Wisconsin Immunization Program Update
Monday, August 28, 2017
The following is from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Immunization Program.
The 2016 National Immunization Survey Teen-report is available
The 2016 National Immunization Survey (NIS) Teen report is now available. This report provides the latest estimates of adolescent vaccination rates in the United States and Wisconsin. According to the survey data, both nationally and in Wisconsin, six out of ten parents are choosing to vaccinate their children with the first dose of HPV. While this is good news, the majority of adolescents are not completing the series. We encourage you to review the most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR Aug 25, 2017) and continue to educate parents about the importance of HPV vaccination and to use resources to improve HPV vaccination rates in your practice.
2017-2018 Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines Recommendation now available
The 2017-2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) prevention and control of seasonal influenza recommendations is available. Routine vaccination is recommended annually for all persons at least six months of age and older. A reminder that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) is not recommended for use during the 2017-2018 season due to concerns about its effectiveness. Please review the recommendation for further details. Influenza vaccine for the 2017-2018 season has started shipping from the manufacturers. Please be certain to review the recommendations prior to vaccinating patients.
HPV Assessment, Feedback, Incentive, and eXchange (AFIX) program webinar
Please join us for a webinar on August 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM presented by the Wisconsin Immunization Program and hosted by Scenic River AHEC. The webinar will summarize the AFIX process and discuss the results of the recent HPV AFIX project conducted by the Wisconsin Immunization Program. You may find additional details and registration information here.
School Immunization Law: What Do Schools Need to Know for the 2017-2018 year
On Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30PM, schools, local health departments, tribal health agencies are invited to hear a discussion about school immunization law for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here to access the webinar live or to view the recording.
For local health departments, a recording from the August 11, 2017 webinar about school law is available on the Bureau of Communicable Disease web page.