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March 2021
Technically Speaking
A Monthly Column by Deborah Wexler, MD
Deborah Wexler MD
IAC Executive Director Dr. Deborah Wexler writes Technically Speaking, a column featured in each issue of Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals, the monthly e-newsletter from the Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Technically Speaking columns cover practical topics in immunization delivery such as vaccine administration techniques, storage and handling, contraindications and precautions, and scheduling.
Subscribe to VEC's Vaccine Update for Healthcare Professionals to stay up to date on vaccine-related issues, including reviews of recently published journal articles, media recaps, and announcements about new resources and webinars. To subscribe, visit the Vaccine Update Newsletter Sign-up Form
The archive of past Technically Speaking columns is also available through links on the right side of this web page.
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IAC's newly updated "COVID-19 Vaccines" web page makes it easy to find important resources from CDC and others
Published March 2021
The large body of COVID-19 vaccination information expands daily, making it challenging for healthcare professionals to stay up to date with all the newly released COVID-19 resources for frontline vaccinators.

To assist you in finding the key information you need, IAC continues to add new links and resources to its COVID-19 Vaccines web page at www.immunize.org/covid-19. For example, information about the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine, recently approved for emergency use authorization by FDA, has been newly added.

On IAC's COVID-19 Vaccines web page, IAC has assembled links to key COVID-19 vaccine resource pages from CDC, IAC, and other partners. To facilitate easy access to the information, the web page is divided into several important topic areas, including:

The site also facilitates access to COVID-19 vaccine-specific resource pages from medical and public health organizations.

There are three ways to easily locate IAC's COVID-19 Vaccine web page:

  • Go directly to www.immunize.org/covid-19
  • On the IAC home page at immunize.org, click on the bright yellow display box in the right column
  • From anywhere on immunize.org, go to the light blue band of tabs across the top, choose the "Vaccines" tab, and then select "COVID-19" from the drop-down menu

Check back frequently as IAC's COVID-19 vaccine resources expand.

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The archive of past Technically Speaking columns is also available through links on the right side of this web page.
 
This page was updated on March 24, 2021.
This page was reviewed on March 24, 2021.
2021 ISSUES >> view all issues
JUNE 2021
Saying Goodbye and Leaving You with My "Top Ten" List of Places to Bookmark on Immunize.org
MAY 2021
Be sure you know the anatomical landmarks for administering intramuscular injections in the arm
MARCH 2021
IAC's newly updated "COVID-19 Vaccines" web page makes it easy to find important resources from CDC and others
FEBRUARY 2021
2021 Recommended U.S. Immunization Schedules for Children/Teens and for Adults Just Released – Laminated versions available for pre-order from IAC
JANUARY 2021
Don't Make the Mistake of Scheduling Dose #2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Too Early
2020 ISSUES >> view all issues
DECEMBER 2020
FDA issues EUA for Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine; CDC approves its use and provides clinical guidance
NOVEMBER 2020
Prevent Shoulder Injuries Caused by Missing the Deltoid Muscle When Injecting Vaccines!
OCTOBER 2020
ACIP Updates Recommendations on the Use of MenACWY and MenB Vaccines
SEPTEMBER 2020
Is It 0.25 mL or 0.5 mL? What Is the Correct Dose of Injectable Flu Vaccine for Children Younger Than 3?
JULY 2020
Choosing Proper Needle Length for Vaccination of Children and Adults: What Should You Consider?
JUNE 2020
Preventing Preventable Vaccine Administration Errors in Your Medical Setting
MAY 2020
IAC Launches New MenB Vaccination Honor Roll Recognizing Colleges and Universities That Require or Recommend the Vaccine to Protect Their Students
APRIL 2020
Our Society Deserves Vaccination: Two New Educational Pieces from IAC Explain the Science Supporting Vaccines and the Value of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
MARCH 2020
Now Available to Order! IAC's Laminated Versions of CDC's 2020 Immunization Schedules
FEBRUARY 2020
Sign up for IAC Express—the Best Way to Stay Current with Weekly U.S. Immunization News, Information, and Resources
JANUARY 2020
CDC Releases 2020 Version of Its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
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