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Issue 1401: December 18, 2018

Reminder: Please Donate to IAC!
Readers of IAC Express are invaluable allies in educating the public about the importance of vaccination.

As 2018 draws to a close, we are asking our subscribers to consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC) important work.

You can donate at

IAC is proud to be a trusted resource for the nation’s immunization healthcare professionals.

Our talented staff of 27 is the largest of any nonprofit immunization organization in the United States and is dedicated exclusively to providing healthcare professionals, the public, and policymakers—as well the media—up-to-date immunization information and materials.

Every week throughout the year, IAC Express provides you with the critical immunization information you need in your work. Continuously since November 1997, we have published almost 1,400 issues of IAC Express.

We've brought you news of updated ACIP recommendations, newly released VISs, helpful patient handouts, new staff education materials, and much more.

Throughout the year, our “Ask the Experts” feature presents answers to your questions from CDC immunization experts.

Our greatest satisfaction comes from believing that IAC Express plays an important role in your ability to prevent disease and save lives.

If you feel the same way, please make a donation at

More than 90 cents of every dollar given to IAC is used to support our immunization projects.

IAC’s vital role within the nation’s immunization community is summarized in our end-of-the-year appeal letter which can be viewed at

We wish you health and happiness in this holiday season, and we look forward to continuing our immunization work together in the new year.

Happy Holidays!

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

About IZ Express

IZ Express is supported in part by Grant No. 1NH23IP922654 from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Its contents are solely the responsibility of and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

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Editorial Information

  • Editor-in-Chief
    Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH
  • Managing Editor
    John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD
  • Associate Editor
    Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH
  • Writer/Publication Coordinator
    Taryn Chapman, MS
    Courtnay Londo, MA
  • Style and Copy Editor
    Marian Deegan, JD
  • Web Edition Managers
    Arkady Shakhnovich
    Jermaine Royes
  • Contributing Writer
    Laurel H. Wood, MPA
  • Technical Reviewer
    Kayla Ohlde

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