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NNii Resource Kit for Healthcare Professionals

NNii's comprehensive kit to help healthcare providers discuss immunization with their patients. The kit provides accessible information on everything from immunization recommendations to common questions and concerns. All materials are the product of extensive research with parents, physicians, nurses, immunization experts, and risk communication specialists.

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Entire Resource Kit

The kit is available in the Adobe Acrobat PDF format (you may need to download the free Acrobat Reader to view these files). Download the entire kit, each section, or specific vaccine information. Click the arrow graphic next to each section or topic you wish to download.

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Pediatric Visit-Specific Information

Includes specific childhood-visit "talking points" to help you quickly and effectively educate parents about the benefits and risks of immunization.

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Childhood Vaccine Specific Information

Adult Vaccine Specific Information

  • Influenza UPDATED
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  • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
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  • Tetanus and Diphtheria
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CDC Vaccine Information Statements

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Immunization Schedules and Contraindications

Includes childhood, adolescent, adult, and "catch-up" schedules as well as contraindications and precautions guides.

Common Questions

  • Vaccine Effectiveness
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  • Vaccine Safety
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  • Adverse Events that Follow Vaccination
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  • Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
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  • Vaccine Ingredients
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  • Vaccine Research and Development
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  • Recommendation Policies
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  • School Immunization Laws
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  • Immunization Doses and Schedules
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  • Vaccine Registries
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  • The Immune System and Vaccines
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  • Alternatives to Vaccines
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  • Complete Background Document
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  • History and Achievements of Vaccines
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  • How Vaccines Work
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  • How Vaccines Are Selected for Routine Use
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  • Monitoring Vaccine Safety
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Additional Resources

  • All Additional Resources
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  • Internet and Hotline Resources for More Information
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  • Know the Facts About Immunization
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  • Article: "When Parents Resist Immunizations"
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Includes full citations for all of the sources used in the preparation of the resource kit.

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Feedback Form

Tell us how to make this kit as useful a resource as possible. Download and mail the form back to us or use the online version.

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