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December 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1471
December 30, 2019
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1470
December 23, 2019
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Issue 1469
December 18, 2019
Top Stories
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Happy holidays from all of us at IAC! We'll be back on January 8.
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WHO and CDC issue joint press release reporting more than 140,000 died from measles worldwide in 2018 and urging increased global investment in immunization and response
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CDC updates ACIP recommendations on use of anthrax vaccine in the U.S.
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Reminder: National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit soliciting nominations for its 2020 Immunization Excellence Awards
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
Vaccine Information Statements
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Updated translations of the PPSV23 VIS are now available in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese
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IAC posts updated translations of both zoster recombinant and zoster live VISs in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese; Spanish-language RTF files also available
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Updated Turkish translations of the PPSV23, typhoid, zoster recombinant, and zoster live VISs now available
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IAC posts new and updated Karen translations of the PPSV23, zoster recombinant, and zoster live VISs
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New Hindi-language version of the Japanese encephalitis VIS now available
World News
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Democratic Republic of the Congo, experiencing world's largest measles epidemic, launches phase 2 of campaign to vaccinate 18.9 million children by end of 2019
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Pakistan, first country worldwide to introduce typhoid conjugate vaccine into its routine immunization program, vaccinates 9.4 million children against typhoid fever in Sindh province
Featured Resources
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Seasonal influenza activity in the U.S. elevated for five weeks and continues to increase. Make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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New 16-minute personal background film about Dr. Maurice Hilleman released by the Vaccine Makers Project at VEC
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NFID's redesigned website brings together the organization's valuable information and resources for the public and healthcare professionals
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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JAMA Pediatrics study finds need for strategies to increase MMR vaccination rates among pediatric travelers to reduce measles outbreaks in the U.S.
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1468
December 16, 2019
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Issue 1467
December 11, 2019
Top Stories
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Measles outbreak in Samoa has killed dozens of children; anti-vaccine misinformation has contributed to the low vaccination rate
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Louisiana AAP releases results of survey about state residents' attitudes on vaccines
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Dr. Deborah Wexler's VEC Technically Speaking column about ACIP's updated Tdap/Td recommendations now available on immunize.org
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IAC Spotlight! Easily find what you're looking for on immunize.org by using the blue-gray navigation tabs that run across the top of every web page
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Reminder: "Current Issues in Influenza," the webinar by IAC's chief strategy officer, Dr. L.J Tan, now archived on IAC website; slide set available upon request
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Healthcare providers: You can help the Meningitis B Action Project by completing a brief survey about MenB vaccine use in practice
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IAC enrolls four new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; nine previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
IAC Handouts
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IAC offers updated translations of its 12 easy-to-read handouts about vaccines for parents
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IAC posts updated Spanish translation of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination"
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IAC updates its PowerPoint slide set "To Err Is Human: Not to Err Is Better! Vaccination Errors and How to Prevent Them"; use it "as is" or modify it to fit your needs
World News
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CDC and WHO report on progress toward measles elimination worldwide in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
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CDC publishes report about progress toward measles elimination in China
Featured Resources
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Influenza season is here; check out these resources and make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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November issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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JAMA Pediatrics publishes article about adolescents consenting to their own vaccination
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: Abstracts for the 49th National Immunization Conference accepted through December 16
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Presentation slides and videos from October ACIP meeting are now available
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1466
December 10, 2019
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Issue 1465
December 4, 2019
Top Stories
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It's National Influenza Vaccination Week; make sure all your patients are protected against flu!
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IAC Spotlight: Just in case you missed them, these IAC materials and web pages were updated during October and November
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
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There are now 1,113 organizations enrolled in IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit soliciting nominations for its 2020 Immunization Excellence Awards; deadline is February 1
Vaccine Information Statements
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Small correction made to Japanese-language translation of the varicella VIS
World News
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WHO reports on cholera in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Reminder: Women in Government, representing the nation's women state legislators, releases new podcast titled "Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate"; IAC's Dr. Deborah Wexler among featured speakers
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Visit the California Immunization Coalition's recently updated website, ImmunizeCA.org
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Pediatrics publishes "Safety of the 9-Valent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine"
Education and Training
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CDC's NCIRD will host the third Current Issues in Immunization webinar on HPV vaccination recommendations on December 11
IAC Express Special Edition - Donate to IAC: Issue 1464
December 3, 2019
A Special Annual Appeal from IAC
November 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1463
November 27, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC publishes updated ACIP recommendations for the use of PCV13 and PPSV23 pneumococcal vaccines for adults age 65 and older in this week's MMWR
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CDC issues press release titled "CDC Updates EVALI Guidance for Health Care Providers as Flu Activity Increases Nationally—EVALI and Flu Symptoms Often Similar"
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Reminder! CDC's National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed December 1–7, will highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Talking about Vaccines: Responding to Parents" web page features many resources to help providers respond to parents' questions about vaccines
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast episode titled "Protect Me Later: Alternative Vaccine Schedules"
IAC Handouts
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IAC and AIM update "Communicating the Benefits of Influenza Vaccine," a 1-page fact sheet for healthcare professionals
World News
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WHO reports on October 2019 meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Vaccinate Your Family's Shot of Prevention series features "The Vaccine Mom," Taryn Chapman, in a video blog interview titled "Flu Myth Busting"
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NFID releases new online toolkit to raise awareness of the burden of flu in adults with chronic health conditions
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Influenza season has begun; check out these resources and make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes November issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update
Education and Training
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CDC and Medscape offer new online CE program on ACIP recommendations for prevention of influenza
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1462
November 25, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
IAC Express Issue 1461
November 20, 2019
Top Stories
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National Influenza Vaccination Week, observed December 1–7, will highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond
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CDC updates its vaccine shortage web page information on hepatitis B vaccine supply
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Germany mandates measles vaccine for all schoolchildren, with high fines possible for parents who don't comply
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IAC Spotlight! Visit IAC's "Frequently Asked Questions" web page on immunize.org to find answers to your questions about IAC, its website, educational materials, and easy-to-use resources for healthcare professionals and the public
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Reminder! "Dear Colleague" call-to-action letter from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC stresses implementation of immunization visit at 16 years of age
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
IAC Handouts
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IAC posts seven updated translations of its schedule for patients titled "Vaccinations for Pregnant Women"
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IAC and SAHM's patient handout for teens "You're 16…We Recommend These Vaccines for You!" now offered in Spanish
World News
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CDC and WHO report on progress towards polio eradication in Pakistan in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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Women in Government, representing the nation's women state legislators, releases new podcast titled "Don't Hesitate, Vaccinate"; IAC's Dr. Deborah Wexler among featured speakers
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Influenza season has begun; check out these resources and make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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November issue of AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter now available online
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Pediatrics publishes study on primary care physicians' HPV vaccine delivery practices, including their attitude regarding new 2-dose vaccine schedule
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CDC publishes "Update on Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus Outbreaks—Worldwide, January 2018–June 2019" in this week's MMWR
Education and Training
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Reminder: Vaccine Education Center to offer Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on Tdap, influenza, and dengue vaccines on December 11
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New 6-module video CME/CE training titled "Closing Gaps in HPV Vaccination and Eliminating HPV-Related Cancers" available online
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NACCHO to host December 9 webinar on New York's Rockland County Health Department's response to the measles outbreak
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: Abstracts for the National Immunization Conference accepted through December 16
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NFID inviting abstracts by December 18 for presentations at 2020 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, March 23–25 in Washington, D.C.
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1460
November 19, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
IAC Express Issue 1459
November 13, 2019
Top Stories
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FDA approves Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent (Sanofi Pasteur) for adults 65+ years of age—will be available for 2020–21 flu season
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American Lung Association, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association join together to urge adults with chronic health conditions to prioritize annual flu vaccination
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Dr. Deborah Wexler's VEC Technically Speaking column about CDC's updated HPV recommendations now available on immunize.org
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"Current Issues in Influenza," the webinar by IAC's chief strategy officer, Dr. L.J Tan, now archived on IAC website; slide set available upon request
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IAC Spotlight: IAC's National Network for Immunization Coalitions website is the "go-to" place for information about 134 immunization coalitions across the U.S.
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Flu season is here, so make sure you have IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and patient stickers on hand!
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great gifts for the holidays!
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its Declination of Influenza Vaccination form for healthcare personnel
Featured Resources
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Influenza season has begun; check out these resources and make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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October issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
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Registration is open for the Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ("The Pink Book") course in Indiana, April 14–15
Conferences and Meetings
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NFID invites abstract submissions by December 18 for its 2020 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, March 23–25 in Washington, DC
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1458
November 12, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
It's not too late to order IAC’s new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins make great gifts!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
IAC Express Issue 1457
November 6, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC releases 10 updated Vaccine Information Statements
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Two new studies find that measles infection causes an extended period of immunosuppression, increasing the possibility of secondary infections
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First influenza-related pediatric deaths for 2019–20 season reported; make sure all your patients are getting vaccinated
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IAC Spotlight: Just in case you missed them, these IAC materials and web pages were updated during September and October
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It's not too late to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins make great gifts!
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There are now 1,109 organizations enrolled in IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its staff education materials: "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements" and "You Must Give Your Patients Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)—It's Federal Law!"
World News
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WHO reports on validation of maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Featured Resources
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Reminder: Visit IAC's recently updated website, www.Give2MenACWY.org, to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of the MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccines
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CDC updates the Hib chapter of its Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
October 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1456
October 30, 2019
Top Stories
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IAC provides a summary article about votes taken at October 23–24 ACIP meeting
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CDC and WHO report on routine global vaccination coverage in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
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Flu season is here, so be ready with IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and stickers for patients!
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are selling well—and they make great gifts!
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IAC Spotlight! The "Favorites" web page, easy to click on from the top of every web page on immunize.org, brings you to 18 of the most popular web sections on IAC's website
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IAC enrolls eight new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; six previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination Put People at Risk. Examine the Evidence for Yourself" by adding more journal article links
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IAC revises "Influenza: Questions and Answers," a handout for patients, parents, and providers
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IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Adults" to match the latest ACIP recommendations
Featured Resources
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Influenza season has begun; be sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes October issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update
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American Journal of Nursing publishes article titled "Countering Vaccine Misinformation"
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CDC reports on case of treatment of a vaccinia virus infection from an occupational needlestick
Education and Training
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Vaccine Education Center plans Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on December 11
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: 49th National Immunization Conference will be held in Atlanta on May 19–21; abstracts accepted through December 16
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Final Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1455
October 29, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
Flu season is here so be ready with IAC’s new "FLU VACCINE" buttons for staff and stickers for patients!
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are selling well!—and they make great gifts!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
IAC Express Issue 1454
October 23, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC publishes "Vaccination Coverage with Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates among Children in Kindergarten—United States, 2018–19 School Year" in this week's MMWR
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CDC publishes "Vaccination Coverage by Age 24 Months among Children Born in 2015 and 2016—National Immunization Survey—Child, United States, 2016–2018" in this week's MMWR
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Reminder! Dr. L.J Tan, IAC's chief strategy officer, will present a webinar on current issues in influenza on October 29
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It's time to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available–they make great gifts!
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Vaccine Information Statements" (VIS) web section has VISs in up to 50 languages
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Reminder: Visit IAC's newly updated www.Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts at increasing adolescent immunization rates
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Voices for Vaccines posts new podcast on vaccine hesitancy, recorded live from Washington State Immunization Summit
World News
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WHO publishes "Recommended Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2020 Southern Hemisphere Influenza Season" in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
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WHO publishes "Antigenic and Genetic Characteristics of Zoonotic Influenza A Viruses and Development of Candidate Vaccine Viruses for Pandemic Preparedness" in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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CDC publishes "Materials for the 2019–20 Influenza Season" highlighting some of its many resources for flu season
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Influenza season has begun; be sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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NFID releases new online toolkit to help raise awareness about the risks of measles and the importance of measles vaccination
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Education and Training
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CDC and Medscape offer new CE program on ACIP recommendations for prevention of Japanese encephalitis among U.S. travelers and laboratory workers
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Issue 1453
October 16, 2019
Top Stories
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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
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CDC posts 20-minute video about influenza vaccine storage and handling requirements and administration for the 2019–2020 season
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available—they make great gifts!
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It's time to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
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Register now! Dr. L.J Tan, IAC's chief strategy officer, will present webinar on current issues in influenza on October 29
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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
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AAP News publishes article about why AAP recommends initiating HPV vaccination as early as age 9
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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
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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
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Three winners of the 2019 Maurice R. Hilleman essay contest recently announced; their essays can be viewed on the Hilleman Film website
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"I Nearly Died of the Flu and It Forever Changed My Perspective on Vaccines" published on Prevention.com
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Families Fighting Flu issues three new family stories featuring adult flu survivors, Allison, Christa, and Nick
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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
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CDC publishes article about measles cases and outbreaks in the United States in 2019
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The 49th National Immunization Conference will be held in Atlanta on May 19–21; abstract submissions due December 16
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates 12 of its popular easy-to-read Q&A handouts on vaccines given to infants and children
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts 14 translations of CDC's two newly issued influenza VISs
Official Releases and Announcements
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NIH forms new collaborative influenza vaccine research network to develop more durable, broadly protective, and longer-lasting influenza vaccines
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HHS is seeking stakeholder input on the 2020 National Vaccine Plan; comments are due October 24
Featured Resources
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
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Influenza season has begun; be sure all your patients are getting vaccinated!
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The Washington Post creates three new videos called "The Vaccines Project" which answer common vaccine-related questions
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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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
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Hepatitis B Foundation and Hep B United offer webinar on initiatives to prevent hepatitis B and liver cancer on October 21
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New Medscape CE program titled "Case-by-Case: Preventing MenB Disease in Adolescents and Young Adults" now available online
Conferences and Meetings
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Tune in to CDC's ACIP meeting October 23–24 (Wednesday and Thursday) via live webcast
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Immunize Ohio hosts 2019 Statewide Immunization Conference on November 6
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Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1452
October 15, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
It's time to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available–make great gifts!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
IAC Express Issue 1451
October 9, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC issues an MMWR Early Release about measles cases and outbreaks in the United States in 2019
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HHS announces that the United States has maintained its measles elimination status
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IAC develops new 1-page handout for policymakers that summarizes medical organizations' support of strong school and childcare vaccination requirements and elimination of non-medical exemptions
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IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available–they make great gifts!
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It's time to order IAC’s new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
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The 49th National Immunization Conference will be held in Atlanta on May 19–21; abstracts solicited
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Save the Date! IAC's Dr. Litjen Tan to present webinar about current issues in influenza on October 29
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IAC Spotlight! IAC’s August webinar "Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform" presented by Dr. Sharon G. Humiston is archived on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available for your use
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Seven new measles cases reported to CDC in week ending October 3; total cases for 2019 increase to 1,250 across 31 states
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Voices for Vaccines' new podcast episode features Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and California legislator who worked to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions in the state
IAC Handouts
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IAC and SAHM update "You’re 16...We Recommend These Vaccines For You!
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IAC posts updated Spanish-language translation of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination"
World News
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CDC and WHO report on progress toward rubella and congenital rubella syndrome control worldwide in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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Watch and share Families Fighting Flu's powerful video about the seriousness of influenza
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Education and Training
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Check out these recent archived webinars and training modules; many offer free continuing education credit!
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Issue 1450
October 2, 2019
Top Stories
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NFID held annual influenza and pneumococcal news conference and CDC released 2018–19 influenza vaccine coverage data on September 26
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Kids Plus Pediatrics, a private practice in Pennsylvania, launches a new website and toolkit to aid healthcare providers and practices in fighting back against anti-vaccine social media attacks
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NBC News and The New York Times publish articles about the growing anti-vaccine movement in the U.S.
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IAC Spotlight: Just in case you missed them, these IAC materials and web pages were updated during August and September
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CDC updates job aids to assist healthcare providers in interpreting Tdap catch-up recommendations in the child and adolescent immunization schedules
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IAC’s new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers are flying out the door! But don't worry. We’ve got you covered. Keep stocking up for flu season!
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Reminder: Visit newly updated www.Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of the MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccines
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Five healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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FDA issues news release announcing its approval of the first live, non-replicating vaccine to prevent smallpox and monkeypox
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Two new measles cases reported to CDC in week ending September 26; total cases for 2019 increase to 1,243 across 31 states
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NCQA announces new publicly reported quality measure for immunizing pregnant women
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates Turkish-language translation of "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts Thai-language translation of the MenACWY VIS
World News
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CDC and WHO report on worldwide progress toward poliovirus containment in this week's MMWR and Weekly Epidemiological Record, respectively
Featured Resources
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CDC posts flu fighter profiles as part of their #WhyIFightFlu campaign, featuring members of the public describing why they fight flu and how flu has impacted their lives
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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September issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes September issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1449
October 1, 2019
BUTTONS, STICKERS, PINS, AND MORE FROM IAC
It's time to order IAC's new "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers!
IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" enamel pins are now available–make great gifts!
Order immunization record cards for patients of all ages
Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!
September 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1448
September 25, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC shares tips on how to make a strong flu vaccine recommendation
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CDC study finds the number of infants hospitalized with influenza is at least double previous estimates
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In case you missed it, IAC Express special edition of Ask the Experts influenza Q&As was issued on September 13; all Ask the Experts influenza Q&As on the IAC website also updated
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HHS Secretary Azar releases statement on executive order to modernize influenza vaccine manufacturing
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Supplies of pediatric and adult hepatitis B vaccine from Merck will continue to be limited into 2020; CDC offers guidance
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IAC Spotlight! Check out all of IAC's print materials about administering vaccines
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IAC enrolls six new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; three previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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Reminder: Association of Immunization Managers requests nominations of its members for outstanding leadership awards through October 7
Official Releases and Announcements
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CDC publishes 2019 National Viral Hepatitis Progress Report online
World News
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CDC publishes report on global epidemiology of diphtheria in Emerging Infectious Diseases
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WHO reports that Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi in roll-out of landmark malaria vaccine in pilot program
Featured Resources
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IAC's new FLU VACCINE buttons and stickers are flying out the door! But don't worry. We've got you covered. Keep stocking up for flu season!
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists develops infographics and text to promote prenatal influenza and Tdap vaccination
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CDC updates the diphtheria and hepatitis A chapters of its Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Education and Training
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Reminder: CDC's Current Issues in Immunization webinar titled "Influenza Update—2019–2020" is scheduled for October 2
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NFID offers webinar on vaccine safety monitoring on October 8
Conferences and Meetings
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Reminder: National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships will take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
IAC Express Issue 1447
September 18, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC reports increases in cases of hepatitis A, B, and C during 2017 were mainly due to unsafe drug injections and lack of vaccine protection
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California governor signs bill toughening medical vaccine exemptions
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Hawaii adds Tdap, HPV, and MenACWY to list of immunizations required by July 2020
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IAC updates Ask the Experts: Influenza Q&A web page
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CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Interventions to Reduce Measles Virus Exposures in Outpatient Health Care Facilities—New York City, 2018" in this week's MMWR
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August's Technically Speaking column by IAC Executive Director Dr. Deborah Wexler is titled "Newly designed and easy to navigate—visit Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts to increase rates for MenACWY booster doses and other adolescent vaccinations"
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Package Inserts & FDA Product Approvals" web page on immunize.org is a popular destination for finding FDA-approved language for all vaccines
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No new measles cases reported to CDC in week ending September 12; total cases for 2019 remain at 1,241 across 31 states
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its educational resource "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2019–2020 Influenza Season"
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IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Children and Teens" and "Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults"
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IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines"
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IAC revises "Guide for Determining the Number of Doses of Influenza Vaccine to Give to Children Age 6 Months through 8 Years"
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IAC updates "Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy"
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IAC updates "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Inactivated Injectable Influenza Vaccination" and "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Live Attenuated Intranasal Influenza Vaccination"
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Available now! Seven translations of IAC's recently updated "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Children and Teens" and "Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults"
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IAC posts Spanish translation of its handout "Hepatitis B Shots Are Recommended for All New Babies"
World News
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WHO and European Commission join forces to promote the benefit of vaccines
Featured Resources
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IAC's new FLU VACCINE buttons and stickers flew out the door! But don't worry. We ordered more. Stock up for flu season!
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Hepatitis B Foundation releases new #justB video titled "DeWayne's Story" to empower people affected by hepatitis B, raise awareness, and end stigma
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The new edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians app is now available free of charge from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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September's Parents PACK newsletter from Vaccine Education Center features article clarifying the position of Pontifical Academy for Life on fetal cells and two other important stories
Education and Training
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AAP and CDC are collaborating to present a free webinar titled "2019–2020 Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers" to be aired September 26
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CDC's Current Issues in Immunization webinar titled "Influenza Update–2019–2020" is scheduled for October 2
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Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics will conclude on September 25; "Influenza" is the topic on September 25
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1446
September 13, 2019
Influenza Vaccines
Q: What's new in the 2019–2020 influenza vaccine recommendations?
Q: Which influenza vaccines will be available during the 2019–2020 influenza season?
Q: What are the differences between trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines?
Q: If quadrivalent vaccine includes one additional strain, why isn't it preferred for use over trivalent vaccine?
Q: Which formulations of influenza vaccines (e.g., nasal spray live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), inactivated injectable high-dose, inactivated injectable standard-dose, adjuvanted inactivated injectable, and recombinant injectable) are licensed for various age groups?
Q: We are unsure about when to start our influenza vaccination promotion, and when to ideally vaccinate our patients. Does protection from seasonal influenza vaccine decline or wane during the influenza season? Should I wait until later in the year to vaccinate my elderly or medically frail patients?
Q: Which influenza vaccines can we give to children?
Q: Please provide details about the use of inactivated influenza vaccines in children younger than age 3 years.
Q: Which children younger than age 9 years will need 2 doses of influenza vaccine in this influenza season?
Q: Do any children age 9 years and older need two total doses during an influenza season?
Q: Can a child age 6–35 months who needs 2 doses of influenza vaccine this season receive a combination of Afluria, Fluzone, FluLaval, Fluarix, or FluMist vaccine?
Q: If a child receives Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine (0.25 mL) at age 34 or 35 months for the first time and then returns for the second dose at age 37 months, should we give another 0.25 mL dose of Fluzone Quadrivalent or should we give the 0.5 mL dose that is indicated for age 3 years and older?
Q: Is influenza vaccine recommended for pregnant women?
Q: If a patient was vaccinated earlier in the influenza season and later becomes pregnant during the same season, should she be revaccinated due to her pregnancy?
Q: Please tell me about Fluad, one of the influenza vaccines for people age 65 years and older.
Q: Sometimes patients age 65 years and older who have received the standard-dose influenza vaccine hear about the high-dose (Fluzone High-Dose) or adjuvanted vaccine (Fluad) and want to receive that, too. Is this okay to administer?
Q: Which healthcare personnel should be vaccinated against influenza?
Q: What is the preferred anatomic site for administration of inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and recombinant influenza vaccine?
Q: For whom is inactivated influenza vaccine contraindicated?
Q: What are the contraindications for live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, FluMist)?
Q: What is the latest ACIP guidance on influenza vaccination and egg allergy?
Q: Is the Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) changing for the 2019–2020 influenza season?
Q: When administering influenza vaccine, is giving patients a VIS mandatory or is it only "recommended"?
IAC Express Issue 1445
September 11, 2019
Top Stories
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Mayor and health officials declare end of measles outbreak in New York City
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Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 climbs to 1,241 with 7 new cases reported since last week
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FDA issues statement reiterating the importance and safety of MMR vaccine
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WHO reports that United Kingdom, Albania, the Czech Republic, and Greece have lost measles elimination status for the first time since verification process began in 2012
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WHO director-general issues press release regarding Facebook's commitment to combat vaccine misinformation
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's ACIP web section on immunize.org provides links to both current and past ACIP recommendations
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Reminder: IAC's August webinar "Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform" presented by Dr. Sharon G. Humiston is archived on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available for your use
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Reminder: "Dear Colleague" call-to-action letter from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC stresses importance of implementing immunization visit at 16 years of age
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Reminder: The new edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians app is now available free of charge from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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Honolulu National Conference for Immunization Coalitions early bird registration extended to September 15; conference dates are November 13–15
Vaccine Information Statements
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Eight translations of the two new influenza VISs (injectable and intranasal), including Spanish-language RTF files, are now available from IAC
Official Releases and Announcements
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AAP publishes its influenza recommendations for 2019–2020 season
Featured Resources
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IAC's new FLU VACCINE buttons and stickers flew out the door! But don't worry. We ordered more. Stock up for flu season!
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CDC publishes "Impact of Public Health Interventions on Drinking Water–Associated Outbreaks of Hepatitis A—United States, 1971–2017" in this week's MMWR
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Pediatrics publishes study finding that preterm infants are less likely than full-term infants to be fully vaccinated
Education and Training
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CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds to present "Maternal Immunization: Current Status and Future Directions" on September 18
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Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through September 25; register now
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Save the date! CDC's webinar "Influenza Recommendations for Children" to be held Thursday, September 26
Conferences and Meetings
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State of Michigan's 2019 fall regional immunization conferences to take place in eight cities on different dates
IAC Express Special Edition - Please take our 5-minute survey about IAC activities: Issue 1444
September 10, 2019
A Special Appeal from IAC
IAC Express Issue 1443
September 4, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC releases its "HCP Fight Flu Toolkit" and the "Digital Media Toolkit" for the 2019–20 flu season to help partners communicate about the importance of vaccination; important dates and resources are posted online
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The new edition of The Vaccine Handbook (The Purple Book) App is now available free of charge from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
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AAP News reports AAP will partner with Pinterest to fight vaccine misinformation
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August webinar by Dr. Sharon G. Humiston presenting "Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform" now available on IAC website; slide set and presenter's notes also available for your use
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Visit newly updated www.Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of the MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccines
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CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Mumps in Detention Facilities that House Detained Migrants—United States, September 2018–August 2019" in this week's MMWR
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Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 climbs to 1,234 with 19 new cases reported since last week
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's Clinic Tools: Administering Vaccinations web page provides resources from IAC, CDC, and other organizations
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Extended deadline for early bird registration! 2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships scheduled for November 13–15 in Honolulu; register by September 15 for discount
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Two healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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Voices for Vaccines releases several new podcasts in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month; most recent episode titled "The Trivia Show!"
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
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IAC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists update their patient handout "Vaccinations for Pregnant Women"
Featured Resources
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New! "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers now available for purchase from IAC
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Hepatitis B Foundation releases new #justB video titled "Sura's Story" to empower people affected by hepatitis B, raise awareness, and end stigma; video available in English and Arabic
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia publishes August issue of its newsletter Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals
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August issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Education and Training
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health presents upcoming forum titled "The Measles Outbreak: Why Vaccines Matter" through free live stream on September 12
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NFID offers September 12 webinar on protecting young adults from meningococcal disease
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Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through September 25; register now
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The American Dental Association offers September 25 webinar for dentists titled "Say What? Science and Skills for Talking about the HPV Vaccine"
August 2019 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1442
August 28, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC releases ACIP recommendations on the use of influenza vaccines for the 2019–20 influenza season
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CDC publishes "National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years—United States, 2018" in this week's MMWR
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CDC publishes "Human Papillomavirus–Attributable Cancers—United States, 2012–2016" in this week's MMWR
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Infectious Disease Society of America and four additional medical societies issue policy statement in response to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's announcement that migrant families in border detention centers will not be vaccinated against flu
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Reminder! "Dear Colleague" call-to-action letter from AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC stresses implementation of immunization visit at 16 years of age
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Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 climbs to 1,215 with 12 new cases reported since last week
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IAC Spotlight! These IAC materials and web pages were updated during July and August
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IAC enrolls six new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; seven previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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Association of Immunization Managers calls for nominations of its members for outstanding leadership awards; open through October 7
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Standing Orders for Administering Haemophilus influenzae Type B Vaccine to Children and Teens"
Vaccine Information Statements
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Reminder! CDC released new "interim" VISs for hepatitis B; influenza, inactivated or recombinant; influenza, live intranasal; MenACWY; MenB; MMR; MMRV; and varicella vaccines; as well as a "final" VIS for Japanese encephalitis vaccine
World News
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CDC publishes "Progress toward Poliomyelitis Eradication—Afghanistan, January 2018–May 2019" in this week's MMWR
Featured Resources
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CDC releases new web section and educational materials to encourage gay and bisexual men to receive hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccination
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New! Brightly colored "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers now available for purchase from IAC
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Education and Training
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Vaccine Education Center plans Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on September 18
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Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through September 25; register now
IAC Express Issue 1441
August 21, 2019
Top Stories
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CDC releases new "interim" VISs for hepatitis B; influenza, inactivated or recombinant; influenza, live intranasal; MenACWY; MenB; MMR; MMRV; and varicella vaccines; as well as a "final" VIS for Japanese encephalitis vaccine
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CDC publishes "Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices" in this week's MMWR
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Vaccinate Your Family and the entire immunization community mourn the loss of Rich Greenaway
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Award-winning documentary HILLEMAN—A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children available for free streaming in honor of the August 30 birth centennial of Dr. Maurice Hilleman, "father of modern vaccines"
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month; promote vaccination with CDC resources
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New powerful tools, quick navigation, beautiful design: Visit Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts at increasing MenACWY booster dose rates and other adolescent vaccines
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Adult Vaccination" web page is full of resources to help you vaccinate adults in your practice
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Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 climbs to 1,203 with 21 new cases reported since last week
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates "Current Dates of Vaccine Information Statements" and "You Must Provide Patients with Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)—It's Federal Law!"
World News
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WHO reports on yellow fever in Africa and the Americas in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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New! "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers now available for purchase from IAC
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ShotByShot.org adds new infographics and Instagram features to its collection of stories about people with vaccine-preventable diseases
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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In this week's MMWR, CDC publishes two "Notes from the Field" articles on rabies outbreaks in the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Education and Training
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CDC webinar, "Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice," to be offered August 28
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Reminder: Weekly CDC webinar series on "The Pink Book" chapter topics runs through September 25; register now
IAC Express Issue 1440
August 14, 2019
Top Stories
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"Dear Colleague" letter stressing importance of 16-year-old immunization visit has been signed by AAFP, AAP, ACHA, ACOG, APhA, SAHM, and IAC
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Join us TODAY, August 14, at 1:00 p.m. (ET)! Dr. Sharon G. Humiston, IAC's associate director for research, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization and the 16-year platform
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New powerful tools, quick navigation, beautiful design: Visit Give2MenACWY.org to enhance your efforts at increasing MenACWY booster dose rates and other adolescent vaccines
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month; promote vaccination with CDC resources
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Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 reaches 1,182 with 10 new cases reported since last week
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July's Technically Speaking column by IAC Executive Director Dr. Deborah Wexler is titled "ACIP updates its guidance on the use of HPV, PCV13, HepA, HPV, and MenB vaccines at June 26–27 meeting"
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's Clinic Tools: Documenting Vaccinations web page provides resources from IAC, CDC, and other organizations
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Register for the 2019 National Conference for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships by August 31 to receive the discounted rate; conference to take place November 13–15 in Honolulu
Official Releases and Announcements
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State of Florida declares a public health emergency in response to hepatitis A outbreak
World News
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WHO summarizes the 2018–2019 influenza season in the northern hemisphere in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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New! "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers now available for purchase from IAC
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CDC makes its web section for parents more user-friendly
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CDC shares its new "Basics of IISs" infographic
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IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Education and Training
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Immunize Nevada to offer August 20 webinar titled "MMR Recommendations During the 2019 U.S. Measles Outbreaks"
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American College of Physicians to offer webinar series about adult vaccination on August 23, September 12, and September 23
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Alliance for Aging Research's August 27 webinar will explore why vaccination has been a low priority item in Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, and ways to change this
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NACCHO to offer August 28 webinar about mumps in detention facilities
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CDC and Medscape offer new commentary on navigating difficult immunization conversations with parents; CE credit available