Adult Immunization

These resources are developed as part of ACP’s I Raise the Rates initiative to assist physicians and their teams to assess, understand and improve adult immunization rates and patient outcomes in their clinical settings.

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2024 ACIP Adult Immunization Recommendations New for 2024

In these videos, Dr. Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP explains the 2024 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult immunization Recommendations.

Practical Immunization Tips: Microlearning Resources New

Stay up to date on the latest pneumococcal flu and RSV vaccine recommendations and learn time-saving tips to make effective vaccine recommendations and boost vaccine confidence.

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I Raise the Rates: Community Champion Guide New

This guide will provide education and resources to help you implement interventions to promote adult immunizations in your community.

Community Champion Guide

High Value Care Immunization Referral Toolkit

Every member of the healthcare team has a role to play in raising immunization rates. This resource provides tools to facilitate more effective and collaborative immunization referrals among those in your patient's immunization neighborhood.

Get Your FREE Adult Vaccination Rx Pads!

Vaccination referral resource containing ACIP recommended vaccines for adult patients.

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Email Template

Download this email template and send to your patients to encourage them to get up-to-date with routine immunizations!

Clinical Updates

Stay up-to-date on the latest vaccine recommendations, guidelines and clinical updates in adult immunization. 

ACP Resources

CDC Resources

Coronavirus Resources

ACP Resources

  • COVID-19 Recovery: Team-Based Care Toolkit: This resource features team-based resources to help physicians, their teams, and their patients optimize team-based care during and after a pandemic. Topic areas include steps to optimal team-based care, effectiveness of team-based care in a pandemic, using telehealth to manage high-risk chronic conditions, informing patients about changes in practice, and sustaining teams and positive changes.
  • COVID-19 is No Longer a Public Health Emergency: Implications for Patients and Clinicians: on May 19, 2023, Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians assembled a panel of experts in public health and infectious diseases to discuss the COVID-19 related challenges that remain for clinicians and patients.

Quality Improvement to Increase Immunization Rates

Learn core quality improvement skills and how to apply them to increase your adult immunization rates in your practice.  

Vaccine Program Implementation Resources

Access these resources to help support vaccine administration in your practice. including vaccine assessment, implementing standing orders, understanding the business case for vaccines as well as ordering, storage and handling, billing and coding.

CDC Resources

  • Needle Resource Guide: Addresses questions on types of needles to use, questions to ask supply distributors and contact information for CDC and FDA to report issues or ask technical questions.
  • You Call the Shots Vaccine Administration e-Learn: The e-Learn is a free, interactive, online educational program that serves as a useful introductory course or a great refresher on vaccine administration. Continuing education (CE) is available. Visit the You Call the Shots web page to view available modules.
  • Comprehensive Vaccine Administration Information: Now is a great time to remind staff members who administer vaccines how to do it right. CDC has developed various tools to share with members of your health care community

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Resources

Other Resources

  • Coding and Billing for Adult Vaccinations: This webpage developed by the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) provides information on the top questions identified with coding and/or billing for adult vaccinations, scenarios that detail how to go about coding and billing for adult vaccines, and collected resources from the Summit’s medical association, public health, and vaccine manufacturing partners.
  • Reasons to Invest in Adult Vaccination Implementation: This document developed by the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) highlight the importance of adult immunization for populations health and discusses both the financial feasibility of adult vaccination implementation and implementation strategies.

Team-Based Approaches to Increasing Immunizations

Increase your practice capacity to raise adult immunization rates and efficiency through involvement of the full healthcare team.

ACP Resources

Patient Education Resources

Patient education resources and tools to communicate risks and benefits of immunization, address vaccine myths and misinformation, and empower patients to make informed decisions on their vaccine needs. 

ACP Resources

  • Infographic on where to go to get routine immunizations (pdf|png)
  • Poster on the importance of vaccines for older adults
  • E-mail template for practices to use to encourage patients to get up-to-date with routine immunizations

CDC Resources

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) Resources

Promotion of Health Equity

Access resources to promote health equity and identify strategies to increase adult immunization rates with specialized training in understanding the barriers to immunizing adults in racial and ethnic minorities.

Immunization Registries

Access resources to better understand your immunization data as well as the immunization information system (IIS) within a given geographical area.

  • CDC Immunization Information Systems (IIS): Resources to meet physicians' IIS needs
  • IIS Customizable Brochure: This colorful brochure is targeted at healthcare providers with adult patients to encourage them to onboard and use Immunization Information Systems (IIS). This is a “customizable” brochure into which any state/city health department may insert their own name and logo.
  • Basics of IISs (Immunization Information Systems) infographic: An overview of how IISs support and connect patients/consumers, health care professionals, and public health. This downloadable PDF provides a simple visual introduction to how IISs work for people who may not be familiar with IISs, such as policy makers, health care professionals, patients, parents, and even public health staff.

Stay Connected

  • I Raise the Rates Newsletter Sign-up: Complete the following form to receive a digital copy of the I Raise the Rates monthly newsletter developed in partnership with the New Jersey Immunization Network (NJIN).
  • Join the ACP Advance: I Raise the Rates Virtual Community to engage with your peers who are also engaged in increasing adult immunization vaccination coverage, share best practices, lessons learned and stay up to date on new adult immunization resources and ACP’s efforts to increase adult immunization rates.

ACP's I Raise the Rates Program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Previous support for the I Raise the Rates program was provided by GlaxoSmithKline, Merck &Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.