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IAC Express: Issue 1386
September 26, 2018
Top Stories
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Plotkin's Vaccines textbook wins first prize in public health category for the 2018 British Medical Association’s Medical Book Award
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The immunization community mourns our loss of Lynn Bozof, president and cofounder of the National Meningitis Association
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Annual NFID influenza and pneumococcal news conference will be held on September 27; listen to the event and join the Twitterstorm
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IAC Spotlight: IAC’s recently updated Adult Vaccination web page is full of resources to help you vaccinate adults this fall and beyond
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CDC issues clinical guidance for providers during the Shingrix vaccine shortage
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CDC issues bulletin on tetanus in areas affected by a hurricane, including clinical guidance for providers
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IAC updates two of its popular Ask the Experts sections: one on diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus and the second on Hib vaccines
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Three healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination; 681 now enrolled
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Beware of B campaign urges Big Ten universities to require the meningitis B vaccination for incoming students; Indiana University and Purdue University on board
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IAC makes correction to newly updated standing orders template for influenza vaccination of children/teens
World News
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WHO reports on cholera and poliomyelitis in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
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Still available! IAC's sturdy laminated version of the 2018 U.S. adult immunization schedule—order a supply for your healthcare setting today! Child/teen schedules sold out.
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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
Education and Training
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CDC webinar, "2018–2019 Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers," scheduled for September 27
Conferences and Meetings
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CDC Current Issues in Immunization NetConference about DTaP/Tdap and hepatitis vaccine recommendations scheduled for September 25
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