DPH: VaxFacts Immunizations' Newsletter (Formerly IAP On Time)

VaxFacts Immunizations' Newsletter (Formerly IAP On Time)

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The Immunization Action Plan on Time Newsletter has been produced by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, since 1997. In the summer of 2010, the newsletter became known as VaxFacts, Immunization Review.  The new title is more inclusive of the broader scope of Immunizations.  It is an important tool for the Division of Infectious Diseases in distributing current Immunizations information to primary care physicians, infection control practitioners, Local Health Departments, Hospital Administration, School Nursing Administration, and other health professionals.

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 15          Fall 2014           

 

Taking a Stand—You Are the Key to
HPV Cancer Prevention Page 1

Connecticut Receives Immunization Awards Page 2, 3

Immunization Program Manager
Vincent Sacco Retires Page 3

Ask The Experts Page 4, 5

Connecticut Vaccine Program Updates Page 4, 5

CIRTS Updates Page 6

IAP Coordinator Activities throughout the State Page 7

Vaccine Requirements Updates Page 7

Google’s Flu Vaccine Finder Page 8

Seasonal Pediatric Influenza Vaccine Update Page 8

Enterovirus D68 Page 8

Managing Vaccine Inventory Page 9

Strategies to Prevent Administration Errors

Vol/Issue
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 14          Spring 2014       

DPH Honors Childhood Immunization Champion

National Infant Immunization Week Activities

VTrcks - On-line Vaccine Ordering

Regional VTrcks Staff & Epidemiologists

Ask The Experts Page 4, 5

Revised CT Immunization Program Website

Focus On: Vaccine Documentation

Achieving High Immunization Rates

CIRTS Updates/New Staff

VFC Program 20th Anniversary

MMWR Report - Requiring Flu Vaccinations for Children

Measles Advisory in CT/2014 Immunization Schedules

2013

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 12 Spring 2013       

DPH Honors Childhood Immunization Champion National Immunization Week Avian Influenza (H9N7) Outbreak In China
A Dose of Tdap During Each Pregnancy
Call To Action: Don’t Let Teens Fall Off Your Radar Screen
Barriers To Adolescent Immunizations
HPV Vaccinations Lagging Behind
2013/2014 Flu Supply
Pentacel and Pediarix Shortage
PCV13, Insurance Denials, Vaccine Waste, Fact Sheets
CIRTS Update

        

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 11 Winter 2013       

 DPH expands availability of flu vaccine

 CVP Expansion of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

 Your local Immunization representative available to help  

 FDA approves Flurarix (GSK) as second quadrivalent influenza
 vaccine

 New Meningococcal Vaccine Recommended for high-risk infants

 2013 U.S. Recommended Immunization Schedules Released

 Vaccines offered at your practice of clinic?

 FDA clears expanded use of Pneumococcal Conjugate
 Vaccine Prevnar 13

 Nominate an Immunization Champion for CT   
        

2012

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 10 Fall 2012       

Vaccine Program Expands               

Vaccine Update: Flu, Vtrcks, Provider Choice, Universal Coverage, Tdap, Whooping Cough Cases                                           

Immunization Exemptions on the Rise      

PCV13 For Adults

CT Vaccine Program Policy Change on Wasted Vaccine        

CIRTS Turns 20 Years Old

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol 9 Summer 2012

Perinatal Hepatitis B                  

New CIRTS Registry Rolled Out                                                

National Infant Immunization Week        

State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

Flu Expansion   

New Vaccine Legislation         

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reports on the VFC Program 

Pentacel Shortage, Educational Resources, Immunization News

Vol/Issue 
Date Issued 
Index 
Vol.16.2 Spring 2012
CHA Health Care Personnel Policy
Ask the Experts
Keeping Immunization Records up to date
Adolescent Vaccination coverage
Polio Eradication
ACIP update
CIRTS birthing hospital enrollment rates
Vaccine Wastage
New fillable vaccine forms
Influenza vaccine strains 2012-2013
PCV 13 for adults
 Vol 16.1  Winter 2012
State health rankings
CIRTS Update
PCV-13 and IPD
Pertussis in CT 2007-2010
Protecting Infants from Pertussis
Immunization Champion Awards
ACIP Updates 

2011

Vol/Issue Date Issued Index
Vol 2.4 Fall 2011
Annual Influenza Vaccination
Meningococcal Conjigate Guidance
2010 National Immunization Survey
Immunization for Women
Choosing Not to Vaccinate
VFC News
Flu  Vaccine Creator- CT Connection
Tropical Storm Irene
Vol 2.3 Summer 2011
Measles cases in U.S.
Influenza vaccinage coverage, CT
National Immunization Awards
School Vaccination coverage, CT
Enhanced Pertussis Surveillance,CT
CIRTS video available on line
June ACIP meeting recommendations
Save the date Annual Flu Conference
Vol 2.2  Spring 2011
New School Regulations
Updated ACIP recommendations
Best Practices
CDC vaccine schedules
Provider site visits
Fraud and Abuse
Vol 2.1  Winter 2011
Vaccine Wastage
Vaccine Freeze Study
Personal Belief Exemptions
Ask the Experts
Revised Immunization Webpage
VFC News

2010

Vol./Issue Date Published Index
Vol 1.2 Fall 2010
ACIPInfluenza Vaccine Recommendations 2010
# doses of Influenza Vaccine for Children 6 months-8yrs
Hospital Tdap Cocooning Project
Table 2010-2011 FDA licensed Influenza vaccines
2009 National Immunization Survey Results
Damaged vials of diluent
Immunizations Communications
Teen Immunization Rates on the rise
CIRTS Coverage Rates for 2007 brith Cohort
CIRTS statewide Immunization Rates 
Vol 1.1 Summer 2010 (New name)
Impact of 2-dose Varicella Vaccinations on Varicella epidemiology
2009 Day Care, School, College Survey results
New Day Care immunization requirements
New College immunization requirements
No benefit to delaying Immunizations
PCV13 Go,Slow,Stop?
 
 Vol 14.1 Winter 2010 2009 H1n1 Update
ACIP  Highlights
Mumps Outbreak
Pneumococcal Vaccine
New Pneumococcal Vaccine
Tip of the Issue
Vaccine Highlights
2010 Immunization Schedule
Immunization Program Epidemiologists 
 Vol 14.2  Spring 2010
Mumps Outbreak
ACIP Highlights
Hib Vaccine Supply Update
2010-2011 Influenza Vaccine Strains
Electronic Medical Records Survey
HPV Vaccine Impact Monitoring Project 

2009

Vol./Issue Date Published Index
 Vol 13.1  Winter 2009
Teen Vaccination Coverage Rates
BRFSS Measuring Influenza Vaccination Rates in Risk groups
Lest We Forget CIRTS Program
VFC Order Support Team
Vol 13.2  Spring 2009 
Recipe for Success
Measles Court Ruling
Vaccine Reportable Diseases
Teleconference Schedule
Vote and Vax
VFC Program -Vaccine Storage and Handling

Vol 13.3  Summer 2009 
Novel H1N1 Influenza
2009 Immunization Update
Regional Epidemiologists' Map and Responsibilities
2008 School and DayCare Survey results
Risk of Pertussis Infection
VFC Program update
Hib Booster Update-reinstating the booster dose
Vaccine Storage and Handling Quiz
 Vol 13.4 Fall 2009
Seasonal Influenza
Hib Vaccine Supply
Adolescent Immunization
ACIP Update
Stimulus Funds for Immunizations
CRTS Coverage Rates
H1N1 Flu

2008

Vol./Issue No.
Date
Published 
Index
 
 
Fall 2008
Influenza Vaccine recommendations 2008-2009-Influenza vaccine products
Vaccine diluent
Returning vaccine to McKesson
CIRTS Update
Approved Refrigerators
New Vaccines
 
Spring 2008
ACIP Feb.2008 meeting update
FDA approves second Rotavirus vaccine
Measles on the increase
2008 teleconferences  (link to teleconference schedule)
Immunization Information Systems increase enrollment
Vaccine ordering Support Staff update
Winter 2008 
 Updated Childhood/Adolescent Schedule
 National Infant Immunization Week April 19-26, 2008
 VFC/AFIX Site Visits
 Hib Vaccine Update
 CIRTS- New web-based registry roll out
 Vaccine Ordering Reminders

2007

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Fall 2007
ACIP 2007-2208 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL  OF INFLUENZA SIX PRINCIPLE CHANGES
PEDIATRIC INFLUENZA VACCINE SUPPLY
NATIONAL INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION WEEK
PROJECTED PRODUCTION OF INFLUENZA VACCINE
INFLUENZA VACCINE FORMULATIONS 2007-2008
TIP OF THE ISSUE:  FREE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL
CIRTS UPDATE- THE RATES ARE OUT
LOW VACCINATION RATES FOR INFLUENZA VACCINE
RECOMMENDED DOSES OF INFLUENZA VACCINE  FOR CHILDREN 6 MOS THROUGH 8 YEARS OF AGE
Summer 2007

TIP OF THE ISSUE: VACCINE POLICY MEMOS
MANAGING VACCINE SUPPLY
CME TELECONFERENCES
CDC IMMUNIZATION EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
THE EPICENTER: JOHN ENDERS AND POLIO VACCINE
ACIP FEBRUARY MEETING MINUTES
SUPPLY OF VACCINES CONTAINING VARICELLAZOSTER VIRUS
CDC CHANGES WEB ADDRESS
ADULT IMMUNIZATION WEEK

Vol. 11.2 Spring 2007

HPV-CERVICAL CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY, CT
CME TELECONFERENCES
THE EPICENTER: VACCINE SAFETY–EXPIRED VACCINES
2007 CT LEGISLATIVE SESSION
WHO’S YOUR EPI? 
LOSS OF VACCINE-INDUCED IMMUNITY TO VARICELLA OVER TIME

Winter 2007

ACIP OCTOBER 2006 UPDATE
ADULT IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE
THE EPICENTER: PERTUSSIS
IMPROVED MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE SUPPLY
REGISTRY/CIRTS UPDATE
SATELLITE/WEBCAST 4 PART–“EPIDEMIOLOGY AND
     PREVENTION OF VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES”
ORDERING VACCINES FROM IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

2006

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol. 10.1 Fall 2006

ACIP JUNE 2006 RECOMMENDATIONS
2006 NEW VACCINES
REAPPEARANCE OF VPDMEASLES, MUMPS
REGISTRY/ CIRTS UPDATE
THE EPICENTER
TIPS FOR THIS ISSUE

2005                    [Back to Top]  

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Fall 2005

NEW COMBO VACCINE FOR MMR & CHICKENPOX
NEW VACCINE OFFERS PERTUSSIS IMMUNITY TO ADULTS
STATE SWITCHES HIB VACCINES
STATE HAS ACCESS TO LA REGISTRY
STATE IZ RATES OUTS
MORBIDITY REPORT

Summer 2005

NEW MENING. VACCINE AVAILABLE
CHIRON BACK IN BUSINESS FOR ‘05/’06 FLU SEASON
STATE SWITCHES HIB VACCINES
DANBURY DOCTOR HONORED
NEVER LET VACCINES EXPIRE
MORBIDITY REPORT

Vol. 8.3 Spring 2005

ACIP RECOMMENDS MENINGITIS VACCINE FOR ADOLESCENTS
FLU VACCINNATION RATE 7X BETTER THAN LAST YEAR FOR KIDS
"LUNCH & LEARNS" AVAILABLE
WHEN TO GIVE A TD BOOSTER DOSE
MORBIDITY  REPORT

2004                    [Back to Top]  

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol. 8.2 Winter 2004/05

Hep. B & Meningococcal Vaccine for Adults 
Disease Reporting to State 
Return to 4 doses PCV 
CT Trend Data: IZ Rates 
Tips for Finding an Old IZ Record

Vol. 8.1

Fall 2004

New Rec’s for FLU and PCV
New College Law RE: Hep B
Immunization Rates Out
Imm. Requirements for School
Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism
Morbidity Report

Vol. 7.3 Spring 2004

New Rec’s for PCV During Shortage
CDC Recommends Suspension of Adoptions From Chine
Resources Available for Foreign Translations
New Registry Software Being Tested
Free Educational Materials
Morbidity Report

Vol. 7.2 Winter 2003/04 ACIP Issues ½ Year Schedule
FLU: Status Update
CIRTS Does Grand Rounds at Yale
Blue Forms Now Available
Age-old “Standards” Revised
EPI-VAC Course Offered in 3 Towns

2003                    [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol. 7.1 Fall 2003 Flu Recommended for Pediatric patients
School Nurse May Receive Immunization Histories
Your Practice's Immunization Rates Now Available
AAP Offers Guidance on Increasing Immunization Rates
Morbidity Report
Vol. 6.4 Summer 2003 Summary of School Entry Requirements
Infanrix Approved for 5th Dose
New Vaccine Admin. Record Available
NIS Data
PCV Proves Effective
Morbidity Report
Vol. 6.3

Spring 2003

New 5 in 1 Vaccine Available
New CIRS System Chosen
School Immunization Requirements
Morbidity Report

2002                    [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol. 6.2 Winter 2002-2003 Vaccines to be Shipped Directly
2 Year Old Clean-up Reports
Short Staffed? We Can Help
President call for Mass Vaccination
Morbidity Report
Vol. 6.1 Fall 2002 Most Vaccine Back in Stock
CIRTS Can Now Print School Forms
CIRTS Immunization  rates Available
National Immunization Survey Data In
Morbidity Report
Vol. 5.3 Spring 2002 Vaccine Shortage Update
Registry Update
News About VAERS
Morbidity Report

2001                    [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol. 5.2 Winter 2001-2002 Vaccine Update
Registry Update
Order Info. Materials for your Patients
Morbidity Report
 

Vol. 5.1

 
Fall 2001 Vaccine Update
Registry Update
New Lap Sites
Results of School; Survey
New College Law
Morbidity Report
Vol. 4.4 Summer 2001 Vaccine Update
Registry Update
School Immunization Requirements
Morbidity Report
Vol. 4.3 Spring 2001 Vaccine Update
Registry Update
Get Help With Your Office
New Vaccine Shipping
Morbidity Report

2000                    [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
  Vol. 4.1   Fall 2000   Trepedia Now Approved for 5 Consecutive Doses
  Important Actions Taken to Reach High Risk Persons
      with Flu Vaccine Despite Delays
  Resume the Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine
  Registry Update
  Notable Achievements
  Morbidity Report
  Vol. 3.3   Summer 2000   Availablility of Thimerosal-free DTaP, Hib
  New School Immunization Requirements-Statewide
  New Childhood Vaccine Recommended
  Vaccine Update
  Registry Update
  Notable Achievements
  Morbidity Report

* Note: There was no Spring 2000 issue published.

1999                 [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
Vol.3.2   Winter 1999   CDC Releases Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
       2000
  Vaccine Update:  Day Care Immunization Requirement Changes
       Statewide
  Registry Update
  Notable Achievements
  1999 Morbidity Report
Vol. 3.1   Fall 1999   ACIP Vote to Recommend All IPV Schedule in January 2000
  SmithKline Submits Application for Pentavalent Pediatric Vaccine
  U.S. May Cut Funds that Compensate Vaccine Victims
  Vaccine Update
  Registry Update
  Notable Achievements
  Ask the Experts
  1999 Morbidity
Vol. 2.4 Summer 1999   Heptavalent Pneumococcal Vaccine Found to be Effective Against
       Otitis Media
  Cumulative Levels Thimerosal Found Too High in Vaccines
  Vaccine Update
  Guidelines for Chickenpox Rash
  Notable Achievements
  New Regulations
Vol. 2.3   Spring 1999   FDA Designates Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccine for
      Fast Track Development
  New Vaccine Information Statements Available
  New Information on Rotavirus
  Registry Update
  Public Hearing
  National Infant Immunization Activities
  Ask the Experts
  1999 Morbidity

1998                 [Back to Top]

Volume/
Issue Number
Date
Published
Index
  Vol. 2.2   Winter 1998   Rotavirus Joins U.S. Recommended Childhood Immunization
       Schedule
  Vaccine Prevents Infants from Meningitis
  Registry Update
  Vaccine Update
  Notable Achievements
  Ask the Experts
  1998 Morbidity
  Vol. 2.1   Fall 1998   New Drug Manufacturer Enters Pediatric Vaccine Market
  SmithKline Beecham's Engerix-B Vaccine Approved for Use in
       Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
  Registry Update
  Vaccine Update
  Notable Achievements
  Ask the Experts
  Immunization Tips for 1998 School Entry (CT)
  1998 Morbidity
  Vol. 1.4   Summer 1998   New Parent-Held Immunization Record Cards on Their Way
  Free Immunization Satellite Courses Offered Throughout State
  Registry Update
  Vaccine Update
  Notable Achievements
  Ask the Experts
  1998 Morbidity
  Vol. 1.3   Spring 1998   Rubella Outbreak in Fairfield County & Westchester County, NY
  Chickenpox Prevention Progresses
  Results From 1997 National Immunization Survey In
  Registry Update
  Vaccine Update
  Notable Achievements
  1999 National Immunization Program Calendar
  Ask the Experts
  1998 Morbidity

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