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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: February 2017

In this issue…

Lead Story: IZ Partnerships to Prevent HPV Cancers

  • Statewide Campaigns (Preteen Vaccine Week Coming Up; New Stories at ShotByShot)
  • Epi News (Measles Outbreak in Los Angeles; Flu News)
  • Vaccine News (ACIP Recommends HPV 2-Dose Schedule; HPV-9: Immunogenicity of 2 doses vs. 3 doses; No Association Between Maternal Tdap and Microcephaly;  No Association Between Adverse Birth Outcomes and Maternal Tdap)
  • CAIR News (CAIR2 Update)
  • Provider Education (Prenatal Tdap Letters Support Providers; CIC Summit April 3-4; Effective Communication Improves HPV Vaccination;   CDPH Kicks Off APHI; Increasing Immunization Through OB-GYN Partnerships)
  • Immunization Assessment News (Fall 2016 School and Child Care Immunization Data Coming Soon!)
  • New Branch Staff                              
  • Calendar of Upcoming Events
  • New Materials/Online Resources


Read the February 2017 issue (PDF)




October- CAIR2 Begins!
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.

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