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Adapted Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work...

Contained in this block is a questionnaire that you can use to assess what aspects of the nurse and medical assistant environment your practice can improve.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates

Adult Mid-season Refresher Video

Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of how to increase adult immunization rates.

Pillar 4 - Motivation
All Vaccines
Family

Answering parent's concerns about adolescent...

The resource links below provide ways that you and your staff can answer concerns that parents may voice regarding vaccinations. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV, MCV, PCV, PPSV
What vaccines do you need?

CDC Adult and Adolescent Vaccine Quiz

This building block is a light-hearted flier about vaccines needed by adults and adolescents.  Feel free to reproduce and use in your office to educate patients.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV, DTaP, MMR
syringe

CDC Benefits of FLU Vaccine Flyer

This flyer is available for you to print off and hang up around your health care practices.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu
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CDC HPV Vaccine Fliers

Contained in this block are HPV Vaccine Fliers with which you can use to hang in your office, distribute to patients and parents, or educate staff.

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV
syringe

CDC Immunization Schedules

Print these current Immunization Schedules to use as guides for assessing vaccination need during vitals, and implementing Vaccination Standing Orders. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV, Hep, MMR, PCV, PPSV, Var, Zoster

CDC Influenza Vaccine Fliers

Posting fliers around your office which promote vaccination is a great way to increase patient awareness of their need for vaccination.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu
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CDC Meningitis Vaccine Fliers

Contained in this block are Meningitis Vaccine Fliers from CDC and IAC, with which you can use to hang in your office, distribute to patients and parents, or educate staff.

Pillar 2 - Notification
MCV

CDC Pneumococcal Vaccine Fliers

Contained in this block are Pneumococcal Vaccine Fliers which you can use to hang in your office, distribute to patients and parents, or educate staff with.

Pillar 2 - Notification
PCV, PPSV
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CDC Shingles Vaccine Fliers

Contained in this block are Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine Fliers provided by the CDC, which you can use to hang in your office, distribute to patients and parents, or educate staff with.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Zoster
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CDC Tdap Vaccine Fliers

Contained in this block are Tdap Vaccine Fliers which you can use to hang in your office, distribute to patients and parents, or educate staff with.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Tdap

CDC Vaccine Safety and Children

Parents often question the safety of vaccines for their children. This resource provides CDC answers to common safety questions.

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Flu, Hib, HPV, IPV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota
 Stock Record Sheet

CDC's Vaccine Stock Record Sheet

Instructions: At the end of each month conduct a physical check of the inventory and compare it with the recorded balance, looking for any discrepa

Pillar 3 - Systems
All Vaccines
CDC's Vaccine Stock Tally Sheet

CDC's Vaccine Stock Tally Sheet

This Vaccine Stock Tally Sheet will help you to organize all of your vaccines in one place.

Pillar 3 - Systems
All Vaccines
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CDC's You Call the Shots Web-based vaccine...

CDC's web-based "You Call The Shots" program offers opportunities for continuing education credits on training modules related to vaccines and vaccine storage and handling recommendations.   

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, MMR, Tdap
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Change in ACIP pneumococcal vaccine recommendations...

ACIP's September 2014 publication announces their change in pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for adults. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
PCV, PPSV

Choose You Over the Flu

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This short video by Families Fighting Flu puts the seriousness of flu into perspective by showing a family who was affected by it's uncertainty.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu
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DTaP, Tdap, and Td Catch-up Vaccination Recommendations

Summary of CDC recommendations for the use of DTaP, Tdap, and Td in children, adolescents, and adults who are unvaccinated or who have fallen behind.   

Pillar 2 - Notification
DTaP, Tdap
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Everything Shingles and Shingle Vaccine Answers

Check out these resources related to the Shingles vaccine. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
Zoster
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Evidence to allay fears over HPV vaccine

These resources discuss the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV
Express Flu Clinic Instructions

Express Flu Clinic Instructions

This is a document which describes the Best Practices for Planning and Implementing Express Flu Vaccine Clinics.

Pillar 1 - Convenience
Flu
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Facing Influenza

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Three families share their story, hoping to educate others about the importance of obtaining the flu vaccine.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu
mother and daughter

Facts About Pneumococcal Disease for Adults

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the CDC provides facts about pneumococcal disease for adults. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
PCV, PPSV
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Giving Simultaneous Vaccinations

Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses administering simultaneous vaccinations to children.

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Flu, Hib, HPV, IPV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var
person getting a vaccine

How to administer vaccines: Dose, route, site

IAC provides resources to help practitioners with administration of vaccines, noting dose, route, site, and even needle size. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
All Vaccines

HPV Standing Order Procedure

A Standing Order Procedure for HPV permits eligible nurses and other professionals in healthcare, when permissible by state law, to administer the HPV Vaccine to pre-teens, teens and adults meeting the criteria found on the SOP.

Pillar 3 - Systems
HPV
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HPV Vaccine Handouts Addressing Common Questions

This HPV Vaccine Building Block Resource provides you with answers to the most common questions regarding the HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, and its vaccine.

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV

Immunization Action Coalition Vaccines Fliers for...

This building block contains a series of fliers from the Immunization Action Coalition regarding administering vaccinations to patients with special circumstances such as chronic conditions, egg allergies, and pregnancy.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV, Hep, MMR, PCV, Var, Zoster

Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2015-2016 Influenza...

This building block contains a summary of the current influenza vaccines that are available for the 2015-2016 influenza season. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu
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Insurance Coverage for Vaccines- Adults 19-64 years...

This document provides information about health insurance coverage of Diphtheria Tetanus (Td/Tdap), influenza, and pneumococcal vaccines and the effects that the Affordable Care Act has on them. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Flu, Tdap, PCV

Making a Strong Recommendation About HPV Vaccine in...

This building block is a short slide presentation, narrated by Dr. Sharon Humiston, discussing best practices for recommending the HPV vaccine.

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV
pre-teens and teens

Making every opportunity count: vaccinating pre-teens...

Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses administering vaccinations to pre-teens and adolescents.

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota
Medical Assistant Standing Orders Training Video

Medical Assistant Standing Orders Training Video

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This training video is to introduce Medical Assistants to the Standing Orders Programs.

Pillar 1 - Convenience
All Vaccines

Meningitis Public Service Announcement

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This short video by the National Meningitis Association will show you how serious meningitis can be for some families.

Pillar 2 - Notification
MCV
Increasing Childhood Influenza Vaccination Rates

Mid-Season Refresher Childhood Influenza Vaccination...

Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of how to increase childhood influenza immunization rates.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu
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Missed opportunities: an important cause of low...

Dr. Don Middleton, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses missed opportunities as a major reason for low vaccination rates.

Pillar 3 - Systems
All Vaccines

Multiple Vaccine Flyer

This building block contains a flyer that explains common vaccine preventable diseases.  Feel free to reproduce and use in your office to educate patients.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, Tdap, DTaP, PPSV, Zoster

Need Help with Billing for Medicare Part D Covered...

If your practice offers Medicare Part D covered vaccines, this resource can assist you with billing for these services.

Pillar 3 - Systems
DTaP, Hib, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, Rota, Var, Zoster

NFID Adult Vaccinations Flyer

This flyer from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is available for you to print off and hang up around your health care practi

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV, DTaP, Hep, MMR, PCV, Zoster

NFID's 5 Steps to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

This building block contains a flier from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.  It outlines 5 steps that will help your staff increase your practice's HPV vaccination rates. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV
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Patient Handouts: What vaccines do you need?

IAC provides patient friendly, easy-to-read handouts to help patients understand the vaccines they may need to obtain. Post these handouts or provide to patients to help educate and promote vaccination prior to being seen by the doctor. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
All Vaccines, DTaP, Flu, Hep, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var, Zoster
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Personal testimonies of unprotected people

IAC and Vaccine Information.org have a number of "Unprotected People" reports that bring the message of the importance of getting vaccinat

Pillar 2 - Notification
DTaP, Flu, Tdap
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Pneumococcal Vaccine: PCV13 and PPSV23

CDC and IAC expert resources on pneumococcal vaccination. 

Pillar 3 - Systems
PCV, PPSV
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Post-Season Debrief Agenda

We have provided you with a suggested agenda for you to use in your Post-Season Debrief staff meeting, which is provided as a resource link on the

Pillar 3 - Systems

Practice Improvement Readiness Questionnaire

This questionnaire will help you assess what strategies for increasing adult vaccination your practice is currently using or might adopt.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu, HPV, Tdap, DTaP, PCV, PPSV

Preparation & Administration of Vaccines: Tools...

This building block contains some easy-to-use and helpful links about immunizations for Medical Assistants provided by MARTI-US (Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Tdap, MCV, DTaP, Hep, Hib, MMR, PCV, Rota
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Questions & Answers on High-Dose Seasonal...

The CDC provides information on the High-Dose seasonal flu vaccine recommended for patients aged 65 years and older.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu
"Motivate"

Reducing Missed Opportunities to Vaccinate while...

Tracking immunizations is an important HEDIS measure as well as an essential element of practice change.  This resource tip comes from a Practice M

Pillar 3 - Systems
HPV

Sample Practice Immunization Flyer

Use this sample practice flyer to initiate the Mozeo Messaging System demonstration. 

Pillar 2 - Notification

Screening checklists for contraindications to vaccines

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) provides screening checklists to help practitioners assess contraindications to flu vaccine and vaccine in gene

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV

Staff Kick-off Packet

This kick-off packet contains fliers that briefly describe how the 4 Pillars™ Immunization Toolkit will increase your practice's immunization rates, which can be distributed to staff.

Pillar 4 - Motivation
Flu, Tdap, PCV, Zoster
sick boy

Stay in the Game

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This short video by Families Fighting Flu highlights the importance of protecting yourself and your kids by getting a flu shot every year. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu
"Super Vaccinator" Ribbon

Super Vaccinator Awards

These awards/certificates can be used to acknowledge individuals who are the highest promoters/vaccinators in your practice. We have provided both

Pillar 4 - Motivation
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Talking with Parents about HPV Vaccine

These documents can provide your practice's clinical staff with talking points and tips they can use when talking with parents about HPV vaccine.

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV

Tdap Vac & Friends Visit the Classroom

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This fun video created by the group Tdap Vac & Friends,  is a great way to get kids excited about getting the Tdap shot. 

Pillar 2 - Notification
Tdap
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Team Vaccination Award Certificates

These certificates could be used to acknowledge teams within your practice who have been heavy promoters of influenza vaccination.

Pillar 4 - Motivation
Flu
Tested English and Spanish Phrases

Tested English and Spanish Phrases

The following table shows vaccination messages that physicians and staff can use to introduce vaccination to patients.  These messages were developed from focus groups with groups of white, African American, and Hispanic adults.

Pillar 2 - Notification
The 4 Pillars™ Approach

The 4 Pillars™ Approach

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Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of the 4 Pillars™ approach to increasing adult immunization rates.

Pillar 3 - Systems

The Flu Bug

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TEENS..... CHECK IT OUT! Teenagers are the slightly unaware good guys ...

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu

The Truth About Influenza Vaccine– What Have You Heard?

These resources provide commonly misunderstood facts about influenza vaccine and the evidence you as a clinical staff member can use to properly inform your patients.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu

Tracking Your Immunization Rate Progress

Tracking your progress through the change process can be a powerful motivator to you and your staff Use this building block for ideas on tracking.  

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UPMC Vaccine Storage and Handling Policies

This building block contains links to UPMC's vaccine storage and handling policies in pdf files.  These policies can be printed and distributed to staff or posted near your vaccine storage units.

Pillar 3 - Systems
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Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines: ACIP June...

Provided within this resource is the latest (Feb. 2015) ACIP recommendations on the use of MenB vaccines among certain persons ≥10 years who are at increased risk for serogroup B meningococcal disease. When additional ACIP MenB vaccine recommendations are made, we will link to them here. 

MCV
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Using SOPs to Increase Vaccination Rates in Your...

Dr. Don Middleton, from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the use of Standing Order Protocols (SOPs) and how they can be advantageous for increasing vaccination rates in your practice.

Pillar 3 - Systems
sick girl

Vaccinating a Child When Ill

Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses vaccinating sick children.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu
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Vaccination Administration Flowcharts for Zoster,...

Contained in this block are UPMC workflows with step-by-step instructions for clinical staff to determine vaccine eligibility (zoster, influenza, pneumococcal, and tdap vaccines).

Pillar 3 - Systems
Zoster
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Vaccination Resources from Merck

Here is a link to Merck's vaccination resources website.

Pillar 1 - Convenience
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Vaccination Text Messages for Teens and Their Parents

Tested Messages for practices that wish to text vaccine education and/or reminders.

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV

Vaccinations & Pregnancy

This building block contains links to CDC resources for providers and patients that discuss guidelines for vaccination before and during pregnancy.

Pillar 3 - Systems
Flu

Vaccine Information Statements (VISs)

Here you will find links to Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in English and Spanish, which can be used to further educate your patients about

Pillar 2 - Notification
Flu, HPV, Tdap, MCV, DTaP, Hep, Hib, IPV, MMR, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var, Zoster

Vaccine Standing Order Protocols from IAC

Here you will find links to various IAC vaccine SOP statements, which can be used to accelerate your practice's administration of vaccines through

Pillar 3 - Systems
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Vaccine storage and handling recommendations

Check out these best practices resources available from the CDC and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for information on how best to assess a

Pillar 3 - Systems
group of teens

Why promote HPV Vaccine?

This resource includes 4 short videos which discuss the importance of HPV vaccine as a cancer prevention method, what age the HPV vaccine should be given, and a personal testimony from a survivor of HPV.

Pillar 2 - Notification
HPV