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Notice to Readers: National Adult Immunization Awareness Week, October 12--18, 2003

This year's National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW) will be observed October 12--18. NAIAW highlights the influenza vaccination season, which typically begins in early fall of each year. NAIAW emphasizes the need for health-care providers and public health officials to intensify their efforts to vaccinate adults and adolescents according to recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. In addition to specifying the appropriate use of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines for adults and adolescents, the recommendations cover vaccination of adults and adolescents against diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, meningococcal disease, and varicella.

In conjunction with NAIAW, CDC is introducing Immunize Now, a tool kit designed to assist doctors and nurses in minimizing staff time and maximizing patient care during their influenza vaccination efforts. The kit highlights new developments in influenza vaccination and contains bilingual patient education materials.

Additional information about influenza, the influenza vaccine, the Immunize Now provider tool kit, and other influenza education materials is available at Information about NAIAW is available from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the National Coalition for Adult Immunization, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone, 301-656-0003; fax, 301-907-0878; e-mail,; and the National Partnership for Immunization, 121 North Washington Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone, 703-836-6110, fax, 703-836-3470, e-mail, Information about NAIAW also is available at, and at

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