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Issue 1,524: October 27, 2020



IAC's elegantly designed "Vaccines Save Lives" black enamel pins make great holiday gifts or workplace recognitions!

IAC’s elegantly designed “Vaccines Save Lives” pins are meaningful gifts for people who care about immunization. The pin makes a refined statement in hard black enamel with gold lettering and edges, measuring 1.125" x 0.75".

The pin is a stick-through-post variety with the back end covered by a round rubber cap that holds the pin securely. A gold metal spring-lock clasp is also provided. 

Wear these pins on clothing, uniforms, lab coats, tote bags, and backpacks to show that you value vaccines! 


Click here for "Vaccines Save Lives" pin pricing and ordering information.

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Flu season is here. Order your bright red “FLU VACCINE” buttons for staff and stickers for patients today!

IAC “FLU VACCINE” buttons and stickers are flying out of our office by the thousands! A half-million stickers already sold this year! Their bright red color helps broadcast your important message about the need for flu vaccination. And the cost is nominal.


The button measures 1.25" across and carries a bold message! Pin on lab coats, uniforms, other clothing, tote bags, or backpacks to show support for flu vaccine.
Buttons are delivered in bags of 10 buttons per bag.

Click here for pricing and ordering information for "FLU VACCINE" buttons.

Measuring 1.5" across, these stickers adhere well to clothing and have an easy-peel-off backing.

Stickers are delivered to you cut individually (not on rolls)—available in bundles of 100. 

Click here for pricing and ordering information for “FLU VACCINE” stickers.

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Order IAC’s child, adult, and lifetime immunization record cards—wallet-sized, designed to last

IAC's personal immunization record cards, printed on rip-proof, smudge-proof, water-proof paper, are designed to last a lifetime. They’re sized to fit in a wallet when folded. The record cards are for you to give to your patients as a permanent vaccination record and are sold in boxes of 250. 

Order Immunization Record Cards

Make bulk purchases and receive quantity discounts. For quotes on larger quantities or customizing, or to request sample cards, call 651-647-9009 or email

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Every organization that administers vaccines needs the DVD Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults. Use for training and as a refresher for experienced staff!

Developed by California Department of Health's Immunization Branch, Immunization Techniques: Best Practices with Infants, Children, and Adults DVD demonstrates recommended techniques for administering injectable, nasal, and oral vaccines to people of all ages.

Every organization that administers vaccines should have a copy of this comprehensive educational program. It can be used for training and orientation, as well as a refresher for more experienced staff. It was created in 2010, but the content remains current.

Click here for pricing and ordering information for the Immunization Techniques DVD.

Note: You can watch the 25-minute film on IAC’s Clinic Tools: Administering Vaccines gateway page in the section titled "California Department of Public Health - EZIZ Website." 

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Help IAC make vaccination go viral on social media!

The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has been addressing and defusing the fears that fuel the antivaccine movement, showcasing stories of vaccine-preventable disease, and recognizing the science that has saved millions of lives through vaccination for 30 years. 

Today, the success of vaccination in preventing deadly diseases is threatened by a small but vocal number of individuals opposed to vaccination. IAC is increasing our social media presence and we would appreciate your help amplifying our efforts to help allay concerns and widen understanding of the importance of vaccination.


Simply take the extra step to “Like” the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube—and share IAC posts and tweets to spread the word. "Share" buttons with pre-written posts can now be found on many of our web pages and at the top of all of our most recent online IAC Express issues for quick and convenient sharing. 

We know it’s a few extra clicks—but those clicks matter. Every follower extends the reach of our message and our ability to support better public health through vaccination.

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Increase vaccine awareness by sharing “History through Film” webpage, featuring the public television documentary about IAC titled  Protecting Health: Saving Lives

The award-winning public television documentary series, Visionaries, hosted by Sam Waterston features IAC in the episode, Protecting Health: Saving Lives. This 30-minute film showcases IAC’s founder and executive director Dr. Deborah Wexler’s commitment to supporting the nation’s healthcare professionals with immunization education information and materials.

Also featured in the film are several IAC staff members along with IAC’s colleagues and friends from Children’s Minnesota, St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health, La Clinica, McDonough Homes Clinic, and Voices for Vaccines.
Protecting Health: Saving Lives is premiering on more than 100 local PBS stations nationwide in the months ahead, but you can watch it right now on IAC’s website at

We’d very much appreciate your circulating the film by sharing this link with your colleagues and friends through member newsletters, e-mail listservs, social media channels, conferences and web-based events, and web pages. Sharing Protecting Health: Saving Lives is easy! Just go to or click on the film's image in the right column of IAC's main page. Click the “share” button, and choose the social media site where you’d like your friends, family, and colleagues to view the film.

Thank you for taking the time to support us on social media and for being an advocate of safe, science-based public health through vaccination!

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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.

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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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