|Issue 1,693: May 17, 2023
Immunize.org Pages and Handouts
CDC releases new interim VISs for hepatitis B and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
Immunize.org posted two new interim VISs, published by CDC. The hepatitis B vaccine VIS reflects the 2022 ACIP recommendation for catch-up hepatitis B vaccination of all people younger than age 60 years and the option to catch up those age 60 and older. The pneumococcal conjugate VIS incorporates newer pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV15 and PCV20).
The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended May 11. For now, there are few changes for vaccination providers.
On May 11, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19, declared under Section 319 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. During the course of this emergency, 270 million Americans received nearly 700 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Immunize.org updates its “Vaccines: COVID-19” main page to reflect recent CDC and FDA changes, expiry of remaining Janssen product
Immunize.org updated its Vaccines: COVID-19 main page. The updates reflect the removal of authorization for monovalent mRNA vaccines and removes references to the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), which is no longer available in the United States. The page contains updated links to the FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets for bivalent mRNA vaccines. The web page continues to direct visitors seeking quick links to all print-ready federal fact sheets and COVID-19 vaccination resources to Immunize.org’s Checklist of Current Versions of U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance and Clinic Support Tools, which is updated at least monthly. The web page also continues to link to other important government and partner websites.
Spotlight: Immunize.org’s “Standing Orders Templates for Administering Vaccines” main page helps you simplify your vaccination practice
Immunize.org’s Standing Orders Templates for Administering Vaccines main page includes 46 straightforward standing order templates that allow qualified healthcare professionals to assess the need for and administer vaccines to patients meeting certain criteria, such as age or underlying medical condition. In addition to templates developed by Immunize.org, the page includes links to CDC’s standing orders templates for all COVID-19 vaccines and all age groups, as well as CDC's standing orders template for mpox vaccination with Jynneos (Bavarian Nordic).
These recent articles convey the potential risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of vaccination.
Immunize.org updates "You Must Provide Patients with Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) – It's Federal Law!" and "Dates of Current Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)"
Correction: Immunize.org’s Chinese translation of “After the Shots…What to Do If Your Child Has Discomfort” dated 3/29/2023 removed to correct error. Use new version.
Immunize.org was notified on May 10 to the presence of an error in the 3/29/2023 version of the Chinese translation of Immunize.org’s popular handout, After the Shots…What to Do If Your Child Has Discomfort. The version was immediately taken down from our website for correction by the translation service used by Immunize.org. Those who downloaded the Chinese version should discard it and replace it with the May 2023 version. The corrected translation will be posted on Immunize.org's Handouts: Chinese Translations main page and will be announced in IZ Express. Immunize.org is grateful to the alert reader who notified us of the mistranslation.
Organizing a new vaccination program? Use Immunize.org’s Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide—free to download by chapter or in its entirety.
Download Immunize.org’s free 142-page book on adult vaccination to help build your program and train your team: Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide (Guide).
Immunize.org's laminated versions of the 2023 U.S. child and adolescent immunization schedule and the 2023 U.S. adult immunization schedule are still available. Order while supplies last. Once sold out, we will not print more until 2024.
While the schedules are available online from CDC at no cost, Immunize.org’s laminated schedules are ideal for use in any busy healthcare setting. Their tough coating can be wiped down, and they’re durable enough to stand up to a year of use.
"Progress toward Poliomyelitis Eradication—Worldwide, January 2021–March 2023" published in MMWR
CDC published Progress toward Poliomyelitis Eradication—Worldwide, January 2021–March 2023 on May 12 in MMWR. A portion of the summary appears below.
In 2022, Malawi and Mozambique reported WPV1 cases linked to a Pakistan strain, the first WPV1 cases in the African region since 2016. During 2022 and 2023, Afghanistan and Pakistan reported WPV1 cases. Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses were detected in areas of the world where poliovirus had been eliminated. Cocirculation of more than one poliovirus type occurred in multiple countries. . . .
The detections of poliovirus in areas where it had been previously eliminated underscore the threat of continued poliovirus spread to any area where the population is insufficiently vaccinated against poliovirus.
IVAC updates its VIEW-hub, an interactive platform to visualize vaccine use around the world
The Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) updated its VIEW-hub, a map-based platform for visualizing data on vaccine use, impact, and coverage status globally and in the 73 countries receiving vaccines from Gavi. In addition to data on human papillomavirus, typhoid conjugate, pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, Haemophilus, and inactivated polio vaccines, VIEW-hub now includes COVID-19 Vaccines Briefs, including effectiveness in children.
On-Demand: American College Health Association completes posting of its five-part webinar series, Facts or Fakes? Promoting Health Literacy Skills with Your Students; CE available
The American College Health Association (ACHA) offered a free, five-part webinar series, Facts or Fakes? Promoting Health Literacy Skills with Your Students. This five-part webinar series provides tools to help students and others navigate misinformation, disinformation, and the infodemic. Webinars include:
Up to 5 hours of credit are available for CNE, CME, and CHES, and 1 CE is available for counselors for session 2.
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