Resources for

Healthcare Professionals

This page has a wide range of resources to support the work of anyone who recommends, administers or provides education on vaccines. Additionally, we've created resource boards with quick reference materials for back-to-school immunizations and quick references for routine immunizations highlighted this year during immunization awareness month.

Vaccine Schedules

Virginia follows CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended schedules for vaccines. To see these schedules, please see our vaccine information page. We've included a few additional resources below: CDC Vaccine Schedules App for Health Care Providers - The app visually mimics the printed schedules, which are reviewed and published annually. Users can identify the correct vaccine, dosage, and timing with 2 or 3 clicks. Any changes in the schedules will be released through app updates. This app is one of an expanding collection of applications from CDC on a variety of topics, each optimized for your mobile device. CDC Schedule Related Resources - Includes full ACIP immunization recommendations, schedule presentation graphics, prior immunization schedules, methods for displaying immunization schedules.

Standards of Practice for Vaccine Reccommendations

It is important that all healthcare providers strongly recommend vaccines, whether they stock them or not. Standards of Practice for Vaccine Recommendations Making a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation Making a Strong Vaccine Recommendation for Pregnant Women

Conversations With Patients About Vaccines

Although widespread misinformation has left some patients with questions about vaccines, most are open to having a conversation. Healthcare providers are a trusted source of information on vaccines, so it is important to have those conversations. These resources will help prepare you for those conversations. CDC’s Talking to Parents About Vaccines - Includes strategies for talking to parents and preparing for questions parents may ask about vaccines. AAP’s Communication with Families on Immunizations - Comprehensive guide on everything from strategies and methods for talking to vaccine hesitant parents to resources for when parents refuse to vaccinate. Educating Adult Patients on Vaccines - Tips and Tools from the CDC Answering Parents’ Questions About the HPV Vaccination Responding to Concerns About Vaccines Talking to Patients About Vaccine Safety

Immunization Education Materials (for Patients & Staff)

The resources included in this section are free to download and print. Immunization Handouts for Patients & Staff Vaccine Resources to Share with Parents - Videos in English & Spanish

Virginia Vaccine Programs for Children & Adults

Virginia has two programs designed to remove barriers for children and adults to access vaccines. Both are managed by the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Immunizations (DOI) and both allow public and private health care providers to receive federally and state purchased vaccines. The vaccines are supplied by the DOI at ‘not cost’ to enrolled providers. Vaccines included in this program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Virginia Vaccines for Children - Serves children needing immunizations for school, and limited vaccines for uninsured and underinsured adults. Virginia Vaccines for Adults - Serves patients who are not insured. While the program includes all ACIP recommended adult vaccines, sites are not obligated to stock all available ACIP recommended vaccines. If you have questions about either program please call 1-800-568-1929 or 1-804-864-8055.

Immunization Resources by Age

CDC Childhood Immunization Resources - Includes toolkits, multimedia products, drop-in articles and web features, flyers and posters, and Spanish materials CDC Preteen & Teen Immunization Resources - Includes HPV vaccination partner toolkit, print materials for preteens and teens, and video and audio resources. CDC Adult Immunization Resources - Includes information and tools for vaccination standards and practices and resources to help you educate adult patients about vaccination. VDH Vaccines for Children Toolkit - Includes information on administering vaccines, managing and storing vaccines.