Increasing Maternal Immunization Rates
As maternal immunization becomes an increasingly important component of prenatal care, now is a critical time to support key prenatal care providers. ACOG has partnered with several national provider organizations to form a Maternal Immunization Task Force. Each of these organizations plays an integral role in the education and engagement of providers and pregnant women.This Task Force will share immunization resources, address the needs to prenatal care providers, and create a shared vision of maternal immunization.
In October 2018, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement entitled, “Maternal Vulnerable Population Partnership,” from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support.
This agreement focuses on building partnerships between prenatal care providers and increasing maternal immunization rates through a series of approaches including partnerships, capacity building, provider and patient education, and resource evaluation.
ACOG Maternal Immunization Resources
Summary of Maternal Immunization Recommendations
Maternal Immunization Tool Kit
Influenza Immunization During Pregnancy Tool Kit
Tdap Immunization Tool Kit
Immunization for Pregnant Women A Call to Action
Pregnancy and Immunization: A Guide to Creating Patient Materials
Patient Education Videos: Routine Vaccinations During Pregnancy
Downloadable Infographic: Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Flu Vaccine
Downloadable Infographic: Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need the Tdap Vaccine
ACOG's Immunization Champions are members who have demonstrated exceptional progress in increasing immunization rates among adults and pregnant women in their communities through leadership, innovation, collaboration, and educational activities.Go