Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MMR VIS and Barcodes on VIS Update

You are subscribed to Vaccines & Immunizations Home Page for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ‘In the Spotlight” area of this page has recently been updated and is now available.

An interim MMR VIS is available. Please begin using immediately. However, because there were no major changes, existing copies of the MMR VIS may be used. The “final” edition should be available in several months.

This is the first VIS to feature a 2D barcode. This will allow providers with a 2D barcode reader and the appropriate software to scan the VIS name and edition date into an electronic system such as an electronic medical record or IIS, as an OPTIONAL alternative to entering this information manually. For more information, see CDC’s VIS barcode web page.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NIIW Activities (National Infant Immunization Week) Update

CDC’s new mass media campaign targeting parents is designed for use throughout the year, even after National Infant Immunization Week.

These materials help educate parents about vaccines’ safe, proven disease-protection benefits. We encourage our partners to distribute these products locally to television and radio stations, newspaper outlets, and magazine publishers. Promotional materials are available in both English and Spanish, including:

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CDC Vaccine Information Statements Update

You are subscribed to CDC’s Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) email subscription service. The MMR vaccine information statement has recently been updated and is now available.

This interim VIS has been updated with minor changes throughout, and this new version will be the basis for a “final” edition, which should be available in several months.

As always, it is preferable to begin using the new edition immediately, but since there are no major changes, existing stores of the MMR VIS may be used.

This is the first VIS to feature a 2D barcode (located on the back near the edition date). This will allow providers with a 2D barcode reader and the appropriate software to scan the VIS name and edition date into an electronic system such as an electronic medical record or IIS, as an OPTIONAL alternative to entering this information manually. For more information, see CDC’s VIS barcode webpage at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/vis-barcodes.htm.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NIIW Activities (National Infant Immunization Week) Update

Many of CDC’s partners have resources available to help you meet your infant immunization objectives.

Learn about vaccine resources from CDC partners.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NIIW Activities (National Infant Immunization Week) Update

It’s National Infant Immunization Week.

For materials that health care providers can share with parents on vaccines, vaccine safety, and vaccine-preventable diseases, see these provider resources.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NIIW Activities (National Infant Immunization Week) Update

During National Infant Immunization Week (April 21-28), help parents find answers to vaccine questions on CDC’s web site for parents.

CDC - For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

This site features easy-to find vaccine information, like:

  • Age-specific immunization recommendations
  • Vaccine safety-related issues
  • Descriptions of vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Infant immunization FAQs
  • Guidance on how to hold children during vaccinations
  • Tips for a less stressful shot visit

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NIIW Activities (National Infant Immunization Week) Update

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 21-28.

You’re subscribed to NIIW activities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Read about the inspiring work of CDC Childhood Immunization Champions across the U.S. These recipients of a new annual award from CDC and the CDC Foundation are recognized for the important contributions they’ve made to public health through their work in childhood immunization.

See the 2012 Champions.

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