The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently made updates to the following Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):
Be sure you are using the most up-to-date VIS by checking the CDC’s summary page.
The CDC recently updated two modules in the “You Call the Shots” training course:
The “You Call the Shots” modules are free, Web-based training modules intended for nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists and other health professionals who administer immunizations. The modules are also useful for students in fields of study that will eventually administer vaccines. Continuing education credits are also available.
Cervivor is a new series launched by Tamika & Friends, a group of cervical cancer survivors. In this online series Tamika interviews other cervical cancer survivors as they share their stories of hope and survival. The group is having a three-day survivor retreat during January 2014.
Merck voluntarily recalled one lot of Gardasil® because a small number of vials might have been contaminated with glass introduced by breakage during the production process:
For more information, consult the CDC’s related media statement.
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