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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 2016

In this issue…

Lead Story: CAIR2 Begins!

  • Statewide Campaigns (Prepare for Flu Season!; New ShotByShot Stories)
  • Epi News (Southern California Meningococcal Disease Outbreak; Pertussis Infant Death; We Want You: Help Sentinel Influenza Surveillance)
  • Vaccine News (2015 California NIS-Teen Data: Room for Improvement; Flu shots Reduce Hospitalizations in Adults 50+; California Flu Shot: Racial/Ethnic Disparities;
    Maternal Antibody Protection from Influenza Vaccine Limited after 8 Weeks; Maternal Tdap Reduces Disease Severity in Infants; 
    Maternal Tdap Much Better Than Postpartum in Protecting Newborns; Review of HPV Vaccination Best Practices Shows What Works)
  • Provider Education (Medi-Cal Expands Adult Immunizations; Top Vaccine Errors Summarized; Contra Costa Co. Increases Prenatal Tdap;
    New Regulations for Pharmacists to Report to Immunization Registries)
  • Immunization Assessment News (Fall School Assessment  Reporting Deadlines)
  • New Branch Staff
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources

Read October 2016 issue (PDF)




July – Announcing the Vaccine For Adults Program
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.

2007 and earlier

Issues before 2008 can be found at