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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 2015

In this issue…

  • Lead Stories:  Measles Outbreak, IZ Branch Welcomes New Chief
  • Epi/VPD News (Infant deaths continue- Promote Tdap Prenatal Vaccine; Seasonal Influenza Surveillance)
  • Statewide Campaigns (NIIW Coming in April, Preteen Week 2015 a Success!, New Stories on Shot by Shot)
  • Vaccine News (February 2015 ACIP Votes: I;  Meningococcal B Vaccines; II)  9-Valent HPV Vaccine; III) No Preference for LAIV vs. IIV in Children This Fall Comparative Effectiveness of High Dose vs. Standard Dose Flu Vaccines for Adults 65+ ; Review of Research on Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy and Safety. Missed Opportunities for Tetanus PEP, California, 2008-2014)
  • Provider Education (CA Immunization Coalition Summit April 26-27; Tdap Prescription Pad Pilot Results are In!;  California Billables Training: Coming Soon!)
  • Branch Staff Updates
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources

Read April 2015 issue (PDF)



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.

2007 and earlier

Issues before 2008 can be found at