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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: April 2016

In this issue…


  • Lead Story: CAIR 2:  Bigger, Better, Faster!
  • Epi News (Campus Outbreak I: MenB Meningococcal Disease Campus Outbreak II: Mumps IZ Branch;  New Pertussis Initiative)
  • Statewide Campaigns (Celebrate NIIW in April!; Gets a New Look; CDPH Applauds Preteen Vaccine Week Participants
  • Vaccine News (Decreasing Prevalence of HPV Since US Introduction of Vaccine; The Safety of Flu Vaccines in Children: An IOM White Paper; Pregnant Women’s Attitudes About Flu Vaccination While Breastfeeding; Childhood Immunization ROI in Low- and Middle-Income Countries; No Increased Mortality Risk to Children, Young Adults 30 Days Post Vaccination; Waning Tdap Effectiveness in Adolescents)
  • Provider Education (Updated VFC Temp Logs Now Online; New EZIZ Lesson: Monitoring Storage Temperature Units; Got SHOTS?)
  • School Immunization News (Conditional Entrant Intervention Project; Fall 2015 Immunization Assessment  Reports Online!)
  • New Branch Staff
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources


Read April 2016 issue (PDF)



January-Three Things You Can Do for Cervical Health Awareness Month


October- Flu Season is Here: Learn What’s New
July-Governor Signs SB277 into Law
April-Measles Outbreak, IZ Branch Welcomes New Chief
January-California Pertussis Epidemic 2014


October-Time to Immunize Against Influenza
July-California Declares Pertussis Epidemic
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.

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