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Immunization


NACCHO is dedicated to strengthening local health departments' immunization infrastructure. NACCHO's immunization work increases local health departments' capacity to implement evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services to meet national standards in preventing and controlling vaccine preventable diseases.

 
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NACCHO Awards 10 Local Health Departments Funding to Identify Strategies to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

In January, NACCHO awarded 10 local health departments funding to identify strategies to improve vaccination rates for Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical and several other types of cancers. The award supports the selected local health departments to engage locally with healthcare providers and other partners to increase HPV vaccination rates according to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations. The funding opportunity was available to select local health departments in states with the lowest HPV vaccination rates in the country according to the 2013 National Immunization Survey. Stay tuned for project updates and new HPV resources for local health departments.

The selected local health departments include:

  • Barren River Health Department (KY)
  • Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties (WV)
  • Broward County Health Department (FL)
  • Central District Health Department (ID)
  • Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services and Polk County Health Department (IA)
  • Duval County Health Department (FL)
  • Knox County Health Department (TN)
  • Prince William County Health (VA)
  • Somerset County Department of Health (NJ)
  • Tarrant County Public Health (TX)
Learn more about NACCHO's HPV work.



 
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The 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule was approved by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives. View additional details regarding ACIP recommendations for each of the vaccines listed in the schedule. More »

 
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Billing toolki150)

NACCHO has created a toolkit with resources, templates, and tools for local health departments to use and develop capacity to bill third party payers for immunization, STD, TB, and HIV services. More than 200 resources have currently been collected from state billing guides, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state health departments, local health departments, insurance companies, and vendors of products such as electronic medical records and billing clearinghouses. The Billing for Clinical Services Toolkit provides information to local health departments that are interested in starting the process to bill public and private sector payers for immunization and other clinical services.  More »

 
NACCHO's Immunization Resources
 
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Immunization Toolkit
Download immunization resources produced by other local departments and public health partners. (Search for Immunization toolkit) More »
 
 
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Immunization Policy Statements
 See NACCHO's positions on current immunization policies. More »
 
 
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Infectious Disease and Immunization Update Newsletter
Sign up for NACCHO's monthly newsletter for the latest developments in emerging infectious disease issues and immunization policy. More »
 
 
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Issue Brief: "National Vaccine Advisory Committee 2013 Update of the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice and Implications for Local Health Departments"
NACCHO's issue brief provides an overview of NVAC’s 2013 Adult Standards and their implications for public health practice at local health departments. More »
 
 
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Flu Season Resources
NACCHO's Influenza page features resources for flu season, including information about flu vaccinations. More »