Useful Links

Below are links pertinent to immunization topics.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
IAC Handouts web section gives users free access to hundreds of vaccination-related handouts and fact sheets for healthcare professionals and the public. All items are ready to print, copy, and distribute widely! Technical accuracy has been confirmed by immunization experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccine Information Statements (multilingual)
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that VISs be handed out whenever (before each dose) certain vaccinations are given.

CDC - Addressing Common Misconceptions
A great deal of information about vaccinations is available to parents. This is good, because parents should have access to any information that will help them make informed decisions about vaccination. However, information is sometimes published that is inaccurate or can be misleading when taken out of context.

CDC - Evaluating Information on the Web
Are you confused by the amount of information on immunizations on the Internet? Concerned about the rumors linking vaccines and diseases like diabetes and autism? Below are some tips to help you navigate your way through all of the information available and determine its accuracy.

CDC - AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives, & Exchange)
AFIX is a quality improvement strategy to raise immunization coverage levels and improve standards of practices at the provider level. The acronym for this four-part dynamic strategy stands for Assessment of the healthcare provider's vaccination coverage levels and immunization practices, Feedback of results to the provider along with recommended strategies to improve coverage levels, Incentives to recognize and reward improved performance, and eXchange of healthcare information and resources necessary to facilitate improvement. - Available in Spanish, a Web site that brings together the best resources on vaccines and immunizations, is now available in Spanish. The site offers the latest vaccine recommendations, easy-to-read immunization schedules, and information on where to get vaccinated and programs to make immunizations more affordable.