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November 2019- Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report
October 2019 - Materials for the Current Influenza Season- michigan.gov/influenza
November 2019- Pneumococcal Disease
CDC recommends pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for:
- all children younger than 2 years old
- all adults 65 years or older
- and people 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions
CDC recommends pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for:
- all adults 65 years or older
- people 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions
- and adults 19 through 64 years old who smoke cigarettes
For more information, visit Pneumococcal Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
The PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor mobile app helps vaccination providers quickly and easily determine which pneumococcal vaccines a patient needs and when. The app incorporates recommendations for all ages so internists, family physicians, pediatricians, and pharmacists alike will find the tool beneficial.
- Enter a patient’s age.
- Note if the patient has specific underlying medical conditions.
- Answer questions about the patient’s pneumococcal vaccination history.
Then the app provides patient-specific guidance consistent with the immunization schedule recommended by the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Download the app by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/hcp/pneumoapp.html. A desktop version of the app can be found here.
October 2019 - Influenza
Click here for key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza for health care professionals.
The MDHHS Division of Immunization 2019-20 flu handouts have been updated for the new flu season and posted online! You can find these at www.michigan.gov/flu by clicking on Current Flu Season Vaccination Materials for Health Care Professionals at the top of the page.
The 2019-20 handouts include:
- Quick Looks to Inactivated and Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccines
- Pediatric Influenza Vaccine Dosage
- Flu Vaccine Presentation Chart
- LAIV Key Points for Patients and for Providers
- How to Administer Intramuscular and Intranasal Flu Vaccines
- 2 Dose Algorithm for Children 6 Months Through 8 Years
- Screening for Egg Allergy
- VFC Flu Vaccines
In addition, both influenza Quick Look handouts were also updated on our Quick Look webpage, which can be found at www.michigan.gov/vaccinequicklooks.
Immunization Action Coalition
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Initiatives Newsletter
Ask the Expert
Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR)
BEDHD Communicable Disease Newsletter
- Fall 2019 Immunization Conferences
- Vaccine Education and Training- CE Opportunities
- You Call the Shots: Measles- Earn Free CE
- Spotlights: 2019 Pink Book Webinar Series - CDC is offering a weekly series of 15 one-hour webinars that will provide an overview of vaccination principles, general recommendations, immunization strategies, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.
BEDHD stocks all ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults including Meningitis B vaccines. BEDHD does not carry adult influenza vaccines.
Please instruct patients to call for an appointment.
For appointments and clinics, patients should bring immunization records, and insurance card.
Eaton County: (517) 541-2651
Barry County: (269) 798-4133
Helpful Links and Documents
- Child Immunization Schedule
- Adult Immunization Schedule
- Dear Providers: Adult Measles Vaccine
- Quick Looks and Other Resources for Vaccine Providers by MDHHS
- 8th edition of The Vaccine Handbook: A Practical Guide for Clinicians- Click here to download in the Apple Store or search for "The Vaccine Handbook App.
- CDC Vaccine Schedule App for Smartphones
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated 8 of the Vaccine Information Statements. The updated VISs are Chicken Pox, Hepatitis B, Influenza Inactivated, Influenza Live Intranasal, MMR, MMRV, Meningococcal, and Men B. The VIS are posted on the MDHHS website with a version date of 8/15/19. Providers should begin using the new VIS immediately and discard the old versions. All current VIS statements can be found at the MDHHS Webpage.