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April 2016
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
CDC Experts Answer 1,000+ Vaccine-related Questions at Immunize.org
Published April 2016
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.
Ask the Experts, a long-standing and ever-popular feature of the Immunization Action Coalition’s (IAC) website for healthcare professionals, has been one of the most highly visited destinations on www.immunize.org since IAC’s website was launched in 1994. For more than 20 years, vaccine experts from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases have been working closely with IAC to answer questions about the use of vaccines that come up every day in medical practices across the United States.
Over the years, IAC has published these Q&As in Needle Tips, our quarterly flagship publication for healthcare professionals, as well as in Vaccinate Adults, an abbreviated version of Needle Tips for adult medicine specialists. The Q&As also appear in every issue of IAC Express, our free email news and information service which is sent out every Wednesday to more than 50,000 healthcare professionals.
Whether you are looking for answers to questions about dosing intervals when a patient has fallen behind schedule, what to do when a vaccine is given too early, or which influenza vaccine is most appropriate to use for a particular patient, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for at www.immunize.org/askexperts.
Here are some of the most popular Ask the Experts Web pages:
Ask the Experts main page
Ask the Experts: What’s New
Ask the Experts: Pneumococcal Vaccines
Ask the Experts: MMR Vaccine
Ask the Experts: Zoster Vaccine
Ask the Experts: Hepatitis B Vaccine
Ask the Experts: Varicella
Ask the Experts: Administering Vaccines
Ask the Experts: Question of the Week
To receive Ask the Experts Q&A answered by CDC experts every Wednesday, subscribe to IAC Express.
2016 ISSUES >> view all
NOVEMBER 2016
Who Needs Hepatitis B Serologic Testing before or after Vaccination?
OCTOBER 2016
Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults — Who Needs It and When?
SEPTEMBER 2016
What’s New in the Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for the 2016-17 Season?
AUGUST 2016
Let's Review — Routine Hepatitis B Vaccination Schedules For Infants, Children and Teens
JULY 2016
How You Can Help Overcome Low Vaccination Rates among Adults
JUNE 2016
Give a Strong Recommendation for HPV Vaccine for All Preteens and Young Adults
MAY 2016
Just Released! IAC's May Edition of Needle Tips
APRIL 2016
CDC Experts Answer 1,000+ Vaccine-related Questions at Immunize.org
MARCH 2016
Using Standing Orders to Vaccinate Increases Coverage Rates and Protects Patients
FEBRUARY 2016
Just Released! CDC's Official Immunization Schedules for 0- to 18-year-olds and for Adults
JANUARY 2016
Remember to Routinely Administer TWO Pneumococcal Vaccines One Year Apart to Healthy Adults Age 65 and Older
 
This page was updated on May 10, 2016.
This page was reviewed on May 10, 2016.
 
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