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May 2021 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1,564
May 5, 2021
Top Stories
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ACIP meets today, May 5, to discuss rabies and dengue vaccines; watch live or listen via telephone
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"Updated Recommendations from the ACIP for Use of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine after Reports of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome among Vaccine Recipients—United States, April 2021" published in MMWR
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CDC updates "Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States" on April 27
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"Safety Monitoring of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, March–April 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
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CDC updates public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people
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"Anxiety-Related Adverse Event Clusters after Janssen COVID-19 Vaccination—Five U.S. Mass Vaccination Sites, April 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
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"Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines against COVID-19 among Hospitalized Adults Aged >65 Years—United States, January–March 2021" published in MMWR Early Release
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IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC educational materials and web pages were released during March and April
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Wonderful gift for Mother's and Father's Days! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons—stickers available, too
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Now available in Spanish! IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame
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CHOP's VEC expands its "My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience" video series to include eight new Spanish-language videos
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Use these Canadian and Mexican resources when you need COVID-19 vaccine information from neighboring countries
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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CDC's "Choosing Safer Activities" infographic for vaccinated and unvaccinated people is now available in five languages
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," former presidents and first ladies get their COVID-19 vaccines and discuss how being vaccinated will get us back to loved ones
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AAP posts new, free vaccination infographics for social media
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AAP offers a Childhood Immunization Flipchart to aid healthcare providers when talking with parents. Request copies today!
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Check out the www.Give2MenACWY.org website to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccinations
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IAC's "History through Film" web page features public television documentary about 30 years of IAC titled Protecting Health: Saving Lives. Please share.
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting" published in JAMA
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"Health Outcomes in Young Children following Pertussis Vaccination during Pregnancy" published in Pediatrics
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this hope-filled PSA from 2006 by Every Child By Two, Dr. Walter Orenstein, former assistant surgeon general, explains that immunizations save lives
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IAC Express Issue 1,563
April 28, 2021
Top Stories
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CDC and FDA adopt ACIP recommendation to lift pause on Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); CDC updates clinical guidance
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"Postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 Infections among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents and Staff Members—Chicago, Illinois, December 2020–March 2021" published in MMWR
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"COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with a SARS-CoV-2 R.1 Lineage Variant in a Skilled Nursing Facility after Vaccination Program—Kentucky, March 2021" published in MMWR
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Institute for Safe Medication Practices publishes Medication Safety Alert outlining frequently reported COVID-19 vaccination errors
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New! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers
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60 U.S. hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination in "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" campaign
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It's National Infant Immunization Week! Use CDC's 2021 digital media toolkit to spread the word.
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The Vaccine Makers Project of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP invites essays from students in grades 6 through 12 for 2021 Dr. Maurice Hilleman essay contest
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast with Chelsea Clinton to talk about her work on global health and immunization issues
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Ready to ship! Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Mandates and Exemptions" gateway page compiles information about state mandates on immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," a wise grandmother convinces her family to get vaccinated against COVID-19
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Encourage friends to follow your lead by adding IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
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IAC's MenB Vaccination Honor Roll adds three new colleges that protect their students
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IAC's website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org can help you excel at mass vaccination clinics
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" for catch-up initiatives
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center publishes April issue of Vaccine Update newsletter
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"Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination in Preventing Hospitalisation Due to Influenza in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" published in Clinical Infectious Diseases
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"Preliminary Findings of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons" published in New England Journal of Medicine
Education and Training
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CDC offers webinar archive for clinicians titled "Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS): Update for Clinicians"
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine host "COVID-19 Vaccines: Building Confidence & Explaining Efficacy" webinar on May 4 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
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Indiana Immunization Coalition hosts "COVID-19 Vaccines: Considerations in Practice" webinar featuring Dr. Samina Bhumbra on May 20 at 3:00 p.m. (ET); CE available
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this somber PSA from 1999 by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, vaccine-preventable diseases are contrasted with extinct animals
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IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1,562
April 22, 2021
"I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE" BUTTONS, STICKERS, AND FACEBOOK PROFILE PHOTO FRAME FROM IAC!
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NEW! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Encourage your friends to follow your lead by adding IAC’s "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
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IAC Express Issue 1,561
April 21, 2021
Top Stories
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ACIP discusses safety of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); recommendations for clinicians issued by CDC
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New! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers
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Reminder: National Infant Immunization Week is April 24–May 1; prepare using CDC's 2021 digital media toolkit
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World Immunization Week is the last week of April; this year's theme is "Vaccines Bring Us Closer"
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AAP launches new PSA urging parents to get their children caught up on all vaccinations
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AAP announces that 2021–22 influenza vaccination guidance remains unchanged from last season
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Licensed yellow fever vaccine is again available for purchase in the U.S.; CDC updates Health Information for International Travel ("The Yellow Book") accordingly
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National Immigration Law Center posts "Answers to Common Questions about Immigrants' Access to the COVID-19 Vaccines"
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Fifteen colleges and universities announce they will require COVID-19 vaccination for staff and students this fall. Do you know of others?
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Ready to ship! Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's recently updated Vaccine Timeline web page features historic dates and events related to vaccines and immunization
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," California's VFC Program shares helpful information on intramuscular injections for adults
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Encourage friends to follow your lead by adding IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
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Organizing a new vaccination program? Use IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—free to download by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"Differences in Administration of Influenza Vaccine to Elderly Adults by Physician Sex, 2006–2016" published in JAMA Internal Medicine
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"SARS-CoV-2–Specific Antibodies in Breast Milk after COVID-19 Vaccination of Breastfeeding Women" published in JAMA
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"Progress in Immunization Safety Monitoring—Worldwide, 2010–2019" published in MMWR
Education and Training
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Immunize Colorado hosts "The Impact of Climate Change on Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" webinar on May 5 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
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Unity Consortium to offer "The Imperative to Vaccinate Adolescents and Young Adults Now" discussion, moderated by Chelsea Clinton, on May 6 at 12:00 p.m. (ET); IAC's L.J Tan to serve as a panelist
Conferences and Meetings
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AIRA 2021 National Meeting scheduled on August 3–5 in Portland and online; registration open; content submissions due by May 16
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this fun, animated PSA from the California Department of Health Services in 1999, "California Kids" are urged to get their adolescent vaccines
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IAC Express Issue 1,560
April 14, 2021
Top Stories
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ACIP will meet today, April 14, following FDA and CDC's joint call to pause use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) to assess relationship with a rare and serious type of blood clot
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National Infant Immunization Week is April 24–May 1; prepare using CDC's 2021 digital media toolkit
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CDC reports nearly 80% of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by March 31, 2021
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Spring cleaning! With all the changes in COVID-19 vaccination over the last 4 months, make sure you are using the most recent document versions
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Join the national education and grassroots campaign, "Made to Save," working to save lives by increasing access and trust in the COVID-19 vaccines
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NEW! Order IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" buttons and stickers
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IAC Spotlight! Navigate quickly using the guide at the bottom or the Google search bar at the top of every immunize.org web page
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Hot off the press and ready to ship! Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
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IAC enrolls four new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; 11 previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Dr. Swift of the Mayo Clinic highlights key facts about the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
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IAC's website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org can help you excel at mass vaccination clinics
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Encourage your friends to follow your lead by adding IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
Education and Training
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Indiana Immunization Coalition hosts webinar, "Working Together to Eliminate Cervical Cancer," on April 28; CE available
Conferences and Meetings
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Watch virtual ACIP meeting on May 5; submit request to make an oral comment
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Register for Vaccine Virtual Days 2021 global conversation on April 27–28
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ImmunizeAR hosts 2021 HPV Summit on May 14; CE available
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this heart-breaking PSA from 2000 by Alabama Department of Public Health, a baby with pertussis reminds us to be wary of the disease and not the vaccine
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IAC Express Issue 1,559
April 7, 2021
Top Stories
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Today: Wednesday, April 7! CDC presents "A Call to Action – Childhood Immunization" to discuss approaches to catching children up on vaccinations for a safe return to in-person school; no registration required
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CDC reports real-world data confirming the protective benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in MMWR on March 29
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FDA authorizes 11- and 15-dose vials of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and extends temperature stability times; CDC assessing effects of changes on national vaccination program
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CDC updates their recommendations on travel for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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NFID issues strategies and messaging to promote vaccine acceptance and encourage the public to follow evidence-based COVID-19 advice
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AIM, AIRA, and STChealth announce immunization registries are not immune to COVID-19 challenges but are working as designed to support public health and patient care
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CDC's new web page reviews information and training on how to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccinator
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HHS launches the national volunteer COVID-19 Community Corps initiative as part of the "We Can Do This" campaign to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines
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CDC adds type 1 diabetes to its COVID-19 list of high-risk medical conditions
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New initiative: Families Against COVID-19 offers resources and materials to encourage your community to get vaccinated against COVID-19
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IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC educational materials and web pages were released during February and March
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, "Switching Sides on Vaccines," with former anti-vaccine influencer Heather Simpson
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," physicians adapt a Hamilton song to enlighten people about COVID-19 vaccines and encourage trust in healthcare professionals
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Let your friends know by adding IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
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NFID's "Keep Up the Rates" campaign resources now include both English and Spanish infographics
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Check out the www.Give2MenACWY.org website to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccinations
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Now shipping! Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
Education and Training
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AUCD, ASTHO, and NACCHO host new webinars in COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities series; watch on April 7 and 8
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Indiana Immunization Coalition hosts webinar, "The Imperative for Adolescent Vaccination in the Context of COVID-19," on April 13; CE available
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NFID, National Medical Association, and other partners host "Covid-19 Communications: Real-World Insights to Promote Vaccine Acceptance" webinar on April 29
Conferences and Meetings
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26th annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference to be held virtually on April 13; CE available
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this sweet PSA from Children's Action Network in 1998, we are reminded that young children are not fully protected unless they are vaccinated from birth
March 2021 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1,558
March 31, 2021
Top Stories
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IAC Express keeps readers up to date on what's new with vaccines each week; urge your colleagues to subscribe!
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CDC posts new COVID-19 vaccine quick comparison chart for healthcare professionals
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CDC's "Interim Clinical Considerations Summary" and "Vaccine Administration Errors and Deviations Table" are now available as fact sheets or posters
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CDC's "Prevaccination Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccines" is available in both English and Spanish
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CDC calls for children to get caught up on recommended vaccines for a safe return to school
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Reminder: IAC posts video archive and slides from March 4 webinar by CDC scientists on safety monitoring and communications for COVID-19 vaccines
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"County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Social Vulnerability—United States, December 14, 2020–March 1, 2021" published in MMWR
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Vaccinated against COVID-19? Let your friends know by adding IAC's "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine" Facebook profile photo frame!
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Top 6" training materials will help you with proper technique and guidance for correctly administering COVID-19 vaccines and all others. Check them out!
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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announces partnership with dialysis centers to administer COVID-19 vaccinations
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Two healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
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Order today! IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules are ready to ship!
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates 1-page reference table "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size"
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," VYF's Amy Pisani poses COVID-19 vaccine questions to Dr. Paul Offit in a Facebook Live conversation
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center releases "Talking about Vaccines with Dr. Hank Bernstein," a series of short videos on COVID-19 vaccines
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center updates their Human Papillomavirus Q&As in English and Spanish
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" for catch-up initiatives
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center publishes March issue of Vaccine Update newsletter
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"Declines in Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine-Type Infection Among Females After Introduction of Vaccine—United States, 2003–2018" published in MMWR
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"Neutralizing Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Variants after Infection and Vaccination" published in JAMA
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"Pregnancy, Postpartum Care, and COVID-19 Vaccination in 2021" published in JAMA
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"On the Shoulders of Giants—From Jenner's Cowpox to mRNA Covid Vaccines" published in NEJM with an accompanying interview with Dr. Paul Offit
Education and Training
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Indiana Immunization Coalition hosts webinar "Back to the Vax" on April 8
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CHOP Vaccine Education Center's Current Issues in Vaccines event from March 24 featuring Dr. Paul Offit discussing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines now posted; CE available
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Save the date! HHS hosts discussion on Vaccines National Strategic Plan 2021–2025 in a webinar on April 6
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AIM hosts "Engaging Faith Leaders to Improve Vaccine Confidence" webinar on April 7
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CDC releases new series of brief webinars for addressing topics related to COVID-19 vaccination; CE available
Immunization PSAs from the Archive
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In this compelling 1995 PSA from the Nevada Health Division, boxer Oscar de la Hoya wants you to get your baby immunized for a fighting chance at life
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IAC Express Issue 1,557
March 24, 2021
Top Stories
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"COVID-19 Vaccine Second-Dose Completion and Interval Between First and Second Doses Among Vaccinated Persons—United States, December 14, 2020–February 14, 2021" in March 19 MMWR
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"Effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine among Residents of Two Skilled Nursing Facilities Experiencing COVID-19 Outbreaks—Connecticut, December 2020–February 2021" in March 19 MMWR
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"County-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage and Social Vulnerability—United States, December 14, 2020–March 1, 2021" published in MMWR
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CDC releases Rapid Community Assessment Guide with tools to help improve COVID-19 vaccination rollout in your community
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IAC revises Ask the Experts: COVID-19 web page, adding information about Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) and updating mRNA vaccine content
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IAC updates "Vaccines: COVID-19" web page with important new resources, including information on Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
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FDA offers dozens of translations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets for recipients and caregivers
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Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 child/teen and adult immunization schedules for your exam rooms today—discounts for quantity purchases!
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its popular temperature logs for refrigerators and freezers; available in Celsius and Fahrenheit
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IAC updates its Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record to document occurrence and resolution of questionable or unacceptable vaccine storage events
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IAC updates Vaccine Handling Tips, a clinic tool to help assure that vaccines are stored properly
World News
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WHO publishes "Recommended Composition of Influenza Virus Vaccines for Use in the 2021–2022 Northern Hemisphere Influenza Season" in Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," an Emory University infectious disease specialist answers questions about the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
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IAC adds valuable resources to Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org website to help set up high-throughput clinics
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IAC's MenB Vaccination Honor Roll adds two new colleges that protect their students
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"From Science to Action to Impact: Eliminating Cervical Cancer" theme issue published by Preventive Medicine
Education and Training
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IAC's Dr. L.J Tan to participate in a panel conversation with immunization experts on frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination on March 30
From the Archives
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In this adorable 2006 PSA, the Texas Department of State Health Services encourages parents to build their child's health with vaccines
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IAC Express Issue 1,556
March 17, 2021
Top Stories
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President Biden calls on states, tribes, and territories to have all adults be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination by May 1
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The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative announce new PSAs featuring former U.S. Presidents and First Ladies as part of their COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative's "It's Up to You" campaign
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Order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 child/teen and adult immunization schedules for your exam rooms today—discounts for quantity purchases!
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CDC's v-safe smartphone-based tool to monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety is now available in Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese
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HHS will invest $250 million to explain COVID-19 vaccine safety among underserved urban and rural communities
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center posts videos featuring CHOP personnel speaking on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination for the Black community
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's Calendar of Events provides information about federal, state, and national partners' immunization conferences, as well as professional societies' annual meetings
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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Round up: IAC offers a collection of its new COVID-19 vaccine resources for healthcare personnel
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Dr. Paul Offit discusses the important role of the second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
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Public Health Communications Collaborative offers downloadable graphics and social media messages to promote factual information about COVID-19 vaccines in English and Spanish
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IAC's "History through Film" web page features public television documentary about 30 years of IAC titled Protecting Health: Saving Lives. Please share.
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U.S. Pharmacopeia updates COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit; now includes third vaccine and offers documents to optimize COVID-19 vaccine handling
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"National Decision-Making for the Introduction of New Vaccines: A Systematic Review, 2010–2020" published by Vaccine
Education and Training
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CDC offers on-demand, self-paced training module for healthcare providers administering Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); CE available
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Public Health Communications Collaborative hosts a conversation with CDC director Dr. Walensky about COVID-19 communications and CDC's public health partnerships on March 30
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CommuniVax Coalition offers webinar titled "Equity in Vaccination: A Plan to Work with Communities of Color toward COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond" on March 18
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Watch the AMA COVID-19 Update "Logistical Pluses of Janssen Vaccine and a Look at Vaccine for Kids" featuring IAC's Dr. L.J Tan
Conferences and Meetings
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NFID 2021 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research to be held virtually on April 26–27, with Women Leaders in Vaccination session on April 26; registration open and schedule available
From the Archives
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In this somber 1997 PSA from Hawaii Department of Health, we are reminded that teens don't have to engage in risky behaviors to die from hepatitis B
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IAC Express Issue 1,555
March 10, 2021
Top Stories
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CDC updates its clinical considerations for use of COVID-19 vaccines to include Janssen (J&J) vaccine
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CDC issues interim public health recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19
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"The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' Interim Recommendation for Use of Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, February 2021" published in MMWR
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IAC posts video archive and slides from March 4 webinar by CDC scientists on safety monitoring and communications for COVID-19 vaccines
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Society for Breast Imaging addresses mammography timing and COVID-19 vaccination: swollen lymph nodes temporarily caused by vaccination may be detectable on imaging
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AMA, ANA, and APhA publish open letter encouraging America's healthcare personnel to collect and report race and ethnicity information when administering COVID-19 vaccines
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American Cancer Society calls for families to get essential vaccines, including HPV, as soon as they can
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IAC honors five institutions extending their tenure on the Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll
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CDC offers PDF with live links summarizing COVID-19 vaccination training programs and reference materials for healthcare personnel
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's "Ask the Experts" gateway page offers more than a thousand questions on vaccines and vaccine administration answered by IAC experts
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast interviewing "The Other Dr. Sears on Vaccines"
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, explains why we need fair global vaccine allocation to end the COVID-19 pandemic
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Order today! IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules are shipping soon!
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Valuable resources added to IAC's website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org to help set up mass vaccination clinics
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Updated 65+ Flu Defense website features tools and resources for healthcare personnel serving older adults
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center publishes February issue of Vaccine Update newsletter
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"A Global Initiative for Advancing Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Preparedness and Response" published by National Academy of Medicine
Education and Training
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NFID hosts discussion on updates from the February 24–25 ACIP meeting, CE available
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National HPV Roundtable, Vaccinate Your Family, and Hager Sharp host "HPV Roundtable Forum: Combating Vaccine Misinformation Online" on March 11
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CDC's ASTHO offers weekly webinar series Prioritizing Equity in Public Health Leadership Summit each Friday in March, culminating in a virtual meeting on April 21
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MCIC and Asian American Coalition host "Asian American Coalition COVID-19 Vaccination Virtual Town Hall" on March 16
From the Archives
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In this 2004 PSA from the Nevada State Health Division, a student proudly tells her class about her recent vaccination
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IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1,554
March 9, 2021
LAMINATED SCHEDULES, RECORD CARDS, AND MORE FROM IAC!
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Order today! Laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules will ship in mid-March!
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Order IAC's child, adult, and lifetime immunization record cards—wallet-sized, designed to last
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Great for workplace recognitions! IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins show how much you value vaccination
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IAC Express Issue 1,553
March 3, 2021
Top Stories
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FDA issues EUA for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine after advisory committee review
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ACIP recommends third COVID-19 vaccine for use in U.S.; IAC summarizes February 28 – March 1 meeting and highlights clinical considerations for use of Janssen vaccine
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IAC summarizes February 2021 routine ACIP virtual meeting
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Attend today (March 3): CDC's "Current Issues in Immunization Webinar" on the 2021 child/adolescent and adult immunization schedules
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Last chance to register for IAC's March 4 webinar! CDC's Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory will present "Updates on CDC's Safety Monitoring and Communications for COVID-19 Vaccines"
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FDA announces more flexible storage and transportation conditions for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
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The Ad Council launches COVID-19 vaccine campaign to help people make an informed choice to get vaccinated
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Pre-order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
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IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC educational materials and web pages were released during January and February
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Vaccinate Your Family issues special report on the state of our nation's "ImmUnion," highlighting 2021 vaccine priorities
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
IAC Handouts
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IAC updates its popular document for healthcare personnel titled "Skills Checklist for Vaccine Administration"
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IAC updates "Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine Recommendations by Age and Risk Factor"
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IAC updates helpful office documents: "Tips for Locating Old Immunization Records" and "Record of Vaccine Declination in the Medical Office"
World News
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"BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting" published in New England Journal of Medicine
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Alice Benjamin describes the "The Fauci Effect" and recent increases in nursing school applications
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Check out the www.Give2MenACWY.org website to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccinations
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"Vaccines for Older Adults" (State of the Art Review) published in the British Medical Journal
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"Estimated Medicaid Costs Associated with Hepatitis A During an Outbreak—West Virginia, 2018–2019" published in MMWR
Education and Training
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Immunization partners offer Zoom event on COVID-19 questions and answers featuring FDA and CDC leaders on March 5
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In Vaccine Education Center's Current Issues in Vaccines webinar on March 24, Dr. Paul Offit will discuss SARS-CoV-2 vaccines; CE available
From the Archives
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In this catchy 1975 PSA, Dr. John Witte encourages parents to immunize "at Romper Room size"
February 2021 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1,552
February 24, 2021
Top Stories
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Register now! CDC's Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory to present overviews of CDC's safety monitoring and communications for the COVID-19 vaccines during IAC webinar on March 4
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Pre-order IAC's laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules today!
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CommuniVax Coalition releases report on COVID-19 vaccination equity to help vaccination campaign organizers work with communities of color
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NPHIC releases toolkit from Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to help healthcare personnel respond to questions about COVID-19 vaccination
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AAFP, ACOG, ACP, and IAC update "Dear Colleague" letter, urging healthcare professionals to recommend timely HPV vaccination
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The Influenzer Initiative offers online puzzle and trivia game, VaxHunt, that sends players on a quest to prevent the next pandemic
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IAC Spotlight! "Package Inserts and FDA Product Approvals" gateway page on immunize.org offers valuable resources for clinics that administer vaccines
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," BBC News segment reviews the differences between three COVID-19 vaccines
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Summary and slide deck now available from February 4 Summit call featuring ACOG's Sarah Carroll discussing COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
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Check out Vaxopedia's new page discussing remote vaccine temperature monitoring devices, with 19 product descriptions
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Order IAC's child, adult, and lifetime immunization record cards—wallet-sized, designed to last!
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Updated 65+ Flu Defense website offers resources for healthcare personnel serving older adults
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" for catch-up initiatives
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"Decline in Receipt of Vaccines by Medicare Beneficiaries during the COVID-19 Pandemic—United States, 2020" published in MMWR
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"First Month of COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring—United States, December 14, 2020–January 13, 2021" published in MMWR
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"Reports of Anaphylaxis After Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in the U.S.—December 14, 2020–January 18, 2021" published in JAMA
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"What Factors Contribute to Influenza Vaccine Errors?" published in Pharmacy Times
Education and Training
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NEJM offers free, on-demand COVID-19 vaccine training for clinicians available through June 30; CME available
Conferences and Meetings
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ACIP will meet February 24 and 25 as planned and has announced emergency meetings February 28 and March 1 to consider Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; no registration required
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MAIC to hold 26th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference on April 13; CE available
From the Archives
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In this unsettling 1998 PSA from the Sioux Falls Health Department, parents are warned not to derail their baby's health by getting off track with childhood immunization
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IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1,551
February 23, 2021
As an additional service to IAC Express readers, we periodically publish special editions such as this one, providing you with new and updated Ask the Experts questions and answers from IAC experts. This issue includes selected Q&As about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.
You can find all of these questions and answers, plus more than a thousand others about vaccines and vaccine administration, on our Ask the Experts gateway page at www.immunize.org/askexperts.
IAC's team of experts includes Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH (team lead); Carolyn B. Bridges, MD, FACP; William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH; and Deborah L. Wexler, MD.
Questions about mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Q: Should people who have had COVID-19 illness be vaccinated?
Q: Can COVID-19 vaccine recipients be given other vaccines at the same visit?
Q: My patient is due for a second dose of recombinant zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GSK). However, the patient is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine and wants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. What should we advise our patient about scheduling the second Shingrix dose?
Q: If the second dose of vaccine may be given before the recommended interval because of the 4-day grace period, should we offer that option routinely?
Q: A patient had a routine tuberculin skin test (TST) placed the day before the patient’s appointment for a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Should we proceed with vaccination or do we need to reschedule?
Q: How does the use of monoclonal antibodies to treat symptomatic COVID-19 affect the scheduling of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination?
Q: Patients concerned about the risk of allergic reaction or side effects following COVID-19 vaccination are asking if they should take acetaminophen and/or antihistamines before receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. What does CDC advise?
Q: Please describe the contraindications for COVID-19 mRNA vaccination.
Q: What are the precautions to COVID-19 mRNA vaccination?
Q: Are there any common types of allergies that are neither contraindications nor precautions to vaccination?
Q: A vaccine recipient reported experiencing a red, itchy, swollen patch of skin that developed several days after vaccination around the injection site of the patient’s first Moderna vaccine dose. It resolved after a few days. Is this a contraindication? Should this alter our plans for dose two?
Q: Under what conditions may we transport mRNA COVID-19 vaccines? Is transport of a partial vial or predrawn syringe ever permissible?
Q: What is v-safe?
Q: Has CDC provided clinical guidance on what to do if an error occurs while administering mRNA COVID-19 vaccinations?
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IAC Express Special Edition - Shop IAC: Issue 1,550
February 18, 2021
LAMINATED SCHEDULES, RECORD CARDS, AND MORE FROM IAC!
Pre-order today! Laminated versions of CDC's 2021 immunization schedules will ship in mid-March!
Order IAC's child, adult, and lifetime immunization record cards—wallet-sized, designed to last
Great for workplace recognitions! IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins show how much you value vaccination
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IAC Express Issue 1,549
February 17, 2021
Top Stories
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2021 U.S. recommended immunization schedule for children and teens released along with MMWR article detailing changes
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2021 U.S. recommended immunization schedule for adults released along with MMWR article detailing changes
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CDC's Dr. Shimabukuro and Janine Cory to present overviews of CDC's safety monitoring and communications for the COVID-19 vaccines during IAC webinar on March 4; register today
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CDC updates guidance on transport of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit and applies these principles to COVID-19 vaccination of homebound persons
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CDC updates clinical considerations for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
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IAC updates "Talking about Vaccines" gateway pages on alternative medicine and thimerosal
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Becker's Hospital Review publishes "Lessons Learned from Influenza Mass Immunization Clinics Will Serve Us Well as COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Ramp Up" by IAC authors—read it on IAC's mass-vaccination-resources.org website
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ACOG adds resources on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant or lactating individuals
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"COVID-19 Vaccination Intent, Perceptions, and Reasons for Not Vaccinating Among Groups Prioritized for Early Vaccination—United States, September and December 2020" published in MMWR
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Sawbones releases "How to Talk About Vaccine Hesitancy" podcast, a guide for using a kind, empathetic approach
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Vaccinate Your Family and the National Council of Negro Women have teamed up to launch Good Health WINs (Women's Immunization Networks)
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
World News
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WHO offers "Vaccine Explainers" in seven languages: how they are developed, how they work, quality control
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WHO issues news release on extraordinary meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE)
Featured Resources
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Pre-order available soon! Laminated versions of CDC's immunization schedules—great for exam rooms, with discounts for bulk purchases
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffit use illustrations and lively explanations to discuss COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
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IAC's "Vaccination and COVID-19" gateway page offers a collection of tools from many organizations to sustain routine vaccination services during the pandemic
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Organizing a new vaccination program? Use IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—free to download by chapter or in its entirety (142 pages)
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"Oral Human Papillomavirus Infection in Children during the First 6 Years of Life, Finland" published in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Education and Training
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NILE offers webinar titled "How Politicization and Disinformation Impacted the Mitigation of COVID-19" on February 23; CE available
Conferences and Meetings
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Watch virtual ACIP meetings on February 24–25; no registration required
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Immunize Nevada hosts 2021 Virtual Annual Nevada Health Conference on March 8–9; register today
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IAC Express Issue 1,548
February 10, 2021
Top Stories
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2021 U.S. recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults to be posted by Friday, February 12
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"Demographic Characteristics of Persons Vaccinated during the First Month of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program—United States, December 14, 2020–January 14, 2021" published in MMWR
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"Early COVID-19 First-Dose Vaccination Coverage among Residents and Staff Members of Skilled Nursing Facilities Participating in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program—United States, December 2020–January 2021" published in MMWR
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine publish 22-page "Strategies for Building Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines"
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CDC launches Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination this week
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U.S. Pharmacopeia publishes COVID-19 Vaccine Handling Toolkit: Operational Considerations for Healthcare Practitioners with information on syringe storage and transport
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Maternal Immunization Task Force statement urges access to COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant individuals; ACOG offers eight key recommendations to vaccination clinics
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Avalere publishes report titled "How COVID-19 Has Impacted U.S. Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Utilization"
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IAC Spotlight! IAC's National Network for Immunization Coalitions website, immunizationcoalitions.org, is the "go-to" place for information about 138 immunization coalitions
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Flu activity remains lower than usual. It is still important to keep vaccinating against influenza.
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Ann, a polio survivor, discusses what it was like to have polio as a child and her experience with post-polio syndrome
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Updated 65+ Flu Defense website offers resources for healthcare professionals serving older adults
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" for catch-up initiatives
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Great for workplace recognitions! IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins show how much you value vaccination
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Valuable resources added to IAC's website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org to help set up mass vaccination clinics
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CDC publishes January issue of Immunization Works newsletter; subscribe for monthly immunization information
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"Vaccine Innovations—Past and Future" published in New England Journal of Medicine
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"Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination: A Call to Action for Clinicians on Immunization Information Systems" published in Annals of Internal Medicine
Education and Training
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Moderna scientists host "Important Information for Healthcare Providers about the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar" on February 10 and 17
On the Lighter Side
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In this poignant 1975 PSA from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, a father shares his regret for not having his son Charlie vaccinated against measles and encourages parents to get their children vaccinated
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IAC Express Issue 1,547
February 3, 2021
Top Stories
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IAC summarizes ACIP meeting of January 27, including COVID-19 vaccine safety update
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CDC provides ready-made toolkits for medical centers, pharmacies, and clinicians to help build confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare teams
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CDC's VaxText, a free text messaging resource, conveniently reminds people to get their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine; encourage vaccinees to enroll!
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Vaccinate Your Family offers links to every state and territorial health department's COVID-19 web page
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"Don't Make the Mistake of Scheduling Dose #2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Too Early," Dr. Wexler's Technically Speaking monthly column, available on immunize.org
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IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC staff and patient educational materials, webpages, and VIS translations were released during December and January
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Dr. Paul Offit explains how COVID-19 vaccines based on messenger RNA technology work
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center adds new resources to its "Questions and Answers about COVID-19 Vaccines" web page
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State of Hawaii releases COVID-19 resources in up to 17 languages, including FAQs, fact sheets, public health flyers, and social media toolkits
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Round Up: IAC offers a collection of its new COVID-19 vaccine resources for healthcare personnel
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Check out the www.Give2MenACWY.org website to enhance your efforts at increasing rates of MenACWY booster and other adolescent vaccinations
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CDC published "Addressing COVID-19 Misinformation on Social Media Preemptively and Responsively" in Emerging Infectious Diseases
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"Estimating the Health Impact of Vaccination against Ten Pathogens in 98 Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries from 2000 to 2030: A Modelling Study" published in Lancet
Education and Training
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Smithsonian museum posts webinar tracing U.S. vaccine history from smallpox in colonial Boston to COVID-19
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Johns Hopkins' IVAC hosts "Social Media Interventions and Vaccine Hesitancy" webinar on February 9
Conferences and Meetings
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NFID hosts 2021 Virtual Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research on April 26–27; abstracts accepted through February 16
On the Lighter Side
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In this revealing 2001 PSA from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, only the dog, not the playing children, is fully immunized
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IAC Express Issue 1,546
January 27, 2021
Top Stories
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Watch virtual ACIP meetings on January 27 and February 24–25; no registration is required
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MMWR report on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine addressing allergic reactions after first doses published December 21, 2020–January 10, 2021
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CDC updates clinical considerations for use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
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CDC publishes media statement from its new director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky
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CDC launches two COVID-19 vaccination communication toolkits for community-based organizations and essential workers
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HHS releases a 5-year Vaccines National Strategic Plan, focused on protection across the lifespan
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Vaccinate Your Family launches state legislation tracker
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Learn about the work of this new organization, Science and Families Engaging (SAFE) Communities Coalition and Action Fund
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"Vaccination Coverage with Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates among Children in Kindergarten—United States, 2019–20 School Year" published in MMWR
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IAC Spotlight! IAC offers a collection of its new COVID-19 vaccine resources for healthcare personnel
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Flu activity remains unusually low, but don't let your guard down; make sure all of your patients get vaccinated against influenza
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IAC enrolls three new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; four institutions qualify for additional years' honors
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Featured Resources
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Help CDC test its new interactive Q&A web tool, the Flu ChatBot
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," America's teens recruit Elvis in the fight against polio
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" to catch up on routine immunization
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Great for workplace recognitions! IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins show how much you value vaccination.
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Valuable resources added to IAC's website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org to help set up mass vaccination clinics
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center publishes January issue of Vaccine Update newsletter
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"Fake News and Science Denier Attacks on Vaccines. What Can You Do?" published in Canada Communicable Disease Report
On the Lighter Side
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In 1999 PSA La Vacuna Es Protección from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a narrator describes how vaccines protect young children
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IAC Express Issue 1,545
January 20, 2021
Top Stories
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CDC now offers eight translations of "Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines" on their "What to Expect at Your Appointment…" web page
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IAC offers a collection of its new COVID-19 vaccine resources for healthcare personnel
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"Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines" published by Institute for Safe Medication Practices
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COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant or lactating individuals who meet criteria for vaccination, recommends ACOG
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"Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis after Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, December 14–23, 2020" published in MMWR
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HHS releases new HPV vaccination campaign for young adults ages 18–26 years
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Two additional universities require flu vaccination for staff and students. Do you know of more?
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Flu activity remains unusually low, but don't take chances; make sure all of your patients get vaccinated against influenza
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
IAC Handouts
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Reminder: IAC publishes "COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines – What Clinic Personnel Need to Know," a side-by-side comparison of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
Featured Resources
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Updated 65+ Flu Defense website offers resources for healthcare professionals serving older adults
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," Dr. Anthony Fauci and leaders of healthcare organizations answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine logistics
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It's still flu season! Order bright red "FLU VACCINE" buttons and stickers today!
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IAC's "History through Film" web page features public television documentary about 30 years of IAC titled "Protecting Health: Saving Lives." Please share.
Education and Training
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Ad Council and COVID Collaborative will host a briefing on their COVID-19 vaccine education campaign on January 21
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NACCHO offers webinar titled "Understanding Diverse Communities to Support Equitable and Informed COVID-19 Vaccination Decision-Making" on January 21
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NACCHO will host webinar titled "Increasing Vaccination Coverage among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Lessons Learned from CDC's REACH Program" on January 26
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NILE offers webinar titled "The Vaccine Mom Presents: Parents and Vaccines – The Roles Emotional Decision Making and Rejection of Science Play in Vaccine Hesitancy" on January 27
On the Lighter Side
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In this enlightening 1981 PSA from HHS, Miss Indian America explains that infectious diseases are dangers that have plagued Native Americans for centuries

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IAC Express Issue 1,544
January 13, 2021
Top Stories
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"Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis after Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, December 14–23, 2020" published in MMWR
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Don't get it wrong! Schedule COVID-19 vaccine dose #2 at 21 or 28 days, not sooner, say CDC and FDA
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IAC launches "Vaccines: COVID-19" web page, directing you to the most important resources from CDC and others
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Reminder! Ask the Experts: COVID-19 web page answers your questions about COVID-19 vaccines
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HHS announces $22 billion in funding to support expanded COVID-19 testing and vaccination
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HHS releases national strategic plan to address viral hepatitis in the U.S.
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Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, interviewing Stanley Plotkin on common COVID-19 vaccine questions
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"Use of Ebola Vaccine: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2020" published in MMWR
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news
Vaccine Information Statements
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IAC posts revised French translation of the MMRV Vaccine Information Statement (VIS)
IAC Handouts
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New! IAC publishes "COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines – What Clinic Personnel Need to Know," a side-by-side comparison of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
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IAC updates "Decision to Not Vaccinate My Child – Declination Form"
Featured Resources
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CHOP's Vaccine Education Center releases English- and Spanish-language versions of their COVID-19 mRNA Q&As
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In IAC's "Video of the Week," CDC's Dr. Amanda Cohn explains how ACIP advises CDC on use of vaccines
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Use IAC's expanded "Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic" to catch up people who fell behind
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Newly updated 65+ Flu Defense website offers resources for healthcare professionals serving older adults
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Great for workplace recognitions! IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins show how much you value vaccination.
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Check out IAC's new website Mass-Vaccination-Resources.org to find resources to help set up your mass vaccination clinics—new resources added!
Journal Articles and Newsletters
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"A Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination" published in Pediatric Quality and Safety
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"Population Mortality and Laws Encouraging Vaccination for Hospital Workers" published in Annals of Internal Medicine
Education and Training
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Moderna scientists will offer two webinars regarding mRNA COVID-19 vaccination on January 14 and 19
On the Lighter Side
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In this cute 1998 PSA from Nevada Health Division, a baby's toys inform her that she can get the chickenpox vaccine
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IAC Express Issue 1,543
January 6, 2021
Top Stories
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Happy New Year! Urge your co-workers to subscribe to IAC Express to stay up to date on what's new with vaccines each week!
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CDC updates interim clinical considerations for use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
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MMWR Recap: CDC publishes recommendations for Moderna's mRNA vaccine and phased allocation for COVID-19 vaccines on January 1
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IAC launches new COVID-19 vaccine web page making it easy to find important resources from CDC and others
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New! Ask the Experts: COVID-19 web page created to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines
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CDC updates web pages featuring practical materials for administration, storage, and handling of each authorized COVID-19 vaccine
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CDC adds more ready-to-use materials to its COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Clinicians
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IAC Spotlight! These updated IAC staff and patient educational materials, Ask the Experts Q&As, and VIS translations were released during November and December
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While flu activity remains lower than usual for the 2020–21 season, it is still important to make sure all your patients get vaccinated against influenza
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IAC experts called on by news media
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Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news