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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 2015

In this issue…


  • Lead Story: Flu Season is Here: Learn What’s New!
  • Statewide Campaigns (Pneumococcal Vaccine Outreach; New in Shot by Shot Collection: Tara’s Story; Planning for Preteen Vaccine Week has Begun!)
  • Epi News (California Pertussis Update)                       
  • Vaccine News (Influenza Vaccine Protection; Community Flu Vaccinations Help Protect Seniors; Two-Dose Varicella Vaccination
     Program Dramatically Reduces Outbreaks; Siblings Found to be Primary Source of Pertussis in Infants; National Vaccine Plan Now Online; NIS-Teen 2014 Results Published)
  • School Immunization News (Resources: Child Care and Schools; SB 277 FAQs Now on; Conditional Entrants in California Schools Assessment Reporting Deadlines Approaching)
  • Provider Education (Branch Receives Adult Immunization CDC Grant; NPHIC Awards Branch Gold, Silver, and Bronze!;
    CDPH Teams Up with ACOG on CDC Grant)
  • Branch Staff Updates
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources


Read October 2015 issue (PDF)



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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