Clinical Practice: A New Look for an ACOG Website, Immunization for Women
ImmunizationForWomen.org has a brand-new look and feel. Originally created in 2010, the website was redesigned and relaunched on January 30, 2015, to keep up with ever-changing technology and expand upon ACOG’s available resources on immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Immunization is one of the greatest public health achievements of all time, and ob-gyns play a crucial role in adult and maternal immunization. ACOG’s Immunization Department and Immunization Expert Work Group have worked diligently to increase provider education and encourage ob-gyns to recommend and provide vaccinations to their patients. The newly enhanced website is designed to provide ob-gyns with up-to-date information on immunization recommendations, best practices, and patient education, and to empower women with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about immunizations.
Significant enhancements include:
- The Pregnancy section, accessible from the home page and navigation bar, has been improved to ensure that information on immunizations during pregnancy is up to date and easily accessible.
- The redesigned home page features a rotating carousel that highlights pertinent immunization news and resources, as well as quick links to the latest immunization news, CDC immunization schedules, and the ACOG bookstore.
- The newly structured Diseases & Vaccinations section, organized by disease name, provides a central location for information about vaccine-preventable diseases, current vaccination recommendations and safety information, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and supporting articles and studies.
- The site provides easy access to ACOG’s immunization toolkits, with resources for ob-gyns and their patients on HPV, Tdap, influenza immunization during pregnancy, and immunization resources for ob-gyns.
The website features a provider and patient sides, which contain appropriate content for each audience. This feature is controlled by selecting whether you are a patient or provider in the tab on the top left of the website. The provider side offers access to ACOG’s clinical guidance on immunizations, information on immunizations during pregnancy, up-to-date recommendations for vaccination, frequently asked questions for physicians, and practice management resources. The patient side is intended to be a tool for patient education and includes links to personal stories from families negatively affected by vaccine-preventable illnesses, videos, ACOG FAQs for patients, and content syndicated from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including easy-to-read immunization schedules.
Whether you are a practicing ob-gyn, a pregnant woman, a mother, or a family member seeking immunization information, this website has what you are looking for! Can’t find what you need? The Immunization team frequently updates the website. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.