The following resources from the CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will help guide both providers and patients about the importance of adult immunizations and why they are an important part of staying healthy.
- Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
- Adult Vaccine Recommendations
- Strategies for Increasing Adult Vaccination Rates
- Resources for Insurance and Payment
- Older Adults
- Pregnant Women
- Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
- Healthcare Workers
- Spanish Speakers
- Are there vaccines that protect adults against communicable diseases?
- Which vaccinations do adults need?
- Where can I get my vaccines?
- How often do I need to be vaccinated?
- What do these vaccines cost?
- Posters and flyers
- Articles and advertisements
- Web buttons
- Social media messages
- Radio PSAs
New Jersey Immunization Information System
The NJIIS is the established statewide immunization information system serving as the official repository of immunizations administered to children in New Jersey.
As part of the I Raise the Rates adult immunization project, several practice teams have created vaccination assessments and standing orders. The four listed below are courtesy of the St. Francis Medical Team in Trenton, feel free to adapt them for your own practice:
- Tdap – Assessment / Standing Order
- Pneumococcal for patients age 19-64 – Assessment / Standing Order
- Pneumococcal for patients age 65+ – Assessment / Standing Order
- Influenza – Assessment / Standing Order
CME Opportunity: Protect Your Patients through Safe Injection Practices
Earn 1 hour CME while discovering what you can do as a health care provider to ensure safe injections are administered to your patients; help identify pathogens associated with unsafe injection; and understand methods for preventing transmission through this CME-approved article, co-authored by David Abel, DO and Sindy M. Paul, MD, MPH.
CME Opportunity: HPV Cancer Prevention
CDC has added a new CME Video for healthcare professionals as part of the “You Are the Key to HPV Prevention” campaign. It provides up-to-date information on HPV infection, HPV vaccines, and ways to communicate with patients and parents about HPV vaccination.