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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: January 2015

In this issue…

  • Lead Story:  California Pertussis Epidemic 2014
  • Statewide Campaigns (Cervical Health Awareness Month; Preteen Vaccine Week; Reaching Prenatal Providers)
  • Flu News (2014-15 Flu Season Update)
  • Vaccine News (Seizures  Around the Time of Vaccination: Genetic or Structural Conditions;Safety of Prenatal Pertussis Vaccination)
  • Provider Education (Save the Date: IZ Coalition Summit 2015; New Videos Help Providers Talk to Vaccine-Hesitant Parents;
    New EZIZ Vaccine Storage & Handling Tools!)
  • Assessments (PBE Rates Down after First Year of State PBE Law )
  • Branch Staff Updates
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources

Read January 2015 issue (PDF)



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