Organizations with Immunization Resources
CDC Guidelines for Vaccinating Kidney Dialysis Patients and Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Summarized from Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site includes information on vaccines and immunizations. It also provides an overview of National Immunization Awareness Month and why immunizations are important. There are also additional resources and information regarding meetings, conferences, training, and education.
CDC influenza website includes information on vaccines and immunizations. It also provides an overview of why immunizations are important. There are many resources and educational materials available for free download. Visit the website to access printed materials, Web tools and audio/visual media.
Released on July 29, 2010, the 2010 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices include new and updated information on the prevention and control of influenza.
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) website contains vaccination information for health professionals including handouts and resources, including a declination form for staff.
The National Vaccine Program Office is responsible for coordinating the activities of the many federal agencies involved in vaccine and immunization activities.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: NFID website has educational materials for both the general public and health care professionals about infectious disease.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) website contains a guide for adults with chronic kidney failure or a kidney transplant and provides the reasons why vaccinations are needed and how the vaccinations work.
CMS Initiatives On Adult Immunizations
CMS identified increasing influenza and pneumococcal immunizations in end stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities as an immunization “breakthrough” initiative in 2005.