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May 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
Just Released! IAC's May Edition of Needle Tips
Published May 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.
The Immunization Action Coalition recently released the May issue of Needle Tips, its 24-page quarterly flagship publication for healthcare professionals. View the Table of Contents or download the entire issue in PDF format (9.6 MB).
Here is some of what you will find inside this issue of Needle Tips:
How standing orders protocols for vaccination can help your medical practice
Ask the Experts: CDC experts answer your questions about vaccines and their administration
What's new in vaccine recommendations, schedules and licensures
Guide to Contraindications and Precautions for Routinely Used Vaccines
Patient Handouts about the Vaccination Schedules for All Age Groups: Infants, children, preteens, teens, and adults — free and CDC reviewed; make copies and give them to your patients
Patient Vaccination Schedules for All Adults and for High-Risk Adults — CDC reviewed; make copies for your adult patients
IAC's ever-popular Summaries of Recommendations for Child/Teen and Adult Immunization; two of IAC's most frequently downloaded documents — CDC reviewed
Free Laminated Vaccine Pocket Guides for Pneumococcal and Zoster Vaccines. Order online! Available in bulk quantities; a valuable aid for every staff member who provides vaccination services
Needle Tips is sent out free of charge to more than 40,000 healthcare professionals four times a year. To subscribe, visit www.immunize.org/subscribe.
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 June 8, 2016.
This page was reviewed on June 8, 2016.
 
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