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2017 Supplement to Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 13th Edition (the Pink Book)

 

(2/16/2017) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a 12 page Supplement to the 13th edition of the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book).

 

The supplement reflects the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendations since the latest publication of the Pink Book in 2015.  The Pink Book supplement is a resource intended for immunization providers and includes updated immunization information on human papillomavirus vaccine, meningococcal vaccines and pneumococcal vaccines.

 

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/supplement.html to view and download a copy of the supplement.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your VFC consultant or call the Ohio Department of Health Immunization Program at 1-800-282-0546.

 

 

Announcement from the Ohio Department of Health regarding ImpactSIIS

 

(10/5/2016) The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is pleased to announce it has contracted with Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) to use its Immunization Information System (IIS) beginning Wednesday November 30, 2016. This system will replace the current ImpactSIIS application but continue to use the ImpactSIIS name. This update will bring Ohio’s IIS up to date with current technology, increase processing speed, and provide faster implementation of system updates. The STC application is a fully functional, easy-to-use system that can support statewide, as well as individual physician office immunization registry needs.

Some features of the new Ohio ImpactSIIS system include:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Forecasting that includes Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended and accelerated schedules
  • Reminder/Recall with labels, postcards, letters, emailing, and auto-dialer text files
  • More than 500 reports available
  • Advanced inventory ordering and management tools

Who does this apply to? 
Any clinic that administers vaccines, including:

  • Private Practices

  • Public Health Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • OBGYN
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Practices
  • Pharmacies

Anyone who uses ImpactSIIS for viewing immunization records, including:

  • Schools

  • WIC Clinics

What do you need to do? 
Here are some steps to get you prepared: 

  • Online training sessions will be offered starting in October
  • Keep a look out for future email announcements on how to sign up for trainings

Please contact the ODH Immunization Program at (614) 466-4643 or (800) 282-0546 if you have any questions.

 

Last Reviewed: 2/16/2017