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Parents are Talking website helps parents talk about sex with their teens
Colleagues in the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a website to help parents when talking to their children about sex. While the website was started to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in the Philadelphia area, it has information and tools that can be used beyond, including some games that offer conversation practice, communication tips, and information about topics common to this age group, such as contraception, condom use, abstinence and more.
New IAC handout about vaccine exemptions
Ten leading professional organizations have made formal statements related to the importance of limiting non-medical exemptions, and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has collected them in one easy-to-copy place, making them easy to find — and share.
Influenza vaccine storage, handling and administration webinar
The CDC posted a 20-minute webinar in October 2019 which offers an update on influenza vaccine storage and handling, including transport, temperature-related requirements, expiration dates, products and dosing, recommendations and more.
The webinar is a good refresher for seasoned vaccinators and a good introduction for new vaccinators.
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