Adult Vaccination Information for Healthcare and Public Health Professionals
Vaccinating Older Adults and People with Disabilities at Vaccination Clinics
Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
Patients trust their provider to give them the best advice on how to protect their health. Vaccine-preventable diseases can result in serious illness, hospitalization, and even death. Make adult vaccination a standard of care in your practice.
Strong Recommendations: Education Module Created by Medscape and CDC
The provider's recommendation is a critical factor in whether patients receive the vaccines that they need. Research indicates that most adults believe that vaccines are important, and are likely to receive them if recommended by their healthcare provider.
Strong Recommendations: Vaccine Recommendation (Handout for Healthcare Providers)
The provider's recommendation is a critical factor in whether patients receive the vaccines that they need. Research indicates that most adults believe that vaccines are important and are likely to receive them if recommended by their healthcare provider.
Strategies for Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates
Vaccination Strategies for High-Risk Adults
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services published a report in 2005 regarding the use of population-based interventions to improve the coverage of influenza, pneumococcal polysaccharide, and hepatitis B vaccines in a variety of high-risk adult populations. The report reviewed intervention studies conducted among these high-risk adult populations in a variety of healthcare settings, including academic programs, outpatient clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the workplace.
Vaccine Reminder and Recalls
CPSTF recommends patient reminder and recall interventions to increase vaccination rates in children, adolescents, and adults.