National Immunizations Awareness Month Resources
NIAM is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Communities across the country use the month each year to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases across the lifespan. For more information on the observance and to download the communication toolkits, click the NIAM link above and view additional resources below.
Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based, computerized databases that record all immunization doses administered by participating providers to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. These systems allow for healthcare providers, individuals, patients and guardians and other institutions to track vaccination status throughout the lifespan.
FluView is a national, regional, and state-level outpatient illness and viral surveillance comprised from public health and clinical laboratories in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia
Vaccines are recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, job, travel, and other factors. Take the quiz to learn more about which vaccines are recommended.
Standing orders are written protocols approved by a physician or other authorized practitioner that allow qualified health care professionals to assess the need for and administer vaccine to patients meeting certain criteria, such as age or underlying medical condition. Standing orders are straightforward to use. The challenge is to integrate them into the practice setting so they can be used to their full potential. This document offers suggested steps to help you work through this process.