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Childhood immunizations slide deck for providers
Did you know the CDC has a slide deck about childhood immunizations that you can use for presentations to colleagues? The one-hour presentation provides an overview of the childhood immunization program and includes findings from CDC audience research, tips for communicating with parents, and CDC resources.
Additional resources can be found on the CDC’s webpage, Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) both recently released updated information related to HPV.
AAP materials focused on oropharyngeal cancer related to HPV. Materials are located on the AAP’s oral health page and include:
- Oropharyngeal Cancer (OPC) and HPV Prevention in Children: 5 Key Points that Pediatricians Need to Know
- Oropharyngeal Cancer (OPC) and HPV Prevention in Children: 5 Key Points that Dental Professionals Need to Know
- Answering Questions about HPV Vaccine: A Guide for Dental Professionals
WHO materials on their webpage about HPV include a comprehensive list of resources, including:
- A series of Q&A sheets for different audiences
- Links to a series of videos, including a personal story, how the HPV vaccine works, and one about monitoring HPV vaccine side effects
- WHO position paper on HPV
WHO news related to hepatitis B and 2018-2019 influenza vaccine composition
The WHO released the following over the last few weeks:
- Implementation of birth dose for hepatitis B worldwide — the WHO published this statement in the Feb. 16, 2018, Weekly Epidemiological Record showing data for the rationale as well as addressing potential barriers to its implementation in certain parts of the world.
- Composition of the 2018-2019 influenza vaccine composition — the March 23, 2018, Weekly Epidemiological Record included WHO recommendations for influenza vaccine strains for northern hemisphere vaccines during the 2018-2019 season. Of the four strains indicated, one B strain is different:
- A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus
- B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage) — this strain replaces B/Brisbane/60/2008
- B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage)
Also, in the March 23 publication, map 1 may be of interest as it shows the variability in the prevalence of different types of influenza virus that circulate throughout the world.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.