The Influenza Resource Center includes practical resources and tools for the clinician as well as parent education materials that can be readily utilized to enhance patient care and communication.
This Influenza Resource Center has been made available by an educational grant from MedImmune, LLC.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Web site
Provides vaccination recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), vaccination schedules, automated child schedulers, an adult immunization scheduler, vaccine safety information, publications, provider education and training, and links to related Web sites.
CDC: Seasonal influenza (flu)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Provides ACIP recommendations regarding vaccine use, statements of vaccine policy as they are developed, and reports of specific disease activity.
Free electronic subscriptions:
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
AAP: Childhood Support Immunization Program
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Johns Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety
Provides information on vaccines and safety to help guide and educate physicians, the public, and the media about issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.
Group on Immunization Education of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Provides information for clinicians, including the free program Shots (and childhood, adolescent, and adult schedules for iPhone, Palm, and Windows devices).
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS FOR OFFICE DISTRIBUTION
Vaccine Education Center
Located at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines & Immunization, Basics and Common Questions
National Network for Immunization Information
Immunization Action Coalition
Provides extensive free provider and patient information, including translations of the Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) into multiple languages (printed materials reviewed by the CDC for technical accuracy).
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