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2017 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

Posted on: March 20, 2017

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices and to provide the latest pediatric and adolescent vaccine recommendations.

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2016 ICARE CDPH Rollout Webinars

Posted on: March 1, 2016

ICARE CDPH Rollout Webinar

1. Slides from presentation

2. Slides with screenshots

3. Recorded Webinar

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2016 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

Posted on: January 26, 2016

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices and to provide the latest pediatric and adolescent vaccine recommendations.

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Meningococcal Vaccine Requirements Start with School Year 2015-16

Posted on: September 30, 2015

House Bill 3190, which will require students, upon entering the sixth and the twelfth grade of any public, private, or parochial school, to receive an immunization containing meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), was signed into law as Public Act 098-0480 to become effective in January 1, 2014; however, the new law allows that the requirement would not be implemented until at least six months after the Illinois Department of Public Health established administrative rules for implementing the law. The immunization requirement consists of one dose of the MCV4 vaccine for 6th grade entrance and 2 doses for 12th grade entrance, unless the first dose was administered to a child who was 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose would be required at 12th grade entrance. It is anticipated the meningococcal requirement will be implemented for the 2015-2016 school year.

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CDPH Important Message Regarding Religious Exemption Process

Posted on: September 2, 2015

On August 3, 2015, Public Act 099-0249 was enacted that changes the process for parents or legal guardians seeking a religious exemption to any required immunizations or examinations for their children. The new law requires that parents or legal guardians who object on religious grounds to complete a Certificate of Religious Exemption, which must also be signed by the physician, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant responsible for performing the student examination.

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CDPH Mumps Testing Recommendations

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Since January 2015, 130 cases of mumps have been reported in Illinois. The majority of these cases have been associated with an outbreak at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In Chicago, seven cases of mumps have been reported this year; two among UIUC students. The Chicago Department of Public Health reminds providers that previously vaccinated individuals may not have detectable mumps IgM antibody regardless of timing of specimen collection, resulting in false-negative serology. For individuals with symptoms suggestive of mumps who have previously received the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, the preferred diagnostic test is real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) from a buccal/oropharyngeal swab of the affected parotid duct within three days but not more than eight days after symptom onset. A negative serologic result, especially in a vaccinated person, should not be used to rule out a mumps diagnosis. In the absence of another diagnosis, a person with clinically compatible symptoms should be reported as a suspect mumps case.

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2015 ICAAP Immunization Webinar Series

Posted on: February 13, 2015

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) offers health care providers the opportunity to receive the latest information on pediatric and adolescent immunizations via webinar. ICAAP hosts these webinars to update and educate health care providers on important immunization issues and best practices and to provide the latest pediatric and adolescent vaccine recommendations.

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Measles Webinar Series

Posted on: February 11, 2015

Measles MMR Vaccine

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tina Tan, MD, Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Measles Update

February 11, 2015

Craig Conover, MD, IDPH

Kenneth Boyer, MD, Rush University Medical Center

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