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IAC Express: Issue 1406
January 16, 2019
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CDC releases preliminary estimates of the cumulative numbers of flu illnesses, medical visits, and hospitalizations so far this season in the U.S.—between 6 to 7 million people have been sick with flu
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month; many resources are available for you and your patients
ZDoggMD explains the urgency of hepatitis B vaccination for newborns in online presentation titled "Why Vaccinate So Early?"; CME/CEU available
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists posts "Strategies for Integrating Immunizations into Routine Obstetric-Gynecologic Care" tip sheet and final report from its adult immunization project
O, The Oprah Magazine publishes article titled "5 Myths about the Flu Shot, Debunked"
IAC Spotlight! On the "View All Materials" pages on IAC's website you can find links to more than 300 IAC patient handouts, staff education materials, and slide sets available on immunize.org
December's Technically Speaking column by IAC executive director Dr. Deborah Wexler is titled "Looking Back Over 2018 Can Help Ensure Optimal Vaccination Practices in 2019"
IAC Handouts
IAC revises "Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines: Be Sure Your Patients Get the Correct Dose"
IAC updates its standing orders templates for administering hepatitis A vaccine to children/teens as well as to adults
IAC updates its 4-page handout for patients and healthcare professionals titled "Hepatitis A: Questions and Answers"
IAC revises its hepatitis A questionnaire for adults: "Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A?"
IAC updates its handout for patients: "Hepatitis A Is a Serious Liver Disease…Vaccination Can Protect You"
IAC revises "Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine to Children"
World News
The Journal of Infectious Diseases releases "Eradicating Measles—A Call for an Exceptional Coordinated Global Effort"
Featured Resources
January's Parent's PACK newsletter from the Vaccine Education Center includes video about viral infections and why shingles and HPV can remain in host long-term
The VaccinesWork.org community blogging platform from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, posts interactive map of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks
IAC's 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Nature publishes analysis of the research and development of new vaccines and the outlook for the future
CDC publishes report on establishing a baseline for 2015–2016 cervical cancer screening coverage in India in this week's MMWR
Education and Training
Us vs. HPV, a free webinar series on HPV prevention, is scheduled for January 22–28
Conferences and Meetings
Reminder: Registration open for February 27–28 ACIP meeting
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