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Issue 1066: July 16, 2013

TOP STORIES

IAC HANDOUTS

VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS

OFFICIAL RELEASES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

FEATURED RESOURCES

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND NEWSLETTERS

CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS



TOP STORIES

CDC's July 25 NetConference to cover influenza vaccine recommendations
CDC will present a Current Issues in Immunization NetConference on July 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m., ET. The featured speaker is Lisa Grohskopf, MD, MPH, medical officer, NCIRD's Influenza Division. Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, will moderate the conference.

This is a limited registration event. Registration (required) will close on July 24 or when the course is full.

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CDC posts information on two novel influenza viruses: H3N2v and H7N9
CDC recently posted the following web pages of updated information about the novel influenza viruses H3N2v and H7N9.
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IAC Spotlight! H3N2v influenza web section updated
Are you looking for information on the influenza A(H3N2v) virus outbreaks in the United States? Start here! IAC’s web section  titled H3N2v Outbreak Information features links to current guidance and information from CDC and animal health authorities. You’ll also find other helpful resources related to the outbreak including state health department press releases, journal articles, posters, handouts, news feed, and much more.

You can access the updated H3N2v Outbreak Information web section from IAC's Influenza section, the A-to-Z index, or by using IAC’s search engine.

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IAC HANDOUTS

IAC updates "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2013–2014 Influenza Season"
Each year, IAC updates its chart of influenza vaccine products in time for the next influenza season. Titled Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2013–2014 Influenza Season, the revised chart reflects additional influenza vaccines FDA approved within the past year. Those include trivalent and quadrivalent egg-based, cell-culture based, and recombinant hemagglutinin influenza vaccines. The chart was also changed to reflect ACIP's new vaccine abbreviations. In addition, the title of the chart was changed. Previously, it was titled "Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2012–2013 Influenza Season"; that chart is no longer available.

IAC's Handouts for Patients & Staff web section offers healthcare professionals and the public more than 250 FREE English-language handouts (many also available in translation), which we encourage website users to print out, copy, and distribute widely.

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Spanish versions of  IAC's new easy-to-read handouts for adults and teen vaccination now available
IAC recently posted Spanish translations of its eight easy-to-read handouts for adults and teens. Specifically developed to be short and non-medical, the handouts emphasize the dangers of vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of vaccination.
  1. Protect yourself from hepatitis A. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  2. Protect yourself from hepatitis B. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  3. Protect yourself from HPV. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  4. Protect yourself from influenza. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  5. Protect yourself from meningococcal disease. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  6. Protect yourself from pneumococcal disease. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  7. Protect yourself from shingles. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
  8. Protect yourself from whooping cough. . . Get vaccinated! is now available in Spanish
All these handouts can be accessed from IAC's new Vaccine Summaries web page. Twelve similar handouts that encourage parents to get their children vaccinated were released in early July. See the July 2, 2013, issue of IAC Express for details.

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Now in Spanish: IAC's "Cocooning Protects Babies" and handouts on vaccinating adults who have diabetes, HIV, or hepatitis C
A parent handout on cocooning is now available in Spanish, as are three adult vaccination patient schedules.

Parent Handout

Patient Schedules
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VACCINE INFORMATION STATEMENTS

IAC posts eight new translations of the VIS for Gardasil HPV vaccine
IAC recently posted the VIS for Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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OFFICIAL RELEASES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

ACIP updates U.S. vaccine abbreviations 
On April 1, CDC posted ACIP Abbreviations for Vaccines on its website. The standardized abbreviations are intended to provide a uniform approach to vaccine references used in ACIP recommendations that are published in MMWR, CDC's "Pink Book," the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Red Book," and the U.S. immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults. The version posted on April 1 features revised abbreviations for the influenza vaccines approved for use in the 2013–14 influenza season.

On July 11, CDC posted Vaccine Acronyms & Abbreviations. It differs from the ACIP version mentioned above in that it contains abbreviations for currently used and older vaccines, including some non-standard abbreviations that can be found on immunization records from years past.

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FEATURED RESOURCES

Order IAC's popular full-size laminated versions of the 2013 U.S. immunization schedules today!
IAC's laminated versions of the 2013 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 healthcare setting where immunizations are given. Each has six pages (i.e., three double-sided pages) and is folded to measure 8.5" by 11".

IAC's Laminated Child and Teen Immunization SchedulesIAC's Laminated Adult Immunization Schedules
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
100–499 copies: $4.00 each
500–999 copies: $3.50 each

For quotes on customizing or placing orders for 1,000 copies or more, call (651) 647-9009 or email admininfo@immunize.org

You can access specific information on both schedules, view images of both, order online, or download an order form at the Shop IAC: Laminated Schedules web page.

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JOURNAL ARTICLES AND NEWSLETTERS

CDC corrects error in report on Japan's nationwide rubella outbreak
CDC published Errata: Vol. 62, No. 23 in the July 12 issue of MMWR (page 558). It concerns a report on a nationwide rubella outbreak in Japan that was published in the June 14 issue of MMWR. The erratum is reprinted below.

In the report "Nationwide Rubella Epidemic—Japan, 2013," an error occurred in the first sentence of the first full paragraph on page 460. That sentence should read, "In the current outbreak, males aged 20–39 years, many of whom had not been vaccinated in the initial rubella vaccination program for male junior high students offered only in clinics and hospitals, have accounted for 46% of reported cases."

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CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Registration deadline for October 23–24 ACIP meeting is September 30 for non-citizens and October 7 for citizens
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will hold its next meeting on October 23–24 in Atlanta at CDC's Clifton Road campus. To attend the meeting, ACIP attendees (participants and visitors) must register online. The registration deadline for non-citizens is September 30; it's October 7 for citizens. Registration is not required to watch the live webcast of the meeting.

The ACIP meeting web section will be updated with detailed information about the meeting, including live webcast instructions and the meeting agenda. Be sure to check back often.

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