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Practice Management

Beginning or expanding the immunization program in your office offers you the ability to better fulfill your mission of keeping women healthy.  Managing an efficient and effective practice is essential for both you and your patients. While the initial addition of providing immunizations will require the full support of you and your staff, after it has been implemented, it is very manageable to maintain a program.

Setting up an office-based immunization program

Setting up an office-based immunization program is an important aspect of women’s health. Visit this page to learn  how to set up an efficient and effective program in your office.

Performance Measures

The National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission worked collaboratively to develop performance measures for pneumococcal immunization and influenza immunization.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act allows for preventative services that benefit women, pregnant women, children, adolescents, and other adults. Under the ACA there are several vaccines that are provided with no-cost sharing (i.e. no co-pay) for children, adolescents, and adults.


Recognizing the importance of women receiving recommended immunizations, the College created a coding guide to help keep your office efficient. Visit this page for the College’s current Immunization Coding guide.


Vaccines are a financial investment. Visit this page to learn how to keep your office costs low while providing an essential service.


Once you know which vaccines your office will offer, visit this page to see how to order and keep your vaccines safe.


Vaccines are very safe, but adverse reactions, although rare, can occur. Visit this page to learn about VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and the best practices for a safe vaccine program.

Communicating With Patients

Some patients especially pregnant women may express concern about receiving recommended immunizations. Visit this page to learn how you can effectively address these issues.

Improving Office Immunization Rates

After beginning an immunization program, improving your rates is the next step. Visit this page to learn how you can protect a larger number of women.   

Storage and Handling

Vaccines are  fragile and must be stored at  certain temperatures in order to maintain their efficacy. Visit this page to read how to properly store and handle vaccines.

Health Care Workers

It is important that ob-gyns and their health care staff get vaccinated for seasonal influenza (flu) to protect themselves as well as their patients. 

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