Vaccine Resources: Handing Our VISs, Podcasts and Videos, Medical Marijuana and Autism Statement, and IIS and 2D Barcodes New Resource

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Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers

Handing out VISs

Did you know that you can have parents or patients read Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) on their phone? VISs are formatted so that they can be downloaded and read on mobile devices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers information about a variety of ways you can fulfill the legal requirement of providing VISs before every vaccine dose.

Check out the list today to see if there is an easier way for your practice to address this requirement.

Podcasts and videos

Check out these new videos and podcasts related to vaccines:

Medical marijuana and autism statement

The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) recently released a statement related to the use of medical marijuana as a treatment for people with autism. The statement discusses what is known about tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), the limited data from well-controlled scientific studies, and what parents should do if they are considering using marijuana-related products for their children with autism.

Read the whole statement and access further reading on the ASF website.

ASF also recently participated in creating a policy brief related to “Getting People with Autism to Work.” The brief, released by the International Society for Autism Research, represents the culmination of a two-year project reviewing employment opportunities and related research for those diagnosed with autism. A series of recommendations include using person-centered, individualized approaches, providing environmental support in the work place as well as opportunities for on-the-job experience, and more.

Read the four-page brief.

IIS and 2D barcodes new resource from the AAP

Immunization information systems (IIS) and 2D barcodes on vaccines offer an effective way to reduce vaccine-related errors and improve recording of immunizations. Realizing these opportunities, as well as the potential for saving staff time, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released “Immunization Information Technology: A Guide for Pediatricians

on Immunization Information Systems and Two-Dimensional Barcoding.” The 12-page guide is accessible online and answers questions as well as provides resources for additional information.

Check out the guide today.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

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