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December 2002 Back to top
Issue 356 - Dec 20, 2002
  1. Happy holidays from all of us at IAC
  2. FDA approves new pediatric combination vaccine
  3. Representative Henry Waxman writes members of Congress about childhood immunization and vaccine safety
  4. Bilingual adult vaccination guide, "Vaccines: We All Need Them!" now available
  5. CDC's National Immunization Program seeks applicants for Chief of Program Operations Branch
  6. CDC's "Terrorism Preparedness Compendium" has added links to articles about smallpox management from 1960s
    to 1980s
Issue 355 - Dec 18, 2002
  1. President Bush announces national plan for smallpox immunization
Issue 354 - Dec 16, 2002
  1. New! CDC issues smallpox Vaccine Information Statement
  2. A study published in "The Lancet" indicates infants rapidly eliminate mercury contained in thimerosal
  3. Gripping "Photo Notebook of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" and "Slide Set of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" still available
  4. CDC report on measles outbreak among internationally adopted children shows importance of immunization for adopting families
  5. Revised! IAC updates hepatitis B education article "If You Have Sex, Read This"
  6. Mark your calendars! CDC's four-part satellite broadcast of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" will be held in February and March
  7. First meeting of IOM Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation set for December 18-20
  8. New poll shows public now slightly more willing to be vaccinated against smallpox than in May
  9. Hepatitis C integration training manual now available
  10. FDA approves supplemental license for hepatitis C treatment
Issue 353 - Dec 9, 2002
  1. AAP publishes new policy statement on childhood influenza immunization
  2. AAP "Refusal to Vaccinate" form helps health professionals document a parent's refusal to accept vaccination
  3. CDC's diagnostic poster and worksheet, "Evaluating Patients for Smallpox," available online
  4. Updated! IAC's "State Mandates" web pages reflect new information from two states
  5. IAC responds to vaccine critics with two new web pages
  6. Register now for CDC's National Hepatitis Coordinators' January Conference
  7. TIDE's online childhood immunization curriculum now fully certified for CME/CEU/CNE credit
  8. New website supports the needs of survivors of vaccine associated paralytic polio
  9. CDC issues update on U.S. influenza activity for the 2002-03 season
  10. CMS decision to replace vaccine CPT codes with "Q" codes set to be implemented January 1, 2003
Issue 352 - Dec 3, 2002
  1. Health professional organizations designate the first two weeks of December "National Influenza Vaccination Catch-Up" fortnight
Issue 351 - Dec 2, 2002
  1. Registration begins December 2 for CDC's Smallpox Preparedness distance learning satellite videoconference
  2. Two-year World AIDS Campaign 2002-2003 focuses on eliminating stigma and discrimination
  3. New! California's parent education sheet "Be There for Your Child During Shots" now available online
  4. New! IAC posts two web pages about disparities in immunization rates
  5. 114 immunization coalitions have posted information on IAC's "IZ Coalitions" website--is yours one of them?
  6. November issue of CDC's "Immunization Works!" newsletter presents ways to increase adult immunization rates
  7. CDC reports on progress in eradicating polio in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan
November 2002 Back to top
Issue 350 - Nov 25, 2002
  1. CDC's National Immunization Program releases Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #6
  2. Wyeth ceases production of its injectable influenza vaccine and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
  3. Second edition of NPI's "Reference Guide on Vaccines and Vaccine Safety" now available
  4. National Vaccine Healthcare Center launches a website for service members and Department of Defense beneficiaries
  5. New translation! Influenza VIS now in Korean
  6. Recommended reading: "My Little Drummer Boy: A Mother's True Story"
  7. Nominations being accepted through December 31 for the 2003 Gary Schatz Award
  8. GAVI announces its newly redesigned website
Issue 349 - Nov 18, 2002
  1. Danish study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism
  2. Dr. Neal Halsey reaffirms vaccines do not cause autism
  3. CDC study finds seniors' current influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates are drastically below goals for 2010
  4. IAC website adds information on state hepatitis A mandates and also provides newest CDC information on state childhood vaccination requirements
  5. IAC updates "Vaccine Administration Record for Adults" for medical charts
  6. IAC updates "Reliable Sources of Immunization Information" educational sheet
  7. MMWR notifies readers about ACIP's supplemental recommendations for the use of anthrax vaccine
  8. First annual edition! "ImmunoFacts" is now available as a bound volume
  9. NIAID releases 20th anniversary edition of "The Jordan Report" on vaccine research
  10. Hepatitis Foundation International launches the California Hepatitis Resource Center website
  11. CDC reports hundreds died in July-August influenza outbreak in Madagascar
Issue 348 - Nov 11, 2002
  1. CDC releases ACIP recommendations for using yellow fever vaccine
  2. Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, selected to head federal government's National Vaccine Program Office
  3. Two NFID reports on improving immunization rates in underserved populations now online
  4. New! Volume Five of "Unprotected People" stories is now available online from IAC
  5. "Hepatitis and Corrections" webcast available on the American Correctional Association's website
  6. CDC reports on adverse events associated with yellow fever vaccination
  7. CDC reports on global progress in containing wild polioviruses
  8. New translation! Influenza VIS now in Armenian
  9. NFID's Sixth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research set for May 5-7, 2003
  10. World Vaccine Congress Montreal to be held April 7-9, 2003
Issue 347 - Nov 4, 2002
  1. Stay calm: IAC's new website isn't replacing IAC's original website!
  2. Aventis Pasteur recalls selected lots of meningococcal vaccine
  3. Pennsylvania now requires prenatal screening for hepatitis B surface antigen
  4. New translations! Updated "Are you 11-19?" available in Spanish and Turkish
  5. CDC releases recommendations for hand hygiene in health-care settings
  6. Reminder! November 15 is deadline for abstracts for the National Immunization Conference
  7. Newly available! IOM report from the Austin Workshop on Immunization Finance is in print and online
  8. CDC announces National Diabetes Awareness Month and reports that more diabetics need to practice preventive care--including getting immunizations
  9. Fourth National HARM Reduction Conference, "Taking Drug Users Seriously," set for December 1-4
October 2002 Back to top
Issue 346 - Oct 31, 2002
  1. Story #51: Complacency the likely cause of measles epidemic in the Seattle area
Issue 345 - Oct 28, 2002
  1. All at IAC mourn the loss of Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila Wellstone
  2. IAC launches a new website tailor-made for parents, patients, and the media!
  3. Maine adds varicella vaccination to its list of required immunizations
  4. IAC puts easy-to-read version of CDC's Recommended Adult Immunization Schedules on its website
  5. FDA approves preservative-free formulation of pediatric Fluzone influenza virus vaccine
  6. CDC promotes use of federal government's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
  7. Updated! CDC's redesigned IDU/HIV Prevention website includes new "Viral Hepatitis" fact sheet series
  8. MMWR notifies readers about 25th anniversary of the last case of naturally acquired smallpox
  9. MMWR publishes report on U.S. influenza surveillance data collected from October 1997 through September 2000
  10. Institute of Medicine releases report on SV40-contaminated polio vaccine and cancer
  11. New! Asia Pacific Vaccination Council announces launch of VacciNews website
Issue 344 - Oct 24, 2002
  1. IAC's executive director reminds her colleagues: "Protect your patients--get a flu shot!"
Issue 343 - Oct 21, 2002
  1. ACIP voted to expand recommendations on smallpox vaccine administration at its October 16-17 meeting
  2. New! IAC creates "Improving Immunization Practices" web page
  3. IAC's updated "Hepatitis B Facts: Testing and Vaccination" now in PDF and HTML formats
  4. IAC's Revised "Labor & Delivery and Nursery Unit Guidelines to Prevent Hepatitis B Virus Transmission" now in PDF and HTML formats
  5. MMWR notifies readers about pneumococcal vaccination for cochlear implant recipients
  6. TeleClinics on rabies, tetanus, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B set for October 22, 24, and 28
Issue 342 - Oct 14, 2002
  1. Ample vaccine supply is reason to celebrate this year's National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
  2. MMWR notifies readers that the long-awaited harmonized Adult Immunization Schedule is now available!
  3. HHS rule expands use of standing orders to make it easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to get flu and pneumococcal vaccines
  4. AAP issues policy statement on smallpox vaccine
  5. Order now! Popular "Immunization Techniques" video is going fast, but there's still time to get yours
  6. New! CDC's National Immunization Program releases Influenza Bulletin #5
  7. New! WHO issues position paper on meningococcal vaccines
  8. Meeting of Immunization Safety Review Committee set for October 28-29
Issue 341 - Oct 10, 2002
  1. Childhood pertussis rate climbs when parents in Boulder, Colorado, spurn immunization
Issue 340 - Oct 7, 2002
  1. CDC's revised pneumococcal conjugate vaccine VIS is now available
  2. New! Fall 2002 issue of IAC's "VACCINATE WOMEN" now online and in the mail
  3. IAC's "Give the Birth Dose . . . Hepatitis B Vaccine Saves Lives!" is newly formatted
  4. Revised! IAC's updated "Are you 11-19 years old?" now online
  5. CDC's 37th Annual National Immunization Conference set for March 17-20, 2003; abstracts due November 15
  6. MMWR issues Update on Influenza Activity in the U.S. and Worldwide During June-September 2002
  7. New! AAP's "Compendium of Immunization Resources and Organizations" available in print and online
  8. New! Three Somali-language health videos available free
  9. New! NIOSH launches web page on needlestick prevention programs
  10. Conference on Needle-free Injection Systems to be held December 3-4 in Philadelphia
  11. "Immunize Texasize 2002" immunization conference set for November 18-21 in Austin, TX
  12. Eleventh Annual "Shots for Tots," Louisiana Infant Immunization Conference, to be held December 5-6
  13. Annual SIGN meeting set for October 24-26 in Cambodia
Issue 339 - Oct 2, 2002
  1. Story #50: Indiana girl dies of varicella
September 2002 Back to top
Issue 338 - Sep 30, 2002
  1. MMWR publishes notice about the updated post-event Smallpox Response Plan and Guidelines
  2. GAO report examines issues involved in ensuring an adequate supply of childhood vaccines
  3. Order now! IAC's Adult Immunization Record Cards will help your patients stay up-to-date during flu season and beyond
  4. New! CDC's web-based Childhood Immunization Scheduler makes it easier to keep track of vaccination due dates
  5. MMWR publishes notice of expansion of eligibility for influenza vaccine through the Vaccines for Children Program
  6. FDA approves new treatment for chronic hepatitis B
  7. New! 2002-2003 influenza VIS now in Chinese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese
  8. MMWR publishes notice about upcoming National Adult Immunization Awareness Week
  9. Fifth National Immunization Coalition Conference set for May 28-30, 2003; abstracts due November 1
  10. Provider alert! Date for submitting your plan for HIPAA compliance is October 15
Issue 337 - Sep 23, 2002
  1. Revised! IAC's updated "Give These People Influenza Vaccine!" now online
  2. Revised! IAC's updated "It's Federal Law! You Must Give Your Patients Current VISs" now online
  3. New! IAC adds web page: Immunization and Health Care Workers
  4. New! CDC's National Immunization Program releases Influenza Vaccine Bulletin #4
  5. National Hepatitis Coordinators' Conference set for January 26-30, 2003, in San Antonio, TX
  6. New pertussis website! Hear it, see it, and learn about it online
  7. MMWR notifies readers about a recent human rabies encephalitis death in Tennessee
  8. Adult Immunization Symposium: 2002 Clinical Update to be held November 7, 2002, in New York
  9. Online now! Report of the meeting on "Strengthening Immunisation Systems and Introduction of Hepatitis B Vaccine in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States"
Issue 336 - Sep 16, 2002
  1. Fully revised! IAC's indispensable Directory of Immunization Resources now more useful than ever
  2. New! CMS releases 2002-03 Q&A guide for Medicare coverage of flu and pneumococcal vaccines
  3. Now available! NIH Consensus Development Conference Statement on the Management of Hepatitis C: 2002
  4. National Immunization Program seeks senior medical epidemiologist to lead its Safety Signals Team
  5. New positions now open in the Program Support Branch, Immunization Services Division, National Immunization Program
  6. International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease set for April 6-10, 2003, in Sydney, Australia
Issue 335 - Sep 9, 2002
  1. New! Current information on state meningococcal prevention mandates for colleges and universities available on IAC's website
  2. Correction: NEEDLE TIPS article "Vaccines and Autism" contained a one-word error
  3. Revised! IAC's "Ask the Experts" compilation updated with current hepatitis B and hepatitis A information
  4. Nine newcomers added to IAC's Hepatitis Prevention Programs website
  5. New! Twelve World Health Organization (WHO) position papers and other significant WHO resources on vaccines available on IAC's website
  6. New translation! Anthrax Vaccine Information Statement now in Spanish
  7. MMWR notifies readers about occupational health guidelines for remediation workers at sites contaminated by Bacillus anthracis-ROM
Issue 334 - Sep 3, 2002
  1. Federal employees now can contribute to IAC through Combined Federal Campaign using Agency #9887
  2. New translation! Influenza VIS for 2002-2003 season in Spanish
  3. Help close the health gap on "Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day" September 24
  4. Calling all IZ coalitions: Please register with IAC's new "IZ Coalitions" website now
  5. Annual immunization registry survey shows increasing participation
  6. Immunization video narrated by young mom empowers new parents with knowledge
  7. CDC reports on current measles outbreak in Venezuela and Colombia
  8. CDC publishes update on polio eradication in Angola
August 2002 Back to top
Issue 333 - Aug 26, 2002
  1. National Immunization Program issues "Vaccine Supply Update"
  2. New! Tattooing and Body Piercing Information page on IAC's website
  3. PEDIATRICS commentators call getting reimbursement for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine a Herculean task
  4. Letter from Surgeon General urges hepatitis B immunization for Asian American and Pacific Islander high-schoolers
  5. Safe Injection Global Network (SIGN) meeting will take place October 24-26 in Cambodia
Issue 332 - Aug 21, 2002
  1. Story #49: Young doctor learns he has liver cancer too late
Issue 331 - Aug 19, 2002
  1. Latest issue of VACCINATE ADULTS! is live on the web
  2. Updated! Pharmacy Vaccination Mandates page on IAC's website
  3. New language! IAC now offers Vaccine Information Statements in Polish
  4. Coming up: Immunization Registry Conference will take place October 28-30 in Philadelphia
  5. Vaccine Education Center symposium is set for the morning of September 14
  6. PEDIATRICS article says fewer foreign-born children in U.S. get all needed doses of three vaccines
  7. CDC finds inconsistent Hib serotyping by state health departments in surveillance study
Issue 330 - Aug 12, 2002
  1. Order now! IAC's new Adult Immunization Record Cards will help your patients stay up-to-date
  2. Free! Copies of VACCINATE ADULTS! (Fall/Winter 2001-2002 issue) are available
  3. New HHS project aims to raise immunization rates for African-American and Hispanic older adults
  4. Immunization seminar is set for September 25 in Erie, Penn.
  5. CDC reports on fatal rabies case in California
Issue 329 - Aug 8, 2002 Story #48: "Tetanus--Puerto Rico, 2002"
Issue 328 - Aug 5, 2002
  1. CDC announces end of temporary shortage of varicella vaccine
  2. CDC reports on vaccination coverage levels among U.S. children in 2001
  3. Hepatitis B Foundation adds Vietnamese informational chapter to its website
  4. Early announcement: Louisiana's Shots for Tots Conference is set for December 5-6 in New Orleans
  5. CDC studies impact of temporary DTaP shortage in Puerto Rico
July 2002 Back to top
Issue 327 - July 29, 2002
  1. August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  2. New! Seven final disease information pages on IAC's website
  3. New hepatitis B prevention law in Montana
  4. Reminder: CMS satellite broadcast on vaccinating nursing home residents will take place August 16
  5. Register now for CDC's August 15 "Immunization Update" broadcast course
Issue 326 - July 25, 2002 Story #47: "Pertussis Deaths--United States, 2000"
Issue 325 - July 24, 2002
  1. "NEEDLE TIPS" summer 2002 issue is in the mail and on the web!
  2. CDC publishes findings from high-risk adolescent and adult hepatitis B vaccination program
Issue 324 - July 15, 2002
  1. CDC says increased DTaP, MMR vaccine supplies permit return to routine schedules
  2. National Immunization Program creates new "flu shot flyers" to give to patients in 2002-2003
  3. World Health Organization and UNICEF co-sponsor strategic plan to reduce measles mortality worldwide
  4. National Influenza Summit 2002 presentations and recommendations are now online
  5. Register now for CDC course in Minneapolis on August 28-29!
  6. New training module from Children's Vaccine Program: "Immunizing Children against Hepatitis B"
  7. World Vaccine Congress 2002 will convene in Lyon, France, on September 30-October 2
Issue 323 - July 9, 2002
  1. Action needed within a week: Call your Senators for signature on immunization appropriations letter
Issue 322 - July 8, 2002
  1. CDC publishes notice on new acellular pertussis vaccine
  2. New Influenza Vaccine Information Statement is now available
  3. Dr. Julie Gerberding to head CDC
  4. New! Four more comprehensive Disease/Vaccine Information pages on IAC's website
  5. Going, going, but not gone! Popular "Immunization Techniques" video can still be ordered
  6. CMS satellite broadcast on vaccinating nursing home residents will take place August 16
  7. APHA annual meeting and exposition is scheduled for November 9-13
  8. Reminder: HFI hosts Hepatitis Summit July 18-19
Issue 321 - July 1, 2002
  1. CDC publishes 20-year history of hepatitis B vaccine to mark the vaccine's anniversary
  2. CDC clarifies groups that should be vaccinated against influenza in the month of October
  3. Revised! IAC's "Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization"
  4. Dr. Harold Margolis to head CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis
  5. New! Measles, mumps, and rubella information pages on IAC's website
  6. JAMA article examines, compares antivaccine websites
  7. Europe is polio-free says World Health Organization
  8. Group aims to increase participation in immunization registries
  9. Long- and short-term overseas immunization positions are now open
June 2002 Back to top
Issue 320 - June 24, 2002
  1. ACIP approves post-9/11 recommendations on the use of smallpox vaccine
  2. CDC publishes notice on replenished Td supply
  3. New interim MMR Vaccine Information Statement is now available
  4. Revised! IAC's "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization"
  5. CDC reports on polio eradication in Pakistan and Afghanistan
  6. CDC announces National HIV Testing Day on June 27
Issue 319 - June 17, 2002
  1. CDC publishes recap of 2001-2002 influenza season and announces next season's flu vaccine composition
  2. Updated! Patient chart on adult vaccinations
  3. Recommended reading: "Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus"
  4. British Medical Journal article reviews new types of vaccines and vaccine delivery methods
  5. Reminder: "The Immunization Encounter" live satellite broadcast takes place Thursday, June 27
  6. Two-day course from CDC in August: "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases"
Issue 318 - June 10, 2002
  1. Announcing IAC's new "IZ Coalitions" website!
  2. Raise your immunization delivery standards with TIDE
  3. IAC's Hepatitis Programs website continues to grow
  4. CDC reports on progress toward polio eradication in Nigeria
  5. IOM will host one-day public meetings each on smallpox and polio in June and July
  6. CDC publishes article about rabies in a Florida beaver
Issue 317 - June 3, 2002
  1. New England Journal of Medicine article describes how to recognize and manage smallpox
  2. WHO presents new "Global Agenda on Influenza"
  3. IOM study finds no link between hepatitis B vaccine and demyelinating neurological disorders
  4. Download "The ABCs of Childhood Vaccines" presentation from CDC's website
  5. Rotary Foundation receives 2002 Gates Award for Global Health
May 2002 Back to top
Issue 316 - May 30, 2002 Story #46: The laughter of our hearts: Losing a teen to a vaccine-preventable disease
Issue 315 - May 28, 2002
  1. FDA approves new DTaP vaccine product
  2. New "Pink Book" from CDC is available in print and online
  3. National Immunization Program gives latest influenza vaccine ordering information for 2002-2003 season
  4. Coming up in July: National Leadership Summit to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health
  5. Teleclinics on tetanus prophylaxis and wound management are scheduled for May 30, May 31, and June 11
Issue 314 - May 23, 2002
  1. Announcement: National community smallpox vaccine forums have been set
Issue 313 - May 20, 2002
  1. CDC publishes new guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
  2. Institute of Medicine report addresses lower-quality health care among minorities
  3. Last call for abstracts for Hepatitis Coordinators Conference--deadline May 31
  4. Hepatitis Foundation International CD assists listeners with "Sorting Out the Diagnostics"
  5. World Health Organization publishes position paper on rabies vaccination
  6. CDC updates guidelines for using antiretroviral agents in HIV patients
  7. Watch for an IAC DOUBLE EXPRESS later this week for news on public smallpox forums to be held in June
Issue 312 - May 13, 2002
  1. Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids can now be obtained by clinicians for wound prophylaxis
  2. New! Almost-foolproof temperature logs for vaccine refrigerators and freezers
  3. "The Immunization Encounter": Live satellite broadcast to examine critical issues on June 27
  4. Hepatitis B Foundation creates informational web-page articles in Chinese and Korean
  5. CDC issues public health dispatch on pertussis in infant adopted from Russia
  6. Free! Copies of NEEDLE TIPS (Fall/Winter 2001-2002 issue) available
  7. NIH Consensus Development Conference on Management of Hepatitis C will take place June 10-12
Issue 311  - May 6, 2002
  1. VAERS reports can now be completed and submitted online
  2. Children's Vaccine Program at PATH publishes paper on global immunization issues
  3. OSHA issues bulletin on work-related international travel and infectious disease
  4. Good going! Sixty-one Congress members signed the letter supporting more immunization funding
  5. NASTAD offers guide on viral hepatitis within HIV/AIDS programs
  6. <CDC publishes report on surveillance of wild and vaccine-derived poliovirus in 2000-2001
April 2002 Back to top
Issue 310 - April 29, 2002
  1. New mandates: Three states, three vaccines
  2. Immunization registries are poised to expand
  3. "Tecnicas de Vacunacion": Must-have video is now available for Spanish-speaking staff
  4. Revised translations! Download parent education brochure on hepatitis B shots for babies in 12 languages
  5. Michigan recognizes hospitals that give the birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine
  6. CDC offers smallpox webcast and videotape
  7. CDC satellite broadcast on HIV/STD behavioral interventions will be held Thursday, May 2
Issue 309 - April 22, 2002 Story #44: Fatal yellow fever in a traveler returning from Amazonas, Brazil, 2002
Issue 308 - April 19, 2002
  1. Action needed now: Call your Congress member for signature on immunization appropriation letter
Issue 307 - April 17, 2002
  1. Research review by Dr. Paul Offit puts concerns to rest: Autism is not caused by MMR vaccine
Issue 306 - April 15, 2002
  1. CDC publishes new influenza vaccination recommendations
  2. Si, si! Agencies launch Spanish-language campaign during National Infant Immunization Week
  3. New Hampshire adds varicella vaccination requirement and moves up measles from 7th grade to kindergarten
  4. Submit abstracts soon for Hepatitis Coordinators Conference in January 2003
  5. CDC reports on polio reduction in Egypt
  6. Watch your inbox Wednesday for important new article by Dr. Paul Offit on vaccines and autism
Issue 305 - April 8, 2002
  1. New on the Web: Supplement on vaccines across the life span
  2. Article on 17-year surveillance of acute hepatitis B identifies significant gaps in vaccination
  3. Revisions! Download the most current versions of two IAC forms
  4. Summit to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health is set for July 10-12 in Washington
  5. CDC publishes influenza recap for 2001-2002 season so far
  6. CDC reports on suspected cutaneous anthrax in Texas lab worker
Issue 304 - April 1, 2002
  1. Questions about vaccine shortages? CDC and IAC websites offer answers
  2. Revisions: Three important IAC print pieces are newly modified
  3. States add new vaccination requirements for children: Three for varicella and one for hepatitis A
  4. Happy first anniversary to the "hepprograms" website!
  5. CDC publishes article on successes and challenges in year 2001 effort to eradicate poliomyelitis worldwide
  6. VIS software combines audio and text in four languages
March 2002 Back to top
Issue 303 - March 25, 2002
  1. CDC publishes progress report on reduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease
  2. Get ready for National Infant Immunization Week April 14-20!
  3. WHO website lists country-by-country immunization schedules
  4. New VIS translations: Thai and Ilokano Vaccine Information Statements are now on IAC's website
  5. NIH hosts Consensus Development Conference: Management of Hepatitis C June 10-12 in Bethesda
  6. Immunization Registry Conference will take place October 28-30 in Philadelphia
Issue 302 - March 18, 2002
  1. GSK posts online letter about Lymerix discontinuation
  2. New IOM report answers major anthrax vaccine questions
  3. National Immunization Program presents vaccine-preventable diseases course in Atlanta April 3-4
  4. San Diego manual on immunization in STD clinics is now available online
  5. Revised translations! Screening questionnaires for child/teen and adult immunization in Chinese, Hmong, and Turkish
  6. Coming soon! "The Germ Patrol" in Spanish
Issue 301 - March 13, 2002
  1. Calling all IAC EXPRESS readers: We invite your feedback!
Issue 300 - March 11, 2002
  1. CDC publishes Notice to Readers on varicella and MMR vaccine shortages and interim recommendations
  2. CDC's National Immunization Program releases important news on influenza vaccine for the 2002-2003 season
  3. New guidelines on mixing schedules of single-antigen hepatitis vaccines and a combination vaccine are available on CDC's website
  4. IAC creates Pneumococcal Conjugate Information web page
  5. Recommended reading: "Living with Hepatitis B: A Survivor's Guide"
  6. Second B Informed Conference will be held June 28-29 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  7. CDC promotes "Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: WhatWorks" CD-ROM
Issue 299 - March 4, 2002
  1. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends delaying varicella vaccination until at least age 18 months during shortage
  2. IOM releases report on safety review of multiple immunizations
  3. Tennessee adds hepatitis B immunization requirement for middle-school attendance
  4. Visit IAC's new International Adoption web page for immunization and hepatitis B information
  5. New poster from California shows technique for "Comforting Restraint" of children receiving shots
  6. HFI's Hepatitis Summit is set for July 18-19 in California
  7. Volunteers needed for 3-month overseas polio eradication field assignments
February 2002 Back to top
Issue 298 - Feb 25, 2002
  1. JAMA publishes 5-year study of impact of varicella vaccine
  2. CDC reports on cases of laboratory-acquired meningococcal disease
  3. Earn continuing education credit for reading new article on VAERS online
  4. Revised translation! "Immunization for Babies" in Spanish
  5. Immunization in long-term care facilities: New report covers state-by-state rules
  6. CDC publishes Notice to Readers on evaluation of anthrax vaccination of pregnant women
Issue 297 - Feb 20, 2002
  1. CDC posts online Summary of Major Changes in the "General Recommendations on Immunization"

Issue 296 - Feb 18, 2002
  1. Revised! "Vaccinations for Adults: You're Never Too Old to Get Shots!"
  2. Updated! "Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization"
  3. For low-literacy patients: Vaccine Information Statements are available on video in English and Spanish
  4. CDC publishes article on U.S. measles cases
  5. 12th North American Syringe Exchange Convention is set for April 24-27 in Albuquerque
  6. First International Symposium on the Evaluation of Safety of Human Vaccines Convenes in May in Rome, Italy
Issue 295 - Feb 11, 2002
  1. CDC publishes revised General Recommendations on Immunization
  2. New freeware puts current childhood immunization schedule in the palm of your hand
  3. Check out IAC's Top 15 Downloaded Items
  4. Pediatricians now have their own Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) and website
  5. World Vaccine Congress Montreal 2002 happens in April
  6. CDC publishes article on tuberculosis morbidity decrease
Issue 294  - Feb 4, 2002
  1. CDC publishes article on increase in pertussis cases
  2. It's not too late for flu shots!
  3. IAC launches Hepatitis B Information web page
  4. OSHA publishes Compliance Directive for revised Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  5. Curriculum for nurses and self-paced course simplify immunization education
  6. February 14 is Immunize Georgia's Little Guys Conference
  7. National Pediatric Infectious Disease Seminar is set for April
January 2002 Back to top
Issue 293 - Jan 28, 2002
  1. If parents ask: Article summarizes research on safety of multiple vaccines for infants
  2. CDC evaluates immunization registry use
  3. New "PKIDs' Pediatric Hepatitis Report" combines text and testimonial
  4. CDC seeks deputy director for National Immunization Program
  5. Revised Spanish translations! Infant, children/teen charts reflect changes
  6. Pharmacy Vaccination State Mandates web page updated
  7. Newest VAERS bibliography on vaccine safety is online
  8. CDC publishes article on increase in Lyme disease reports
  9. Fifth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research happens in May
Issue 292 - Jan 22, 2001
  1. CDC publishes Notice to Readers on 2002 Childhood Immunization Schedule
Issue 291 - Jan 21, 2002 Story #43: Periorbital Varicella Gangrenosa Necessitating Orbital Exenteration in a Previously Healthy Adult
Issue 290 - Jan 14, 2002
  1. AAP releases 2002 Schedule for Childhood Vaccinations
  2. Fall/Winter Edition of VACCINATE ADULTS! is now on the  web
  3. IAC offers "Photo Notebook of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases": Order yours now to share with patients
  4. See IAC's two new web pages: "Immunization Exemption Issues" and "Bioterrorism Information"
  5. Revised! Screening questionnaires for child and teen and adult immunization
  6. Revised! "Immunization for Babies" easy chart for parents
  7. Workshop on Immunization Finance Dissemination to be held January 17
Issue 289  - Jan 7, 2002
  1. CDC publishes Notice to Readers on DTaP shortage
  2. CDC publishes article on drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in a child care center in Georgia
  3. Important finding: Routine childhood hepatitis A vaccination can lower disease in whole community
  4. Easy online video explains Medicare billing process
  5. DHHS offers two further treatment options for those exposed to anthrax
  6. Reminder: Every Child By Two newsletter covers immunization events on Capitol Hill
  7. New translation! 2001 Summary of Adult Recommendations available in Turkish
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