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Issue 1,564: May 5, 2021
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ACIP meets today, May 5, to discuss rabies and dengue vaccines; watch live or listen via telephone
"Updated Recommendations from the ACIP for Use of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine after Reports of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome among Vaccine Recipients—United States, April 2021" published in MMWR
CDC updates "Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States" on April 27
"Safety Monitoring of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, March–April 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
CDC updates public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people
"Anxiety-Related Adverse Event Clusters after Janssen COVID-19 Vaccination—Five U.S. Mass Vaccination Sites, April 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
"Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines against COVID-19 among Hospitalized Adults Aged >65 Years—United States, January–March 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC educational materials and web pages were released during March and April
Wonderful gift for Mother's and Father's Days! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons—stickers available, too
Now available in Spanish! IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame
CHOP's VEC expands its "My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience" video series to include eight new Spanish-language videos
Use these Canadian and Mexican resources when you need COVID-19 vaccine information from neighboring countries
IAC experts called on by news media
Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
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CDC's "Choosing Safer Activities" infographic for vaccinated and unvaccinated people is now available in five languages
In IAC's "Video of the Week," former presidents and first ladies get their COVID-19 vaccines and discuss how being vaccinated will get us back to loved ones
AAP posts new, free vaccination infographics for social media
AAP offers a Childhood Immunization Flipchart to aid healthcare providers when talking with parents. Request copies today!
Check out the www.Give2MenACWY.org website to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccinations
IAC's "History through Film" web page features public television documentary about 30 years of IAC titled Protecting Health: Saving Lives. Please share.
Journal Articles and Newsletters
"BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting" published in JAMA
"Health Outcomes in Young Children following Pertussis Vaccination during Pregnancy" published in Pediatrics
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
In this hope-filled PSA from 2006 by Every Child By Two, Dr. Walter Orenstein, former assistant surgeon general, explains that immunizations save lives
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