Access and Provider Workgroup

The Access and Provider Workgroup seeks to improve access to and administration of
ACIP-recommended vaccines by identifying policy and practice barriers and promoting solutions to increase adult immunization rates, through the promotion of research, sharing of best practices, and development of tools to improve implementation of the national standards.

Note: This workgroup was formed in August 2016 by combining the former Access and Collaboration Workgroup and the Provider Outreach Workgroup. Archived information about each workgroup’s activities is available by clicking on the workgroup name.


MEETING SCHEDULE

The Access and Provider Workgroup meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. (ET).


Projects

HealthMap Adult/Influenza Vaccine Locator
Launched in 2012 as the Flu Vaccine Locator, the HealthMap Vaccine Finder was expanded to include adult vaccines in 2013. The workgroup is represented on the steering committee that advises developers on the functionality and utility of the HealthMap Vaccine Finder and continues to work with HealthMap to increase outreach to all immunizers.


Standards for Adult Immunization Practice
The workgroup developed the updated draft of the standards for immunizing and non-immunizing providers. These were adopted by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and published online on September 10, 2013.


What Works – Real Life Examples of Ways to Increase Adult Vaccination Rates
Ongoing collection of success stories from organizations about what works for increasing adult immunization rates.


Factsheet: Adult Immunization Disparities
This factsheet highlights disparities in adult immunization rates and offers suggestions about what can be done to address these disparities.


IIS Brochure
This colorful brochure is targeted to healthcare providers with adult patients to encourage them to onboard and use Immunization Information Systems (IIS). This is a “customizable” brochure into which any state/city health department may insert their own name and logo.


Resources

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Adult Immunization Patient Intake Form

  • Distribute this form at appointment check-in
  • Customize it for your practice

Adult Vaccination
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s portal for healthcare and public health professionals. Provides recommendations, resources, educational opportunities, and more.


ACPNet: Adult Immunization “Dollars and Sense”


In this video, shared by the American College of Physicians, John O’Neill, Jr, DO, FACP, discusses the financial impact of immunization on the medical practice. Inclusion of this video does not imply endorsement by the Provider Outreach Workgroup or the NAIIS. It is offered here as one example for providers concerned about the potential financial impact of providing adult immunizations within their medical practice.