Not only do health providers administer vaccines, but the community looks to providers for answers to their questions about vaccine schedules and safety.
The CDC's immunization site for health professionals/providers provides both general and vaccine-specific information. CDC has also developed the #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series showing best-practice examples for conversations with patients about vaccines. IKC toolkits on the Resources tab of this site, and the buttons below, include specific resources for Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccinations.
For a collection of resources that can help answer the most common questions and concerns about vaccines, see our Resources for Common Questions page.
The Interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Conversation Module for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) has been developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Whether in your office, hospital, or through a telehealth visit, building a confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among your patients is critical to setting expectations, ensuring vaccine uptake, and helping protect our communities.
ACOG developed the “Inform to Empower: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence One Conversation at a Time training” to help clinicians have effective conversations with their patients about COVID-19 vaccines.
Training highlights include evidence-based patient communication strategies such as:
Check out the IKC Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers Module!
After taking this module you will be able to:
Check out the IKC Preventing Flu Module!
This educational module was developed for health provider audiences with the goal of increasing flu immunization rates. Use this flu module for training in your clinic and get all of your staff—nurses, physicians, pharmacists, the front office, everyone!—on the same page with flu vaccine recommendations.
This 142-page guide provides practical information in an easy-to-use format to help you implement or enhance adult immunization services in your healthcare setting. It also includes an abundance of resources and references to assist you in staying up to date with the most current information. Developed by staff at the Immunization Action Coalition.
"The Pink Book" is a resource created by the Public Health Foundation in parternship with the CDC for public health practitioners and other health care providers which covers each vaccine-preventable disease and includes the latest comprehensive and credible information on:
The Immunization Action Coalition is a great source of a variety of screening checklists that are are updated often.
For translations of these screening checklists, please see the gateway page:
This guide can assist state and local immunization programs in identifying and vaccinating uninsured and underinsured adults. The guide includes strategies, practices, and resources from selected state immunization programs and their partners that have implemented activities or programs to improve access to vaccines for vulnerable adult populations.
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Supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $79,278,482 with 100% funded by the CDC/HHS.
The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, the CDC/HHS, the U.S. Government, or the Office of the Kansas Governor. For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov. [revision 10/01/21].