Immunization news, information, resources, and tools for providers and patients. Visit our external website,www.immunizationforwomen.org for additional information.
New Immunization Resources!
Maternal Influenza Review Program Toolkit
From 2013-2016 ACOG executed a pilot project entitled Maternal Influenza Review Program (MIRP) to review maternal hospitalizations due to influenza. The purpose of the program was to identify potential barriers and system failures resulting in such hospitalizations and provide recommendations to reduce or eliminate these barriers. The MIRP toolkit is designed to help State and Local Health Departments execute a Maternal Influenza Review Program (MIRP): Maternal Influenza Review Program, A Tool Kit for State and Local Health Departments, 2016.
Coding Guide 2016
Correct coding helps ensure that a practice receives payment for vaccines given to patients. ACOG has published an updated coding guide solely focused on immunizations: Immunization Coding for Obstetrician-Gynecologists 2016.
HPV Vaccination Tool Kit 2016
Visit ACOG's Immunization website to view and download the toolkit:immunizationforwomen.org/toolkit/hpv
New Immunization Committee Opinion:
Integrating Immunizations Into Practice. Committee Opinion No. 661. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. Published Electronically Ahead of Print on March 24, 2016
Exciting Opportunity for California and Massachusetts Ob-Gyn Practices to Expand their Work on Immunizations
ACOG is now recruiting ob-gyn practices in California and Massachusetts for an exciting effort to advance the work of practices around adult immunization. This effort is for practices who want to actively partner with ACOG to improve their immunization rates. Through CDC grant funding ACOG's Immunization Program will provide valuable free resources and opportunities to selected ob-gyn practices in both California and Massachusetts. ACOG will work in partnership with these practices over the next three years, and provide a variety of free services to the practices that will be useful as they work to increase adult immunization rates of pregnant and non-pregnant women. ACOG is recruiting a total of 25 practices. ACOG is also collaborating with California and Massachusetts’ Departments of Public Health to provide free and local resources and support. ACOG is now recruiting and we encourage you to consider whether your practice might benefit from participating!
Learn more and apply at ACOG's Immunizationforwomen.org/projects
Call to Action: Addressing New and Ongoing Adolescent Vaccination Challenges
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) published the Call to Action: Addressing New and Ongoing Adolescent Vaccination Challenges in April 2016. Vaccines are one of the most effective public health interventions available to protect individuals of all ages. Persistent gaps in vaccination coverage leaves adolescents at risk for HPV-related cancers, meningitis, and annual outbreaks of influenza among other infectious diseases. Read more about the risks and ways to improve vaccination rates in the Call to Action.
View the 2016 recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) immunization schedule . The recommended adult immunization schedule has been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
View the 2016 immunization schedules for persons age birth through 18 years. The recommended immunization schedules for persons age birth through 18 years and the catch-up immunization schedule have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).