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March 2015
Technically Speaking
Monthly Column by Deborah Wexler, MD
Deborah Wexler MD
Technically Speaking is a monthly column written by IAC’s Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD. The column is featured in The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center’s (VEC's) monthly e-newsletter for healthcare professionals. Technically Speaking columns cover practical topics in immunization delivery such as needle length, vaccine administration, cold chain, and immunization schedules.
Check out a recent issue of Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers. The VEC e-newsletter keeps providers up to date on vaccine-related issues and includes reviews of recently published journal articles, media recaps, announcements about new resources, and a regularly updated calendar of events.
TECHNICALLY SPEAKING
New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available
Published March 2015
Information presented in this article may have changed since the original publication date. For the most current immunization recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, visit www.immunize.org/acip/acip_vax.asp.
Needle Tips is a free publication offered by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). Written for health professionals who provide immunizations to children, teens or adults, the quarterly publication offers timely immunization information, photocopy-ready handouts and expert answers to immunization-related questions. Vaccinate Adults is a concise presentation of the content from each Needle Tips issue, so that providers who immunize only adults, do not need to search through the issue of Needle Tips to locate relevant articles.
The March 2015 issues of each were recently released. The current issue of Needle Tips includes:
Resources to help with the measles outbreak
Summary tables of child and teen as well as adult immunization schedules
Charts for route, site and needle size for administering vaccines
A new HPV vaccine handout for young adults
Pneumococcal vaccine handouts
Standing orders handouts and templates
Statistics demonstrating that vaccines work
Parent handout highlighting the top ten reasons to vaccinate their children
Screening checklists for contraindications and precautions to vaccines
Vaccinate Adults contains only those articles that pertain to adult immunizations.
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2015 ISSUES >> view all
DECEMBER 2015
Preventive Medicine: Be Sure Your Staff Is Not Making Any of These Frequently Reported Vaccine Administration Errors
NOVEMBER 2015
IAC's Needle Tips Just Released Online!
OCTOBER 2015
IAC's Free Workshops on Using Standing Orders
SEPTEMBER 2015
New Initiative About Giving Second Dose of Meningococcal (MCV4)
AUGUST 2015
Is Your Practice Following Federal Law When Using Vaccine Information Statements?
JULY 2015
Screening Patients for Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination
JUNE 2015
Suggestions About Finding Old Immunization Records
MAY 2015
Just Released! Fifth Edition of "The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians"
APRIL 2015
Important New Vaccine Recommendations from CDC's February 2015 ACIP Meeting
MARCH 2015
New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available
FEBRUARY 2015
CDCís 2015 Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults, and IACís Concise Summaries of Recommendations are Free and Ready to Use
JANUARY 2015
Do You Know Which Vaccines are Specifically Recommended for Healthcare Personnel in Your Workplace?
 
This page was updated on May 1, 2015.
This page was reviewed on May 1, 2015.
 
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