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IAC Express: Issue 1453
October 16, 2019
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CDC issues report that 65% of pregnant women do not receive recommended Tdap and influenza vaccines to protect themselves and their newborns
CDC posts 20-minute video about influenza vaccine storage and handling requirements and administration for the 2019–2020 season
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available—they make great gifts!
It's time to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
Register now! Dr. L.J Tan, IAC's chief strategy officer, will present webinar on current issues in influenza on October 29
CDC publishes "Update: Influenza Activity—United States and Worldwide, May 19–September 28, 2019 and Composition of the 2020 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccine" in this week's MMWR
AAP News publishes article about why AAP recommends initiating HPV vaccination as early as age 9
September's Technically Speaking column by IAC Executive Director Dr. Deborah Wexler discusses the joint letter from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC that stresses the importance of implementing an immunization visit at age 16
IAC Spotlight! IAC's PowerPoint Slide Sets web page contains 13 presentations on a wide variety of immunization topics; available by request for your use
Three winners of the 2019 Maurice R. Hilleman essay contest recently announced; their essays can be viewed on the Hilleman Film website
"I Nearly Died of the Flu and It Forever Changed My Perspective on Vaccines" published on Prevention.com
Families Fighting Flu issues three new family stories featuring adult flu survivors, Allison, Christa, and Nick
Vaccinate Your Family posts joint letter signed by 54 organizations, urging U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to vaccinate people in custody, particularly children, against flu
CDC publishes article about measles cases and outbreaks in the United States in 2019
The 49th National Immunization Conference will be held in Atlanta on May 19–21; abstract submissions due December 16
IAC Handouts
IAC updates 12 of its popular easy-to-read Q&A handouts on vaccines given to infants and children
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts 14 translations of CDC's two newly issued influenza VISs
Official Releases and Announcements
NIH forms new collaborative influenza vaccine research network to develop more durable, broadly protective, and longer-lasting influenza vaccines
HHS is seeking stakeholder input on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan; comments are due October 24
Featured Resources
IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Influenza season has begun; be sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
The Washington Post creates three new videos called "The Vaccines Project" which answer common vaccine-related questions
Journal Articles and Newsletters
The journal Vaccine publishes "Billing and Payment of Commercial and Medicaid Health Plan Adult Vaccination Claims in Michigan since the Affordable Care Act"
Education and Training
Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United offer webinar on initiatives to prevent hepatitis B and liver cancer on October 21
New Medscape CE program titled "Case-by-Case: Preventing MenB Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults" now available online
Conferences and Meetings
Tune in to CDC's ACIP meeting October 23–24 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast
Immunize Ohio hosts 2019 Statewide Immunization Conference on November 6
Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
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