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- Hot Topics
- Monthly Spotlight
- Newsletters & Updates
- Continuing Education (CE)
- Referring Clients to BEDHD
- Helpful Documents
- Study Compares Three Different Flu Vaccines to a Standard Dose Egg-based Flu Vaccine
January 2020- Cervical Cancer Awareness and HPV Vaccine
HPV is a common virus that can lead to certain types of cancer later in life. Getting your 11-12 year-old child two doses of the HPV vaccine can prevent these cancers.Recommend HPV vaccination in the same way and on the same day you recommend other vaccines for adolescents.
You can say, “Now that your son is 11, he is due for vaccinations today to help protect him from meningitis, HPV cancers, and whooping cough. Do you have any questions?”
Remind parents of the follow-up shots their child will need and ask them to make appointments before they leave.
Find answers to the questions parents have about the HPV Vaccine at https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/answering-questions.html.
HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention
Use these guides to increase HPV vaccination rates in your practice- hpvroundtable.org/action-guides/
Need help finding the right way to say you recommend the HPV vaccine?
Use this script based on the scenario that fits. Download a copy of the script here.
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
- CDC Continuing Education Options
- Pink Book Webinar Series
- How I recommend series
- Vaccine Education and Training- CE Opportunities
- 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
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Quick Look
- Order free HPV posters for your office at healthymichigan.com
- 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