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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 - 2016 Issues
Who Needs Hepatitis B Serologic Testing before or after Vaccination?
Published November 2016
Hepatitis B Vaccination for Adults ó Who Needs It and When?
Published October 2016
Whatís New in the Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for the 2016-17 Season?
Published September 2016
Let's Review ó Routine Hepatitis B Vaccination Schedules for Infants, Children and Teens
Published August 2016
How You Can Help Overcome Low Vaccination Rates Among Adults
Published July 2016
Give a Strong Recommendation for HPV Vaccine for All Preteens and Young Adults
Published June 2016
Just Released! IAC's May Edition of Needle Tips
Published May 2016
CDC Experts Answer 1,000+ Vaccine-related Questions at Immunize.org
Published April 2016
Using Standing Orders to Vaccinate Increases Coverage Rates and Protects Patients
Published March 2016
Just Released! CDCís Official Immunization Schedules for 0- to 18-year-olds and for Adults
Published February 2016
Remember to Routinely Administer TWO Pneumococcal Vaccines One Year Apart to Healthy Adults Age 65 and Older
Published January 2016
Technically Speaking - 2015 Issues
Preventive Medicine: Be Sure Your Staff Is Not Making Any of These Frequently Reported Vaccine Administration Errors
Published December 2015
IAC's Needle Tips Just Released Online!
Published November 2015
IAC's Free Workshops on Using Standing Orders
Published October 2015
New Initiative About Giving Second Dose of Meningococcal (MCV4)
Published September 2015
Is Your Practice Following Federal Law When Using Vaccine Information Statements?
Published August 2015
Screening Patients for Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination
Published July 2015
Suggestions About Finding Old Immunization Records
Published June 2015
Just Released! Fifth Edition of "The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians"
Published May 2015
Important New Vaccine Recommendations from CDC's February 2015 ACIP Meeting
Published April 2015
New Issues of Needle Tips and Vaccinate Adults Now Available
Published March 2015
CDCís 2015 Immunization Schedules for Children and Adults, and IACís Concise Summaries of Recommendations are Free and Ready to Use
Published February 2015
Do You Know Which Vaccines are Specifically Recommended for Healthcare Personnel in Your Workplace?
Published January 2015
Technically Speaking - 2014 Issues
Use this Handy Checklist to Help Improve your Practiceís Vaccination Rates
Published December 2014
Know the "7 Rights" of Vaccine Administration
Published November 2014
CDC Issues New Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Adults Age 65 Years and Older
Published October 2014
What's New in the 2014Ė15 CDC Influenza Vaccine Recommendations
Published September 2014
Make Sure You Choose the Proper Needle Length When Vaccinating Your Patients
Published August 2014
Protect Your Significant Investment in Vaccines So That They Can Protect Your Patients
Published July 2014
Immunization Action Coalition Launches “Question of the Week” in its Free Weekly Newsletter
Published June 2014
Use These Resources to Help you Avoid Vaccine Administration Errors in Your Practice
Published May 2014
Resources to Help Assure Competency of Clinic Staff Administering Vaccines
Published April 2014
Simple Tips to Expedite Vaccination in Your Practice
Published March 2014
Newly Updated! CDCís 2014 Immunization Schedules and IACís Easy-to-Use Summaries
Published February 2014
A Strong Provider Recommendation Matters. Donít Just "Offer" HPV Vaccine to Parents for Preteens. Recommend It!
Published January 2014
Technically Speaking - 2013 Issues
Handouts for Parents, Teens, and Adults Help Providers Explain the Value of Vaccines
Published December 2013
At Your Fingertips: Official Vaccine Recommendations and Product Information
Published November 2013
Ask the Experts: Providing Answers to Your Timely and Challenging Influenza Vaccination Questions
Published October 2013
Vaccinations and Pregnancy
Published September 2013
Temperature Monitoring – The "Vital Sign" for Vaccine Storage
Published August 2013
The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins At Birth
Published July 2013
Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Vaccines in High-Risk Infants and Children
Published April 2013
What to Do if the Wrong Dose of a Vaccine Is Administered
Published March 2013
CDC's 2013 Immunization Schedules and IAC's Easy-To-Use Summaries
Published February 2013
Expanded Tdap Recommendations: Administer Tdap to Pregnant Women during Each Pregnancy
Published January 2013
Technically Speaking - 2012 Issues
A New Program for Reporting Vaccine Errors
Published December 2012
CDC Publishes FAQs about New Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines
Published November 2012
New Recommendations for the Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines in Adults with Certain Health Conditions
Published October 2012
One Dose or Two? How Many Doses of Influenza Vaccine Do Children Need in the 2012-13 Season?
Published September 2012
CDC Recommendations for Use of Tdap Are Now Simpler! Everyone Age 11 and Older Needs a Dose
Published August 2012
Recording Vaccinations – What is Required by Federal Law?
Published July 2012
Responding to Requests for Personal Belief Exemptions – Some Helpful Resources
Published June 2012
Try These Free Email Services to Stay Up to Date on Immunization Information
Published May 2012
Guidance for Preventing Fainting and Associated Injuries after Vaccination
Published April 2012
Minimum Ages and Minimum Intervals Between Doses of Vaccines in a Series – Why Does It Matter?
Published March 2012
Visit EZIZ.org for Practical Tools on Vaccine Administration, Storage and Handling
Published February 2012
Technically Speaking - 2011 Issues
"Catching-up" Kids – and Don't Forget the Supplemental Dose of PCV13
Published December 2011
Which Children Need Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2011-2012 Season?
Published November 2011
Screening Patients for Contraindications to Vaccination
Published October 2011
Guidance for Busy Clinics on Prefilling Your Own Syringes
Published September 2011
Are Your New Patients Missing Their Immunization Records?
Published August 2011
CDC’s “General Recommendations on Immunization” – Make Sure You Have a Copy!
Published July 2011
Standing Orders Can Help You Vaccinate Your Patients
Published June 2011
2011 Immunization Schedules Now Available
Published April 2011
Tdap Recommendations Broadened
Published March 2011
Using Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) Correctly
Published February 2011
Technically Speaking - 2010 Issues
Administering Multiple Vaccines to a Child During a Single Office Visit
Published December 2010
Use of Vaccines with Diluents
Published November 2010
Which Children Need Two Doses of Influenza Vaccine for the 2010-11 Season?
Published October 2010
Proper Vaccine Administration
Published September 2010
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