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Issue 1031: December 12, 2012

Dear Friend of Immunization,

Happy Holidays from the Immunization Action Coalition!

As 2012 closes, we would like to remind you of our work and ask for your support.

We work hard all year to provide the following free resources:
  • A library of more than 250 CDC-reviewed educational handouts for your patients and staff
  • Online quarterly periodicals, Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults
  • An in-depth and extensive website www.immunize.org
  • The regular feature "Ask the Experts," with questions answered by CDC colleagues
Some of our accomplishments in 2012 include the following:
  • Published weekly issues of IAC Express, which we emailed to more than 46,000 subscribers
  • Delivered more than 2 million copies of our educational materials for patients and staff and more than 2 million VISs
  • Made available more than 360 translations of VISs
  • Hosted 13,000 visitors per day on www.immunize.org and 8,000 visitors per day on www.vaccineinformation.org
  • Hired William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, formerly medical epidemiologist at CDC’s NCIRD, as associate director for immunization education
  • Hired L.J (Litjen) Tan, MS, PhD, formerly director of public health and medicine at the American Medical Association, as chief strategy officer starting in January 2013
Every Tuesday in IAC Express, we bring you tools and communications from our stellar partners, such as CDC, FDA, professional societies, state health departments, and other immunization partner organizations, providing you with the resources you need in an increasingly complex world of vaccine delivery.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in one of these ways: As described online, contributions can be made in honor of a special person or event.

Please know that all of us feel a personal partnership with you as we work together to protect lives from the unnecessary harm of vaccine-preventable diseases. It is a joy to serve your professional needs.

Best wishes for a healthy new year!

Deborah L. Wexler, MD, Executive Director, and the entire staff of the Immunization Action Coalition

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AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians; AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics; ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; AMA, American Medical Association; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; IAC, Immunization Action Coalition; MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; NCIRD, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; NIVS, National Influenza Vaccine Summit; VIS, Vaccine Information Statement; VPD, vaccine-preventable disease; WHO, World Health Organization.
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