has conducted extensive research on knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
towards immunization among the public, health care providers and
state legislators. The results of this research guide all our efforts,
and a paper resulting from the research has been published in the
November 2000 issue of Pediatrics.
has developed a patient communication resource kit for healthcare
providers to assist them in talking to their patients and addressing
questions such as how vaccine recommendations are made, why we
vaccinate, and other complex issues. Please feel free to download
the entire online resource kit or only the sections that you find
most useful. See the kit here.
resource kit is updated periodically to reflect the latest
scientific information. We welcome your comments about our materials
and encourage you to complete the Resource Kit questionnaire found
in the last section of the kit (fax it to us at 202-973-5880),
or online here.
has established formal partnerships with the Infectious Diseases
Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
of America (PIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the
American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Academy of Family
Physicians (AAFP), the National Association of Pediatric Nurse
Practitioners (NAPNAP), and the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists (ACOG) to aid their members in communicating
with their patients about vaccines.