This page provides resources for healthcare personnel who provide immunization services. To find out more about the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, click below to learn more:
- Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage
- Don't Be Guilty of These Errors in Vaccine Storage & Handling
- Do Not Disconnect Warning Signs
- Quick Reference to Emergency Vaccine Management Plan
- Routine & Emergency Vaccine Management Plan Worksheet
- Vaccine Storage Incident Report Decision Tree
- Vaccine Storage Incident Report (VSIR)
- Vaccine Storage & Handing Toolkit
- Vaccines with Diluents: How to Use Them
- Storage and Handling of Immunobiologics
Emergency Protocols for CPR: Clinical staff should receive annual or biannual CPR certification.
- Options to obtain CPR certification can be from either American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Emergency Protocols for Anaphylaxis: Clinics should have a protocol in place for emergencies.
- Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Children & Teen
- Medical Management of Vaccine Reactions in Adult Patients
- Clinic Supplies Checklist
- See page 30 in the General Recommendations
Every person who administers vaccines should screen every patient for contraindications and precautions before giving vaccines. Effective screening is key to preventing serious adverse events and is not difficult or complicated. Screening can be accomplished with just a few questions (See the screening forms which follow).
The "Contraindications and Precautions" section in the General Recommendations (CDC web site), pages 40 through 43, describes valid and invalid contraindications and precautions.
More specific information on contraindications and precautions is available in vaccine-specific ACIP recommendations.
- Comforting Restraint
- Immunization Site Maps: Where to give multiple doses.
- Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size
- The "Vaccine Administration" section in the General Recommendations, pages 13 through 16.
- For professional advisement, "Ask the Experts: CDC answers questions"
The Oklahoma State Immunization Service thanks the Immunization Action Coalition for their continued services in keeping vaccine information valid and updated.
Immunization Training - Continuing education available (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH for Health Educators)
Free Web-based Immunization Training and Continuing Education:
- Competency Based Skills Checklist for Immunization
- "You Call the Shots" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The Immunization Encounter: Critical Issues (2.5 hours offered by CDC)
- Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (CDC)
- Medical Assistants Resource and Training in Immunizations (MARTi)
- Current Issues in Immunizations Webinar Series (CDC)
- Teaching Immunization Delivery and Evaluation (TIDE website sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina)
- The TIDE Vaccine Safety Module is designed to help you explain the dangers of vaccine-preventable disease and the effectiveness of vaccines against them, as well as answering parental common vaccine safety questions.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Teaching Immunization for Medical Education
- This curriculum is designed for use in medical schools to support immunization instruction. The materials provide student objectives, learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources.
- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations
- Summary of Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunization - Immunization Action Coalition
- Summary of Recommendations for Adult Immunization - Immunization Action Coalition
- Adult Vaccination Resources for Healthcare and Public Health Professionals (CDC) – Information on adult vaccines is shared for healthcare and public health professionals as recommendation from a healthcare professional is the strongest predictor of adults receiving vaccination.
Vaccination Catch-Up Guidance for Child and Adolescent
- The Pink Book
- General Recommendations on Immunizations
- Vaccination Standing Orders
- Recommendations for Childhood & Adolescent Immunization
- Recommendations for Adult Immunization
- ACIP Recommendations can be ordered online at no charge
- Recommended vaccinations for Healthcare Providers
- Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave., Suite 1702
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-6406
Oklahoma State Department of Health
123 Robert S. Kerr Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: (405) 426-8580
Fax: (405) 900-7612