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Vaccines & Immunization Update 2015

Despite the impressive impact of vaccines on modern public health, a number of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to cause significant illness and death in the U.S.

The revised National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) Standards for Adult Immunization Practice calls on ALL healthcare professionals to work to guarantee that their adult patients, from those served by medical practices, long term care facilities, community health centers, or home health care, are fully immunized.

Healthcare providers can help maintain or increase immunization rates by adopting strategies that increase coverage among patients in their practices or facilities. Below are the latest immunization schedules and links to other helpful resources on vaccines and immunizations.

Immunization Schedules –
Pediatric and Adult

CDC - Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0Through 18 Years UNITED STATES, 2015
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

CDC Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule —
United States – 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-combined-schedule.pdf

Helpful Resources

Immunization Action Coalition
http://www.immunize.org/

CDC - Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/toolkit/long-term-care/

IAC - How to Administer IM and SubQ Vaccine Injections
http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2020.pdf

ISV - The International Society for Vaccines
http://www.isv-online.org/

National Vaccine Information Center
http://www.nvic.org/