|AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter
The newsletter provides resources, alerts and updates, and a variety of other information regarding immunizations. If you would like to be added to the newsletter Listserv, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Newsletter” in the subject line and your name and email address in the body of the email. Archive of Past Immunization Initiatives NewslettersInfluenza Guidance
Check back for updates throughout the influenza season. Includes information, resources, and strategies for providers to increase vaccination coverage.Vaccine Financing(including coding)
Information regarding the cost of vaccines and administration for recommended doses, vaccine reimbursement, vaccine coding, and more.Vaccine Liability (including VISs)
Link to information about parental refusal to vaccinate, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, and Vaccine Information Statements.Improving Office Immunization Rates
Provides information about immunization quality improvement.
Practice Management Resources
Find resources that will help you manage your practice, including reminder-recall systems, immunization registries, vaccine recommendations, and more!
Find information about which vaccines are experiencing supply disruptions, resources, and new information regarding vaccines on the horizon!
Link to Institute of Medicine Vaccine Safety Review Committee reports, find information regarding vaccines and autism, thimerosal, comparison of the risks of vaccines and the risks of disease, and other information regarding vaccine safety.
Vaccine Storage and Handling
Includes information about current vaccine delays and shortages, recommendations for storage and handling, checklists for safe storage and handling, common errors to avoid, and other resources pertaining to vaccine storage and handling.
Immunization of Special Populations
Link to information and resources for immunizing children in special populations (adolescents, HIV infected children, preterm and low birth weight, pregnant women, American Indian/Alaska Native, etc).
Communicating with Parents About Immunization
Includes information regarding vaccine information statements, responding to parental concerns regarding vaccines, multiple vaccinations, and more.
State-based Organizations and Initiatives
Link to a summary of AAP chapter immunization initiatives.
Visit the following Web links for Parent Focused and General Immunization Information:
Allied Vaccine Group
The Allied Vaccine Group is comprised of Web sites dedicated to presenting valid scientific information about the sometimes confusing subject of vaccines.
American Medical Association
The AMA offers helpful information about adult and childhood vaccinations and works to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of public health.
Ask the Experts
Find answers to common immunization questions from the publishers of Needle Tips and the Hepatitis B Coalition News. Questions answered by William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, Harold S. Margolis, MD, and, Linda Moyer, RN.
Current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommendations
Recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of vaccines and immune globulins in the United States in PDF and HTML formats.
Every Child by Two
Find information on vaccine preventable diseases, Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by state, immunization advocacy, and more.
Immunization Action Coalition
Find information on childhood, adolescent, and adult immunizations and Hepatitis B educational materials by the publishers of Needle Tips and Adult Vaccination.
National Network for Immunization Information
Science-based immunization information for Physicians and parents including the NNII’s resource kit, Communicating with Parents about Immunizations.
The Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization
The Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization is a 94-page booklet introducing parents to 12 childhood diseases and the vaccines that can protect children from them. You may print your own copy or order a free booklet.
Travelers’ Health Web page
Find useful tips and information on how to stay healthy and free from disease while traveling to different areas of the world from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.
Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Find reliable information on vaccines for children from the education center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Website.
Vaccine Information for the Public and Health Professionals
The Immunization Action Coalition’s “Vaccine Information for the Public and Health Professionals” provides photos of people with vaccine preventable diseases.
Visit the following Web links for Physician Focused Immunization Information and Resources:
Immunization Education Program
The Immunization Education Program (IEP) represents a public-private partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.The IEP uses the Educating Physicians in Their Communities (EPIC) model.
Johns Hopkins University Institute for Vaccine Safety
Physician focused vaccine safety information from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
The Morbitity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments. It also reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries, and intentional and unintentional injuries.
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Information for Physicians and parents on current immunization issues, frequently asked questions, immunization training sessions, and educational print materials.
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Find information on how to file a claim, FAQs and other useful information from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
NIP Immunization Registry Clearinghouse
Find information on immunization registries by state, technical assistance, and general information about registries from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
The 8th Edition of the Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
The 8th Edition of Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases can be found at this link.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Find information on how to report adverse vaccine events and vaccine safety.