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Oklahoma Immunization Update July 2013 PREVENTION and PREPAREDNESS SERVICES IMMUNIZATION SERVICE PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE TO ALL NURSING AND MEDICAL STAFF Sign Up to Receive this Update by E-Mail Subscribe at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/OKSDH/subscriber/new?topic_id=OKSDH_79 to subscribe. All interested staff may subscribe, as there is no limit to the number of subscribers. You may cancel your subscription at any time. Northern Oklahoma Regional Pediatric Clinic in Ponca City Increases Already High Immunization Level Congratulations to the staff and physicians of Northern Oklahoma Regional Pediatric Clinic for increasing the percentage of children seen in their clinic who are up-to-date from 84% to 86%. With an immunization level already exceeding the 2020 Healthy People Goal of 80% of children 19-through 35 months of age up-to-date with 4 DTaP, 3 polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hib, 3 HepB, 1 varicella and 4 PCV13, this clinic further reduced missed opportunities by using the OK BY ONE Schedule and increased their rate to 86%. This was accomplished while vaccinating over 1500 children in 2012 with over 8300 doses of vaccine. The Immunization Service appreciates the extra effort put forth by the staff of Northern Oklahoma Regional Pediatric Clinic which included entering all doses administered into OSIIS including doses administered to privately insured patients. Has Your Clinic Changed Names or Addresses? Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers, remember, if your clinic or office has changed names or addresses and you still want to participate in the VFC Program you MUST fill out the VFC Provider Update Form and fax or mail it to the Immunization Service. The form may be found on page 3 in the Vaccines for Children Provider Resource Guide in the red binder. Great, Easy-to-Read Resources Packed with Helpful Information for Immunization Providers Check out these publications from the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) at http://www.immunize.org/: Needle Tips: May 2013 issue: http://www.immunize.org/nt/ Vaccinate Adults: May 2013 issue (a shortened version of Needle Tips modified for those who vaccinate adult patients.): http://www.immunize.org/va/ Both publications are free and are available exclusively online. If you want to receive direct notification when new issues are published subscribe at: http://www.immunize.org/subscribe/. Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) Recall/Reminder Postcards Complete and accurate patient addresses are vital to the effective operation of the OSIIS recall/reminder postcard system. If you do not have an up-to-date or complete address for a patient, please change the patient’s status in OSIIS to “Unknown Address”. You can do this by selecting “Update Patient Data” on the “Action/View Menu” and change the “Patient Status” to “Unknown Address”. This will prevent a postcard from being sent to the wrong address. When an updated address is obtained, change the “Patient Status” back to “Active”. If a patient is 18 years of age or younger, please include the parents’ names on the “Patient Data” page. This helps the OSIIS staff to correctly identify duplicate records. Thank you. Continued use of OSIIS contributes to accurate immunization records, reduces the administration of unnecessary doses of vaccine which saves time and money, and reduces missed opportunities to vaccinate. Benefits of Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines Quadrivalent flu vaccines offer the potential to prevent additional cases of influenza as they provide protection against 4 strains of influenza virus (two influenza A and two influenza B) as compared to current trivalent influenza vaccines which contain two influenza A and one influenza B. The three quadrivalent flu vaccines licensed in the U.S. have safety and immunogenicity profiles similar to the trivalent vaccines in both children and adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted an analysis to quantify the potential public health impact of a quadrivalent influenza vaccine strategy compared to trivalent vaccines. The analysis suggested that use of quadrivalent vaccines in the US during the 2001–2008 seasons would have been beneficial in each season, cumulatively resulting in approximately 2.1 million fewer cases of influenza, 20,000 fewer hospitalizations, and 1,200 fewer deaths.* *Ambrose, Christopher S. and Levin, Myron J. “The rationale for quadrivalent influenza vaccines,” Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2012 January 1; 8(1): 81–88. For an online version of this Update, visit the Immunization Service web page at: http://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/Immunizations/Information_for_Health_Professionals/index.html. If you have any questions about this material, contact the Immunization Service by telephone at 405.271.4073 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Title||Oklahoma immunization update, 07/2013|
Oklahoma. Immunization Service.
|Purpose||Northern Oklahoma Regional Pediatric Clinic in Ponca City Increases Already High Immunization Level; Has Your Clinic Changes Names or Addresses?; Great, Easy-to-Read Resources Packed with Helpful Information for Immunization Providers; Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) Recall/Reminder Postcards; Benefitsof Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines;|
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