Take a Stand™ reminder

The Immunization Action Coalition, with support from Pfizer, is continuing to offer Take a Stand workshops around the U.S. with the goal of improving adult immunization rates by increasing the use of standing orders in medical practices. The no-cost, four-and-a-half hour interactive workshops are led by national experts and include one year of free direct support for attendees as they install or enhance a standing orders program in their practices.

Responses from early workshop attendees have been overwhelmingly positive. Don’t miss your opportunity to benefit from this program. Space in each workshop is limited. To find out where upcoming events are scheduled, get more information or register, visit the program website at www.standingorders.org.

You Call the Shots modules

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated several modules in the You Call the Shots training modules. This Web-based course covers a variety of topics, such as vaccine storage and handling, Vaccines for Children (VFC) program, general recommendations and vaccine-specific modules. Continuing education credits are free and available for a variety of different professionals (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, and CPH) upon successful completion of modules.

Useful blog posts

A series of recent blog posts may be of general interest or of particular use when responding to patient concerns:

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.