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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.

Users simply:

  • 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

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October 2019 - Influenza 

Keep your patients strong. Vaccinate. Fight Flu.

Click here for key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza for health care professionals.

Newsletters and Updates

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

Continuing Education 

Referring a patient to BEDHD for Immunizations

BEDHD stocks all ACIP recommended vaccines for children, adolescents, and adults including Meningitis B vaccines. BEDHD does not carry adult influenza vaccines. 

Appointments

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

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