Published on in Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently launched a new campaign focused on vaccine science. In addition to sharing the campaign hashtag #ShotOfScience, NFID has free materials online, including:
- Five animated infograms
- An infographic detailing key achievements in vaccine science
- Sample social media posts
The Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for Td has been updated to correct an error related to a precaution for Tdap, but not Td. Specifically, text instructing readers to talk to the doctor if they “have seizures or another nervous system problem” has been removed because it does not apply to Td vaccine.
Providers may exhaust their existing supplies, but should inform patients of the error. The revised version (dated: 4/11/17) should be used thereafter.
Daycare program — Vaccinate Your Family
Every Child By Two (ECBT) partnered with Young Minds Inspired (YMI) to develop the Vaccinate Your Family program for daycare providers. Although the program is not new, it has received positive feedback from daycare providers and includes letters for parents and grandparents as well as activities for young children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers webinars related to teen vaccines. Recent webinars can be viewed online:
- "HPV Vaccine Schedule Change Update" — presented by Dr. Nancy Messonnier, Dr. Lauri Markowitz and Dr. Melinda Wharton; recorded on Nov. 18, 2016.
- "Using AFIX to Empower Clinicians" — presented by Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP; recorded on Oct. 11, 2016.
- "Importance of AFIX and Tools for Success" — presented by Hanan Awwad, CDC’s AFIX Lead; recorded on Sept. 8, 2016.
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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