Clinical Practice: A New Look for an ACOG Website, Immunization for Women

Immunization for Women 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

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998