Published on in Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers
Busy healthcare professionals don’t have an abundance of time to track down the immunization resources they need at a moment’s notice. That’s where the Immunization Action Coalition’s website comes in. For more than 20 years, IAC has been providing its website visitors with the practical and essential content they need. Available 24/7, IAC’s website serves about 25,000 visitors daily.
Here are some of the IAC website’s most popular sections:
Patient handouts and staff educational materials — All are free, downloadable, and ready to copy.
IAC is the most reliable, “go-to” source of free, CDC-reviewed immunization education materials for healthcare professionals and their patients. More than 300 different ready-to-print materials are available online, some in multiple languages. To access them, visit IAC’s “Handouts” web section.
You can also access a complete and sortable list of all IAC educational materials on a single webpage.
IAC Express — Our free weekly email news service with more than 50,000 subscribers — join them!
Since 1997, IAC Express has been publishing up-to-date information about new ACIP vaccine recommendations, FDA vaccine licensures, Vaccine Information Statements, immunization education materials, and more. To read the current issue, visit the IAC Express main page on our website. To subscribe, go to IAC’s “Subscribe” page.
Ask the Experts — Get answers to your vaccination questions from CDC experts.
On IAC’s Ask the Experts web section, you’ll find answers from CDC experts to timely and challenging questions about vaccines and their administration. More than a thousand Q&As are available, sorted into categories by vaccines and additional topics. Find answers to your questions at IAC’s “Ask the Experts” web section.
Translations of Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) — Find federally mandated vaccine fact sheets at your fingertips.
IAC maintains an online index of the federally mandated VISs for which hundreds of translations are available in more than 30 languages. This compendium of VIS translations can be accessed at the IAC’s “VIS” web section on immunize.org.
Other popular sections on immunize.org
- ACIP recommendations — Sort them by vaccine name or chronologically by release date.
- CDC schedules — Get links to CDC’s U.S.-recommended immunization schedules for children/teens and adults.
- Package inserts — Find links to package inserts and FDA product approval information for every vaccine.
- Photos of vaccine-preventable diseases — View more than a hundred images sorted by disease. Use them in your educational materials.
- Standing orders templates for administering routinely recommended vaccines — Find standing orders for use with children/teens and adults, along with templates for managing vaccine reactions and guidance on how to implement standing orders programs in your medical office.
- Screening checklists for vaccine contraindications and precautions — Use these CDC-reviewed checklists to make sure you’re asking all the right questions before you vaccinate your patient.
- State laws and mandates — Learn about vaccination laws in your state or any other state.
- Technically Speaking — Access the archive of all my monthly columns dating back to 2010.
- Shop IAC — Find practical and low-cost tools available for purchase, including IAC’s new 140-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, California Dept. of Health’s training DVD on vaccine administration techniques, handheld immunization records cards, laminated immunization schedules, and more.
Other great educational resources for your medical office
Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- Vaccine- and Vaccine Safety-Related Q&A Sheets
- Special Topics Online Series Q&A Sheets
- Vaccine Resources webpage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.