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10 Reasons to Be Vaccinated
This fact sheet lists 10 important reasons for adults to be vaccinated, highlighting the positive results of vaccination and dispelling some common myths.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.com/10-reasons-to-be-vaccinated     (r0003   Posted: 05/03/2013)

2012 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
This CDC web-on-demand training course from 2012 provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. The sections of the course correspond with CDC's "Pink Book."
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/epivac/     (r0155   Posted: 12/30/2013)

2012-2013 Immunizers' Question and Answer Guide to Medicare Part B, Medicaid and CHIP Coverage of Seasonal Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations
This guidebook addresses immunizers' commonly asked questions about the administration of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines to Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP patients. It also includes questions and answers that are particularly relevant to the 2012-2013 influenza immunization season. The document provides a summary of the current ACIP immunization recommendations; Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP coverage and payment policy; requirements for mass immunizers and centralized billing; and a brief discussion of managed care. A list of definitions also is included.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prevention/Immunizations/Downloads/2012-2013_Flu_Guide.pdf     (r0113   Posted: 05/03/2013)

2013-14 Influenza Vaccine Pocket Guide
This handy pocket-sized guide provides basic information on 2013-2014 influenza vaccine, including who should be vaccinated, important points for healthcare providers, talking points for use with patients, vaccine dosing and administration guidance, contraindications and precautions, and side effects.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/pocketguides/     (r0139   Posted: 05/03/2013)

2013-2014 Influenza (Flu) Resources for Health Care Professionals
This brief guide lists 2013-2014 seasonal influenza resources that are available free of charge from the Medicare Learning Network. Links to other valuable (non-CMS) resources also are included.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/SE1336.pdf     (r0114   Posted: 12/30/2013)

A Blueprint for Improving Promotion and Delivery of Adult Vaccination in the United States
This report identifies where efforts to improve the delivery of adult vaccination have stalled and recommends targeted strategies that are supported by available evidence and which build on existing infrastructure.
— Rand Corporation (Rand)
www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR1169.html     (r0127   Posted: 05/03/2013)

A Pathway to Leadership for Adult Immunization: Recommendations of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee
This report from the Adult Immunization Workgroup of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) provides recommendations (from 2009) in 9 areas to improve the function of federal programs to support adult immunization. In 2011 NVAC approved additional recommendations for a comprehensive, sustainable, national adult immunization program that will lead to vaccine preventable disease reduction by improving adult immunization coverage levels.
— National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)
www.publichealthreports.org/issueopen.cfm?articleID=2762     (r0004   Posted: 05/03/2013)

ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
This website provides a complete listing of all comprehensive (applying to multiple or all vaccines) and vaccine-specific (applying to a single vaccine or disease) ACIP recommendations.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html     (r0029   Posted: 05/03/2013)

ACP Guide to Adult Immunization, 4th edition
This comprehensive guide is designed to be read and shared by the entire office team and should be beneficial to both administrative and medical staff. The downloadable guide is divided into 4 sections covering: (1) Quality Improvement Principles in Immunization, (2) Resources for Practical Application, (3) Vaccines and Their Indications, and (4) Special Populations (e.g., Pregnant Women, Immunocompromised.) The full guide is available in high and low resolution formats, or individual sections may be downloaded.
— American College of Physicians (ACP)
http://immunization.acponline.org/     (r0006   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Administering Vaccines to Adults: Dose, Route, Site, Needle Size, and Preparation
This one-page fact sheet provides basic vaccine administration information, including the appropriate dosage, route, and site for specific vaccines. This resource also provides a chart covering injection sites and needle size, as well as graphics on appropriate techniques for IM, SC, ID, and nasal vaccine administration.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3084.pdf     (r0002   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz: What Vaccines Do You Need?
This self-guided quiz directs users to answer a few questions about their age and potential risk factors. Users then get a list of vaccines that they might need and instructions to discuss the vaccines with their doctor or healthcare professional.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www2a.cdc.gov/nip/adultimmsched     (r0049   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult and Lifetime Immunization Record Cards
These wallet-sized immunization record cards may be ordered to maintain an individual's personal immunization history for adult vaccines or for vaccines given throughout the lifetime. The cards are printed on rip-proof, smudge-proof, water-proof paper to assure longevity.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/shop/record-cards.asp     (r0232   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Adult Immunization
This colorful brochure from the Iowa Immunization Program provides a brief description of each of the vaccines recommended for adults and discusses the importance of maintaining individual immunization records.
— Iowa Immunization Program (IA IP)
www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/common/pdf/immunization/products/adult_immunization.pdf     (r0050   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunization 2010
This self-study program updates healthcare personnel on current (as of 2010) adult immunization recommendations. The program describes the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults in the U.S. and highlights strategies to improve vaccination coverage levels. The course includes recommendations for specific vaccines, as well as case studies and FAQs to give the learner the opportunity to apply course information to real-life scenarios.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/adultimupdate/default.htm     (r0130   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunization CME Learning Center
This provider training resource includes links to multiple adult immunization-related training courses available for CME credits. Among the many topics covered are strategies for success in adult immunization, overcoming economic barriers, and recommendations for appropriate use of specific vaccines.
— MedScape (MedSc)
www.medscape.org/resource/vaccines/cme     (r0131   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunization Scheduler
This interactive website asks persons to enter their vaccination history and to answer specific screening questions to help determine vaccines recommended for them.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/Schedulers/adult-scheduler.html     (r0052   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunization Site Map
This graphic provides a photo and chart on which providers may indicate their clinic's routine administration sites for adult immunizations.
— California VFC Program (CA VFC)
www.eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-718A.pdf     (r0030   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunizations - Performance Improvement CME
These performance improvement CME trainings from PROTECT, a multi-organizational educational initiative, consist of interconnected modules in a variety of learning formats. The site offers downloads of files in a variety of formats including videos, on-demand webinars, and expert commentaries covering topics such as performance improvement, point-of-care tools, and improvement of adult vaccination rates.
— Nebraska Medical Center (NE Med Ctr)
www.protectcme.org/adult.php     (r0132   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Immunizations: Are You Protected?
This brochure details which adults are recommended to receive various vaccines. It also highlights maintaining an immunization record and provides brief information on paying for vaccines.
— Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH)
www.michigan.gov/documents/They-re-Not-Just-For-Kids_7195_7.pdf     (r0053   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Vaccination
This comprehensive website provides links to CDC's adult immunization information for both healthcare professionals and their patients, including the adult immunization schedule and interactive scheduler, reminder cards, information about international travel, vaccine administration assistance, and free materials and resources.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html     (r0096   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adult Vaccination Information for Healthcare and Public Health Professionals
This extensive CDC website includes free materials that can be downloaded and used to educate and encourage patients to get vaccinated. Tabs may be selected to access separate materials targeted for adults (general), pregnant women, travelers, adults with chronic conditions, and healthcare workers. The site includes both print materials and digital media. All pieces are in English, though many also are available in Spanish.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/index.html?tab=0#TabbedPanels1     (r0154   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Adult Vaccination: Audio and Video Resources
This website provides audio materials including podcasts from experts and public service announcements that explain the importance of adults getting vaccinated against serious diseases. Also included is a short video which shows the importance of vaccinating against certain diseases that impact adults, such as influenza, pneumococcal, zoster (shingles), tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/resources/audio.html     (r0166   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Adult Vaccination: Spanish Materials
This website lists CDC-produced immunization materials that are available in Spanish, including online resources, audio recordings, and E-Cards.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/resources/spanish.html     (r0165   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Adult Vaccination: Web Tools
This website describes CDC's online resources to learn more and share information about adult vaccines and the diseases they help prevent. In addition to E-Cards that can be used for patient reminders, the site features articles about adult vaccines that can be integrated into your website using CDC's free content syndication service.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/resources/web-tools.html     (r0167   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Adult Vaccines - A Grown Up Thing to Do/ Brochure
This tri-fold brochure includes basic information about the importance of vaccines for adults and discusses how vaccines work, as well as basic concepts on vaccine safety.
— American Academy of Microbiology (AAM)
http://academy.asm.org/images/stories/Brochure.pdf     (r0062   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adults Can Be Protected from 14 Deadly Diseases
This colorful and eye-catching infographic highlights 14 deadly diseases that can be prevented through adult vaccination. It also briefly describes risks associated with the diseases, including missing work or school, being hospitalized, developing a disability, or spreading diseases to others.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.org/resources/adult-vaccines-infographic.png     (r0266   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Adults Need Immunizations, Too
This general website provides links to a wide variety of vaccine information for adults, including schedules and vaccine-specific information for influenza, Tdap, herpes zoster (shingles), pneumococcal disease, and hepatitis B.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/features/adultimmunizations     (r0055   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Adults Only Vaccination: A Step-by-Step Guide
This complete "how to" guide on adult immunization is designed to help integrate immunization services into health care settings new to vaccination, as well as settings experienced in vaccine delivery. The guide provides a comprehensive description of all aspects of a vaccination program, from assessing vaccine indications and contraindications to determining billing codes (as of 2004). NOTE: Users should use judgment when reviewing this 2004 document, as some of the information may be out of date. This guide is currently being updated, with a projected publication date in mid-2014.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/guide     (r0007   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years and Older — United States, 2014 (MMWR)
This publication provides a summary of the ACIP's 2014 recommendations for the use of vaccines routinely recommended for adults in the form of two tables, footnotes for each vaccine, and a table that includes primary contraindications and precautions.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6305a7.htm?_cid=mm6305a7_w     (r0024   Posted: 05/03/2013)

An Introduction to the Medicare EHR Incentive Program for Healthcare Professionals
This guide offers a simple overview of the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, providing eligible professionals with information on program basics and helping them determine how to successfully participate. Hyperlinks to the CMS website are included for additional information and resources.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Downloads/Beginners_Guide.pdf     (r0162   Posted: 12/30/2013)

ANA ImmunNews E-Newsletter
This monthly electronic newsletter features articles that are selected with nurses in mind, focusing on immunization topics that are most pertinent to their role in this field.
— American Nurses Association (ANA)
www.anaimmunize.org/homepage-category/immunization-actionaspx/immuNews-.html     (r0097   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Ask the Experts
This popular website features experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing practical answers to challenging questions about vaccines and their administration.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/askexperts     (r0021   Posted: 05/03/2013)

ASTHO Immunization Resource Guide
This resource guide was developed to collect innovative best practices and information to help providers consider potential methods to increase access to vaccines and rates of vaccination. Best practices from around the country are highlighted for a variety of topics including: vaccine finance, the Affordable Care Act, innovative ways to increase adult vaccination, approaches to infrastructure that can maximize efficiencies and increase rates, immunization information systems, and effective communication tools and methodologies.
— Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
www.astho.org/Immunization/ASTHO-Immunization-Resource-Guide/     (r0268   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Before you vaccinate adults, consider their "H-A-L-O"!
This easy-to-use chart can help you make an initial decision about vaccinating a patient based on four factors—the patient’s Health condition, Age, Lifestyle, and Occupation.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3070.pdf     (r0209   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Building on Vaccination Basics
This interactive resource highlights general vaccine administration information. The site includes downloadable forms and educational resources, as well as a link to CDC's website to obtain additional resources, such as immunization schedules, VIS, and VAERS forms.
— Merck Vaccines (Mrck)
www.merckvaccines.com/professional-resources/pages/basics.aspx     (r0016   Posted: 05/03/2013)

By Protecting Myself, I Am Protecting Her
This colorful poster provides seniors with a reminder about the importance of being immunized against influenza in order to protect their loved ones.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prevention/Immunizations/Downloads/CDCCMSSeniorsProtectingPress2013.pdf     (r0157   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Call to Action - Adult Vaccination Saves Lives
This report highlights the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases in adults and discusses the importance of improving vaccination rates in this population. The report also identifies the challenges providers should address to improve these rates and notes that adult immunization must become a fundamental part of routine patient care.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.org/resources/cta-adult.pdf     (r0128   Posted: 05/03/2013)

CDC Health Information for International Travel ("The Yellow Book") - 2014 Edition
CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years by CDC as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yellow Book is written primarily for health professionals, although others will find it useful. Chapter 2 includes general vaccine recommendations, information on potential interactions between travel vaccines and drugs, and a "Perspective" piece on dealing with fear of vaccines. Appendix C provides a quick reference table for administering or prescribing travel-related vaccines. The Yellow Book is available to order in hard copy, online, or to download to an Android or iOS mobile device.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellowbook-home-2014     (r0156   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling
This checklist offers reminders about the most important things you can do to safeguard your vaccine supply, including establishing storage and handling policies, logging in new vaccine shipments, using proper storage equipment, ensuring optimal operation of storage units, maintaining correct temperatures, storing vaccines correctly, maintaining daily temperature logs, and taking emergency action as needed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3035.pdf     (r0037   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Clinic Resources: Helpful Resources for Your Vaccination Clinic
This website provides a one-stop source of practical information for immunization providers, including "how-to" information about providing vaccinations in a clinic or non-traditional setting. The site provides links to a collection of essential vaccination resources.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/clinic     (r0008   Posted: 05/03/2013)

CMS Adult Immunization Overview
This comprehensive CMS website provides information and resources related to influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccinations, including general facts and information on coverage by Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and insurance.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/adultimmunizations     (r0115   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Conditions Commonly Misperceived as Contraindications to Vaccination
This chart provides a concise summary of certain conditions or circumstances which providers might misperceive as valid contraindications or precautions to vaccination when they actually do not preclude vaccination. These misperceptions result in missed opportunities to administer recommended vaccines
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/vac-admin/contraindications-misconceptions.htm     (r0014   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Declination of Influenza Vaccination
This ready-to-use form may be used by employers/health care facilities to document an employee's declination of influenza vaccine. The form provides a summary of information about the vaccine and requires signers to acknowledge that they have read the information and understand that they have the potential to spread the disease to their patients, coworkers, family members, and community.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4068.pdf     (r0176   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Declination of Influenza Vaccination (Spanish)
This ready-to-use form may be used by employers/health care facilities to document an employee's declination of influenza vaccine. The form provides a summary of information (in Spanish) about the vaccine and requires signers to acknowledge that they have read the information and understand that they have the potential to spread the disease to their patients, coworkers, family members, and community.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4068-01.pdf     (r0177   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Diabetes and Flu: What You Need to Know and Do
This website from CDC provides information for people with diabetes, who are at high risk for serious influenza complications. A portion of the information also is available in Spanish.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/diabetes/news/flu.htm     (r0056   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Do Not Unplug Refrigerator or Freezer! - sign
This brightly colored graphic (available in 2 formats) may be posted near an electrical outlet to remind clinic personnel not to unplug a refrigerator or freezer containing vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2090.pdf     (r0038   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Do You Know Which Adult Vaccines You Might Need?
This two-page flyer provides basic immunization recommendations in a user-friendly format. In addition to vaccines recommended for all adults, the flyer lists other vaccine recommendations based on a person's age, occupation, or health condition.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/downloads/fs-adult-immz.pdf     (r0245   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Don't Be Gross
This flyer asks people not to be the person who spreads influenza in the workplace setting and offers tools such as handwashing to prevent the spread of the virus.
— Ofstead & Associates (Ofstead)
www.ofsteadinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/Dont-Be-Gross-flyer.pdf     (r0057   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Don't be Guilty of These Errors in Vaccine Storage and Handling
This fact sheet reminds providers of 11 frequently reported errors in vaccine storage and handling and encourages clinics to be sure they aren't guilty of making these errors.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3036.pdf     (r0039   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Draft White Paper: United States Vaccine Safety System
This report from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee offers a thorough overview of the vaccine safety system in the United States. The report's authors note that it is important to have in place a comprehensive system to assess and understand the benefits and risks of vaccines, including the risks of adverse events following immunization. The report identifies strategies for ongoing continuous improvement of the current system and provides new recommendations applicable to 21st century science, technology, social, and fiscal settings.
— National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO)
www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/nvac_vswp.pdf     (r0098   Posted: 05/03/2013)

EHR Incentive Programs
This website provides comprehensive information on how eligible professionals and hospitals can receive incentive funds to adopt, implement, upgrade, or demonstrate meaningful use (including submission of immunization information) of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/index.html?redirect=%2Fehrincentiveprograms%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery     (r0161   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Evaluating Online Health Information
This website provides a quick list of questions you should ask when trying to evaluate health information available on the internet.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.vaccineinformation.org/internet-immunization-info     (r0092   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Expanded Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act: Information for Health Care Professionals
This fact sheet is designed to provide education on the health Insurance Marketplace under the ACA. It includes information about the Marketplace, including how it affects health care professionals and their patients, as well as an explanation of how the ACA expands access to health coverage.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/ACAMarketplaceFactSheet-ICN908826.pdf     (r0160   Posted: 12/30/2013)

EZIZ: A One-Stop Shop for Immunization Training and Resources
This website offers practical information for providers on vaccine storage and handling, including information on choosing appropriate equipment. It also includes videos on vaccine inventory management, vaccine administration, and storage and handling. (Note: Although much of the information covered on this site is applicable to all immunization providers, some information is specific to California-based providers only.)
— California VFC Program (CA VFC)
www.eziz.org     (r0133   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Facts about Adult Immunization
This concise fact sheet provides easy-to-understand facts about the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases in adults and information about specific vaccines.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.nfid.org/pdf/factsheets/adultfact.pdf     (r0061   Posted: 05/03/2013)

FAQ: Adult Vaccines - A Grown Up Thing to Do/ Report
This comprehensive report discusses the importance of adults being appropriately vaccinated and discusses how vaccines work, why they are important, and how they can protect adults. The document places particular emphasis on vaccine safety issues and discusses the vaccine development process.
— American Academy of Microbiology (AAM)
http://academy.asm.org/index.php/faq-series/433-adultvaccinesfaq     (r0063   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Fight Like a Champion
This colorful poster portrays influenza vaccine as a training coach for your immune system and suggests that people "Fight Like A Champion" by getting their vaccine.
— Ofstead & Associates (Ofstead)
www.ofsteadinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/Flu-Fight-Like-a-Champ-Ofstead.pdf     (r0064   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Fight the Flu (in 18 languages)
This website provides links to a "Fight the Flu" letter size poster and bookmark. Both items are available in color and black/white, as well as 18 different languages. (Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagolog, Thai, and Vietnamese)
— Minnesota Department of Health (MN DOH)
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/basics/fightflu/     (r0065   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Financial Considerations: Paying for Your Vaccination Program
This chapter within the Immunization Action Coalition's Adult Vaccination Guide provides step-by-step guidance on paying for a vaccination program in a clinic setting, including information on VFC, insurance, billing and coding, and Medicare/Medicaid. NOTE: Users should use judgment when reviewing this 2004 document, as some of the information may be out of date. This guide is currently being updated, with a projected publication date in mid-2014.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/guide/aov08_paying.pdf     (r0124   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Finding and Paying for Vaccines
This website provides information on where adults may obtain vaccines and lists options that may be used to offset vaccine costs, including private health insurance, the ACA, military TRICARE, Medicare, and Medicaid.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/find-pay-vaccines.html     (r0164   Posted: 12/30/2013)

First do no harm: Mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare personnel (HCP) help protect patients
This document provides a listing of the position statements issued by leading medical organizations about mandatory influenza vaccination for healthcare personnel. Policy titles, publication dates, links, and excerpts are provided to assist in the development and implementation of similar policies within healthcare institutions and medical settings.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2014.pdf     (r0197   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Flu Information Center
This website offers a variety of resources about seasonal and H1N1 influenza, including special information for asthma and allergy patients. Additional sections provide resources to help patients make decisions between receiving an influenza "shot" or nasal spray vaccine.
— Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
www.aafa.org/flu.cfm     (r0066   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Flu Vaccine for Everyone: A Guide for Reaching and Engaging Diverse Communities
This guidebook is designed to help health departments and community-based organizations use a community health approach to provide influenza vaccine to traditionally hard to reach racial, ethnic, and linguistic populations that often are isolated and have limited access to health information. The guide provides ideas on engaging community members through faith-based organizations, schools, workplaces, homeless populations, and community organizations.
— Massachusetts Department of Health - Office of Health Equity (MA DPH - OHE)
www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/flu/vaccine-admin-diverse-communities.pdf     (r0099   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Free Resources for Clinicians to Share with Patients - Adults
This website provides links to almost 40 free PDF documents that can be downloaded for patient education. Topics covered include a wide range of information about specific vaccines and recommendations for specific populations such as college students and health care workers.
— North Carolina Immunization Branch (NCIB)
www.immunize.nc.gov/providers/foryourpatients.htm     (r0067   Posted: 05/03/2013)

General Adult Vaccination Website
This general website offers links to a variety of tools to assist with provider education, including reports calling for improvement in vaccine coverage rates. The site also contains stories from real people affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.org     (r0068   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Get the Flu Vaccine, Not the Flu
This colorful poster promotes (in both English and Spanish) getting flu vaccine and explains that flu vaccines are covered for people with Medicare and Medicaid/CHIP. It also lists contact numbers and websites for persons seeking additional information.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Immunizations/Downloads/FluPoster2010508.pdf     (r0116   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Get Vaccinated Against Shingles
This website offers a variety of resources about shingles (herpes zoster), including the risk of the disease, shingles complications, and the value of shingles vaccine.
— Shingles Prevention Advocate (SPA)
www.fightshingles.org     (r0069   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines
This handy chart provides a quick guide to contraindications and precautions to commonly used vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3072a.pdf     (r0013   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Guide to Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines in Adults
This 1-page chart provides a convenient guide to contraindications and precautions to commonly used adult vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3072.pdf     (r0015   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women
This website provides comprehensive guidance for health care personnel working with pregnant patients. The guidance includes a vaccine-by-vaccine table outlining routine and travel-related vaccine recommendations for pregnant women.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/preg-guide.htm     (r0192   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Handouts for Patients and Staff: Materials for Health Professionals and Their Patients (indexed by language)
This website give users access to multiple vaccination-related handouts and fact sheets for healthcare professionals and the public, indexed by language.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/handouts/?f=6     (r0152   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Recommendations
This one-page reference tool provides a succinct summary of the ACIP's recommended vaccinations for healthcare personnel.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2017.pdf     (r0195   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Healthcare Personnel! Are your vaccinations up-to-date?
This poster asks healthcare personnel to consider whether their vaccines are up-to-date for influenza, hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, and varicella.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/p_hcp_color_print.pdf     (r0199   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Health-e-Cards: Vaccines and Immunizations
These Health-e-Cards from CDC allow the public to send electronic greeting cards to friends, family, and co-workers. To personalize the service, users are allowed to send personal messages with a limit of 500 characters or less. Cards may be sent to a large group of people by contacting CDC using an email link located on the website.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://t.cdc.gov/ecards/browse.aspx?category=202     (r0125   Posted: 05/03/2013)

HealthMap Vaccine Finder
This interactive website allows users to type in a zip code to receive information about the nearest adult vaccine providers. Maps and contact phone numbers are included in the database.
— 
http://flushot.healthmap.org     (r0023   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Hepatitis B and Healthcare Personnel
This handout provides CDC experts' answers to frequently asked questions about how to protect healthcare personnel from hepatitis B.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2109.pdf     (r0196   Posted: 12/30/2013)

How to Administer IM and SC Injections to Adults
This concise reference sheet provides easy-to-read information and graphics about proper administration of intramuscular (IM) and subcutaneous (SC) injections.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2020a.pdf     (r   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Human Papillomavirus: What You Should Know
This patient fact sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease, recommendations for who should be vaccinated and on what schedule, and discussions on how the vaccine is made and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/hpv.pdf     (r0182   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Human Papillomavirus: What You Should Know (Spanish)
This patient fact sheet provides answers (in Spanish) to commonly asked questions about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease, recommendations for who should be vaccinated and on what schedule, and discussions on how the vaccine is made and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/hpv-esp.pdf     (r0183   Posted: 12/30/2013)

IAC Express (weekly email publication)
This weekly publication is delivered directly to a subscriber's email box. It features important immunization developments such as the latest vaccine recommendations and licensures, important journal articles, practical vaccination resources, conference announcements, and more.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/express     (r0100   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization & Pregnancy
This one-page flyer provides a brief overview of vaccines needed by pregnant women before, during and after their pregnancy. The flyer emphasizes that vaccines help keep a pregnant woman and her growing family healthy.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/f_preg.pdf     (r0191   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Immunization Advisor Mobile App
This free iPhone app makes the latest vaccine indications easily accessible. Providers can search by age or underlying medical circumstance, or browse the Vaccine Library to determine the vaccines their adult patients need. The latest immunization news and updates from ACP also are available from within the application.
— American College of Physicians (ACP)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acp-immunization-advisor/id503636536     (r0009   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization Courses: Broadcasts, Webcasts, and Self Study (includes adult immunization sessions)
This website includes links to CDC's numerous education and training programs related to immunizations. All programs are based on ACIP recommendations. A variety of topics and formats are included, and continuing education credits are available for many of the programs.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.htm     (r0134   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization for Older Adults
This one-page fact sheet describes the importance of vaccination for older adults, with an emphasis on vaccines against shingles (herpes zoster), pneumococcal disease, influenza, and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.
— North Carolina Immunization Branch (NCIB)
www.immunize.nc.gov/PDFs/ImmunizationforOlderAdults_Flier_Final_201011.pdf     (r0070   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization for Women: Immunization Information for Ob-Gyns and Their Patients
This website was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to provide ob-gyns and their patients with a central, trusted source of up-to-date information on seasonal influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, including immunization facts and safety, immunization schedules, clinical and practice management guidelines, and links to other reliable immunization resources. The goal of the site is to empower women with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about immunization and their health and to provide ob-gyns with a valuable resource for immunization best practices and patient education.
— American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
www.immunizationforwomen.org     (r0111   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization Information for Adults
This colorful website provides patient education materials to help answer questions about which vaccines adults need, personal testimonies about the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases, and links to educational videos and blogs.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.vaccineinformation.org/adults.asp     (r0071   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization of Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
This report provides a summary of ACIP recommendations for vaccinating health-care personnel (HCP) in the United States. The recommendations are presented by disease in two categories: 1) those diseases for which vaccination or documentation of immunity is recommended because of risks to HCP in their work settings for acquiring disease or transmitting to patients and 2) those for which vaccination might be indicated in certain circumstances. Background information for each vaccine-preventable disease and specific recommendations for use of each vaccine are presented. Certain infection-control measures that relate to vaccination also are included in this report.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6007.pdf     (r0194   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Immunization Resources for Obstetricians-Gynecologists: A Comprehensive Toolkit
This comprehensive toolkit includes materials to help providers and their staff communicate with patients about the importance of receiving recommended immunizations. The toolkit also includes guidance on how to successfully incorporate immunizations into routine care. A toolkit also includes information on implementing standing orders into a practice, ideas on how to successfully bill for immunizations given to patients, and sheets answering patients' frequently asked questions about influenza vaccine and vaccine safety.
— American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
www.acog.org/~/media/Departments/Immunization/ImmunizationToolkit.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20131230T0234391127     (r0233   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Immunization Toolkit
This website has been designed to serve as a toolkit for health care professionals in their efforts to prevent influenza disease and increase vaccination rates. In particular, it is intended to assist in reducing disparities in influenza immunization rates among minorities and seniors.
— Cobb/National Medical Association Health Institute (Cobb/NMA)
http://cobb.nmanet.org/cobbEE/toolkit/tk_index.html     (r0017   Posted: 05/04/2013)

Immunization Training Guide and Practice Procedure Manual - For Pediatricians, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Office Managers
This comprehensive training guide is designed to assist office staff in all aspects of immunizing a practice's patients. Although developed for pediatric offices, much of the information is applicable to providers serving patients of all ages.
— American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
www2.aap.org/immunization/pediatricians/pdf/ImmunizationTrainingGuide.pdf     (r0018   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization Update 2012
This annual presentation from CDC highlights late-breaking immunization issues. Originally broadcast on August 16, 2012, it is now available in web-on-demand format.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/imzupdate/default.htm     (r0135   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunization Works Newsletters
This monthly CDC newsletter is provided to national health care provider and consumer groups for distribution to their members and constituencies. Topics covered typically include stories in the news, influenza information, meetings and conferences, and resources.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/news/newsltrs/imwrks/index.html     (r0101   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Immunizations for Adults
This website offers links to resources for patient education, including handouts providing summaries of vaccinations for adults, discussions of vaccine safety issues, and recommendations for specific populations.
— North Carolina Immunization Branch (NCIB)
www.immunize.nc.gov/family/immnz_adults.htm     (r0072   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Improving Adult Immunization Rates: Overcoming Barriers
This editorial discusses the importance of improving adult immunization rates through the use of simple interventions such as patient reminders and recalls, standing orders, and patient education.
— American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1101/p977.html     (r0170   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Improving Vaccination Rates in Pregnant Women: Timely Intervention - Lasting Benefits
This guide calls on pregnant women, their partners, families, and healthcare providers, to open up the lines of communication about vaccines needed before, during, and after pregnancy.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
http://family-vaccines.org/resources-homepage/cta.pdf     (r0267   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates: What Works
This 2011 educational program was designed to assist primary care practitioners in finding ways to increase vaccination rates among adult patients. It includes a discussion of effective strategies that can be implemented in a practice to increase adult immunization rates.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www2a.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/whatworks/ce.asp     (r0136   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll
The Vaccination Honor Roll recognizes champions who have taken the lead in mandating influenza vaccination within their organization or institution. Organizations included in the honor roll have required influenza vaccination for employees and have implemented serious measures to prevent transmission of influenza from unvaccinated workers to patients. Such measures might include a mask requirement, reassignment to non-patient-care duties, or dismissal of the employee. Honorees may be viewed by the state in which they are located.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/honor-roll/influenza-mandates/     (r0198   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Influenza Vaccination of People with a History of Egg Allergy
This fact sheet provides a summary of the ACIP recommendations for use of influenza vaccine with persons reporting allergy to eggs.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3094.pdf     (r0220   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances - Annual Update for 2013-2014 Season
This document provides payment allowances and coding information for providers submitting payment requests for influenza vaccines administered to Medicare beneficiaries.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM8433.pdf     (r0159   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2013-2014 Season
This convenient chart provides succinct information on each of the influenza vaccines available in the U.S. during the current season. Included for each vaccine are: manufacturer, trade name, how the vaccine is supplied, mercury content, recommended age group, and the vaccine product code.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4072.pdf     (r0175   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Influenza: What You Should Know
This patient fact sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about influenza vaccine. Topics covered include symptoms of the disease, who should be vaccinated, a succinct description of how each type of vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/influenza.pdf     (r0178   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Influenza: What You Should Know (Spanish)
This patient fact sheet provides answers (in Spanish) to commonly asked questions about influenza vaccine. Topics covered include symptoms of the disease, who should be vaccinated, a succinct description of how each type of vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/influenza-spa.pdf     (r0179   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Keys to Storing and Handling Your Vaccine Supply
This video provides opportunities for clinic staff to view demonstrations of proper vaccine storage and handling "best practices", reinforcing techniques and policies outlined in CDC's extensive Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0atwOngjVQY     (r0265   Posted: 05/08/2014)

List of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
This website lists links to CDC pages that describe individual diseases and vaccines.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/vpd-list.htm     (r0093   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Maryland Healthcare Personnel Immunization Initiative: 2011-2012 Toolkit
This toolkit provides great resources for providers who wish to implement/improve immunization rates among healthcare personnel. The toolkit provides examples of successful strategies and specific information and tools arranged by disease, including facts and frequently asked questions, VIS, standing orders, and sample vaccination declination forms.
— Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH)
http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/OIDEOR/IMMUN/Shared%20Documents/2011_12_HCP_IZ_Initiative_Toolkit_final.pdf     (r0102   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Mass Immunizers and Roster Billing: Simplified Billing for Influenza Virus and Pneumococcal Vaccinations
This extensive fact sheet provides information for mass immunizers who are billing Medicare for influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations. It also includes links to appropriate influenza immunization resources for providers and their patients.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/Mass_Immunize_Roster_Bill_factsheet_ICN907275.pdf     (r0117   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Adult Patients
This reference tool list the symptoms and management procedures for localized reactions, psychological fright and syncope (fainting), and anaphylaxis. It also lists supplies that may be needed at a community immunization clinic and emergency medical protocol for management of anaphylactic reactions in adults.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3082.pdf     (r0202   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Medicare Basics (American Sign Language)
Using American Sign Language (ASL), this video provides basic information about Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. It includes information about preventive benefits, including immunizations.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eskZVAg7v0o     (r0148   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Medicare Preventive Services Quick Reference Information: Medicare Immunization Billing (Seasonal Influenza Virus, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B)
This reference sheet covers information on seasonal influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccines, including administration and diagnosis codes, vaccine codes and descriptors, and frequency of administration. Information for institutional providers, including RHCs and FQHCs, also is covered. The sheet also answers frequently asked questions and provides resources to other appropriate provider websites.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/qr_immun_bill.pdf     (r0118   Posted: 12/12/2013)

Meningococcal Vaccination Recommendations by Age and/or Risk Factor
This table summarizes the ACIP recommendations for the use of meningococcal vaccine.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2018.pdf     (r0204   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Meningococcal: Questions and Answers
This three-page fact sheet provides answer to frequently asked questions about meningococcal disease. Topics covered include what causes meningococcal disease, available treatment, and vaccine availability, effectiveness and recommendations.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4210.pdf     (r0257   Posted: 05/08/2014)

My Health is my Biggest Asset
This colorful poster provides seniors with a reminder about the importance of being immunized against influenza in order to protect their "greatest asset" - their health.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prevention/Immunizations/Downloads/CDCCMSSeniorsAssetPress2013.pdf     (r0158   Posted: 12/30/2013)

National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit
This website provides updated information for the more than 400 partners who are dedicated to stopping the transmission of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The site offers details about the annual National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, the comprehensive "Summit Buzz" newsletter (weekly updates during influenza season), updates on the activities of Summit workgroups, and links to valuable resources for providers.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.izsummitpartners.org     (r0103   Posted: 05/03/2013)

National HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Resource Center
This web-based resource center was established to provide accurate and up-to-date information about HPV and cervical cancer prevention and related issues such as screening, self-esteem, partners, and transmission. It also serves as a source for referrals such as local HPV support groups. The section on HPV vaccination includes a quick video introduction about HPV vaccine basic facts, as well as answers to a wide variety of typical patient questions. The site also includes a link to a one-page patient handout, "Ten Things to Know about HPV".
— American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
www.ashastd.org/std-sti/hpv.html     (r0184   Posted: 12/30/2013)

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
This website describes the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) and provides information on: how to file a claim; the Vaccine Injury Table; data and statistics; and frequently asked questions about the program.
— Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.html     (r0001   Posted: 05/03/2013)

NeedleTips (quarterly publication)
This newsletter is a quarterly publication written for health professionals who provide immunization services to persons of all ages, including adults. Every issue includes the Ask the Experts feature by CDC experts who answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration; vaccine news from ACIP and CDC; and ready-to-print materials to photocopy and hand out to staff and patients. The technical content of the newsletter is reviewed for accuracy by CDC.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/nt     (r0104   Posted: 05/03/2013)

No More Excuses: You Need a Flu Vaccine
This fact sheet provides easily understandable answers to frequently asked questions about influenza vaccine, including who should be vaccinated, when to be vaccinated, and why people might mistakenly believe that influenza vaccine has caused influenza disease.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/general/no-excuses-flu-vaccine.pdf     (r0173   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Patient Education
This website lays out a variety of education information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. For each vaccine, providers can access information about who should receive the vaccine, when it should be administered, and what patients should know about it. Immunization providers also can find more general information on vaccine administration, as well as tips on how to talk to patients about vaccines and address their concerns.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/patient-ed.htm     (r0075   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Pocket Guide
This pocket-sized guide on perinatal hepatitis B prevention provides information on management of pregnant women, management of delivery and the infant, case management of infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers, and interpretation of hepatitis B serology results.
— Minnesota Department of Health (MN DOH)
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/hepb/perinatal/pocketguide.pdf     (r0105   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Pertussis: What You Should Know
This patient fact sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease, recommendations for who should be vaccinated and on what schedule, the difference in DTaP and Tdap vaccines, discussions on how the vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues. The fact sheet emphasizes the importance of vaccination of persons who will be in close contact with infants.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/pertussis-vaccine.pdf     (r0185   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Pertussis: What You Should Know (Spanish)
This patient fact sheet provides answers (in Spanish) to commonly asked questions about pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease, recommendations for who should be vaccinated and on what schedule, the difference in DTaP and Tdap vaccines, discussions on how the vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues. The fact sheet emphasizes the importance of vaccination of persons who will be in close contact with infants.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/pertussis-vaccine-spa.pdf     (r0186   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Pharmacist Immunization Center
This general website provides pharmacists with a wide range of up-to-the minute news, tools, and resources.
— American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
http://www.pharmacist.com/immunization-center     (r0244   Posted: 01/03/2014)

Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery
This interactive training program teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to become a primary source for vaccine information and administration. The program teaches the basics of immunology and focuses on practice implementation and legal/regulatory issues. The components of the certificate training program include 12-hour (1.2 CEU) self-study modules with case studies and assessment exam, an 8-hour live seminar with final exam, and hands-on assessment of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection technique.
— American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
www.pharmacist.com/pharmacy-based-immunization-delivery     (r0138   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Pneumococcal Disease Public Health Resources
This extensive toolkit includes a wide variety of resources to educate healthcare professionals and community members about the importance of pneumococcal prevention for adults most at-risk for the disease. The site includes fact sheets on general pneumococcal disease causes, symptoms, and prevention methods, as well as fact sheets tailored to educate individuals on the importance of pneumococcal vaccine for persons with specific risk factors, including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, lung disease, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, and smoking. The site also includes infographics, posters, and other pneumococcal educational materials, as well as a section on effective use of media and social media outreach, including sample messages and templates that may be customized to the user's needs.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.org/professional-resources/public-health-toolkit     (r0253   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommendations for Children and Adults by Age and/or Risk Factor
This one-page table summarizes the complex recommendations for pneumococcal vaccine (both conjugate and polysaccharide) by both age and underlying medical condition or other risk factor.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2019.pdf     (r0180   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Pneumococcal Vaccine Pocket Guide
This handy pocket-sized guide provides basic information on pneumococcal vaccine, including who should be vaccinated and when, who needs an additional dose of PPSV23, vaccine dosing and administration, contraindications and precautions, side effects, and talking points for use with patients.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
http://www.immunize.org/pocketguides/     (r0106   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Pneumococcal Vaccines: CDC Answers Your Questions
This fact sheet includes answers from CDC experts to providers' most common questions about pneumococcal vaccine . Topics covered include the seriousness of pneumococcal disease, routine recommendations related to routine use and/or revaccination with conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2015.pdf     (r0181   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Practice Management
This website provides basic information for providers who are beginning or expanding an immunization program in their practice.
— American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
www.immunizationforwomen.org/practice_management     (r0019   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Pregnancy and Vaccination Pocket Guide
This pocket guide lists basic information to consider when vaccinating pregnant women, including vaccine-specific information for vaccinating before, during, or after pregnancy, as well as which vaccines have contraindications or precautions due to pregnancy. Supplemental information is provided on vaccinating household contacts of pregnant women, breast-feeding women, and newborns.
— Minnesota Department of Health (MN DOH)
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/hcp/pregvax.pdf     (r0107   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Pre-Season Training
This football-themed poster stresses the importance of receiving a flu shot, comparing it to a training program for a person's immune system.
— Ofstead & Associates (Ofstead)
www.ofsteadinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/Flu-Pre-Season-Training-Ofstead.pdf     (r0076   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Prevent the Flu
This 3-part series of brief videos features Minnesota's Commissioner of Health interviewing Minnesotans about influenza and flu shots. Transcripts of each video also are available to download.
— Minnesota Department of Health (MN DOH)
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/flu/videos/index.html     (r0077   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Preventing Seasonal Flu with Vaccination
This section, which is a part of CDC's larger influenza website, provides information to assist the general public in making a decision about receiving influenza vaccine. The site includes links to fact sheets and answers to commonly asked questions about influenza vaccine.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/     (r0172   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Professional Practice Toolkit
This toolkit contains ready-to-use resources to help healthcare professionals implement key strategies for educating adults about the importance of vaccination and improving adult vaccination rates. Items covered include appointment reminder/recall cards, scripts for recorded phone messages, patient education materials, and sample standing orders.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.com/professional-resources/practice-toolkit     (r0126   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Protect Yourself from Influenza (The Flu): Information for People with Diabetes (either type 1 or type 2) and Their Caregivers
This general website provides education and links to additional resources explaining the importance of influenza vaccine for people with diabetes.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/diabetes/news/docs/flu_protect.htm     (r0080   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Quick Reference Information: Preventive Services
This educational tool provides information on Medicare preventive services, including seasonal influenza, pneumococcal, and hepatitis B vaccination. Information provided includes HCPCS/CPT Codes and ICD-9-CM codes, as well as who is covered, frequency of services, and required beneficiary payments.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prevention/PrevntionGenInfo/Downloads/MPS_QuickReferenceChart_1.pdf     (r0120   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Real Stories, Real People
These real-life stories provide sobering reminders about the dangers of remaining unvaccinated. Users can search for a story based on the age of the person involved, as well as by disease or geographic location.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.nfid.org/real-stories-real-people     (r0258   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Recommendations from the National Vaccine Advisory Committee: Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
These NVAC standards were adopted in 2013 to update previously available standards. Among other recommendations, the new standards reflect an increased emphasis on the importance of all providers, even non-vaccinating ones, assessing their patients' immunization status and recommending needed vaccines.
— National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)
http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/reports/nvacstandards.pdf     (r0027   Posted: 12/18/2013)

Recommended Immunizations for Adults (Easy Read Color Schedule)
This easy-to-read color version of the recommended adult immunization schedule helps users determine which vaccines are recommended for them. It also provides a brief description of the vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf     (r0025   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Recommended Vaccines for Healthcare Workers
This website provides a wealth of resources highlighting the fact that healthcare workers (which includes physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, dental professionals and students, medical and nursing students, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, hospital volunteers, and administrative staff) are at risk for exposure to serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases, and they should get appropriate vaccines to reduce their chances of getting or spreading vaccine-preventable diseases. The site includes a wide variety of education materials and suggestions for improving vaccination coverage rates in medical facilities, as well as links to state immunization laws for HCWs and patients.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html     (r0193   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Recommended Vaccines Prescription Pad
This "prescription pad" allow providers to check off the vaccines recommended for an individual adult patient. The pad is free for download and can be printed on a standard office printer. It also is customizable for your practice contact information.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/downloads/vaccine-rx-pad.pdf     (r0247   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Recursos de Salud Publica sobre la Diabetes (Public Health Resources on Diabetes: Influenza)
This general Spanish language website provides education and links to additional resources explaining the importance of influenza vaccine for people with diabetes.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/diabetes/spanish/flu_sp.htm     (r0081   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Refusal to Consent to Vaccination (Adult)
This form may be used in healthcare settings to document a patient's refusal to receive a recommended vaccine.
— Alliance for Immunization in Michigan
www.aimtoolkit.org/adult/vaccine/RefusaltoConsent_Adult%20final_040313.pdf     (r0200   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Resources for Adult Vaccination Insurance and Payment
This website provides links to multiple resources discussing vaccine coverage and payment through private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, military insurance, and for patients without insurance.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/for-practice/insurance-payment.html     (r0248   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults
This checklist of questions may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065.pdf     (r0222   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Arabic)
This checklist of questions (in Arabic) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-20.pdf     (r0230   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Chinese)
This checklist of questions (in Chinese) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-08.pdf     (r0227   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (French)
This checklist of questions (in French) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-10.pdf     (r0229   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Hmong)
This checklist of questions (in Hmong) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-02.pdf     (r0224   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Korean)
This checklist of questions (in Korean) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-09.pdf     (r0228   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Russian)
This checklist of questions (in Russian) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-07.pdf     (r0226   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Spanish)
This checklist of questions (in Spanish) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-01.pdf     (r0223   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Turkish)
This checklist of questions (in Turkish) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-21.pdf     (r0231   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Checklist for Contraindications to Vaccines for Adults (Vietnamese)
This checklist of questions (in Vietnamese) may be filled out by a patient to help their health care provider determine if they have any contraindications to receipt of specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4065-05.pdf     (r0225   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Screening Questionnaires
These helpful handouts include individual patient screening questionnaires, checklists for vaccine contraindications in several languages (including Spanish, Hmong, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Turkish, and Vietnamese), and questionnaires to help patients understand their risk for hepatitis A, B, and C.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/handouts/screening-vaccines.asp     (r0026   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
This major website from CDC provides links to a wealth of information about influenza disease and influenza vaccine. Topics covered include flu basics, vaccine information, current disease reports, the latest influenza news, and a large number of resources for both patients and providers.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/flu/     (r0174   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Seasonal Influenza (Flu): A Guide for Community and Faith-Based Organizations and Leaders
This 4-page fact sheet offers helpful information for community and faith-based organizations wishing to increase influenza vaccine coverage in their constituencies. In addition to providing information about flu, the guide provides specific action steps that leaders can take to help keep the community healthy by: educating yourself and your community about flu facts; communicating health information effectively, and supporting vaccination efforts.
— Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.hhs.gov/partnerships/resources/Pubs/seasonal_flu_gd.pdf     (r0108   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Seasonal Influenza Vaccines Pricing
This website lists the CMS (Medicare) annually updated payment allowance for the listed CPT codes and Q-codes when the vaccines are furnished outside the hospital outpatient department.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Part-B-Drugs/McrPartBDrugAvgSalesPrice/VaccinesPricing.html     (r0121   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Shingles (Zoster): Questions and Answers
This two-page fact sheet provides answer to frequently asked questions about shingles (zoster). Topics covered include what causes shingles, whether it is transmissible, available treatment, and vaccine effectiveness and recommendations.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4221.pdf     (r0256   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Shingles Information
This website provides shingles (zoster) patient education materials, including interactive or self-playing tutorials and an illustrated summary.
— Patient Education Institute
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/shingles/htm/index.htm     (r0169   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Shingles Information
This website offers a variety of materials about shingles (herpes zoster), including an online risk assessment tool, a video and photos about the disease, and a help sheet for talking to your healthcare professional about the disease.
— Merck Vaccines (Mrck)
www.shinglesinfo.com     (r0082   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Shingles: What You Should Know
This patient fact sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions about shingles (zoster) and shingles vaccine. vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease and what causes it, recommendations for who should be vaccinated, a discussion of how the vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/shingles.pdf     (r0188   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Shingles: What You Should Know (Spanish)
This patient fact sheet provides answers (in Spanish) to commonly asked questions about shingles (zoster) and shingles vaccine. vaccine. Topics covered include a description of the disease and what causes it, recommendations for who should be vaccinated, a discussion of how the vaccine is made, and vaccine safety issues.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/shingles-spa.pdf     (r0189   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Shotbyshot.org: Stories of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
This website offers an extensive collection of stories and videos of people who have been affected by vaccine-preventable diseases. Users may search for a story by disease, age, and whether they are in written or video format. Some stories in the collection are available in Spanish/Latino.
— California Immunization Coalition
http://shotbyshot.org     (r0259   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Shots Aren't Just for Kids
This tri-fold brochure explains that adults are 100 times more likely to die from vaccine-preventable diseases than kids and offers vaccine recommendations and information about influenza, pneumonia, chickenpox, and MMR.
— American College of Physicians (ACP), American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM)
www.acponline.org/patients_families/pdfs/health/immun.pdf     (r0083   Posted: 05/03/2013)

SHOTS by STFM On-Line Version, 2014
The on-line version of SHOTS by STFM 2014 provides convenient access to the CDC/ACIP recommended immunization schedules and associated footnotes. The website provides up-to-date information for each vaccine, including: basics, high risk indications, adverse reactions, contraindications, catch-up, administration, epidemiology, brand names, and additives. The website is designed for anyone who needs quick answers to tough vaccination questions.
— Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
www.immunizationed.org/shotsonline.aspx     (r0012   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Shots Immunizations 2014 App (Android)
Shots Immunizations 2014 is a comprehensive immunization app for ANDROID devices. In addition to CDC/ACIP vaccine schedules and footnotes, the app includes up-to-date information for each vaccine, including: basics, high risk indications, adverse reactions, contraindications, catch-up, administration, epidemiology, brand names, and additives. The app is designed for anyone who needs quick answers to tough vaccination questions.
— Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.immunizationed.shotsG2     (r0010   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Shots Immunizations 2014 App (iPhone/iPod)
Shots Immunizations 2014 is a comprehensive immunization app for iPhone/iPod. In addition to CDC/ACIP vaccine schedules and footnotes, the app includes up-to-date information for each vaccine, including: basics, high risk indications, adverse reactions, contraindications, catch-up, administration, epidemiology, brand names, and additives. The app is designed for anyone who needs quick answers to tough vaccination questions.
— Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shots-immunizations-2014/id802862674     (r0011   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Should You Be Tested For Hepatitis C?
This screening questionnaire describes how hepatitis C virus is transmitted and lists statements to help persons determine if they should be tested for hepatitis C infection.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2192.pdf     (r0208   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A?
This screening questionnaire for adults describes the symptoms of hepatitis A infection and how it can be transmitted. It assists people in determining if they should be vaccinated by listing the risk factors associated with transmission.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2190.pdf     (r0206   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Should You Be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis B?
This screening questionnaire for adults describes the symptoms of hepatitis B infection and how it can be transmitted. It assists people in determining if they should be vaccinated by listing the risk factors associated with transmission.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2191.pdf     (r0207   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Some Things From Childhood Are Best Left Behind - Vaccines Aren't One of Them
This poster provides a brief message about the importance of receiving adult vaccines to protect against serious diseases, ending with the message "Remember you never outgrow vaccines."
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
http://adultvaccination.org/professional-resources/practice-toolkit/poster.pdf     (r0251   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Sounds of Pertussis
This website provides a wide variety of information about pertussis, including a recording of a child with the infection. The site includes basic information about the disease and emphasizes the importance of adult vaccination to prevent its transmission to infants and children.
— March of Dimes, Sanofi Pasteur
www.soundsofpertussis.com     (r0150   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Standards for Adult Immunization Practice (CDC)
This website provides a summary of the 2013 Standards for Adult Immunization Practice adopted by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. It also includes tools and resources to help educate patients about the importance of adult vaccination. For providers, the site offers fact sheets to help your practice implement each of the steps (needs assessment, share a strong recommendation, , administer or provide referral for vaccines) outlined in the Standards.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/for-practice/standards.html     (r0263   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Standards for Adult Immunization Practice (IAC)
In addition to offering direct links to 2013 Standards for Adult Immunization Practice adopted by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, this website provides an extensive list of organizations that have formally adopted the Standards and actions the organization is taking (or will take) to enhance adoption of the Standards by their members.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.izsummitpartners.org/adult-immunization-standards/     (r0262   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis A Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer hepatitis A vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3077.pdf     (r0213   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Hepatitis B Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer hepatitis B vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3076.pdf     (r0212   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer HPV vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3091.pdf     (r0218   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer influenza vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3074.pdf     (r0210   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Measles, Mumps & Rubella Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer MMR vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3079.pdf     (r0215   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Meningococcal Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer meningococcal vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3081.pdf     (r0217   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Pneumococcal (PPSV23 and PCV13) Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer pneumococcal vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3075.pdf     (r0211   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Tdap/Td to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer Tdap/Td vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3078.pdf     (r0214   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Vaccines
These handouts provide standing orders that, where allowed by state law, may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), to vaccinate adults who meet specified criteria.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/standing-orders/     (r0028   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer varicella (chickenpox) vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3080.pdf     (r0216   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Standing Orders for Administering Zoster Vaccine to Adults
These standing orders may be used by eligible nurses and other healthcare professionals (e.g., pharmacists), where allowed by state law, to administer zoster (shingles) vaccine to adults who meet the criteria listed.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3092.pdf     (r0219   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Staying Healthy: Medicare's Preventive Services
This document provides a table of preventive services covered by Medicare in a simplified format suitable for sharing with patients.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/11100.pdf     (r0122   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Strategies for Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates
This website offers multiple strategies for increasing adult vaccination rates, including an interactive training program, resources for reminder systems and other strategies to increase rates, particularly for high-risk adults.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/for-practice/increasing-vacc-rates.html     (r0264   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization
This 4-page table summarizes adult immunization recommendations, including specific information detailing people for whom vaccination is recommended, the schedule for vaccine administration, and contraindications and precautions.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2011.pdf     (r0203   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Supplies You May Need at a Community Adult Immunization Clinic
This checklist outlines supplies you may need at a community adult immunization clinic. Categories covered include vaccines, vaccine supplies, VISs, emergency supplies, immunization clinic documentation, and miscellaneous office supplies.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3047.pdf     (r0033   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Tdap Vaccination Strategies for Adolescents and Adults, Including Health Care Personnel
This comprehensive monograph was released by the Joint Commission's Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation to help health care organizations of all types (hospitals, long term care facilities, ambulatory settings, home health organizations, etc.) improve Tdap vaccination rates. The monograph incorporates evidence-based guidelines and published literature to highlight practical strategies.  Additionally, it includes examples of vaccination initiatives that organizations have used to establish or enhance Tdap vaccination programs.
— The Joint Commission (TJC)
www.jointcommission.org/tdap/     (r0187   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Tdap Vaccine Pocket Guide
This handy pocket-sized guide provides basic information on Tdap vaccine, including who should be vaccinated and when, talking points for patients (including pregnant patients), vaccine dosing and administration, contraindications and precautions, and side effects. (NOTE: This pocket guide is no longer available for order, but the PDF is available for downloading/general information.)
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/pocketguides/pocketguide_tdap.pdf     (r0140   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Teaching Immunization for Medical Education (TIME)
This curriculum is designed for use in medical schools to support immunization instruction and includes student objectives, learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources such as case studies. The modules provide ready-to-use instructional materials that can be integrated into existing medical curricula.
— Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
www.aptrweb.org/resources/curriculum_time.html     (r0137   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Temperature Log for Freezer - Celsius
This temperature log provides a convenient tool for twice daily documentation of freezer temperatures using the Celsius scale, as well as space to document daily minimum/maximum temperature readings, as recommended by CDC. It includes brief instructions on how to monitor temperatures and a listing of actions to be taken if a storage temperature is outside the recommended range. Also included is a Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record (and an example of a completed Troubleshooting Record) that may be used to document any unacceptable vaccine storage event and to provide reminders of appropriate actions to be taken.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3038c.pdf     (r0044   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Temperature Log for Freezer - Fahrenheit
This temperature log provides a convenient tool for twice daily documentation of freezer temperatures using the Fahrenheit scale, as well as space to document daily minimum/maximum temperature readings, as recommended by CDC. It includes brief instructions on how to monitor temperatures and a listing of actions to be taken if a storage temperature is outside the recommended range. Also included is a Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record (and an example of a completed Troubleshooting Record) that may be used to document any unacceptable vaccine storage event and to provide reminders of appropriate actions to be taken.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3038f.pdf     (r0043   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Temperature Log for Refrigerator - Celsius
This temperature log provides a convenient tool for twice daily documentation of refrigerator temperatures using the Celsius scale, as well as space to document daily minimum/maximum temperature readings, as recommended by CDC. It includes brief instructions on how to monitor temperatures and a listing of actions to be taken if a storage temperature is outside the recommended range. Also included is a Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record (and an example of a completed Troubleshooting Record) that may be used to document any unacceptable vaccine storage event and to provide reminders of appropriate actions to be taken.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3037c.pdf     (r0042   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Temperature Log for Refrigerator - Fahrenheit
This temperature log provides a convenient tool for twice daily documentation of refrigerator temperatures using the Fahrenheit scale, as well as space to document daily minimum/maximum temperature readings, as recommended by CDC. It includes brief instructions on how to monitor temperatures and a listing of actions to be taken if a storage temperature is outside the recommended range. Also included is a Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record (and an example of a completed Troubleshooting Record) that may be used to document any unacceptable vaccine storage event and to provide reminders of appropriate actions to be taken.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3037f.pdf     (r0041   Posted: 05/03/2013)

The "Pink Book", 12th edition
The 12th edition of The Pink Book (Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases) provides comprehensive information on vaccine-preventable diseases. The appendices offer a wealth of reference materials on vaccines and vaccine administration.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/index.html     (r0022   Posted: 05/03/2013)

The Adult Immunization Toolkit - A Guide for Medical Providers
This provider guide includes information on general immunization resources, coverage improvement techniques, vaccine storage and handling, vaccine administration and documentation, and funding.
— Palm Beach County Health Department - Florida (PBCHD - FL)
www.pbchd.com/pdfs/adult-toolkit/a-guide-for-medical-providers.pdf     (r0034   Posted: 05/03/2013)

The Affordable Care Act and Immunization
This fact sheet offers an overview of the vaccines for adults that are covered by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that they be covered without any cost-sharing requirements when provided by an in-network provider. Vaccines covered include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, HPV, influenza, MMR, meningococcal, pneumococcal, Tdap, varicella, and zoster (shingles).
— Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/factsheets/2010/09/The-Affordable-Care-Act-and-Immunization.html     (r0163   Posted: 12/30/2013)

The Vaccine Confidence Project: Monitoring Public Confidence in Immunisation Programmes
The purpose of this website from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is to monitor public confidence in immunization programmes by building an information surveillance system for early monitoring and detection of public concerns around vaccines; applying a diagnostic tool to data collected to determine the risk level of public concerns in terms of their potential to disrupt vaccine programmes; and by detecting public concerns early, to provide analysis and guidance for early response and engagement with the public to ensure sustained confidence in vaccines and immunisation. The initiative is also defining a Vaccine Confidence Index based on a select number of factors identified from extensive analysis of areas of both low and high vaccine coverage.
— London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
www.vaccineconfidence.org     (r0109   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Tips for Finding Immunization Records
This website provides great tips for locating immunization records that may be needed for a job or international travel.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
http://www.vaccineinformation.org/finding-vaccine-records/     (r0084   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Together Educating About Meningitis (T.E.A.M.)
This website includes stories from meningococcal disease survivors and family members who have been affected by the disease.
— National Meningitis Association (NMA)
www.nmaus.org/programs/team     (r0260   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Toolkit for Adult Immunizations and Standing Orders Programs
This toolkit discusses methods to improve adult vaccine coverage in clinic settings, including implementation of standing orders and reminder systems.
— University of Pittsburgh (U of Pitt)
www.immunizationed.org/practiceimprovement/ ToolkitAdultImmunizationStandingOrdersforpublicuse11-10-11.pdf     (r0035   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Travelers' Health: Travel Safe. Travel Smart.
This site allows travelers and clinicians to determine recommended vaccines and medications based upon travelers' intended destination, type of travel, and whether they are a member of a special population (e.g., pregnant women or persons with a chronic disease.) The site reminds travelers that, ideally, they should schedule a visit to their health care provider 4 to 6 weeks prior to starting travel.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list     (r0091   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Understanding How Vaccines Work
This high-reading level fact sheet provides basic information about how the body fights infection and how vaccines work to protect people by producing immunity.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/conversations/downloads/vacsafe-understand-color-office.pdf     (r0168   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities in Protecting Older Adults From Influenza
This brief from NFID discusses the difficulties surrounding vaccination and immune response for older adults, as well as the increasing number of new strategies that offer the potential for greater protection against influenza. The brief was developed by convening a panel of experts in 2011 to review these issues and vaccination strategies for protecting older Americans.
— National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
www.adultvaccination.org/professional-resources/olderflu.pdf     (r0129   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccinate Adults (quarterly publication)
This newsletter is a quarterly publication written for health professionals who provide immunization services for adults. Every issue includes the Ask the Experts feature by CDC experts who answer challenging and timely questions about vaccines and their administration; vaccine news from ACIP and CDC; and ready-to-print materials to photocopy and hand out to staff and patients. The technical content of the newsletter is reviewed for accuracy by CDC.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/va/     (r0153   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccination Resources for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
This website contains links to several fact sheets available to order or for downloading at no cost. Topics covered include descriptions of what readers need to know about vaccines related to asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/for-patients/health-conditions.html     (r0246   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes
This concise table shows which vaccinations adults with diabetes should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4043.pdf     (r0145   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes (Spanish)
This concise table shows (in Spanish) which vaccinations adults with diabetes should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4043-01.pdf     (r0243   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with Heart Disease
This concise table shows which vaccinations adults with heart disease should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4044.pdf     (r0254   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Vaccinations for Adults with Hepatitis C Infection
This concise table shows which vaccinations adults with hepatitis C infection should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4042.pdf     (r0146   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with Hepatitis C Infection (Spanish)
This concise table shows (in Spanish) which vaccinations adults with hepatitis C infection should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4042-01.pdf     (r0242   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with HIV Infection
This concise table shows which vaccinations adults with HIV infection infection should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4041.pdf     (r0147   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with HIV Infection (Spanish)
This concise table shows (in Spanish) which vaccinations adults with HIV infection infection should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4041-01.pdf     (r0241   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults with Lung Disease
This concise table shows which vaccinations adults with heart disease should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4045.pdf     (r0255   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized!
This concise table outlines which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030.pdf     (r0086   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Arabic)
This concise table outlines (in Arabic) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-20.pdf     (r0240   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Chinese)
This concise table outlines which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-08.pdf     (r0237   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (French)
This concise table outlines (in French) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-10.pdf     (r0239   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Korean)
This concise table outlines (in Korean) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-09.pdf     (r0238   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Russian)
This concise table outlines (in Russian) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-07.pdf     (r0236   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Spanish)
This concise table outlines (in Spanish) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-01.pdf     (r0234   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Adults: You're NEVER too old to get immunized! (Vietnamese)
This concise table outlines (in Vietnamese) which vaccinations adults should receive to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests that you should not leave your healthcare provider's office without making sure you've had all the vaccines you need.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030-05.pdf     (r0235   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccinations for Pregnant Women
This concise table shows which vaccinations pregnant women should have to protect their health. The table provides recommendations and schedules in easy to understand terms and suggests discussing the recommended vaccines with your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for specific vaccines.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4040.pdf     (r0221   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccine Administration Record for Adults
This form may be used to document pertinent information about vaccines given to an individual patient, including the type of vaccine, date given, funding source, anatomical site, lot number, manufacturer, VIS date, and vaccinator.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2023.pdf     (r0205   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccine Administration: Recommendations and Guidelines
This website lists vaccine administration resources including a wide variety of vaccine administration guidelines, screening and checklists, reference tables, and comforting techniques. Standing orders for influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are included.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/vac-admin/default.htm     (r0036   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
This website for the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) vaccine safety surveillance program collects information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the U.S. The site contains an online reporting form and FAQs about the system and vaccine adverse events. Data from previously submitted VAERS reports is available for download.
— Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.vaers.hhs.gov/index     (r0005   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Handling Tips
This one-page fact sheet provides vaccine handling tips for appropriate storage and management of vaccine.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3048.pdf     (r0045   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Information Statements
These information sheets produced by CDC explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever (before each dose) certain vaccinations are given. VIS are available for the following individual vaccines: adenovirus, anthrax, diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (DTaP), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza-live intranasal (LAIV), influenza-inactivated (IIV), Japanese encephalitis, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), measles, mumps, rubella & varicella (MMRV), meningococcal, pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13), pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23), polio, rabies, rotavirus, shingles (herpes zoster), smallpox (vaccinia) [medication guide rather than VIS], tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Td/Tdap), typhoid, varicella (chickenpox), and yellow fever.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/hcp/vis/index.html     (r0142   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Information Statements (Foreign Language Translations)
These information sheets produced by CDC explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever (before each dose) certain vaccinations are given. Translation of these CDC-developed information sheets into a variety of languages is coordinated through the Immunization Action Coalition. An index allows users to select a VIS by vaccine or by language. Availability of VIS translations is limited in some languages. Check the site for available translations for the following individual vaccines: adenovirus, anthrax, diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (DTaP), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza-live intranasal (LAIV), influenza-inactivated (IIV), Japanese encephalitis, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), measles, mumps, rubella & varicella (MMRV), meningococcal, pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13), pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23), polio, rabies, rotavirus, shingles (herpes zoster), smallpox (vaccinia) [medication guide rather than VIS], tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Td/Tdap), typhoid, varicella (chickenpox), and yellow fever.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/vis/     (r0143   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Information You Need
This website for the public presents timely, accurate, and proven information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. Information is available for the entire lifespan, but pages may be selected that cover information specifically for teens and adults. The website incorporates hundreds of valuable resources, including personal testimonies of suffering and loss due to vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine-related videos, and public service announcements and educational materials from trusted organizations.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.vaccineinformation.org     (r0144   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Payments Under Medicare Part D
This fact sheet explains vaccine coverage under Medicare Part D, as well as how to submit claims for Medicare payment. It also briefly lists vaccines covered by Medicare Part B.
— Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/Vaccines-Part-D-Factsheet-ICN908764.pdf     (r0249   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Vaccine Resources for Your Practice or to Share With Your Adult Patients
This website provides links to flyers and posters encouraging adult vaccination that may be used for display in healthcare offices, workplaces, and other community venues. The posters are suitable for printing on an office printer, or a request can be sent to obtain higher resolution versions for commercial printing.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/for-patients/adults-all.html#posters     (r0250   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Vaccine Safety
This website includes links to information including vaccine safety basics, how vaccines are monitored, addressing common concerns, special populations, federal government activities related to vaccine safety, and a resource library.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/index.html     (r0094   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
This comprehensive toolkit outlines best practice strategies and recommendations on equipment considerations for storage units and thermometers, maintaining the cold chain, routine storage and handling practices, inventory management, and emergency procedures for protecting vaccine inventories.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/storage/toolkit/storage-handling-toolkit.pdf     (r0046   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccine Storage Troubleshooting Record
This form may be used to document any unacceptable vaccine storage event occurring in a refrigerator or freezer, such as exposure of vaccines to temperatures that are outside the manufacturers' recommended storage ranges. The form provides an outline to follow when documenting a description of the event, the results of whether the vaccine(s) remained viable, and actions taken to prevent similar events from occurring in the future. An option is available to type information directly onto the form and develop a PDF for future reference.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3041.pdf     (r0171   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccines and Adults: A Lifetime of Health
This comprehensive booklet describes adult vaccines, the diseases they prevent, and who should get them. Readers are reminded that vaccines are an important part of their health which they should discuss with their health care provider.
— Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
www.chop.edu/export/download/pdfs/articles/vaccine-education-center/vaccines-adults.pdf     (r0087   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccines and Immunizations
This comprehensive website provides links to CDC information on major topics, including immunization schedules, U.S. vaccines, vaccination coverage and surveillance, education and training, recommendations, vaccines and Vaccine preventable disease, vaccine side effects and safety, requirements and laws, and partners.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines     (r0095   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccines for Pregnant Women
This website offers an overview of vaccines for pregnant women, including the recommended schedule and an online vaccine quiz. The site provides information about the importance of vaccines before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as links to a wide variety of resources and educational materials relevant to pregnant women.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/pregnant.html     (r0190   Posted: 12/30/2013)

Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them
This fact sheet describes the correct use and handling of vaccines with diluents.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3040.pdf     (r0047   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccines.gov: Vacunarse lo protégé a usted y a su familia
This general website provides a Spanish translation of the vaccines.gov website. It offers a wealth of information about vaccine-preventable diseases, who should be vaccinated and when, getting help paying for vaccines, and travel immunizations. The site also links users to a vaccine finder system to help them locate nearby providers offering adult vaccines.
— Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
http://espanol.vaccines.gov     (r0088   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Vaccines.gov: Your Best Shot at Good Health
This general website provides a wealth of information about vaccine-preventable diseases, who should be vaccinated and when, getting help paying for vaccines, and travel immunizations. The site also links users to a vaccine finder system to help them locate nearby providers offering adult vaccines.
— Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
www.vaccines.gov     (r0089   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Voices of Meningitis
This website offers video tributes featuring real people sharing their experiences with meningitis. The stories are meant to help raise awareness of this potentially devastating disease and make sure parents of children and young adults understand the importance of vaccination.
— Voices of Meningitis
www.voicesofmeningitis.org     (r0261   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Warning! Expensive Vaccine in Storage! - sign
This brightly colored sign provides a warning (in both English and Spanish) that expensive vaccines are in storage and that personnel should not stop power to the circuit breaker.
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2091.pdf     (r0048   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Wash Your Hands
This flyer describes the proper technique for handwashing and explains why following each of the recommended steps makes a difference.
— Ofstead & Associates (Ofstead)
www.ofsteadinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/Wash-Your-Hands-flyer.pdf     (r0090   Posted: 05/03/2013)

What to Expect After Receiving Vaccines (Adult)
This simple handout may be given to adult patients to help them be aware of potential adverse events following receipt of recommended vaccines and to offer steps that may be taken to ease potential discomfort. The form includes checkboxes which may be marked to indicate the specific vaccines that were administered during a visit.
— Alliance for Immunization in Michigan
www.aimtoolkit.org/adult/immun/What_to_Expect_Receiving_Vax_120710.pdf     (r0201   Posted: 12/30/2013)

What You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Vaccines
This colorful poster reminds pregnant women that vaccines are an important part of a healthy pregnancy and encourages them to stay up to date with vaccines for their own protection and that of their baby.
— Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/patient-ed/adults/downloads/f-pregnancy-vaccines.pdf     (r0252   Posted: 05/08/2014)

Whooping Cough in an Adult
This 57-second video provides a brief look at the sights, sounds, and impact of pertussis infection in an adult.
— New England Journal of Medicine
www.youtube.com/watch?v=31tnXPlhA7w     (r0151   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Zostavax Information
This general website contains information for providers and their patients about the impact of herpes zoster (shingles) and indications for vaccine use.
— Merck Vaccines (Mrck)
www.merckvaccines.com/Products/zostavax/Pages/zostavaxhome.aspx     (r0112   Posted: 05/03/2013)

Zoster Vaccine Pocket Guide
This handy pocket-sized guide provides basic information on herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine, including who should be vaccinated, talking points for patients, important points for healthcare providers, contraindications and precautions, side effects, and vaccine storage, dosing and administration. It also provides information on the role of pharmacists in administering zoster vaccine. (NOTE: This pocket guide is no longer available for order, but the PDF is available for downloading/general information.)
— Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
www.immunize.org/pocketguides/pocketguide_zoster.pdf     (r0141   Posted: 05/03/2013)
About the Library
The Adult Vaccination Resources Library (AVRL) gathers adult immunization resources into one location, allowing healthcare providers and the general public to pinpoint adult immunization resources that can be used in a clinic setting or for individual education. Using simple keywords and other selected criteria, you can search the library to find the resources that meet your needs.
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To offer comments, report broken links, or submit suggestions for resources that should be included, please send an email to laurel@immunize.org. Please put “AVRL Suggestion” in the subject line.
 
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