This resource provides a questionnaire that you can use to assess what aspects of the nurse and medical assistant environment your practice can improve.
Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of how to increase adult immunization rates.
The resource links below provide ways that you and your staff can answer concerns that parents may voice regarding vaccinations.
HPV, MCV, PCV, PPSV
This is a light-hearted flier about vaccines needed by adults and adolescents. Feel free to reproduce and use in your office to educate patients.
DTaP, Flu, HPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap
This flyer is available for you to print off and hang up around your health care practices.
This resource provides HPV Vaccine Fliers which can be hung in your office, distributed to patients, or used to educate staff.
Print these current Immunization Schedules to use as guides for assessing vaccination need during vitals and implementing Vaccination Standing Orders.
Flu, Hep, HPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Var, Zoster
Posting fliers around your office which promote vaccination is a great way to increase patient awareness of their need for vaccination.
This resource provides Meningitis Vaccine Fliers from CDC and IAC, which can be hung in your office, distributed to patients, or used to educate staff.
This resource provides Pneumococcal Vaccine Fliers which can be hung in your office, distributed to patients, or used to educate staff.
This resource provides Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccine Fliers developed by the CDC,which can be hung in your office, distributed to patients, or used to educate staff.
This resource provides Tdap Vaccine Fliers which can be hung in your office, distributed to patients, or used to educate staff.
Parents often question the safety of vaccines for their children. This resource provides CDC answers to common safety questions.
DTaP, Flu, Hib, HPV, IPV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota
This resource provides instructions on how best to use the CDC's recommended vaccine stock inventory method.
This Vaccine Stock Tally Sheet will help you to organize all of your vaccines in one place.
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.
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, MMR, Tdap
ACIP's September 2014 publication announces their change in pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for adults.
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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.
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.
Check out these resources related to the Shingles vaccine.
These resources discuss the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.
This is a document which describes the Best Practices for Planning and Implementing Express Flu Vaccine Clinics.
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Three families share their story, hoping to educate others about the importance of obtaining the flu vaccine.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the CDC provides facts about pneumococcal disease for adults.
Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses administering simultaneous vaccinations to children.
DTaP, Flu, Hib, HPV, IPV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var
IAC provides resources to help practitioners with administration of vaccines, noting dose, route, site, and even needle size.
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.
This HPV resource provides you with answers to the most common questions regarding the HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, and its vaccine.
This resource 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.
Flu, Hep, HPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, Var, Zoster
This resource contains a summary of the current influenza vaccines that are available for the 2015-2016 influenza season.
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.
DTaP, Flu, Tdap, PCV
This resource is a short slide presentation, narrated by Dr. Sharon Humiston, discussing best practices for recommending the HPV vaccine.
Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses administering vaccinations to pre-teens and adolescents.
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota
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This training video is to introduce Medical Assistants to the Standing Orders Programs.
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This short video by the National Meningitis Association will show you how serious meningitis can be for some families.
Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of how to increase childhood influenza immunization rates.
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.
This resource contains a flyer that explains common vaccine preventable diseases. Feel free to reproduce and use in your office to educate patients.
DTaP, Flu, Tdap, PPSV, Zoster
If your practice offers Medicare Part D covered vaccines, this resource can assist you with billing for these services.
DTaP, Hib, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, Rota, Var, Zoster
This flyer from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is available for you to print off and hang up around your health care practices to inform patients about need vaccinations.
DTaP, Flu, Hep, HPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, Zoster
This resource provides 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.
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.
All Vaccines, DTaP, Flu, Hep, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var, Zoster
IAC and Vaccine Information.org have a number of "Unprotected People" reports that bring the message of the importance of getting vaccinated home, making it personal.
DTaP, Flu, Tdap
CDC and IAC expert resources on pneumococcal vaccination.
We have provided a suggested agenda for you to use in your Post-Season Debrief staff meeting, which is provided as a resource link on the right.
This questionnaire will help you assess what strategies for increasing adult vaccination your practice is currently using and what strategies you might adopt.
DTaP, Flu, HPV, Tdap, PCV, PPSV
This resources provides some easy-to-use and helpful links about immunizations for Medical Assistants provided by MARTI-US (Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization.
DTaP, Hep, Hib, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, Rota
The CDC provides information on the High-Dose seasonal flu vaccine recommended for patients aged 65 years and older.
Tracking immunizations is an important HEDIS measure as well as an essential element of practice change. This resource tip comes from a Practice Manager with two large practices, working to increase adolescent vaccination rates using the 4 Pillars™ Transformation Program.
Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) provides screening checklists to help practitioners assess contraindications to flu vaccine and vaccine in general.
Flu, HPV, MCV, Tdap
This kick-off packet contains fliers that briefly describe how the 4 Pillars™ Transformation Program will increase your practice's immunization rates, which can be distributed to staff.
Flu, Tdap, PCV, Zoster
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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.
These awards/certificates can be used to acknowledge individuals who are the highest promoters/vaccinators in your practice.
These documents can provide your practice's clinical staff with talking points and tips they can use when talking with parents about HPV vaccine.
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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.
These certificates could be used to acknowledge teams within your practice who have been heavy promoters of influenza vaccination.
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.
All Vaccines, Flu
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Join Richard Zimmerman MD MPH in a discussion of the 4 Pillars™ approach to increasing adult immunization rates.
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TEENS..... CHECK IT OUT!
Teenagers are the slightly unaware good guys ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Judy Martin, a Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh, discusses vaccinating sick children.
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var
This resource provides UPMC workflows with step-by-step instructions for clinical staff to determine vaccine eligibility (zoster, influenza, pneumococcal, and tdap vaccines).
Flu, Tdap, PPSV, Zoster
In this patient-oriented resource, the CDC discusses protection from infectious diseases while traveling.
Here is a link to Merck's vaccination resources website.
Hep, Hib, HPV, MMR, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var, Zoster
Tested messages for practices that wish to text vaccine education and/or reminders.
Flu, HPV, MCV, Tdap
This resource provides links to CDC resources for providers and patients that discuss guidelines for vaccination before and during pregnancy.
Here you will find links to Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) in English and Spanish, which can be used to further educate your patients about each vaccine you provide at your practice.
DTaP, Flu, Hep, Hib, HPV, IPV, MCV, MMR, Tdap, PCV, PPSV, Rota, Var, Zoster
Here you will find links to various IAC vaccine SOP statements, which can be used to accelerate your practice's administration of vaccines through your nurse's and MA's.
Check out these best practices resources available from the CDC and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for information on how best to assess and document vaccine storage and handling and vaccine handling tips.
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.