American Nurses Association (ANA) Bringing Immunity to Every Community initiative is a two-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote immunizations among nurses and their surrounding communities. http://www.anaimmunize.org/
The American Nurses Association has many resources specific to increasing healthcare workers immunization rates. Included on their web site is the ANA Influenza Toolkit that is a compilation of 2010-2011 influenza season resources. The toolkit includes an Open Letter to nurses from ANA President Daley, Best Practices & Employee Vaccination Models, and Outreach Resources. http://www.anaimmunize.org/influenzatoolkit
Released on July 29, 2010, the 2010 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices include new and updated information on the prevention and control of influenza.
Developed by the Immunization Action Coalition, as a comprehensive resource guide of educational materials on Hepatitis B, Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations. Download STIC Guide [PDF, 6.5M]
http://www.immunize.org/ Web site contains vaccination information for health professionals including handouts and resources, includng a declination form for staff. Download a copy of Declination of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination form. [PDF, 52KB]
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/AdultImmunizations/05_CMS Initiatives.asp CMS identified increasing influenza and pneumococcal immunizations in end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities as an immunization "breakthrough" initiative in 2005.
www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/downloads/b_dialysis_guide.pdf Summarized from Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) [Link to PDF, 297 KB]
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Web site includes information on vaccines and immunizations. It also provides an overview of why immunizations are important. There are many resources and educational materials for available for free download. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/freeresources/ to access printed materials, Web tools and audio/visual media.
Fight flu at work and at home-- get the facts [PDF, 35KB]
Take time to get a flu vaccine [PDF, 500KB]
The National Vaccine Program Office is responsible for coordinating the activities of the many federal agencies involved in vaccine and immunization activities. http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/
Web site contains a guide for adults with chronic kidney failure or a kidney transplant and provides the reasons why vaccinations are needed and how the vaccinations work. http://www.kidney.org/atoz/atozItem.cfm?id=122
http://www.nfid.org/ NFID Web site has educational materials for both the general public and health care professionals about infectious disease. Resources include: