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November 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
IAC's Needle Tips Just Released Online!
Published November 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, the 20-year flagship publication of the Immunization Action Coalition, is published quarterly and offers a concise summary of the latest immunization information and new resources for healthcare professionals. The November 2015 issue of Needle Tips has just been released online. You can download the entire issue or simply click below on the articles you'd like to access directly:
Lead story! ACIP Expands Recommendations for the Use of Meningococcal Serogroup B Vaccine to Include Adolescents and Young Adults
"Ask the Experts" questions answered by CDC staff: Three pages of Q&As about the use of meningococcal vaccines and HPV9 vaccine
IAC's New Campaign! MCV4: Youíre Not Done If You Give Just One. Give 2 MCV4 Doses to Strengthen Protection
What's New with Vaccines? Vaccine Highlights: Recommendations, schedules, and more
IAC's Free Nationwide Workshops on Using Standing Orders to Vaccinate Adults
New! Screening Checklist for Preteen and Teen Vaccination Ė HPV, MCV4, and Tdap
Newly updated! Its Federal Law! You must give your patients current Vaccine Information Statements
Updated! Summary of Recommendations for Child and Teen Immunization (Birth through age 18 years)
Updated! Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization (Age 19 years and older)
Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine Resource Materials: Standing orders and guidance chart
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IAC's Free Workshops on Using Standing Orders
SEPTEMBER 2015
New Initiative About Giving Second Dose of Meningococcal (MCV4)
AUGUST 2015
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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?
 
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