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IAC Express 2010

Issue number 903: December 7, 2010

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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 903: December 7, 2010

Dear Reader of IAC Express,

All of us at IAC want you to know how much we value you as a subscriber to IAC Express. Together, we are saving and improving lives.

As 2010 comes to an end, we would very much appreciate any support you might be able to provide (

As a reader of IAC Express, you know that each time you receive an issue, you gain access to a valuable collection of immunization resources, including

  • Our library of free educational handouts and practical tools, all of which reflect current immunization recommendations
  • Our free online periodicals, Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults
  • The vast content of our primary website,
  • Our "Ask the Experts" issues, which give you direct access to CDC immunization experts William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, and Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH

We are proud that so many members of the immunization community find IAC's services worthy of their financial support. If you are able to help IAC at this time, please make a tax-deductible contribution online at or print a donation form and mail it to us. The form is available online at

I would also like to take this opportunity to make sure you know how much we depend on your feedback. It is essential for guiding us as we work to provide you with the kind of information you need. Please write to me at any time at

As you know, vaccines do their most powerful work in the skilled hands of dedicated and caring professionals. Thank you for your participation in our shared effort to protect everyone through immunization.

With best wishes for the holidays and a healthy new year,

Deborah L. Wexler, MD
Executive Director

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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
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    Taryn Chapman, MS
    Courtnay Londo, MA
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    Marian Deegan, JD
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    Laurel H. Wood, MPA
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    Kayla Ohlde

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