The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a large number of immunization resources for providers and patients. In addition to the links below, you will find links to the CDC website throughout the Immunization for Women website.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a new website to provide consumer with more information about immunization and help them make informed decisions about preventive health. www.vaccines.gov
will include information educating parents on how to protect themselves and their children from infectious diseases, and will bring together a range of federal resources on vaccines and immunization. The site includes content on vaccine recommendations, the diseases that vaccines prevent, tips on travel heath, and links to connect consumers with resources in their states on local vaccine requirements for school or child care entry. For more information, read the press release
or access the new website
The Vaccine Facts and Policy (VFAP) project is making available, for the first time in one location, an expansive compilation of detailed immunization data from every major jurisdiction in the United States.
The project website, www.VaccineFactsAndPolicy.org
, includes information within five major topic areas related to immunization law and policy including: demographics and rates, fiscal environment, law and policy, strategies and initiatives, and the structure of immunization programs. Users may customize their experience by searching the data by jurisdiction or topic.
By making this interactive and well-referenced database freely available, the project seeks to enhance the ability of immunization stakeholders, healthcare providers, the vaccine industry, policymakers, legislators, advocates, and consumers to access consistent information and work together in pursuit of higher immunization coverage against vaccine-preventable diseases.
The project is a partnership of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW), the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM), and the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC). This unique partnership builds upon the strengths of each organization, enhancing the value and functionality of the project.