HOME
ABOUT IAC
CONTACT
A-Z INDEX
DONATE
SHOP
SUBSCRIBE
Immunization Action Coalition
IAC Home
|
IAC Express
|
2020 Issues
|
Issue 1496
Issue 1496: May 20, 2020


TOP STORIES


 IAC HANDOUTS


WORLD NEWS


FEATURED RESOURCES


EDUCATION AND TRAINING


ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

 


TOP STORIES


IAC launches Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during COVID-19 Pandemic 

On May 19, IAC launched a repository of guidance documents and other materials to assist in maintaining routine immunization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Located on the National Network of Immunization Coalitions website, a project of IAC, this repository includes links to both national and state-level policies and guidance; advocacy materials, including talking points, webinars, press releases, articles, social media posts; and telehealth resources. These resources are intended for healthcare settings, state and local health departments, professional societies, immunization coalitions, advocacy groups, and the community to use in their efforts to sustain immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At launch, more than 50 resources appear in the COVID-19 repository and more will be added as they become available. Resources and guidance documents come from the federal government, nationally recognized healthcare organizations, state health departments, state immunization coalitions, and other organizations devoted to accurate immunization information and advocacy.

These resources can be sorted and searched by date, title, geographic area, source, type, category, or setting.

If you have a resource that you would like to see in the repository, please send a message to info@immunizationcoalitions.org.

Access the repository to view and to search through the range of valuable resources available to support the patients, families, and communities you serve.

Related Link

Back to top
 


CDC publishes "Decline in Child Immunization Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic—Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020" in MMWR Early Release

CDC published Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic—Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020 in the May 18 early release of MMWR. Selections from the article are reprinted below.

To evaluate whether vaccination coverage has changed during the pandemic, data from the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (the state’s immunization information system) (MCIR) were analyzed. ... 

Vaccination coverage declined in all milestone age cohorts, except for birth-dose hepatitis B coverage, which is typically administered in the hospital setting. Among children aged 5 months, up-to-date status for all recommended vaccines declined from approximately two thirds of children during 2016–2019 (66.6%, 67.4%, 67.3%, 67.9%, respectively) to fewer than half (49.7%) in May 2020. For the 16-month age cohort, coverage with all recommended vaccines declined, with measles-containing vaccination coverage decreasing from 76.1% in May 2019 to 70.9% in May 2020. ...

Although some components of a well-child visit can be completed through telemedicine video conferences, immunization services require an in-person visit. Strategies to maintain immunization services include dedicating specific clinics, rooms, or buildings for sick visits and well visits; reducing the number of patients on-site at any one time; closing waiting rooms or registration areas, and having patients check in by phone and receive vaccinations from their vehicles in the parking lot ...  

Concerted efforts are needed to ensure rapid catch-up for children who are not up-to-date with measles-containing vaccines as well as other ACIP-recommended vaccinations.




Access the MMWR article in HTML format or in PDF format.

Back to top
 


CDC publishes “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration—United States, 2020"

CDC published Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Routine Pediatric Vaccine Ordering and Administration—United States, 2020 in the May 15 issue of MMWR. On May 8, CDC published this same article as an MMWR Early Release. IAC Express covered these findings in issues 1494 and 1496. Excerpts from our coverage are reprinted below. 

A decline in measles-containing vaccine administration began the week after the declaration of the national emergency on March 13. Similar decreases were also noted for multiple vaccines that are essential to keep other serious diseases from reappearing during this public health emergency. The data indicate that many children are now vulnerable to several serious, vaccine-preventable diseases. The shortfalls are especially significant for children 2 through 18 years of age. ...

The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of vaccination and prevention of disease. Postponing vaccinations puts millions of children at risk for preventable infection. 


Access the MMWR article in HTML format or in PDF format.

Related Links

Back to top
 


Kudos! Dozens of colleges and universities are recognized on IAC’s MenB Vaccination Honor Roll for requiring the vaccine to protect their students

On May 8, 2020, IAC launched the MenB Vaccination Honor Roll to recognize exemplary institutions that have taken the lead in establishing policies requiring or recommending meningococcal serogroup B (MenB) vaccination to protect their students.

Kudos to the many dozens of colleges and universities requiring MenB vaccine to protect their students! This week we will honor half of the institutions, and the remaining institutions will be honored in an upcoming IAC Express. Clicking on the links in the institutions' names below brings you to the place on the school's website where you can find information about the institution's vaccine requirements and recommendations.



Please help us to grow the honor roll by notifying us if you know of a college or university that requires or recommends MenB vaccination for its students. Colleges and universities may apply for the honor roll or you can alert us at menB@immunize.org.
 
Colleges and universities added to the MenB Vaccination Honor Roll will be announced in IAC’s weekly immunization e-newsletter, IAC Express, emailed to more than 50,000 subscribers every Wednesday.  

Back to top
 


Teaching young people about vaccines: IAC compiles reliable resources for instructing middle school–aged children on vaccines and how they work

Recognizing that many people are now at home teaching their children, IAC has compiled a list of resources to educate children and adolescents on vaccines and the immune system. Last week's IAC Express shared resources for elementary school students.

Below you will find resources for middle school students. Please use these resources to teach your own children how vaccines work and help spread the word about these credible resources for students in many classroom settings. 

  • CHOP's The Vaccine Makers Project: Includes middle school lesson plans (revised 2018), videos, and 3-D animations. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this content describes how the immune system works and how vaccines work to prevent disease. The middle school lessons also show how scientific understanding evolves over time as scientists make new discoveries. Lessons include a teacher's plan, student worksheets, glossaries, games, and additional resources. Activities and resources introduce the scientific method and equip students to critically evaluate science-based topics central to our lives. 

For shorter activities, here are several videos that share important lessons about vaccines, how they work, and important vaccine champions.

Look for resources for high school students in an upcoming issue of IAC Express.

Back to top
 


The Vaccine Makers Project of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP now inviting essays from students in grades 6–12 for 2020 Dr. Maurice Hilleman essay contest

The Vaccine Makers Project, the classroom-based program of the Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is currently inviting essays for the 2020 Maurice R. Hilleman Essay Contest. Students in grades 6 to 12 are encouraged to learn about Dr. Hilleman’s life and accomplishments and submit a 500- to 600-word essay that answers the question, “How was Dr. Hilleman’s integrity important to his success, and how is integrity important to you?” Entries are being accepted through June 12, 2020.



Details and entry form are available at HillemanFilm.com/contest. Three winners will each receive $1,000 and a trip to Philadelphia this fall. Please feel free to share this information with eligible students or with teachers who might be interested in sharing with their students.   

Related Links

Back to top
 


Not-to-miss immunization articles in the news

These recent articles convey the potential risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of vaccination.

Back to top
 


IAC HANDOUTS


IAC revises "Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Age 0–10 Years" and "Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years"

IAC recently revised Vaccinations for Infants and Children, Age 0-10 Years to make minor edits in several vaccine abbreviations (PCV13), PPSV23); no technical edits were made. 



IAC also revised Vaccinations for Preteens and Teens, Age 11–19 Years. Changes reflect recent recommendations to vaccinate all teens against HepA and to incorporate booster doses for both MenACWY and MenB in teens who have ongoing risk. In addition, minor edits were made in several vaccine abbreviations (PCV13, PPSV23).



Related Links

Back to top
 


IAC and ACOG revise "Vaccinations for Pregnant Women"

IAC and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) updated their patient handout Vaccinations for Pregnant Women to incorporate updated ACIP recommendations for MenB and Tdap. IAC is grateful for the continued collaboration of ACOG on this handout.



Related Links

Back to top
 


WORLD NEWS


WHO commemorates 1980 smallpox eradication as legacy of hope for eradicating other diseases through global collaboration

On May 8, WHO issued a press release commemorating the 40th anniversary of the global eradication of smallpox. According to WHO, smallpox killed 300 million people in the 20th century alone. At the online gathering, WHO's Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated:

As the world confronts the COVID-10 pandemic, humanity's victory over smallpox is a reminder of what is possible when nations come together to fight a common health threat. 



It was also in May, on May 14, 1769, that Dr. Edward Jenner, a country doctor in Gloucestershire, England, administered the world's first vaccination by transferring fluid from a cowpox blister on Sarah Nelmes to 8-year-old James Phipps, protecting him from smallpox.

Access the complete press release.

Related Link

Back to top
 


FEATURED RESOURCES


This week's "Video of the Week" explains how measles vaccine protects against other diseases

Stefan Chin from SciShow (produced by Brilliant.org) explains how measles infection can wipe out immune memory, making people susceptible to secondary infections.



Visit the VOTW archive.

Back to top
 


IAC's comprehensive Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is available for free download either by chapter or in its entirety 

Download the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide (Guide).

This completely updated "how to" guide on adult immunization provides easy-to-use, practical information covering essential adult immunization activities. It helps vaccine providers enhance their existing adult immunization services or introduce them into any clinical setting. Topics include:

  • setting up for vaccination services,
  • storing and handling vaccines,
  • deciding which people should receive which vaccines,
  • administering vaccines,
  • documenting vaccinations (including legal issues), and
  • understanding financial considerations and billing information.

 

In addition, the Guide is filled with hundreds of web addresses and references to help providers stay up to date on the latest immunization information, both now and in the future.

The Guide is available to download/print either by chapter or in its entirety free at www.immunize.org/guide. The downloaded version is suitable for double-sided printing. The National Vaccine Program Office and CDC both supported the development of the Guide and provided early technical review.

The Guide is a uniquely valuable resource to assist providers in increasing adult vaccination rates. Be sure to get a copy today!

Related Links

Back to top
 


“Shop IAC” on immunize.org offers many resources for your practice. Order laminated 2020 U.S. immunization schedules for your exam rooms today!

On the Shop IAC web page you will find many resources such as laminated vaccination schedules, personal immunization record cards, pins for your lapel, and more! Your purchases will help IAC keep delivering free, educational materials to healthcare professionals and to the public. 

IAC's laminated versions of the 2020 U.S. child/adolescent immunization schedule and the 2020 U.S. adult immunization schedule are ideal for use in any busy healthcare setting where vaccinations are given.

.    

The schedules' coating can be wiped down, and they’re durable enough to stand up to a year's worth of use. Visit the Shop IAC: Laminated Schedules web page for more information on the schedules.

IAC’s three personal immunization record cards—child & teen, adult, and lifetime—are printed on durable rip-, smudge-, and water-proof paper. Sized to fit in a wallet when folded, the cards are brightly colored to stand out. Give these nearly indestructible personal record cards to your patients. They're sold in boxes of 250.



You too can show your support for vaccination with IAC’s elegantly designed “Vaccines Save Lives” pin on your lapel. The pin makes a refined statement in hard black enamel with gold lettering and edges, measuring 1.125" x 0.75”. Order yours today to show how much you value immunizations!



Related Links:

Back to top
 


EDUCATION AND TRAINING


Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society launches “Vaccine Education from Training to Practice” online learning modules to train strong vaccine advocates
 
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) has launched Vaccine Education from Training to Practice, a new, free educational program to providing healthcare professionals with the training and resources to become strong vaccine advocates. The first of the four training modules is available now, and the other modules will be released over the next few months. 

The curriculum includes access to the latest edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians through the Vaccine Handbook App for up-to-date vaccine information. Through the web-based CoVER curriculum, the program aims to enhance knowledge and confidence in having conversations with patients and parents. The training program was developed in collaboration with partners at Children's Mercy Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

View program information at this PIDS web page to learn about each training module, to view the training team, and to access registration instructions and link for the first module.



Read the news release for more details about the overall program.

Related Link

Back to top
 


Immunize Kansas Coalition offers “Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers” online training module

The Immunize Kansas Coalition is offering an online, interactive training module titled Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers. Those who complete the 25- to 30-minute multimedia training will be able to do the following:
  • Explain why HPV vaccine is important enough to be routinely recommended for young people (i.e., HPV cancer prevention)
  • Give an HPV vaccination recommendation that is effective and succinct using the same way, same day approach 
  • Answer the most frequently asked questions about HPV vaccine accurately and succinctly

Access the training page to start the course and to view additional details and resources.

Related Link

Back to top
 


ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

1972 video, featuring singing hand puppets, urges parents to get their children vaccinated against measles and other diseases

In this archived video, hand puppets sing revised lyrics for a  popular 1950s song to urge parents to get their children vaccinated against measles and other serious diseases. Titled Hand Puppets, this video was produced by The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1972 as part of their Childhood Vaccination Promotion. The spot is part of a PSA collection curated by vaccine expert William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH. 

To appreciate what viewers in 1972 familiar with the original song might have felt when viewing this video, you can listen to a 1957 recording of The Diamond's original song, "Little Darlin'," or view their tongue-in-cheek 1959 television performance (starting at 1:14 min. mark).



Previous videos mentioned in “On the Lighter Side” are available when viewing this Vimeo video.

Back to top

About IAC Express
The Immunization Action Coalition welcomes redistribution of this issue of IAC Express or selected articles. When you do so, please add a note that the Immunization Action Coalition is the source of the material and provide a link to this issue.

IAC Express is supported in part by Grant No. 6NH23IP922550 from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC. Its contents are solely the responsibility of IAC and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

IAC Express Disclaimer
ISSN: 1526-1786

Our mailing address is
Immunization Action Coalition
2550 University Avenue West, Suite 415 North
Saint Paul, MN 55114
IAC Express
IAC Express Home
2020 Issues: July - December
2020 Issues: January - June
2019 Issues: July - December
2019 Issues: January - June
2018 Issues
20171997 Issues
Subscribe today to IAC Express: the up-to-date immunization information you need
immunize.org homepage
Shop IAC
Make a Donation
Subscribe to IAC Express
Video of the Week
How Measles Vaccine Protects You from Other Diseases: Studies have indicated that children who had measles tended to have more infections of other kinds for up to 5 years afterwards, and scientists are studying why. This video discusses explanations for measles' impact on the immune system. Getting vaccinated against measles will prevent the disease and may also help your immune system fight other infections. (Source: SciShow)
Visit the VOTW archive
Laminated vaccine schedules
Vaccinates Save Lives pins
Follow Us
Follow IAC on Facebook
Follow IAC on Twitter
Follow IAC on YouTube
Technically Speaking
Read Dr. Wexler's monthly column for practical advice on vaccination topics
Read Dr. Wexler's column for the Vaccine Education Center's monthly newsletter, Vaccine Update
Vaccinating Adults:
A Step-by-Step Guide
Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide
New! IAC's 142-page book available for free download.
Calendar of Events
Conferences, meetings, and training opportunities
Conferences, meetings, and training opportunities
Patient Record Cards
Purchase IAC's patient record cards today!
Record cards for patients – child and teen, adult, and lifetime – are printed on durable paper and sized to fit in a wallet when folded
DVD Immunization Techniques
Purchase Immunization Techniques DVD
Every practice should have this award winning, "how-to" training video
Protect Newborns Guidebook
Protect Newborns Guidebook
Comprehensive guide Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns
Editorial Information
Editor
Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Associate Editors
Carolyn Bridges, MD, MPH
John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD
Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH
Consulting Editors
Taryn Chapman, MS
Marian Deegan, JD
Courtnay Londo, MA
Jane Myers, MA, EdM
Technical Editor
Liv Augusta Anderson, MPP
 
- Guide to immunize.org -
A-Z INDEX
ABOUT IAC
IAC in the News
Staff
IAC History through Film
ACIP
RECOMMENDATIONS
ADOLESCENT VACCINATION
ADULT VACCINATION
ADULT VACCINATION GUIDE
ASK THE EXPERTS
Administering Vaccines
COVID-19
COVID-19 & Routine Vac
Hepatitis B
MMR
Storage and Handling
>> view all
BECKY PAYNE AWARD
BILLING & CODING
BIRTH DOSE GUIDEBOOK
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CDC INFORMATION
CDC SCHEDULES
CLINIC TOOLS
Administering Vaccines
Adolescent Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Screening for Contraindications
Vaccination and COVID-19
Vaccine Recommendations
Vaccine Storage & Handling
>> view all
COALITIONS FOR
IMMUNIZATION
CONTRIBUTE TO IAC
COVID-19 RELATED
Ask the Experts: COVID-19
Ask the Experts: COVID-19
   & Routine Vac
Clinic Tools: Vaccination and
   COVID-19
Repository of Resources
Vaccines: COVID-19
DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTERS
16-year-old Visit
HPV
MenACWY Dose #2
DONATE TO IAC
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
EMAIL NEWS SERVICES
E-NEWSLETTER: IAC EXPRESS
EXEMPTIONS
FAQs
FAVORITES
FDA PACKAGE INSERTS
FILMS ABOUT IAC
GIVE BIRTH TO THE
END OF HEP B
HANDOUTS FOR
PATIENTS & STAFF
View All Materials
Administering Vaccines
Adolescent Vaccination
Adult Vaccination
Contraindications / Precautions
Documenting Vaccination
Healthcare Personnel
Managing Vaccine Reactions
Parent Handouts
Pregnancy and Vaccines
Q&As: Diseases and Vaccines
Q&As: Easy-to-Read
Schedules for Patients
Screening Checklists
Standing Orders Templates
Storage & Handling
Strategies & Policies
Temperature Logs
Top Handouts
Vaccine Confidence
Vaccine Recommendations
>> view all
HEP B BIRTH DOSE
HONOR ROLLS
Hep B Birth Dose
Mandatory Flu Vaccination for HCP
MenB Vaccination for Colleges
IAC EXPRESS
Subscribe to IAC Express
IMAGE LIBRARY
LAWS AND MANDATES
MANUFACTURERS
MASS VACCINATION
RESOURCES
NATIONAL ADULT &
INFLUENZA
IMMUNIZATION SUMMIT
NEWS & INFORMATION
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP
OFFICIAL RELEASES
ACIP
CDC
FDA
PACKAGE INSERTS
PARTNERS
PHARMACISTS
PHOTOS
POWERPOINT SLIDE SETS
PREGNANCY AND
VACCINES
PRESS ROOM
PROTECT NEWBORNS
FROM HEP B
PUBLICATIONS
IAC Express
Vaccinating Adults:
   A Step-by-Step Guide
Hepatitis B What Hospitals
   Need to Do to
   Protect Newborns
Needle Tips Archive
Vaccinate Adults Archive
Vaccinate Women Archive
REGISTRIES
SCHOOL VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
SHOP IAC
DVD Immunization Techniques
Laminated Schedules
Patient Record Cards
Flu Vaccine Buttons and Stickers
"Vaccines Save Lives" Pins
SITE MAP
SLIDE SETS
STANDING ORDERS
STATE INFORMATION
Immunization Websites
Laws and Mandates for School Entry
Immunization Program Managers
SUBSCRIBE TO IAC EXPRESS
SUPPORT IAC
TALKING ABOUT VACCINES
Adjuvants & Ingredients
Autism
Importance of Vaccination
MMR Vaccine
Religious Concerns
Vaccine Safety
>> view all
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
TRANSLATIONS
IAC Handouts
VISs
TRAVEL (INTERNATIONAL)
UNPROTECTED PEOPLE
STORIES
Chickenpox
Hepatitis B
Measles
Whooping Cough
>> view all
VACCINATING ADULTS:
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
VACCINE INFORMATION
STATEMENTS
Translations
VACCINE
MANUFACTURERS
VACCINE POLICY &
LICENSURE
ACIP
FDA
WHO
VACCINE SAFETY
VACCINE TIMELINE
VACCINES
COVID-19
Hepatitis B
HPV (Human papillomavirus)
Influenza
Pertussis
Varicella
>> view all
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
VIDEO LIBRARY
VISs
Translations
WHAT'S NEW OR UPDATED AT IAC
Handouts
VISs and Translations
Web Pages
 
Immunization Action Coalition  •  2550 University Avenue West  •  Suite 415 North  •  Saint Paul, Minnesota  •  55114
tel 651-647-9009  •  fax 651-647-9131
 
 
 
This website is supported in part by a cooperative agreement from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (Grant No. 6NH23IP22550) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. The website content is the sole responsibility of IAC and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.