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IAC Express 2008
Issue number 768: December 2, 2008
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  1. Please consider a contribution to support IAC's work
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 768: December 2, 2008
1.  Please consider a contribution to support IAC's work

Dear IAC Express Readers,

As the end of 2008 approaches, I'd like to ask you to consider including the Immunization Action Coalition, the publisher of IAC Express, in your charitable giving. IAC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Your donation will help us keep IAC Express a high-quality service that is free to the subscriber. Individual donations of $10, $25, or $50 can go a long way toward offsetting the research, writing, and distribution costs that go into each issue of IAC Express. Larger donations are also welcome, of course.

Consider making a gift in honor or in memory of a colleague, friend, or relative! Particularly during the holiday season, this is a thoughtful way for you to recognize others who care about immunization. With your permission, we will notify your honoree with a letter of thanks.

To donate on our website, go to You can also make out a check to the Immunization Action Coalition and send it to 1573 Selby Ave., Suite 234, St. Paul, MN 55104. Instructions for making an honorary or memorial gift are given at the link above. If donating by check, please enclose contact information for yourself and the honoree and tell us if you would like us to disclose your name and/or the amount of the gift.

Thank you for your dedication to protecting lives through immunization, and best wishes for a healthy, safe holiday season!


Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Executive Director

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