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CDPH Immunization Branch “UPDATE”

IZ Update

The Immunization Branch’s UPDATE memorandum shares the latest medical and technical information on immunization, vaccines, and immunization programs.

Current Issue: March 2014

In this issue…       

  • Lead story: California Declares Pertussis Epidemic
  • Epi/VPD Update (MERS Update, Measles Advisory)
  • Statewide Campaigns (Shot by Shot, 7 Mil Stories Viewed; Get Ready for NIAM!)
  • Provider Education (Encore Webinar on PBE Law; IZ Branch Wins AIM Award!; California Mening Recs for MSM;
    New Clinical Guidelines for Measles; CIC Summit Presentations Available)                 
  • CAIR News (Kaiser Joins CAIR!)
  • Vaccine News
    • CDC study shows flu vaccination prevents hospitalizations in older adults
    • Dutch study shows flu vaccine safe for pregnant women
    • Delaying first MMR/MMRV assoc. with increased risk of seizures
    • Oropharyngeal cancers show positive association with HPV
    • Assessments (2013-14 Fall Assessment Reports Online, New PBE Reporting)
  • Branch Staff Updates
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Online Resources

Read July 2014 issue (PDF)



March-New IZ Branch Leadership


December-California’s PBE Law: What You Need to Know
August- Tdap During Late Pregnancy to Protect Young Infants
May – New! CAIR Online Registration and Software Upgrade
February – Flu Widespread


November – New PBE Law Takes Effect in 2014
August – Measles – An Olympic Souvenir?
May - High Marks for School Tdap Requirement
February – Preteen Vaccine Week, New Video, Tdap Informing


November – Tdap Law Year 1, Many Thanks
August – California Gets Ready for New Tdap Law – Optional Grace Period
May – Countdown to California’s Tdap Requirement
February – Branch Highlights New School Tdap Law


November – New Tdap School Law Signed by Governor
August – California’s Pertussis Epidemic
May – Shot by Shot Campaign Launches!
February - Stop H1N1 Campaign


November – H1N1 Update
August – Getting Ready for Flu Season
May – California Responds to Novel H1N1 Virus
February - Why I Choose


December – Virtual Townhall
October – Influenza Vaccine Promotion
August – EZ IZ Goes Live
June – Measles Health Alert
April – Brochure 2 Blog Debuts
February – Special immunization schedule for Hib vaccine.

2007 and earlier

Issues before 2008 can be found at