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Improving Immunization Rates

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Historically, immunization rates among adults have been low. atom Alliance aims to change that by working with practitioners, providers, and beneficiaries to

  • implement evidence-based practices and systems changes to improve routine assessment of patients’ vaccination status,
  • improve immunization rates, especially in racial and ethnic minority populations, rural Medicare beneficiaries and dual-eligible Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries, and
  • increase documentation of Medicare beneficiary immunization status in immunization information systems (IIS) where available for adult patients.

This initiative aligns with the Healthy People 2020 immunization rate goals of

  • 70 percent for influenza and
  • 90 percent for pneumonia
  • 30 percent for zoster

GOAL: By 2019, we envision an absolute rate of 90% for adult immunization status assessment, appropriate immunization or referral and documentation of Medicare beneficiary immunization status via electronic methods. This goal will be achieved by educating and assisting home health agencies (HHAs); practitioner-owned and/or -operated offices/clinics and other healthcare facilities to implement the adult immunization recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and National Vaccine Advisory Committee standards for adult immunization practice.

NOTE: atom Alliance provides immunization technical assistance in AL, IN, KY and MS.

 

Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group

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Adult Immunization Schedule by Medical and Other Indications

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Contraindications and Precautions

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Easy-to-read Version for Patients

Recommended Immunization for Adults (those 19 years and older)
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CDC Vaccine Schedules App

Get the CDC Vaccine Schedules app for clinicians and other health care professionals for immediate access to CDC’s latest recommended immunization schedules and view childhood, adolescent, adult, and catch-up vaccine schedules and footnotes on your smartphone and tablet devices.
Free downloads are available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Note: If you previously downloaded the tool, check that you have version 5.0.2 with 2018 schedules and footnotes.

 

Contact Us

Go here for a list of associates dedicated to each state’s initiative.

Attention Healthcare Workers
A flu vaccine cannot cause flu illness. It can cause mild side effects that may be mistaken for flu. For example, people vaccinated with a flu shot may feel achy and may have a sore arm where the shot was given. You have an important role to play in preventing flu-related illness and death. When you get vaccinated against the flu, you help many people stay healthy — especially high-risk patients. Ask your employer if you can get a flu shot at work.

Download: Flu Vaccines Q&A Transcript

Download: Pneumococcal Vaccines Q&A Transcript

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New 65+ Flu Defense website features tools and resources for healthcare professionals serving adults age 65 and older. 
The site educates and encourages healthcare providers (HCP) to give strong, confident recommendations for flu vaccine.  Provider recommendation is the number one reason adults 65+ get vaccinated.  To assist in this effort, the new 65+ Flu Defense website at www.influenza-defense.org has been launched. This project, a collaboration between IAC and Seqirus, aims to reach HCPs with information, tools, and resources they need to better communicate the impact of flu and its complications in older adults, and to proactively discuss flu vaccination with patients age 65 and older.
Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide
for HHAs – Protecting Patients… and YOU! is a new free online course for home health aides in HHQI University. It provides the basics about the flu, pneumonia, and shingles including vaccines that help prevent these illnesses. A certificate of completion is provided to all learners who achieve 80% or better on the post-test.
CDC’s General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization
AdultVaxView Interactive!
CDC You Call the Shots pneumococcal module Nurse Education Training
Increasing Influenza Vaccination among Health Care Personnel in Long-term Care Settings
Take a Stand!
Use Standing Orders to Vaccinate Adults
Suggestions to Improve Your Immunization Services
Immunization Action Coalition
www.vaccineinformation.org (public)
www.immunize.org (clinicians/coalitions)
Here you will find a collection of videos, testimonials and resources for consumers, clinicians and coalitions, plus easy-to-read informational flyers in plain English and many languages.
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Here you will find lots of information,’10 Reasons To Be Vaccinated’, radio PSAs, testimonials and video PSAs, including ‘Are You That Guy?’ (about the flu).
Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
Protect Your Patients with Timely Immunizations
Protect Your Patients with Timely Immunizations

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Healthy Living with Diabetes
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Motivate Adult Patients to Get Vaccinated
Motivate Adult Patients to Get Vaccinated

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2018 Handout Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes
2018 Handout Vaccinations for Adults with Diabetes

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2018 Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations FAQ
2018 Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations FAQ

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Let atom Alliance Help You Host a Flu Shot Clinic
Let atom Alliance Help You Host a Flu Shot Clinic

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ICD-10 Billing Rack Card
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Fold-Over Immunization Record
Fold-Over Immunization Record

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Flu Shot Fact Check - Beneficiary Flyer
Flu Shot Fact Check - Beneficiary Flyer

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Flu Shot Clinic Appreciation Certificate
Flu Shot Clinic Appreciation Certificate

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Flu Myth Flyer
Flu Myth Flyer

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Employee Immunization Awareness Campaign Checklist
Employee Immunization Awareness Campaign Checklist

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Adult Immunizations Tabletop
Adult Immunizations Tabletop

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Vaccine Inservice Materials
Vaccine Inservice Materials

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Care For Older Adults? Care About Flu!
Care For Older Adults? Care About Flu!

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Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing
Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing

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Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation

The Importance of Flu Vaccination in HC Personnel in LTC
Place to Get Your Flu Vaccine Poster
Who needs a flu vaccine? You. Poster
“My health is my biggest asset” Flu Shot Poster for Seniors
Shots Aren’t Just for Kids Poster (African-American Family Photo)
If you work in a health care setting… Flu Shot Poster
I won’t spread flu to my patients or my family. Flu Shot Poster
Are you at risk for serious complications from flu? Poster
2017 National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Adult Immunization Toolkit
Vaccinations for Adults with Heart Disease
What You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Adult Vaccines
Adults with Heart Disease: Vaccinations are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health
Pneumococcal Infographic
What You Need to Know About COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccines

Healthy Living with Diabetes: Getting the Vaccines You Need

Reinvigorating Influenza Prevention in US Adults Age 65 Years and Older
(Vacunas recomendadas para adultos según la edad y según el estado de salud)

Do you know the difference between stomach flu and influenza?
Do you know the difference between stomach flu and influenza?

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Flu Myths
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NCC LTC Immunization
NCC LTC Immunization

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NCC Staff Immunization Strategies
NCC Staff Immunization Strategies

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Protect Yourself from Pneumococcal Disease Fact Sheet
Protect Yourself from Pneumococcal Disease Fact Sheet

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Immunization Fact Sheet
Immunization Fact Sheet

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CDC Pneumococcal Vaccine Clinical Guidelines
CDC Pneumococcal Vaccine Clinical Guidelines

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for HHAs – Immunization: Your Strongest Defense is an educational multimedia module for patients. In this 11-minute video, patients will learn how to identify symptoms of a cold, the flu, pneumonia, and shingles. Common myths and prevention measures are also discussed. Stream it on YouTube, save it to your computer, or get the transcript. (Free registration / login required.)
American Academy of Family Physicians Adult Immunization Recommendation Videos
Helps physicians recommend the flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccines to their patients.
Video: Flu Vaccines Q&A
Download: Flu Vaccines Q&A Transcript
Video: Pneumococcal Vaccines Q&A
Download: Pneumococcal Vaccines Q&A Transcript
AWV: A Tune Up for Your Body
Flu
Pneumonia
Standing Orders
No LAIV (Nasal Spray) Flu Vaccine This Season
“Freddie the Flu Detective” Public Service Announcement by the NFID
Adults Need Immunizations, Too! (Podcast)
Get Your Big Boy Shots (Podcast)
Prevent Pneumonia (Podcast)
VSI: Vaccine Scene Investigation (Video)

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