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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: March 2014

In this issue…                   

  • New IZ Branch Leadership
  • VPD-Epi Update (Flu Season Hits Hard, Measles Advisory, California Pertussis Update, Mening Vacc. B Campaign at UCSB)
  • Statewide Immunization Campaigns (Preteen Vaccine Week Highlights HPV, NIIW/TIM 2014 Coming Soon!, Shot by shot Continues to Grow)
  • Provider Education (Webinar on New School Law, Available On-Demand!, Test Your IZ Knowledge)
  • Assessment (Selective Review Kindergarten Students & Retrospective Survey)
  • New Branch Staff
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Online Resources (downloadable items, and webinar links)

Read March 2014 issue (PDF)



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