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Info For Health Providers

Info For Health Providers

Health Providers

Not only do health providers administer vaccines, but the community looks to providers for answers to their questions about vaccine schedules and safety.

The CDC's immunization site for health professionals/providers provides both general and vaccine-specific information. CDC has also developed the #HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series showing best-practice examples for conversations with patients about vaccines. IKC toolkits on the Resources tab of this site, and the buttons below, include specific resources for Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccinations.

For a collection of resources that can help answer the most common questions and concerns about vaccines, see our Resources for Common Questions page.

Interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations Module for Healthcare Professionals

Talking with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccination The Interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Conversation Module for Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) has been developed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Whether in your office, hospital, or through a telehealth visit, building a confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among your patients is critical to setting expectations, ensuring vaccine uptake, and helping protect our communities.

ACOG’s COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Training

Vaccine Confidence Training

ACOG developed the “Inform to Empower: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence One Conversation at a Time training” to help clinicians have effective conversations with their patients about COVID-19 vaccines.
Training highlights include evidence-based patient communication strategies such as:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Techniques for dispelling myths and misinformation
  • Tips for creating a culture of vaccine confidence among staff, and peers.
Additionally, each module is supplemented with a tool kit comprising clinician- and patient-facing materials.

Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers Module

IKC HPV Cancers Module

Check out the IKC Shutting the Door on HPV Cancers Module!

After taking this module you will be able to:

  • Explain why HPV vaccine is important enough to be routinely recommended for young people (i.e., HPV cancer prevention)
  • Give an HPV vaccination recommendation that is effective and succinct using the same way, same day approach to the introduction of HPV vaccine
  • Answer the most frequently asked questions about HPV vaccine accurately and succinctly.

Preventing Flu Module

IKC Preventing Flu Module

Check out the IKC Preventing Flu Module!

This educational module was developed for health provider audiences with the goal of increasing flu immunization rates. Use this flu module for training in your clinic and get all of your staff—nurses, physicians, pharmacists, the front office, everyone!—on the same page with flu vaccine recommendations.

Increasing Vaccine Uptake in Pregnant Women Module

IKC HPV Cancers Module

Check out the IKC Increasing Vaccine Uptake in Pregnant Women Module

After taking this module you will be able to:

  • Confidently recommend influenza (flu), Tdap, and COVID-19 vaccines based on the evidence of
    • flu, pertussis, and COVID-19 disease severity and
    • vaccine effectiveness and safety
  • Use evidence-based communication techniques to communicate the value of vaccination
  • Evaluate possible workflow changes to increase immunization rates

Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases "The Pink Book"

"The Pink Book" is a resource created by the Public Health Foundation in parternship with the CDC for public health practitioners and other health care providers which covers each vaccine-preventable disease and includes the latest comprehensive and credible information on:

  • Principles of vaccination
  • General best practice guidance on immunization
  • Vaccine safety
  • Infant, child, and adult immunization schedules
  • Vaccine and data statistics
  • Secular trends

For more information on the resource and how to order your copy of "The Pink Book", visit the Public Health Foundation.

School Immunization Requirements

Identifying and Vaccinating Uninsured Adults

This guide can assist state and local immunization programs in identifying and vaccinating uninsured and underinsured adults. The guide includes strategies, practices, and resources from selected state immunization programs and their partners that have implemented activities or programs to improve access to vaccines for vulnerable adult populations.