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Notice to Readers: National Adult Immunization Awareness Week, October 13--19, 2002

This year's National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW) will be October 13--19. 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.

Information about NAIAW is available from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the National Coalition for Adult Immunization, and the National Partnership for Immunization, 4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone, 301-656-0003; fax, 301-907-0878; e-mail,; and online at or Additional information about influenza, the influenza vaccine, and influenza education materials is available at

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