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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1863



Availability of Educational and Informational Materials Concerning Vaccination Against the Influenza Virus and Pneumoccocal Disease

[34 Pa.B. 5651]

   In accordance with section 4(b) of the Elderly Immunization Act (35 P. S. § 634.4(b)); an act providing for immunization against the influenza virus and pneumoccocal disease for elderly persons, the Department of Health (Department) is issuing notice of the availability of educational and informational materials concerning vaccination against the influenza virus and pneumoccocal disease for hospitals and other facilities providing ongoing medical care. The information is available on the Department's website at and the website of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at and www.cdc. gov/flu. The CDC's website contains the information in languages other than English.

   The Department is also strongly encouraging health care providers to provide to each person receiving the influenza or pneumoccocal vaccine the current relevant Vaccine Information Statement (VIS), which can be downloaded from either website. The VIS contains specific information relating to the benefits and risks that may be connected with the receipt of these vaccinations.

   Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape or Braille) should contact Alice Gray, Director, Division of Immunization, (717) 787-5681, for speech and/or hearing impaired persons, V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TT).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1863. Filed for public inspection October 8, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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