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Healthcare Professionals

Pregnancy is an opportune time to deliver positive health messages, since pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant are generally motivated to improve their own health with a goal of delivering a healthy baby.

Importantly, pregnant women have shown a willingness to get vaccinated. Instilling positive vaccine messages in expectant and new mothers may help ease the transition from obstetrical to pediatric care and the acceptance of essential vaccines that follow.

Healthcare providers have a major influence on a patient’s ultimate decision about whether to receive vaccines for themselves and their children. The tools available here were compiled to help you take action to improve vaccination rates and improve your patients’ health.

All HCPs should review available information and:
  • Adopt... proven strategies to improve vaccination rates
  • Adapt... the materials suited to particular needs
  • Advise... expecting or new mothers/parents about recommended vaccines for themselves and their families
Read Call to Action: Improving Vaccination Rates in Pregnant Women: Timely intervention - lasting benefits, from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), developed in partnership with the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).


NFID Signs Dear Colleague Letter to Providers: Vaccination of Pregnant Women

Dear Colleague letter regarding HCP help in protecting all pregnant and postpartum women against influenza and Tdap

Communicating with Patients about Vaccinations

Resources to help you communicate with patients about recommended vaccinations, particularly seasonal influenza (flu) and Tdap

Guidelines and Best Practices for Vaccinating Pregnant Women and Babies

Information on vaccination recommendations for pregnant women and evidence-based practices for increasing uptake

HPV Vaccine Resource Center

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Immunization Works

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This newsletter, published monthly, is provided to national healthcare providers and consumer groups for distribution to their members and constituencies. The immunization information provided is non-proprietary and is encouraged to be widely disseminated and shared

National Association of School Nurses

Links to resources including HPV best practices, school located vaccination, and other immunization resources for children and adolescents.

Online Education

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

Measles Information for Healthcare Professionals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Measles Outbreaks in the US: Why Now?

Medscape: Watch Paul Offit from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss the recent outbreaks of measles in the US

Vaccine & Adverse Events: A Comprehensive Guide

Vaccine Nation: This chart summarizes the findings of Margaret Maglione and colleges from the RAND Corporation on adverse events associated with vaccines

Vaccine Administration, Coding, and Reimbursement

Up-to-date information on vaccine administration including coding and reimbursement practices.

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