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Resources for Immunization Professionals

February 11, 2015
Webinar Invitation-Measles Update: A primer for health care providers

This webinar is designed for all health care providers who may evaluate a patient with measles.

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January 7, 2015
California Department of Public Health - Measles Health Advisory

Measles Health Advisory about a measles outbreak, issued Wednesday, January 7, 2015, by the California Department of Public Health

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September 17, 2014

Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Shot-by-Shot website hosts a collection of stories from people who in some way have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases.  During a time where vaccine-preventable disease may appear to be a “thing of the past”, such personal stories educate us, and remind us of our vulnerability as well as the importance of prevention.

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September 12, 2014
Vaccines - Calling the Shots - NOVA

NOVA’s “Vaccines—Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics, explore the science behind vaccinations, hear from parents wrestling with vaccine-related questions, and shed light on the risks of opting out.

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June 24, 2014
Pertussis is Widespread in California (PDF)

Letter dated June 24, 2014, from Cal. Dept.of Public Health, sent to Medical Directors

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June 13, 2014
California Experiencing a Whooping Cough Epidemic

More than 800 new cases have been reported in the last two weeks (as of June 13, 2014)

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April 9, 2014
State of California - Health Advisory - Measles Update

Measles activity continues to be high in California this year.

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March 14, 2014
Confirmed Flu Deaths Reported in State Reach 332 (Link to non-IHS.gov website)

The director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announced today the number of confirmed influenza-related deaths in the state has increased by 14, to a total of 332 confirmed deaths.

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February 26, 2014
Email - Immunizing children for transitional or regular kindergarten

Under California’s kindergarten immunization requirements, even four-year old children need their pre-kindergarten immunizations prior to the first day of transitional kindergarten.

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February 24, 2014
CDC Reports Flu Hit Younger People Particularly Hard This Season

Approximately 61 percent of flu hospitalizations so far this season have occurred among persons aged 18-64 years.

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January 13, 2014
EZIZ message: Pregnant Women Need Protection from Flu

Pregnant women are recommended to get a flu shot during any stage of pregnancy.

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October 30, 2013
California Law - Immunizations Notice

Parents or guardians who do not want their children to receive one or more immunizations required for entering school or child care must provide documentation as stated in Assembly Bill 2109.

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September 20, 2013
Email From IHS CMO Dr. Susan Karol - Nationwide Shortage of TST antigen solutions

On September 4, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations for patient care and public health practice during the continued nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin test (TST) antigen solutions.

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California Area and National Report
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WAVE Campaign

DHHS Office of Healthcare Quality WAVE campaign: Wash Hands, Ask Questions, Vaccinate, Ensure Safety

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Pertussis webinar
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RPMS Immunization Package WebEx training
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Immunization Information
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Protect Young Infants from Pertussis: Immunize Pregnant Women with Tdap

Public health officials are urging all health care providers to educate families about the dangers of pertussis and to immunize all pregnant women between 27 and 36 weeks with Tdap 

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