Although the “On the bookshelf” column typically describes books available through bookstores, Amazon or a publishing company, this month’s feature is a bit different. Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide is a noteworthy, book-length, free publication offered online by our colleagues at

As the title describes, this publication is focused on adult immunizations. The 142-page guide includes chapters, such as:

  • Getting started
  • Setting up for vaccination services
  • Vaccine storage and handling
  • Deciding whom to vaccinate
  • Administering vaccines
  • Documentation and related issues
  • Financial considerations
  • How to bill for adult immunizations

Whether you are just starting to administer vaccines to adults or you have been doing so for years, this guide is a must-have reference for your clinic.

Find out more or download your copy today.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.