3; seats are limited, recording will be posted
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