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Oklahoma Immunization Update February 2013 PREVENTION and PREPAREDNESS SERVICES IMMUNIZATION SERVICE PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE TO ALL NURSING AND MEDICAL STAFF Tdap Vaccination during every Pregnancy On October 24, 2012, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend that providers of prenatal care implement a Tdap immunization program for all pregnant women. The ACIP recommends that healthcare personnel administer a dose of Tdap during each pregnancy irrespective of the patient’s prior history of receiving Tdap. To maximize the maternal antibody response and passive antibody transfer to the infant, optimal timing for Tdap administration is between 27 and 36 weeks gestation. For women not previously vaccinated with Tdap, if Tdap is not administered during pregnancy, Tdap should be administered immediately postpartum. Congratulations to the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic in Shawnee for Achieving a 95% Immunization Level The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic in Shawnee increased the immunization level of children 19 through 35 months of age seen in their clinic from 67% on 1-1-2012 to 95% on 1-1-2013. This remarkable increase is the result of establishment of physician protocols for the nurses to administer vaccines to children and an effort by the nurses to give all shots that are due even if that means 4 or more injections at the same visit. Congratulation to St. Anthony Physicians Shawnee (Dr. Obhrai) for Achieving 97% Vaccine Accountability Since June 2012, St. Anthony’s Physicians of Shawnee has maintained 97% vaccine accountability for Vaccines for Children vaccine by having one nurse administer all immunizations to the patients of the 4 doctors practicing in the clinic. VFC Influenza Vaccine still Available Influenza vaccine for administration to VFC-eligible children is still available for ordering. Please contact your local Immunization Field Consultant or Regional Immunization Consultant to place an order. 2013 Immunization Schedules Published The Recommended Immunization Schedules for children and adults are now available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/ along with a table: “Contraindications and precautions to commonly used vaccines in adults”. For 2013, the childhood and adolescent schedules have been combined into one schedule, “Schedule for persons Aged 0 through 18 Years – United States, 2013”. Changes in the childhood/adolescent schedule include: · The recommended age range for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) was extended to 6 weeks of age, to reflect licensure of Hib-MenCY vaccine (MenHibrix®) and it’s recommended use in certain high-risk children. Please note that MenHibrix is not currently available from the manufacturer. · Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) was added to this schedule for certain high-risk groups two years of age and older. · Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) footnotes were updated to reflect recent recommendations for children with high-risk conditions. · Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine footnotes were updated to reflect recent recommendations to vaccinate during every pregnancy. · Influenza vaccine footnotes were updated to provide dosing guidance for children 6 months through 8 years of age for the 2012–13 and 2013–14 influenza seasons. · The abbreviation for inactivated influenza vaccine has been changed from TIV (trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine) to IIV (inactivated influenza vaccine) in anticipation of quadrivalent vaccine for the 2013–14 influenza season. Both quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available in the 2013–14 influenza season. Inactivated influenza vaccines containing 3 strains of influenza may be abbreviated as IIV3 and vaccines containing 4 strains may be abbreviated as IIV4. The abbreviation for LAIV (live attenuated influenza vaccine) remains unchanged. For an online version of this Update, visit the Immunization Service web page at: http://www.ok.gov/health/Disease,_Prevention,_Preparedness/Immunizations/Information_for_Health_Professionals/index.html. If you have any questions about this material, contact the Immunization Service by telephone at 405.271.4073 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Title||Oklahoma immunization update, 02/2013|
Oklahoma. Immunization Service.
|Purpose||Tdap Vaccination during every Pregnancy; Congratulations to the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic in Shawnee for Achieving a 95% Immunization Level; Congratulation to St. Anthony Physicians Shawnee (Dr. Obhrai) for Achieving 97% Vaccine Accountability; VFC Influenza Vaccine Still Available; 2013 Immunization Schedules Published;|
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