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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: October 2014

In this issue…

  • Lead story: Time to Immunize Against Influenza!
  • Epi/VPD Update (California Pertussis Update)
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases (Ebola Report, MERS: CDC Interim Guidance)
  • Statewide Campaigns (Shot by Shot: New Stories)
  • Vaccine News
    • ACIP Recommends PCV13 for Adults 65+
    • Long-term study of Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine
    • Effectiveness of Maternal Pertussis Vaccination in England
    • Missed Opportunities to Vaccinate with HPV
  • Provider Education
    • CDPH Webinar on Improving Tdap in Prenatal Practices
    • New Tools to Help with HPV  Conversation
    • IZ Branch Wins Silver & Bronze Awards
    • Adult Immunization Skills Testing for  Clinicians
    • Pilot Study on Tdap Prescription Pad              
  • CAIR News (CAIR Experience a Growth Spurt!)
  • Assessments (Child care, Kindergarten, and 7th Grade Fall Immunization Assessments )
  • Branch Staff Updates
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Online Resources

Read October 2014 issue (PDF)



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