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IAC Express 2008
Issue number 765: November 19, 2008
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  1. Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit
AAFP, American Academy of Family Physicians; AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics; ACIP, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices; AMA, American Medical Association; CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; FDA, Food and Drug Administration; IAC, Immunization Action Coalition; MMWR, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; NCIRD, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; NIVS, National Influenza Vaccine Summit; VIS, Vaccine Information Statement; VPD, vaccine-preventable disease; WHO, World Health Organization.
Issue 765: November 19, 2008
1.  Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guides--FREE!--from the National Influenza Vaccine Summit

With National Influenza Vaccination Week the second week of December, and several months of influenza vaccination yet to come, the Immunization Action Coalition is inviting IAC Express readers to place orders now for the National Influenza Vaccine Summit's 2008-09 Influenza Vaccination Pocket Information Guides. They're free!

These laminated, 3.75 x 6.75-inch, 2-color cards serve as a convenient reference for front-line healthcare professionals who vaccinate patients. The cards provide the following information:

  • Indications, contraindications, and precautions for the injectable and intranasal influenza vaccines
  • Populations targeted for vaccination
  • Dosage and route of administration for all the various influenza vaccine products
  • Talking points for discussing influenza vaccination with patients

See an image of the pocket guide at Pocket guides also serve as a reminder to keep giving influenza vaccine throughout influenza season (through the spring months).

Pocket guides are designed to be used by healthcare professionals; they are not patient handouts.


Each order must be for a minimum of 500 pocket guides. Place your order at There is no cost for the pocket guides, shipping, or handling within the U.S. Quantities are limited, so to avoid disappointment, place your order today!

If you have questions, email


These pocket guides were developed by, and are being provided under the sponsorship of, the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, The Summit brings together public and private stakeholders to facilitate and promote influenza vaccination. Nearly one million pocket guides were distributed in the 2007-08 influenza season by major medical, nursing, and pharmacist organizations, specialty societies, state health departments, Indian Health Service Area facilities, Quality Improvement Organizations, Visiting Nurse Associations, community vaccinators, and many others.

Thanks for your dedication to immunization, and don't forget to keep vaccinating against influenza throughout the spring months!

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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
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    Arkady Shakhnovich
    Jermaine Royes
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    Laurel H. Wood, MPA
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    Kayla Ohlde

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