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Oklahoma Immunization Update January 2012 PREVENTION and PREPAREDNESS SERVICES IMMUNIZATION SERVICE PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE TO ALL NURSING AND MEDICAL STAFF Save the Date: 1st National Immunization Conference Online to be held March 26-28! The 2012 National Immunization Conference, called the 1st National Immunization Conference Online (NICO), will be held March 26-28 - entirely online. The Conference will provide information that will help participants provide comprehensive immunization coverage for all age groups and explore innovative strategies for developing programs, policy, and research to promote immunization coverage for all age groups. There will be no cost to participate in NICO. Pre- registration is not required. Attendance at live workshops will be limited to the first 1,000 people to log in at the start of each session. Invited speakers will present remotely over the Internet and telephone in a series of live, web-based sessions. Workshops will include multiple 1-hour presentations. Recordings of the sessions will be made available on the Internet after the conclusion of the conference. For more information about the 1st NICO, go to: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/nic/default.htm Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Pocket Guide Available A limited supply of National Influenza Vaccine Summit's Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination (PPSV) Pocket Guide is available. The pocket guide includes indications, contraindications, side effects, talking points and more. The pocket guide is designed to be used by healthcare professionals only; it is not a patient handout. Call the Immunization Service at (405) 271-4073 to place an order. Influenza Patient Education Materials Available The Oklahoma State Department of Health Immunization Service has a limited supply of influenza patient education flyers available for distribution to Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers on a first-come, first-served basis including: • No More Excuses You Need a Flu Vaccine, and • Pregnant Women Need a Flu Shot Call the Immunization Service at (405) 271-4073 to order a supply. Native Americans and African Americans are at Higher Risk for Influenza Complications Deaths and hospitalizations during the 2009-2010 influenza season due to H1N1 influenza highlighted the risks from influenza faced by Native Americans and African Americans and the need to emphasize flu vaccination among these groups. H1N1 influenza-related deaths among American Indians and Alaskan natives in at least 12 states across the nation were four times higher than rates for all other racial groups. One-third (35%) of persons hospitalized with H1N1 influenza in 13 metropolitan areas of 10 states were non-Hispanic African Americans compared to 16% who were non-Hispanic whites in the study areas. Source: http://www.sophe.org/Sophe/PDF/ReachingMinorityPopulations_Combined.pdf accessed on Nov. 22, 2011. ACIP Recommendations for Vaccinating Healthcare Personnel Published On November 25, Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) was published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This publication updates the recommendations published in 1997. The recommendations apply to health care personnel in all healthcare settings as well as to persons who provide home health care and emergency medical services. These recommendations are available at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6007.pdf. For an online version of this Update, visit the Immunization Service web page at: http://imm.health.ok.gov. If you have any questions about this material, contact the Immunization Service by telephone at 405.271.4073 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
|Okla State Agency||
Health, Oklahoma State Department of
|Okla Agency Code||'340'|
|Title||Oklahoma immunization update, 01/2012|
Oklahoma. Immunization Service.
|Purpose||As a major unit of the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Prevention and Preparedness Services the Immunization Service works to stop diseases before they start by promoting vaccination of all Oklahomans|
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