Issue Number 594            April 18, 2006


  1. Laminated U.S. childhood and adult immunization schedules are a must for every exam room
  2. Immunization Techniques video (VHS or DVD) offers a low-cost way to give staff high-quality immunization instruction


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Laminated childhood and/or adult immunization schedules will be a useful and welcome addition to every exam room at your practice site. IAC adapted the schedules from the ones posted on NIP's website. Each is coated in durable plastic for heavy-duty use, complete with essential footnotes, and printed in color for easy comprehension. Following is information on the schedules, including their prices and ordering options.

Childhood schedule. Based on the ACIP/AAP/AAFP-approved Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, 2006, this 2-sided, 8.5" x 11" schedule is printed back-to-back. To view it, go to:

Note: The laminated childhood schedule does not include information about administering the newly licensed rotavirus vaccine because rotavirus vaccine is not on the official 2006 childhood schedule on which the laminated schedule is based.

Prices for the childhood schedule are $4 each for 1–4 copies and $3 each for 5–19 copies. Discount pricing is available for larger quantities.

Adult schedule. Based on the ACIP/AAFP/ACOG-approved Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, Oct. 2005–Sept. 2006, this 4-sided, 11" x 17" schedule is printed back-to-back and folded to 8.5" x 11". To view it, go to:

Prices for the adult schedule are $5 each for 1–4 copies and $4 each for 5–19 copies. Discount pricing is available for larger quantities.

Ordering options. Order online with a credit card, or order by mail or fax, using a credit card, check, or purchase order. Shipping is free within the United States.

For more ordering information, go to: Questions? Email or call (651) 647-9009.

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If you deliver vaccination services at your healthcare site, you owe it to your staff and patients to order copies of the video Immunization Techniques: Safe, Effective, Caring. One of IAC's most popular products, the 35-minute video offers providers a way to train staff—quickly, effectively, and affordably.

Developed by the California Department of Health Services Immunization Branch in collaboration with a team of national experts, the video teaches best practices for administering intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) vaccines to infants, children, and adults. It is designed for use as a "hands-on" instructional program for new staff, as well as a refresher course for experienced health professionals. Available since 2001 as a VHS videotape, it now comes in DVD format as well.

VHS VIDEOTAPE INFORMATION. The VHS is available from IAC in English only and comes with the following English-language print materials: (1) presenter's notes that include instructional objectives, pre- and post-tests, and photos showing vaccination sites appropriate for infants and toddlers and (2) a skills checklist to help you document that your staff is well trained.

DVD INFORMATION. The DVD contains both an English version of the video and a version dubbed in Spanish. You can watch the DVD on a television with a DVD player or on a computer with a DVD drive.

The DVD includes English- and Spanish-language versions of the following print materials: (1) the presenter's notes described above, (2), "Comforting Restraint," a poster that clearly shows parents how to hold a child during vaccination, and (3) "Be there for your child," a poster that presents ideas parents can use before, during, and after vaccination to make the experience easier for their child. The DVD also includes the following print materials in English only: (1) the skills checklist described above, (2) "Immunization Record and History," a chart that allows health professionals to document vaccine administration information for each of the recommended childhood vaccines, and (3) a resource list that directs parents to sources of reliable immunization information. PLEASE NOTE: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or above to view and print the materials included on the DVD.

The cost for each VHS videotape is $30; the cost for each DVD is $35. Discounts are available for orders of 20 or more by calling (651) 647-9009.

To order online (U.S. addresses only), go to:

To order by mail or fax, go to:

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    Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH
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    John D. Grabenstein, RPh, PhD
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    Courtnay Londo, MA
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