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IAC Express 2011

Issue number 929: May 16, 2011

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Contents of this Issue
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  1. FDA licenses Fluzone Intradermal influenza vaccine
  2. HHS releases viral hepatitis action plan
  3. Spotlight on immunize.org: translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)
  4. IAC's Video of the Week provides information on diagnosing and preventing measles
  5. CDC's June 2 Net Conference will cover vaccinating people with altered immunocompetence and talking to parents about infant immunization
  6. CDC publishes "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2009"
  7. IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!
  8. CDC publishes report on tracking the progress toward global polio eradication during 2009-10
  9. VISs for MMR, varicella, polio, hepatitis B, DTaP, and Tdap/Td vaccines now available in Burmese
  10. World Vaccine Congress scheduled for October 10-13 in Lyon, France
 
Abbreviations
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.
  
Issue 929: May 16, 2011
1.  FDA licenses Fluzone Intradermal influenza vaccine

On May 9, FDA approved Fluzone Intradermal, an influenza vaccine made by sanofi pasteur for use in adults ages 18-64 years. This new route of administration for Fluzone Intradermal is delivered using an ultra-fine needle that is 0.06 inches in length. The vaccine uses one-fifth the usual amount of antigen.

Fluzone Intradermal will be supplied as a single dose, preservative-free, prefilled syringe. The product will be available to healthcare providers in the U.S. for the 2011-2012 influenza season.

To read the FDA approval letter, go to
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm255160.htm

To read the press release, go to:
http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sanofipasteur/49833

To read the Fluzone Intradermal Fact Sheet, go to:
http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/sanofipasteur/49833/docs/49833-Fluzone_ID_Fact_Sheet.pdf
 
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2 HHS releases viral hepatitis action plan

On May 12, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an action plan titled "Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis." The plan outlines actions, based on scientific evidence and real-world experience, that will serve as a roadmap for reaching the Healthy People 2020 objectives.

To read more about the public health consequences of viral hepatitis and the goals of this initiative, go to: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis

To access the action plan, go to: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf
 
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3 Spotlight on immunize.org: translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Are you a healthcare professional who provides vaccination services to people who don't speak English? Did you know that IAC is the "go-to" spot for translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)? IAC has VIS translations in more than 40 languages.

To access IAC's VIS translations, visit: http://www.immunize.org/vis/?f=9

At this time, most of the translations on our website are donated to us. IAC and people around the world appreciate these translations greatly.

If you are interested in translating VISs for IAC or sharing an existing up-to-date VIS translation, notify us by email at admininfo@immunize.org

For details about how to provide VIS translations for IAC so they can be shared with the world via immunize.org visit: http://www.immunize.org/translate.asp
 
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4 IAC's Video of the Week provides information on diagnosing and preventing measles

IAC encourages IAC Express readers to watch a 5-minute video on recognizing, diagnosing, and preventing measles. Dr. Preeta Kutty, a medical epidemiologist at CDC and coauthor of the recent MMWR report on measles among travelers returning to the United States, is featured in "Measles: What You Might Not Know."

The video will be available on the home page of IAC's website through May 22. To access it, go to: http://www.immunize.org and click on the image under the words Video of the Week. You will need to register or log in at Medscape in order to watch the video (no charge).

Remember to bookmark IAC's home page to view a new video every Monday.

To access the archives of IAC's Videos of the Week, go to: http://www.immunize.org/votw
 
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5 CDC's June 2 Net Conference will cover vaccinating people with altered immunocompetence and talking to parents about infant immunization

The next "Current Issues in Immunization" Net Conference will be held on June 2 from noon to 1PM Eastern Time. Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, will speak on "Vaccination of Persons with Altered Immunocompetence." A second speaker (TBD) will cover "Talking with Parents about Infant Immunization: Strategies and Tools."

Registration is limited and will close on June 1 or when the course is full. To register, go to: http://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/ciinc
 
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6 CDC publishes "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2009"

On May 13, CDC published "Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2009" as an MMWR Report. To access the complete report, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5853.pdf
 
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7 IAC's popular laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. immunization schedules are now available. Order a supply for your workplace today!

IAC's laminated versions of the 2011 U.S. child/teen and adult immunization schedules are covered with a tough, washable coating that lets them stand up to a year's worth of use in every area of your workplace where immunizations are given. Each has six pages (i.e., three double-sided pages) and is folded to measure 8.5" by 11".

Laminated schedules are printed in color for easy reading, come complete with essential tables and footnotes, and include contraindications and precautions--a feature that will help you make an on-the-spot determination about the safety of vaccinating patients of any age.

PRICING
1-4 copies: $7.50 each
5-19 copies: $5.50 each
20-99 copies: $4.50 each

To view images of the laminated schedules, or to order online or download an order form, go to: http://www.immunize.org/shop/laminated-schedules.asp

For quotes on customizing or placing orders in excess of 999 schedules, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

To learn about other essential immunization resources available for purchase from IAC, go to: http://www.immunize.org/shop
 
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8 CDC publishes report on tracking the progress toward global polio eradication during 2009-10

CDC published "Progress Toward Interruption of Wild Poliovirus Transmission--Worldwide, January 2010-March 2011" in the May 13 issue of MMWR. To access the article, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6018a3.htm
 
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9 VISs for MMR, varicella, polio, hepatitis B, DTaP, and Tdap/Td vaccines now available in Burmese

The VISs for MMR, varicella, polio, hepatitis B, DTaP, and Tdap/Td vaccines are now available in Burmese. IAC gratefully acknowledges the Kentucky Office for Refugees, Louisville, for the translations.

To access all available Burmese VIS translations, go to: http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis_burmese.asp

For information about the use of VISs, and for VISs in more than 35 languages, visit IAC's VIS web section at http://www.immunize.org/vis
 
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10.  World Vaccine Congress scheduled for October 10-13 in Lyon, France

The 13th annual World Vaccine Congress will be held October 10-13 in Lyon, France.

For more information, go to: http://www.terrapinn.com/2011/world-vaccine-congress-lyon/index.stm
 
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