CDC MMWR: Rotavirus Vaccine Administration Errors; Reminders to Clinicians

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In the January 31, 2014, issue of CDC’s MMWR, “Rotavirus Vaccine Administration Errors” looks closely at reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) of administration of rotavirus vaccines by injection. VAERS found 39 reports of incorrect administration of rotavirus vaccines by injection and 27 reports of eye splashes. The report reminds clinicians that rotavirus vaccines should not be injected into a child. Vaccine providers should follow instructions in package inserts (Rotateq and Rotarix) on proper administration using the manufacturers’ oral applicator devices (squirted gently and slowly into the child’s cheek).

To view the report in its entirety, click here.

CDC offers a number of educational resources to help providers improve how their practice administers vaccines:

CDC’s VIS 2D Barcode Lookup Table

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CDC’s JE Vaccine Information Statement Update

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This message serves to inform you that the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Information Statement has been updated to reflect the change in Ixiaro’s minimum age from 17 years to 2 months.

CDC Registry (IIS): Programmatic and Technical Contact List Update

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The contact information for Mississippi has recently been updated and is now available.

CDC Vaccine Information Statements Update

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

The VIS has been updated to reflect the change in Ixiaro’s minimum age from 17 years to 2 months.

CDC Adult Immunization Schedule

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This message is to notify you that the 2014 adult immunization schedule will be available on February 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.

CDC Child & Adolescent Immunization Schedule

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This message is to notify you that the 2014 child and adolescent immunization schedule will be available on January 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.