Immunization has been one of the most successful public health advances of the century. Very few persons living in the United States are now hurt by or die from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Unfortunately, the immense success of immunization in America has lulled many parents and legislators into complacency with regard to vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, meningitis, polio and diphtheria.
To maintain hard-won progress, the public and their appointed legislators must realize that these diseases still exist and can still debilitate and kill. The physician's role in providing education and advocacy on important issues regarding vaccination is critical. This site:
- Provides scientifically-based information on issues pertaining to immunization and vaccination.
- Assists physicians in educating parents and others about why vaccines are important, about the facts about vaccine risks, and about what is being done to reduce these risks.
Immunize Now! Influenza vaccination toolkit
Downloadable PDF files of the CDC's Influenza Immunization Toolkit.
While many people believe vaccination is intended only for infants and children, many vaccines should be considered for adults as well.
Vaccines not only protect the child that receives them, but just as important, they protect the health of the community in which the child lives.
Vaccine information statements
Instructions for obtaining the latest vaccine information statements for your patients.
Immunization Action Coalition
The Immunization Action Coalition promotes physician, community, and family awareness of, and responsibility for, appropriate immunization of all children and adults against all vaccine-preventable diseases.