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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: July 2016

In this issue…


Lead Story: Announcing the Vaccines For Adults Program


  • Statewide Campaigns (2016 National Immunization Awareness Month!; ShotByShot Debuts New Pertussis Story; Enhanced Pertussis Surveillance
    Reveals Need for Education)


  • Epi News (Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Southern California; MenB Outbreak at a California University)


  • Vaccine News (ACIP Votes to Discontinue LAIV in 2016-17; Pregnant Women’s Flu Shots Protect their Babies; Using Different Rotavirus
    Vaccine Okay, to Complete Series)


  • Provider Education (CIC Summit Presentations Available Online; Introducing: Let’s Get Healthy California)
  • CAIR News (CAIR2: On Track, New Resources)
  • School Immunization News (Conditional Entrant Intervention Project Report Now Online; Getting Ready for School Entry: implementation of SB277;
    Planning for Fall Reporting is Underway)


  • New Branch Staff


  • Calendar of Upcoming Events


  • New Materials/Online Resources


Read July 2016 issue (PDF)




February – CAIR 2 Bigger, Better, Faster!
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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