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Official Releases
The latest vaccine licensures, recommendations and resources from official sources
  American Academy of Pediatrics
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  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Technically Speaking
Technically Speaking is a monthly column written by IAC's Executive Director Deborah Wexler, MD. It is featured in the The CHOP Vaccine Education Center's monthly e-newsletter. It is written for health professionals and covers a variety of practical topics in immunization delivery.
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What's New at IAC
Chronological listing of new and revised IAC materials
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Featured Resources
Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation
Based on research that indicates that adults are likely to get flu vaccine if their health care provider recommends it, this web page cites strategies and resources for offices to use to accomplish this. A fact sheet and a method called "SHARE" are provided. A printer-friendly version is also available. -  Posted 9/20/17
New! Vaccine Administration e-Learn Course
This CDC e-Learn course is a free, online educational program on how to avoid administration errors. The self-paced program provides videos, job aids, and clinic resources. It offers a certificate of completion and/or Continuing Education (CE) credit. - Posted 6/23/17
Just released! Sixth edition of The Vaccine Handbook - A Practical Guide for Clinicians ("The Purple Book") and its updated App
Written by Gary S. Marshall, MD, the Purple Book draws together the latest vaccine science and guidance into a concise, user-friendly, practical resource for the private office, public health clinic, academic medical center, and hospital. It is considered a vital source of practical, up-to-date information for vaccine providers and educators. IAC makes available a free mobile App of the Purple Book for iPhones and iPads. Download it from the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-vaccine-handbook-app/id1043246009?mt=8 - Posted 4/17/17
Vaccines and Teens
The Vaccine Education Center’s (VEC) 34-page booklet "Vaccines and Teens" provides parents with timely information about vaccines for teens. It was recently updated to include information about the revised HPV vaccine recommendations. Available in English and Spanish, the booklet can be viewed or printed from the VEC website. Copies can be ordered for $1/booklet (plus shipping) from the VEC’s online forms. - Posted 1/30/17
Medical Versus Nonmedical Immunization Exemptions for Child Care and School Attendance
This new policy statement recognizes the dangers of nonmedical exemptions to the health of children and to public health in general. The AAP joins with other medical organizations, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Medical Association, in advocating for the elimination of nonmedical exemptions for immunization in all states. - Posted 12/12/16
Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations
Winner of the 2016 National Health Information Award, this 64-page CDC booklet teaches parents about childhood diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. The booklet can be read or ordered online or downloaded in a printer-friendly format. - Posted 10/16/16
Clinical report providing information for addressing parental concerns about vaccination
This clinical report provides information for addressing parental concerns about vaccination. Immunizations have led to a significant decrease in rates of vaccine-preventable diseases and have made a significant impact on the health of children. However, some parents express concerns about vaccine safety and the necessity of vaccines. The concerns of parents range from hesitancy about some immunizations to refusal of all vaccines. The report outlines strategies and approaches you can use with parents to help them make the decision to vaccinate their child. - Posted 8/30/16
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. NIAM was established to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities have continued to use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. NIAM is sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC). For more information on the observance, visit NPHIC’s NIAM website.
New soft-cover edition! Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns
The Immunization Action Coalition's (IAC) comprehensive guidebook Hepatitis B: What Hospitals Need to Do to Protect Newborns is a complete resource for helping hospitals and birthing centers establish, implement, and optimize their birth dose policies. The book breaks new ground as a policy and best practices guide for newborn hepatitis B immunization. AAFP, AAP, ACOG, and CDC endorse administering hepatitis B vaccine prior to hospital discharge and all have provided review of this guide. - 3/10/16
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BREAKING NEWS
10/1/17
Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2017–2018 - AAP Policy Statement
8/31/17
FDA expands licensure of Afluria Quadrivalent (Seqirus) to include people age 5 years and older
8/25/17
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines, 2017–2018 - ACIP Recommendations
8/24/17
Elimination of Perinatal Hepatitis B: Providing the First Vaccine Dose Within 24 Hours of Birth - AAP Policy Statement
7/6/17
Cholera Vaccine Information Statement released
5/19/17
Updated Recommendations for Use of MenB-FHbp Serogroup B (Trumenba) Meningococcal Vaccine – ACIP Recommendations
4/20/17
General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization – ACIP Recommendations
4/11/17
Updated Td (Tetanus and Diphtheria) Vaccine Information Statement released
2/11/17
CDC releases Recommended Immunization Schedules for Children and Adolescents Age 18 Years or Younger
2/11/17
CDC releases Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older
12/16/16
Use of a 2-Dose Schedule for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination - ACIP Recommendations
12/2/16
Updated HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Information Statement released
11/18/16
FDA expands licensure of FluLaval Quadrivalent (GSK) to include people ages 6 through 35 months
Calendar of events: conferences and meetings on immunization
 
This page was updated on October 16, 2017.
This page was reviewed on March 30, 2016.
 
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