Free, CME-accredited Webinar on HPV Cancer Prevention, Thursday, June 21
Low HPV vaccination rates are leaving another generation of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection/disease, HPV vaccine, and ways to successfully communicate with patients and their parents about HPV vaccination. Find out how to tell parents that they’re not opening the door to sex—they’re closing the door to cancer.
Patient Education Videos for Your Practice!
Sponsored through a grant from the NJ Department of Health, NJAFP has created a series of patient education videos designed to dispell the myths surrounding vaccines. These short videos are free to download and use in your waiting room or exam room. You may also request a DVD if your office does not have an Internet-enabled TV.
New Jersey Immunization Information Network (NJIIS)
Did you know that the NJIIS is a lifespan registry and can accept immunization information on New Jerseyans of any age? Through NJIIS you can obtain a complete and accurate immunization history for a new or continuing patient; produce immunization records, reduce paperwork, manage your vaccine inventory and much more. The Maternal and Child Health Consortia also provides free training to health care providers and their staff on using the NJIIS. For a list of training opportunities in your county, visit https://njiis.nj.gov/njiis/jsp/trainingschedule.jsp
ACIP 2017 Immunization Schedule for Adults
In October 2016, ACIP approved the 2017 Immunization Schedule for Adults aged 19 years or older, effective February 1, 2017. Changes to the schedule include Influenza, Hep B, HPV and Meningococcal Disease. To view or print the 2017 Immunization Schedule and find patient resources and interactive tools, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html
Download the CDC Vaccine Schedules App
Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can immediately access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes using the CDC Vaccine Schedules app. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. NOTE: If you previously downloaded the tool, check that you have version 4.0.1 with 2017 schedules and footnotes.
UPDATED! Get Your Immunization Standing Orders Templates
We know how hard it is to navigate current immunization guidelines. In order to help your healthcare team assess a patient’s immunization status and administer vaccinations, the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), in conjunction with Pfizer, has provided downloadable Standing Orders templates for twelve adult vaccines.
Pneumoccocal Vaccine Timing
Confused about when to offer the right dose of pneumoccocal vaccine? See this CDC infographic for help.