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ACP Issues New Statement on Vaccine Safety

Seeking to preempt public confusion about vaccine safety that might result from the new administration’s announcement regarding a commission to study vaccine safety and scientific integrity, the ACP has issued a new statement on vaccine safety. Vaccines are a safe, effective, and easy way for children and adults to protect themselves, their families and friends, and their communities from life-threatening diseases.

Read the whole ACP statement on Vaccination Safety here

NVPO Announces National Adult Immunization Plan: A Path to Implementation


The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) has just made available the National Adult Immunization Plan: A Path to Implementation. This document  is a companion to the National Adult Immunization Plan, which provides an overview of actions needed to be undertaken by federal and nonfederal partners to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases.
 
The original plan outlines 4 key goals and objectives and strategies to guide implementation through 2020:
  1. Strengthen the adult immunization infrastructure.
  2. Improve access to adult vaccines.
  3. Increase community demand for adult immunizations.
  4. Foster innovation in adult vaccine development and vaccination-related technologies.
The new companion document identifies eight implementation priorities and suggests potential activities to support each priority. You can access both here.
 

Flu Activity is Still High - Keep Vaccinating!

As of February 18th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still show high flu rates in many states. Find more information here.


 


"Shingles is a Nightmare!" A Webinar with Dr. Steve Peskin

Save the date!

Shingles Webinar with Steven R. Peskin, MD, FACP, Southern New Jersey Chapter Governor, Amerivan College of Phusicians and Senior Medical Director - Clinical Innovations, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey     

Friday, March 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time 

Drawing on his personal experience with shingles, Dr. Peskin will discuss the disease and prevention through the Zoster vaccine.

Click the below link to join:   
https://acpmeetings.webex.com/acpmeetings/j.php?MTID=m389fb7e4bf24d107f51ef373514758de

Audio connection:           
 1-877-419-8419  (US) Call-in toll-free number
 Conference Code: 685 884 3985

This project is supported by funds from Pfizer.
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